Showing posts from September, 2011


Two-year colleges receive $14.7 million federal funding to improve graduation, job placement rates BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Officials announced Tuesday the state's two-year colleges have received a $14.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to restructure higher education and target training to meet specific industry needs, strengthen technology-enabled learning, and allow students and workers more flexibility in scheduling classes. "The project's goal is to accelerate certificate and degree completions by 15 percent by restructuring nearly 150 programs over the next three years," said Dr. Ed Franklin, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges (AATYC). The Path to Accelerated Completion and Employment (PACE) Initiative will be a collaborative effort between all of the state's 22 two-year colleges to reduce remediation and increase degree production, with Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) leading the

UACCM Foundation’s “Aiming for Education” Pulls in $10,000

On September 18, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation hosted the college’s fourth annual “Aiming for Education” shooting competition fundraiser at Point Remove Lodge . Eleven three-person teams and dozens of youth participants competed against each other in a variety of shooting games including clay pigeon shooting and team flurry exercises. Participants and spectators were also given opportunities to win one of several raffle ticket drawings, as well as dozens of door prizes. The winners of the “Aiming for Education” shooting competition were as follows: Team Shoot First Place/First Flight - Mike Darr Jr., Dusty Darr, Mike Darr Sr.; Team Shoot First Place/Second Flight - Collin Cahill, Peyton Mayo, Don Cahill; Youth 11-14 years old, first place - Skylar Hughes, second place - Peyton Mayo, third place - Tyler Kersey; Youth 8-10 years old, first place - Carson Cahill, second place - Weston Crow, third place - Ty Gray; Adult Top Gun, Dusty Da

Trout Fishing in America to Play at UACCM

Trout Fishing in America to Play at UACCM’s 50 th -Year Party The four-time, Grammy-nominated music group Trout Fishing in America will be the headliners at a free concert on the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) campus on Thursday, October 13 at 7 pm. The concert will close UACCM’s community-wide party that evening, which celebrates three major milestones for the institution: fifty years since its creation by the Arkansas General Assembly; 20 years as a two-year college; and 10 years as a member of the University of Arkansas System. UACCM invites the public to attend the family-oriented event, which will begin with a free barbecue and chicken dinner at 5 pm. Weather-permitting, events will take place outside on the campus grounds between the Fine Arts Building, The Plaza, and the Business Technology Center. UACCM was established as Petit Jean Vocational Technical School by the 1961 Arkansas General Assembly. In September of 1963, as the n

UACCM Connects to ARE-ON

UACCM First of 22 Two-Year Colleges Connected to ARE-ON Fiber Through Arkansas e-Link The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) today held an informative presentation on its plans for the future connection to the new Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON). As one of Arkansas e-Link’s partners, ARE-ON is a state-of-the-art, fiber optic network that provides internet bandwidth for colleges and universities across Arkansas. According to Mike Abbiatti, executive director of Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), “The Arkansas e-Link initiative is an excellent example of what happens when three critical higher education organizations, UAMS, AATYC, and ARE-ON, join forces with a common vision. E-link is not about fiber infrastructure, it is about what we DO with the infrastructure to improve healthcare and education for the citizens of Arkansas.  E-link will be a factor in empowering the Natural State in chang

Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Deadline Approaching

We will be accepting Fayetteville Shale Scholarship applications until  Friday, September 30, 2011 .  We have a few leftover scholarships to give away for this Fall 2011 semester.  Please announce on the website, facebook, blog, etc. Requirements: Petroleum Technology Major Full-time student with at least six hours of courses that count towards the Petroleum Technology plan of study 2.75 GPA or higher First-semester  students will be awarded based on high school GPA, ACT scores, or COMPASS scores High School GPA must be a 2.75 or higher.  Students using ACT score must have a minimum score of 17 on math, 19 on reading, and 19 on English.  Students using the COMPASS score must have a minimum score of 26 on algebra or 49 on pre-algebra, 83 on reading, and 77 on writing. Students who have completed 12 or more hours (including developmental) at another college or university must have a 2.75 or higher transfer GPA.  The transfer GPA supersedes any HS GPA or test score


