Showing posts from May, 2006

UACCM Holds Spring Commencement Excercises

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton held its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. There were 116 candidates for graduation.   Students graduating from UACCM included (with hometown, award and major listed):  Cleburne County Residents: Justin B. Davis of Edgemont, Certificate in Automotive Collision Repair Technology; Karen M. Hancock of Greers Ferry, Certificate in Practical Nursing Conway County Residents:  L. JoEllen Beck of Morrilton, Certificate in Business and Associate of Applied Science in Business Office Technology; Charles Camp of Morrilton, Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technology-Basic; Lakesia Clemons of Morrilton, Associate of Arts in General Education; Sarah Elizabeth Cole of Morrilton, Associate of Applied Science, Certificate, and Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Development; Cynthia A. Ellis of Plumerville, Associate of Appli

UACCM To Hold Information Session For Petroleoum Technology Degree

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is hosting a free information session on Monday evening, May 22 at 6:00 p.m. for individuals interested in the new Associate of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Technology. The meeting will be held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium and will include information about degree requirements and job opportunities in the emerging career field of natural gas drilling, production, and operations. Marion Bond, Employee Relations Supervisor of Southwestern Energy Company, will be present to answer questions regarding careers, salaries, and the employment outlook for jobs related to the natural gas industry.  Beginning this August, UACCM will offer the Associate of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Technology. According to a study just released from the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business, 2,464 jobs in Conway County will be attributable to drilling activities in

UACCM Gets the Green Light For Petroleoum Technology Degree

With the stamp of approval to begin offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in petroleum technology, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is gearing up for its role in a business venture that could pump millions of dollars into the state’s economy. During its quarterly meeting on April 28, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) gave the green light to the college for the startup of the new degree. The UACCM Board of Visitors and the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees had previously approved a proposal by UACCM to offer the one-of-a-kind degree, which will be launched during the fall 2006 semester. The curriculum was developed in consultation with representatives from the oil and gas industry including Houston-based Southwestern Energy Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary SEECO, Inc.  The Associate of Applied Science degree in petroleum technology will consist of 63 credit hours, including 18 hours of general educ