Showing posts from February, 2011

Richard "Lefty" O'Neal

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce a special visit and presentation by former professional baseball player, Baseball Hall of Fame author, and Morrilton native Richard “Lefty” O'Neal. O'Neal is the only white player to pitch for two teams in the Negro Leagues. He played for the Biloxi Dodgers and the San Antonio Block Sox. He also served in the United States Air Force for twenty-two years and currently serves as a corporate training consultant, a professional baseball scout, and executive board member for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. “My story is about one person with the right purpose, surrounded by the right people, making a difference.” says O'Neal. “My prayer is that it inspires you to make a positive difference one person at a time. Hopefully my life’s journey will encourage you when you are down and remind you to never quit trying to make a positive difference in other lives.” O'Neal will be telling the stor

Holocaust Survivor Visits UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas have partnered together once again to bring the public an opportunity to experience hearing a first hand account of one of the biggest tragedies of our time. UACCM and UCA are honored to host Martin Weiss, a survivor of the Holocaust, who will be speaking at three different locations and times during his stay. Martin Weiss will be sharing his story of how he went from growing up in a small rural village in what was known then as Czechoslovakia, to being forced into a life of concentration camps and labor battalions. Weiss's and his family were deported in 1944 to the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. Weiss, his father, brother, and two uncles were selected for forced labor; the other family members were sent to the gas chambers. Martin and his father were sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, and then to the subcamp of Melk, where they were forced to build tunnels i

Trauma Scholarship Grant Program

Trauma Scholarship Grant Program From the Arkansas Department of Health UACCM has eight (8) Trauma/EMT Scholarship Grants available for the current Spring 2011 semester. The scholarships are in the amount of $567 each. Requirements: Must have declared EMT as your major Must be enrolled in the 8 hour EMT class this Spring 2011 semester Awarded based on financial need of the student with preference going to students that do not qualify for other types of need based aid (excluding student loans). Applicants must complete a UACCM Scholarship Application . Please note on the scholarship application that you are applying for the EMT Scholarship. For more information, please see Stacy in the UACCM Financial Aid Office. DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 9

February 24, 2011

I have a lot to update you on today! First off. Its going to rain today ! Wear a rain coat or bring an umbrella. People that may not have to worry about the rain will be students who have classes taught by Danna Crook, Anita Fowler, or Ken Lee . They will not be here today. If you have classes other than these, you should probably follow this person's (by person, I mean dog) example when you come to class today. Today we will have or final special guest in our African American History Speaker Series . Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough , president of Philander Smith College will be speaking in our Fine Arts Auditorium today during X-Period (12:05) . He is one of the youngest college presidents in the country and is known for being an amazing speaker. Students, Faculty, Staff, and members of the Community are all encouraged to attend!     Today from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the University Center, we will be having our Transfer Fair. You can follow this link for more information.( h

Just Desserts is Tonight!

The 9th annual UACCM Foundation Fundraiser "Just Desserts" is tonight from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the UACCM Plaza. You are invited to join us for an evening of fun, live entertainment, silent and chance auctions, and ALL THE DESSERTS YOU CAN EAT! Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids ages 6-12. All desserts and auction items were donated by local businesses and bakeries as well as by UACCM Faculty and Staff.

Resume Seminar

Resume Seminar Thursday, February 17, 2011 During X-Period 12:05-12:55 US Bank Room, BTC 206 Led by Kristy Stokes- Counselor/Career Specialist Skill-Building Topics to be Discussed:  Purpose of the Resume  Resume Components  Types of Resumes  How to Identify Your Skills for a Resume  Tips for Effective Cover Letters  Sample Resumes If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Stokes at 501-977-2087 or . 

2011 Transfer Fair

UACCM Transfer Fair Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the University Center If you plan on transferring to another college after UACCM, the transfer fair is your chance to visit with representatives from the following institutions: Arkansas Student Loan Authority Arkansas State University Arkansas Tech University Baptist Health Schools Little Rock Central Baptist College University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Central Arkansas University of the Ozarks Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for the Transfer Fair: • Talk to your UACCM advisor about applying for graduation • Print your unofficial transcript from CampusConnect and bring it with you to transfer fair (CampusConnect will be down February 21-25, so print your transcript early!) • Look on-line today for requirements and deadlines of transfer scholarship

