A Note from the Chancellor: CARES Act Payments to Students

  Greetings UACCM Students: I hope you are off to a great start with your spring classes!   In case you find yourself like many others and could use some extra cash, you're in the right place! The second round of CARES Act Stimulus payments for students has been released and UACCM has been working to get these payments processed for you.  There are three levels of need-based payments available for every student currently enrolled as of today, March 1 st .  Each student will receive one of the three amounts below: Level One - Each High School Concurrent Student will receive a $100 stimulus payment Level Two - Non - Pell Eligible Students will receive a $550 stimulus payment Level Three - Pell Eligible Students will receive a $750 stimulus payment For those students that have previously signed up for direct deposits, these payments will be deposited into your bank account on file on either March 2 nd or 3 rd .  For everyone else, you will have a check availa

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UACCM Academic Programs Awarded Regional Workforce Grants

  Several academic programs are getting a boost at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton after the college received $344,000 in Regional Workforce Grants from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education. The equipment purchases conducted through these grants will focus on simulation opportunities for health-related students, technology cross-training for various academic programs, and more instructional tools for commercial driver training classes. The grants will expand opportunities to students studying nursing assisting; computer information systems; air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration technology (HVAC); and industrial mechanics and maintenance technology (IMMT). Some of the grants also go to non-credit training courses at the college’s Workforce Development and Community Education department. According to Chancellor Lisa Willenberg, the grants will have a discernable impact on the college as equipment is introduced in classrooms and training labs.

UACCM Student Development Office Tackles Test Anxiety

UACCM has a new resource to help students combat test anxiety: a pair of sessions from the staff of Student Development , that teaches students coping tips. On March 3-4, students can choose between two sessions, called How NOT to Fail: Test Anxiety Edition, with both lasting around 45 minutes. Interested students have the choice to either attend the sessions in person at the Student Development office, located at the Business Technology Center, Room 216, or virtually. Details about the sessions can be found below: March 3, 9:00 a.m., BTC 216 Virtual Link (Use this at the designated day and time to join) March 4, 12:10 p.m., BTC 216 Virtual Link (Use this at the designated day and time to join) The issue of test anxiety is a serious problem college campuses, according to the staff of Student Development. About 16-20% of students have high test anxiety, making this the most prevalent scholastic impairment in our schools today. Another 18% are troubled by mo