Showing posts from August, 2011


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit November 7-9, 2011, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UACCM has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1993. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. The public is invited to submit comments regarding the college:         Public Comment on University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton         The Higher Learning Commission         230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500         Chicago, IL 60604 Comments may be submitted electronically: . Comments must address


If you are expecting to receive Pell Grant funds, scholarship funds, SEOG or student loan funds, the money will first be applied to any outstanding balances at UACCM automatically. After expenses, any remaining funds will refunded to you. Since there is a two week refund policy for tuition and books, financial aid refunds cannot be processed until after the  first two weeks of classes . Reconciling all charges to each student account typically takes another week, and cutting checks and ordering funds an additional week. Refunds will be issued in this order: loans, Pell Grants, scholarships, SEOG, and all others. Targeted Processing Dates: ·        Loans processed the  fifth week of classes  for fall and spring semesters and second week of summer semesters. ·        Pell Grants processed the  fifth week of classes  for fall and spring semesters and second week of summer semesters. ·        Remainder of aid processed the  sixth week and later These are only target dates. The

TEAS Information

TEAS (TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS) TESTING (For practical nursing program entrance) Appointments for the TEAS test will be made for the following dates/times: Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 - 4:30 pm Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 - 4:30 pm Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 - 4:30 pm Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - 4:30 pm Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - 4:30 pm Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 8:30 am Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 - 4:30 pm Contact Angela Pritchard at (501) 977-2156 to schedule an appointment. Important:  These are the only dates and times for TEAS testing for the March 1, 2012, PN selection period.  It is the student's respon

Welcome Week!

WELCOME WEEK “START HERE” Now that everyone has had some time to settle in and get used to their new schedules, UACCM is going to kick off the semester with a full week of fun, food, and friends! Here is a list of the events that will be going on this week! Monday, Aug 22 Dodge Ball Mania & Popsicles in Union Square (11-1) Check out the Union Station Fitness Center (2-3pm) Tuesday, Aug 23 Student Activities Meeting sponsored by SGA (Xperiod) IM Horseshoes and BAGGO in Union Square (10-3) Wednesday, Aug 24 Union Station Presents ICE CREAM SOCIAL & Timberwolf Involvement Registered Student Organization Fair in Union Station (11-1) Thursday, Aug 25 Union Station Presents MOVIE “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” & Popcorn (showtime 11:30 & 2) Friday, Aug 26 Union Station Presents WAX HANDS (9-1)

Scholarship Opportunities

Here are a couple scholarships that you may be interested in! 501 Life Scholarship  by the Conway Business & Professional Women (CBPW) Organization Scholarship Award:  $501 Criteria:  -             Preference given to a non-traditional, female student 25 years old or older attending a college/university in the 501 area code -             Recipient must maintain a 2.5 grade point average -             Write essay outlining your educational and professional goals, along with involvement in community service or extra activities -             Three recommendation forms Deadline :  October 2, 2011 Applications may be picked up in the UACCM Financial Aid Office. National Farmworkers Jobs Program (NFJP) If you have worked on a farm in the past two years and are interested in learning a new skill or trade, this organization is offering you and/or your wife or children the opportunity to enroll in the National Farmworkers Jobs Program.  Under the NFJP Program


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is set to begin phase one of the University Boulevard Promenade building project thanks to a $210,000 grant from the Arkansas Highway Commission. The Promenade will be a walking path that will allow students to travel safely along University Boulevard from the main sections of the campus to the University Bookstore. The path will be equipped with lighting, park benches, and two bridges that will span the creek which travels through the middle of the campus. Construction is expected to begin in the Spring of 2012 and work is already underway to apply for a second grant to complete phase two of the project. The project was made possible by the $12 million in federal funding allotted to the Arkansas Highway Commission for local Transportation Enhancement Program projects in Arkansas for 2011. The UACCM Promenade was one of the 74 projects covered by these funds. The Enhancement category of funding was created by Congress


Aiming for Education The fourth annual “Aiming for Education” Skeet Shoot fundraiser for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at Point Remove Lodge in Hattieville. The UACCM Foundation hopes to raise proceeds that will help provide broader opportunities and services to our students and the residents of the College’s service area.   “Aiming for Education” will consist of 15 three-person skeet shooting teams, and will also feature a youth clay shoot contest open to 40 youth participants. The cost of entry for the adult skeet shoot is $50 per player or $150 for each three-person team, and 10, 12, and 20-gauge ammunition will be provided. Mixed teams of men and women are welcome. The cost of entry for the youth trap shoot is $25 for each participant, which includes a Ducks Unlimited Greenwing membership. A casual dinner will be served at the close of the event. All registered

Griffin Announces Continuation of ‘Jump-Starting Jobs Tour’

 Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced more details of his “Jump-Starting Jobs Tour,” a series of town hall-style meetings that he is hosting throughout the Second District over the month of August .  Yesterday, Griffin held similar events in Conway and Little Rock.  After completion of the Jump-Starting Jobs Tour, Griffin will have held 24 town hall-styled meetings in the District in the eight months since taking office.    The media and the public are encouraged to attend.  Statement from Rep. Griffin about the Jump-Starting Jobs Tour: “I am looking forward to listening to Arkansans and discussing how we can jump-start job creation in Arkansas.  This tour is about hearing their thoughts on the direction of our country.” All Times Central Jacksonville Jump-Starting Jobs Tour Event When:   Monday, August 8, 2011 – 5:00 p.m. Hot Springs Village Jump-Starting Jobs Tour Event When:   Tuesday, August 9, 2011 – 7:30 a.m. Maumelle Jump-Starting Jobs Tour Event When