Showing posts from February, 2008

Boyd to Present Photography Exhibit

Due to the recent inclement weather, Terry Boyd’s “Visions from Arkansas to Alaska, Part II” 35mm slide presentation has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton campus. Sponsored by the college, this exhibit is offered for free and is open to the public. Boyd, a self-taught photographer from Russellville, travels and photographs the United States, with emphasis on Alaska. He spent several months in 2007 in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, and will be making an interactive visual presentation of his newest images while at UACCM. Boyd has dedicated his life to his work “living one roll of slide film at a time,” and doing his best to “be in the right place in the right light.” In May, Boyd will embark on his sixth annual trip to Alaska.   Boyd will donate several pieces of art to be given away in a drawing and will also have a selection of matted 5X7 and 6X9 prints

UACCM Sets Spring Enrollment Record

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has reported a record-setting enrollment of 1658 students for the spring 2008 semester, an increase of 5.2 percent above the spring 2007 semester. The official report was submitted to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) on the 11th class day.   Full-time students make up 65 percent of the student body. Thirty-five percent are considered part-time students, enrolled in courses ranging from 1 to 11 credit hours.  Students enrolled in technical, business, health, and service-related occupational programs account for 47 percent of the student body. Students pursing Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, two-year degrees designed for university-transfer, also account for 46 percent of credit students. The remaining 7 percent are non-degree seeking students, undeclared majors, and concurrently enrolled high school students. The average age of total student enrollment is 25 years of age. Students resi

Donal Featured on National TV

UACCM Financial Aid Secretary Deborah Donald recently took part in a panel discussion during “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” that was featured on national television on AETN. The discussion focused on education in Arkansas, and Donald spoke about her experience as a dislocated worker entering UACCM as a student.

Practical Nursing Program Granted Full Approval

The practical nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton was granted full approval by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing on Wednesday, January 16. The approval was presented to Thomas Flowers, UACCM Vice Chancellor of Academic Services, Marilyn Thomas, Division Chair of Health Sciences and Adult Education, and Peggy Lee, UACCM Nursing Department Chair.  The approval was awarded to UACCM for a period of five years. Approval was contingent upon passing a recent site visit critiquing every aspect of the program. The program received no deficiencies. The student program guide, faculty program guide, and current curriculum all received a rating of excellent, with all other areas inspected receiving a rating of good.  Peggy Lee, UACCM Nursing Department Chair, said “the nursing faculty worked as a team to move the nursing program forward, and these diligent efforts were recognized by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing when we received the excellent re