Wondering why that camouflage duck blind is set up in the lobby of the UC?   For a small donation to the foundation you can sign up for a chance to win it!   We will also be giving away a one night stay at two different lodges in the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Center in Southwest Arkansas! For a $1 donation you will receive one chance for the prize of your choice, or for a $5 donation you will receive 6 tickets. Stop by the Institutional Advancement office in UC 104 today to make your donation! Drawing will be held at the Skeet Shoot on Sunday, September 18, and the winner will be notified by phone. Thanks for your support of the UACCM Foundation!

Plaza Menu 9/12/11

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Breakfast served from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Daily Specials All specials include a drink Monday, 9/12/2011 Chicken and rice............................................................................................ 6.50 Steamed vegetables Fresh baked roll Tuesday, 9/13/2011 Tex Mex Lasagna........................................................................................... 6.50 Salad Fresh baked roll Wednesday, 9/14/2011 Shepherd’s pie............................................................................................... 6.50 Green beans Fresh baked roll Thursday, 9/15/2011 Build your own burritos  ............................................................................... 6.50 (Ground beef, black beans, salsa, cheese, tomato, jalapeños, lettuce) Mexican rice   Friday, 9/16/2011 Pork chops ....................................................

Treasure Hunt! YAARRR!


UACCM E-Mail Instructions

A UACCM e-mail account is available to all students. Accounts for First-time entering students will be set up by the first day of classes. Your account will remain active between semesters as long as you are pre-registered for a following semester. All important campus information is distributed to students through their UACCM email. You must have a signed Computer Account Form on file with Computer Services agreeing to the UACCM Computer Usage Policy. Returning Students do not have to complete a form each subsequent semester at UACCM. To log on to a network computer on campus: Your USERNAME is: first initial + middle initial + last name + last 3 digits of your Student ID Number . For example, if your name is John C. Doe, your username will be JCDoe321. If you do not have a middle initial, substitute an 'x' i.e.. JXDoe321. Your PASSWORD is: first initial + your Student ID number . The first initial must be uppercase and no dashes are used, i.e. J987654321 Your e

UACCM Earns NAEYC Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation has recently announced that it has granted accreditation to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Early Childhood Development Associate Degree Program . UACCM is one of twelve associate degree programs sponsored by eight institutions of higher education to receive the accreditation this year. This brings the total number of accredited programs to 136 since the accreditation system was launched in 2006 and UACCM is one of only three accredited two-year colleges in the state. The accreditation system establishes professional preparation standards to raise the quality of early childhood teacher education, and in turn raise the quality of early education programs serving young children. Accredited associate degree programs provide access to the profession and a strong foundation for the diverse pool of early childhood teachers that

UACCM ARE-ON Presentation

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites area residents to attend an informative presentation on its plans for the future connection to the new Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON). ARE-ON is a state-of-the-art, fiber optic network that will provide nearly unlimited internet bandwidth for colleges and universities across Arkansas. The goals of the ARE-ON project, which has now been named Arkansas e-Link, are to improve opportunities for schools to deliver distance learning, provide new opportunities to collaborate with other schools by sharing curriculum and other resources, and increase the ability of two-year colleges to meet the training needs of businesses/industries in their communities. UACCM will be the first of 22 two-year colleges in the state to be connected to the network.   The network is being made possible through a grant received by  the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). UAMS was the receipt of a Broadb

Students R HEROES

Concerned  about Friends or Family Members? Students R HEROES FIRST MEETING: Thursday, Sept. 1 X Period (12:05 – 12:45 p.m.) Library (LC) 103 Students   R esponsible for H ealth  E ducation,  R ecovery  O pportunities and  E nthusiastic  S upport. HEROES  care about the health and safety of peers/family; offer responsible options for alcohol, drugs and tobacco; and ·        Provide special events for UACCM students ·        Offer alternate ways to have fun ·        Inform & educate  · Help save lives ·        Sponsor Prizes & Giveaways COME! GET INVOLVED!