Showing posts from March, 2008

Nursing Students Achieve 100% Passage Rate

Several new graduates of the registered nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton recently took the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). All 10 participants passed the exam on their first sit.  UACCM students who took the exam were also enrolled in the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC), which is based at six rural Arkansas community colleges and educates Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to become Registered Nurses (RNs). In the program, students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, enabling them to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.  According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, Arkansas will need between 27,000 and 30,000 RNs within the next four years. The NCLEX-RN is used to ensure public protection, as all candidates for licensure must pass the examination which measures the skills needed to perform safely and effectively as newly licen

"Smoke and Mirrors" Returns in Free Magic Show

Smoke and Mirrors, an illusion magic show performed by Rocky and Lori Clements of Jonesboro, will return  on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at noon and 7 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton campus. Sponsored by the college, each performance will be a free, all-ages production open to the community, and will feature magic, music, audience participation, comedy, and special effects.   “Smoke and Mirrors” is the largest touring magic show in Arkansas and the mid-south region of the United States. The show is part of the “Arts on Tour” program sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, which promotes visual and performing arts across the state. Rocky and Lori perform at about 50 venues each year, including theaters, festivals, college campuses, and corporate events. The show involves more than $50,000 worth of equipment used to produce state-of-the-art illusions in addition to classic effects performed over the last 100 years by many of th

School Counts! Meeting For Businesses Held

The  School Counts!  Business Sign-On Committee hosted a meeting on Thursday, February 28, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Fine Arts Gallery and Auditorium to share the goals of the  School Counts!  initiative with local business representatives.  The initiative promotes the value of education as part of a comprehensive workforce development plan to make higher education available to every student in Conway County.  Providing students with the opportunity to continue their education beyond high school will result in a better prepared workforce that will make Conway County more attractive to companies looking to expand or move into our area. State Representative Johnny Hoyt visits with Sandy  Davies and Ted Williams at the recent  School Counts!   initiative meeting. Patty Shipp, a member of the  School Counts!  Steering Committee, presented an overview of the program and explained the importance of local businesses, organizations, and individual

Computer Information Systems Club Makes Donations

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Club at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton recently made two donations totaling $200 to the Southern Christian Home in Morrilton and the Red Cross Arkansas Tornado Victims Relief Fund.  The donations were made in support of the UACCM CIS Club’s three main areas of interest: students, college, and community. The CIS Club supports these groups through activities and service. The club supports students by providing help in preparing for life after college through organized study groups, equipment purchases designed to enhance learning, and by providing speakers and field trips to give students knowledge of the real-world operations of an Information Technology (IT) department. The club supports the College by participating in college-sponsored events, intramural sports, and by providing a positive image of campus life to other students and the community. Supporting local and national charities is also encouraged, and a sig