UACCM Purchases Former Greer's Building Downtown

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announced on Friday, January 16, that the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved the purchase of the former Greer’s Building located at 115 Broadway in historic downtown Morrilton. The 7,500-square-foot building will eventually house the UACCM Community Outreach Department.
According to UACCM Chancellor Nathan Crook, the purchase and renovation of the property will accomplish several things. “First, we like the idea of having a presence in downtown Morrilton. Also, after seventeen years of record-breaking growth, we have simply outgrown the buildings on our campus,” he said. Moving the Community Outreach Department downtown is expected to alleviate the competition for parking and classroom spaces to accommodate a growing student population.
An architectural renovation plan will be prepared following the transfer of the building’s title to the University of Arkansas System, but initial planning indicates the possibility of a gallery area, offices, three classrooms, a computer lab, and a conference room.
The Community Outreach Program offers business and industry training, non-credit community education courses, seminars, and workshops. Chancellor Crook added “By bringing community classes to downtown Morrilton, we hope to bring more business for downtown merchants. We hope to become a resource that enhances the aesthetics and activities of the downtown area.” For more information on the ongoing project, watch the UACCM Web site at www.uaccm.edu.

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