Showing posts from June, 2008

Arn Named New Vice Chancellor for Academic Instructions

Mrs. Diana Arn was recently selected as the new vice chancellor for instruction at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. She has been an employee of the College for 21 years, 15 of which were spent as an instructor in the business department. Most recently, Arn served as division chair of humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Arn earned an associate of arts degree from Arkansas State University-Beebe, a bachelor of arts from Harding University, and a master of science in education from the University of Central Arkansas.  In her new position, Arn will be responsible for managing and coordinating UACCM’s instructional program including academic options, occupational specific options, non-credit community education options, library services, and other academic support areas.   “It certainly is an honor and opportunity to be selected vice chancellor for Academic Services. As UACCM continues to grow in enrollment and the number of programs offered increa

Dr. Thomas Flowers Retires

Dr. Thomas Flowers recently retired from the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton after more than 16 years of distinguished service, during which he served as vice president of student services, dean of students, and, most recently, vice chancellor of instruction. Flowers came to UACCM in 1992 after 13 years with Nemo Vista Schools, where he served as a teacher and counselor. He also served as school superintendant for three years. Upon leaving Nemo Vista, he worked with the Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative in Plumerville before coming to UACCM. Flowers is also currently a member of the Conway County Quorum Court and the Conway County  School Counts!  Initiative Steering Committee and has been involved with numerous other civic groups in Conway County in the past.  “The College provides a wonderful opportunity to the residents of Conway County and our service area to continue their education. It is important that we, as a community, emphasize the value of

Announcing Spring 2008 Honor Students

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has announced the Chancellor’s Scholars and Academic Honors lists for the spring 2008 semester.  The Chancellor’s Scholars list is comprised of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. Students named as Chancellor’s Scholars for the spring 2008 semester include: Bee Branch— Andrew Kuipers and Jennine Victory Bigelow— Jennifer McGinty Center Ridge— Brittany Flowers Conway—  Leslie Bennefeld, Cassandra Cooper, Samuel Daniel, Rachelle Gamble, Sarah Hubbard, Tyler Lachowsky, David Mills, Allison Muller, Alex Peebles, Guy Pettit, Brittney Selby, Jonathan Severs, Janie Siebenmorgen, Katherine Simmons, Rhonda Smith, Lindsay Turnage and Jessica Winbourne Dardanelle— Keith Skaggs Dover— Megan Musgrove Greenbrier— Stan Lentz, Melissa Snowden and Heather Sue Houston— Brandon McCoy Lamar— Richard Periman Mayflower— Tracy Smith Morrilton— Amanda Allred,

UACCM Breaks Ground for New Library Complex

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton broke ground on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 on a $3.9 million, 26,000-square-foot library complex located on the north side of campus. UACCM Chancellor Nathan Crook and members of the College Board of Visitors were on hand for the groundbreaking, which was attended by students, faculty, and staff. Those present for the groundbreaking of the new UACCM library complex  included (front row, from left) UACCM Librarian Leroy Gattin (holding plans), Board of Visitors Member Frank Shaw, Board of Visitors Chair Raye  Pearce, members Doug Brandon, Kathlyn Arnett, Bryce Mobley, Lee Gibbons, A.O. Thompson, and Charles Penick, and UACCM Chancellor Nathan Crook.) The complex will feature approximately 15,000-square-feet of library space, seven general-use classrooms, and 10 faculty offices, and will be funded through proceeds from the Arkansas Higher Education Technology and Facility Improvement Act of 2005. In 2006, Arkansans voted to

Fayetteville Shale Expo a Success

The First Fayetteville Shale Expo was held Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, 2008 on campus at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The expo, sponsored by the College and the Conway County Economic Development Corporation, featured members of several key companies involved in the development of the Fayetteville Shale Play and allowed several hundred guests and UACCM students to discover the latest technology, equipment, services and job opportunities in the Fayetteville Shale. A Southwestern Energy  representative explains the company's role in natural gas exploration and drilling. The expo was the first event of its kind in the region with several large companies including Southwestern Energy, Seeco, Chesapeake Energy, Schlumberger, Petrohawk, Key Energy, Champion Technologies, T3 Energy Services, Impact Energy, Speedy Heavy Hauling, Environmental Solutions Services, Summit Crane and Drilling, HVC International, and others present. Many of the