Showing posts from November, 2008

Annual "Night of Luminaries" Brings Santa to UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the public to attend the annual “Night of Luminaries” from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2008, following the Morrilton Christmas Parade. The free community event features nearly 2000 candle-lit paper bags which illuminate the drive through campus and lead patrons to Santa himself, who will be ready to greet children following his duties in the parade. The small white paper bags spread across campus have been hand-decorated during the past several weeks by kindergarten through sixth grade students enrolled in Conway County elementary schools including Morrilton Primary – Westside, Morrilton Primary - Reynolds, Morrilton Elementary, Morrilton Intermediate, Wonderview, Nemo Vista, and Sacred Heart schools, and the Center for Exceptional Children. Individuals attending the Night of Luminaries should enter the campus through the Bruce Street entrance on the east end of the college property. The route will ta

Phi Beta Lambda Issues Food Drive Challenge

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is challenging the community to get involved! On Saturday, December 13, PBL members will be located outside two businesses in Morrilton collecting non-perishable items for Safe Place, the battered women and children’s shelter in Morrilton. PBL members will greet customers at the entrances of Big Star Morrilton Food and Drug and Kroger and will ask shoppers to purchase a few additional items to drop in a shopping cart as they exit the store. Nearly everyone has an item or two in his or her kitchen cabinets that could be shared with those less fortunate, so please help PBL by donating filling the pantry at Safe Place. For more information on PBL or their efforts for community organizations, or to donate toward the cause, contact Linda Zambrano at 501-977-2061 or at .

Congressman Snyder Visits UACCM Petroleum Technology Program

While visiting Morrilton recently, U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder toured the petroleum technology department at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. Snyder requested the tour to find out more about the growing program, which trains individuals to work in the natural gas industry. Snyder spoke with petroleum technology instructors Jeff Lambert, Curt Hippensteel, and Ron Walsmith, as well as college administrators about the program’s curriculum and training equipment. The Congressman also talked at length with Sheryl Wade, a petroleum technology student preparing for graduation in December. Upon completion of the tour, Snyder noted the importance of the college’s training program, remarking, “Formal career training and the productivity of the industry go hand in hand. The industry can only thrive if the human resource aspect thrives, and it’s obvious from what I’ve seen here at the College that the people component is flourishing.”  After only three years of exi

Student Group Protects The Environment While Raising Money

It’s a time-honored tradition with a twist. Along with usual fundraising activities at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, there is a new way to make money that benefits the environment as well. The UACCM chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is tackling the growing problem of electronic waste and turning it into cash. PTK is participating in the “Think Recycle” program, which gathers old print cartridges and cell phones in the community and exchanges them for money. Drop off located in the University Center Lobby. Greentec, the company behind “Think Recycle,” then collects, processes and recycles the cartridges and cell phones, diverting the electronic waste from local landfill sites. “Our usual fundraising activities are great, but the Think Recycle program directly protects the environment, “says PTK sponsor and UACCM English Instructor Lyndsey Daniel. This way we can stop filling up our landfills with electronic waste and fundraise at the same time.”  Over 3

College Offers "Southern Charm" Vacation to Community

A Multimedia Presentation Detailing The Trip To Be Held Thursday, November 20, 2008 The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is making preparations to lead a group of interested individuals to explore South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida during the “Southern Charm” guided vacation tour. The seven-day tour, scheduled for May 24 through May 30, 2009, is open to participants from the community of all ages. The tour, led by a professional tour guide provided by Collette Vacations, will first include a stop in historic Charleston, where participants will visit Fort Sumter , the area where the first shots of the Civil War were fired in 1861. Also in Charleston is one of America’s oldest working plantations, Boone Hall Plantation, where travelers will be guided through the remarkable preserved slave cabins and the extensive grounds. The tour continues with destinations including the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands,” also known as Beaufort, Georgia, and beautiful Savann