Reverend Charles L. White Jr. Speaks at UACCM

             Tomorrow, February 15, during X-Period in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium  we will have the second guest speaker in our African American History Month Speaker Series, Reverend Charles L. White Jr.  Reverend White currently serves as National Field Director and Director of Field Organizing for the NAACP. Among his numerous awards and honors include being named the 2009 NAACP’s Medgar Evers Award, the highest honor bestowed on a NAACP National Staff Member. He was presented the Outstanding Citizen Award by the Georgia Secretary of State. He was also honored to be one of the principle coordinators and a pallbearer at the memorial service for the late Mrs. Rosa Parks, the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. This is an excellent opportunity for all members of the community, students, faculty, and staff to hear an excellent message from an important figure in American Civil Rights. I hope to see you there! (We are still working on rescheduling Senator Joyce Elliott who’s p

Campus closed on Friday

Due to icy weather, UACCM will be closed on Friday, Feb 11

Campus Closed for Feb 9

Due to winter weather, UACCM will be closed on February 9

Campus Closed for Feb. 9

Due to the threat of Icy conditions, the UACCM campus will be closed tomorrow Feb. 9.

Heart Health Awareness Events


We WILL have class on March 9

On the original college calendar, Wednesday, March 9 , was scheduled as a work day for Higher Learning Commission.   Classes were canceled.   Due to class time lost because of the winter weather, we will have classes including night classes on March 9.   

Monday, February 7, 2011

  Due to Icy Conditions, UACCM will open at 9 am Today. Drive safe

Friday, February 4, 2011

DUE TO THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER, UACCM CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TODAY .  No decision has been made about Saturday Classes. As of right now, they will be held. We are also working with Joyce Elliott to see if it will be possible to reschedule her visit.

African American History Month

Just a Reminder that State Senator Joyce Elliott will be speaking Tomorrow, February 4, at 12:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium! This is the first part of our African American History Month Speaker Series. The other two speakers that we will have as guests on campus will be Reverend Charles L. White, National Field Director for the NAACP, on February 15 and Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Philander Smith College, on February 24. All of the presentations will be held in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium at 12:00 pm. UPDATE: This event is being rescheduled due to severe weather.

Thursday Feb. 3

Good Morning! Karen Caig, Michael Booty, and Tina Lake have cancelled their classes for today. Students need to check Angel for Assignments. While you are on ANGEL...  ALL students should take the customer satisfaction survey to let us know how we are doing!

Career Pathways Workshop


Student Surveys Due Friday

Friday is the last day for students to complete the customer satisfaction surveys. We want to know what you think about UACCM! Please check ANGEL and take the survey!

Career Fair on March 1, 2011

Counseling Services will be hosting a 2011 Spring Career Fair on March 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Union Station located in the Kirk Building. In preparation for the Career Fair, Kristy Stokes, Counselor/Career Specialist will be conducting a Resume Seminar on Thursday, February 10, 2011 during X-Period to review resume writing. She will also be available in the coming weeks to review your completed resumes and provide feedback Skill-Building Topics to be Discussed: Purpose of the Resume Resume Components Types of Resumes How to Identify Your Skills for a Resume Tips for Effective Cover Letters Sample Resumes If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Stokes at 501-977-2087 or

Loan Amounts on Campus Connect

Dear Loan student, I have received a lot of questions about the transmitted amount on Campus Connect.  Remember that if you are receiving a Spring Only loan then your loan is arriving in two disbursements.   This means that only half of your aid is being transmitted at this time.  The second half of your award will transmit when it is time to work on the second disbursement.  The second disbursement of student loans usually comes out around midterms.    Patti Carson Fiancial Aid Analyst 1-501-354-7574

It is cold... just letting you know.

Good Morning UACCM. It is really cold outside so please dress warm and watch out for any slick spots when you are walking or driving! Karen Caig, Tina Lake, and Cindy Minguez have cancelled their classes for today. Please check ANGEL for assignments.

Classes Cancelled

Due to icy weather conditions, UACCM will be canceling all classes today, February 1, after 3:00 pm. This includes night classes. Stay home and stay warm!

Wishing you could have gone to New Student Orientation?

The following message was sent to students who were scheduled to attend new student orientation.  Any students with questions are welcome to attend. Due to the fact that new student orientation was canceled, UACCM would like to invite you to attend a question and answer session.  You may attend Tuesday, February  8  during x-period, or Wednesday, February  9  at 2 pm.  Both sessions will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium If you have questions you need answered, this is a great opportunity for you.  We look forward to seeing you there.