Showing posts from January, 2008

New PTK Members

The Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton recently announced 13 new members. New members include Jordan Ahne of Conway, Amanda Allred of Morrilton, Mary Barden of Wooster, James Bevier of Morrilton, Kathleen Conklin of Clinton, Shenna DuVall of Morrilton, William Ellis of Conway, Dawn Messer of Fairfield Bay, Aida Qunitero of Morrilton, Paula Riddle of Greenbrier, Vicki Shadell of Perryville, Erin Wingo of Morrilton, and Sally Wise of Conway. A formal ceremony in recognition of the new members is planned for this spring.  Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is a prestigious international honor society for two-year colleges. Students who earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better on 12 or more credit hours are invited to join the organization, which emphasizes the hallmarks of leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service.   Students who participate in Phi Theta Kappa have the opportunity to join in community se

Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Recognized for Contributions

The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Inc. (FSSF) was recently presented with the Excellence in Education Award by the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented during the annual Chamber Banquet to Fund President Keith Waddell of Tiger Integrated Services and Fund Vice President George Sheffer of SEECO Inc., a subsidiary of Southwestern Energy.  The FSSF was established in 2006, and is a volunteer organization with members representing companies working in the Fayetteville Shale Play. It aims to enable individuals to pursue educational opportunities that will prepare them for jobs in the Arkansas oil and gas industry by providing financial support through scholarships, raising awareness for careers in the oil and gas industry, and creating good will for the industry and its contributions to local communities and the state.  Through fundraising efforts, the FSSF raised approximately $15,000 in its first year to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the UA

University Bookstore Hosts Business After Hours

UACCM’s new University Bookstore was the host for the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours. The networking event was held on December 4, and was attended by Chamber members, bookstore and UACCM staff, and other guests.  Michelle Denham, University Bookstore Manager, welcomed guests to the event with an overview of what goods and services the bookstore has to offer and introduced the members of her staff. UACCM Chancellor Nathan Crook and UACCM Vice Chancellor for Finance Linda Birkner then presented several door prizes to those in attendance.  Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres prepared by the UACCM Plaza, and were offered tours of the new facility, which offers apparel, textbooks, cosmetics, jewelry, and many other items to UACCM students and the public. Denham stated “It’s such an honor to be a part of the Chamber and to host this event. We are so happy to be in our new location where we can fully serve our students as well as the general public.”

Fall 2007 Graduates

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton held its fall commencement exercises on Friday, December 14 at 7:00 pm in the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus.  There were 176 candidates for graduation. Students graduating from UACCM include (with hometown, award and major listed): Benton County Resident:  Cory J. Brantley of Rogers, Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Surveying Conway County Residents:  Shawna Andrews of Morrilton, Certificate in Practical Nursing; Morgan A. Beck of Morrilton, Associate of Arts in Teaching; Timothy S. Blake of Plumerville, Certificate in Petroleum Technology; Shawn M. Boyer of Morrilton, Certificate of Proficiency in Petroleum Technology; Tracy Clay of Morrilton, Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Development; Kerry D. Crawford of Springfield, Certificate and Certificate of Proficiency in Petroleum Technology; Sophia G. Crownover of Morrilton, Associate of General Studies and Certificate