Showing posts from February, 2012

UACCM and UCA to Co-Host Presentation by Holocaust Survivor

The University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas have partnered together to host a two-day visit from a Holocaust survivor, who will be speaking at three different locations and times during her visit. Estelle Laughlin will be sharing her story of how in September 1939 her life was changed forever by the German invasion of Poland and her hometown of Warsaw. While Jewish residents of Warsaw were trying to take a stand against the invasion that later became known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Laughlin and her family were captured and sent to the Majdanek Concentration Camp. It was there that her family was divided into two groups: those that would be used as forced labor in other camps, and those who would be sent to the gas chambers. Laughlin, along with her mother and sister were eventually liberated from the Czestochowa concentration camp in January of 1945. Now Laughlin is a volunteer with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Snap-On Equipment Donates New Alignment System to UACCM Auto Service Program

Snap-on Equipment delivered two John Bean Visualiners 4-wheel alignment systems to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Auto Service Technology Program in January.  The addition of this new equipment will give our students a learning advantage as it is technology that is being used to in the auto service industry today. Having access to this new system will give them an edge when entering the workforce. Snap-on representative, Sherman Paul said of the new alignment systems, “All-wheel alignment steps from start-to-finish are clearly shown with animations and graphics to provide a faster, easier to learn wheel alignment procedure”. As part of their donation, Snap-on is including tuition-free enrollment for up to four UACCM instructors to be trained on the new equipment once each year for the next five years. “The relationships we build and the donations we receive from our industry partners, like Snap-on Equipment, are what keep our programs competitive”, said Aut

Interested in an Overseas Adventure?

Here are two new opportunities to learn and have fun overseas.  Everyone is welcome! This June, Ms. Caig will lead a group of students, parents, and community members on an active and engaging trip to Costa Rica. This is the final week to sign up for this adventure. Next May, Ms. Daniel will lead a group to explore the culture and history of Great Britain: England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Prices will increase at the end of this March, so book now. Plus, you can set up a payment plan, and the sooner you sign up, the lower the monthly payments. For information on either tour (cost, itinerary, dates) go to and click on Sign Up and enter the following codes, or click on the links listed below. Costa Rica – Caig-2758 Great Britain – Daniel-2833

Record-Breaking Scholarship Contribution Marks Largest Donation in UACCM’s Petroleum Technology Program History

Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund announced a $130,000 donation today to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton during an event at the University of Arkansas System office. As part of the announcement, the organization awarded 57 scholarships to students currently enrolled in the college’s petroleum technology program. The contribution is the largest scholarship donation in the history of the petroleum technology program. The Fayetteville Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization made up of member companies who work in the state’s natural gas industry. The group hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to raise scholarship funds for students seeking careers in the state’s oil and natural gas industry. “The petroleum technology program at UACCM has far exceeded our expectations,” said Donnie Bates, president of the fund board. “We continue to see graduates enter the workforce with the right skills and initiative needed in our indus

Mardi Gras Gable - You Decide

Come and enjoy food, fun, and games at the UACCM Plaza tomorrow! See the flyer below for more details.

UACCM Transfer Fair

UACCM will be having a Transfer Fair on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 11:00 am to 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 ATU – College of Business Baptist Health Schools Little Rock Central Baptist College Drury University Henderson State Louisiana Tech SAU Magnolia University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Construction Management University of Arkansas at Monticello UAMS College of Health Related Professions University of Central Arkansas University of Phoenix Victory University Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for the Transfer Fair: · Talk to your UACCM advisor about applying for graduation · Print

UACCM Fall 2011 Honors List Students

These Students maintained a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA while completing a minimum of twelve credit hours during the fall 2011 semester. Congratulations to all of you! Staci Allen of Conway Kelsi Andres of Solgohachia Moteet Bakeman of Clinton Pamela Balducci of Hattieville Laura Barber of Clinton Jeannie Barnhart of Greenbrier Manjula Bathula of Conway Austin Bedwell of Newport Jessica Belote of Conway Brandy Bertog of Greenbrier Stella Bird of Ola Dustin Black of Scotland Donald Blocker of Conway Bobbi Boone of Conway Kellie Bryant of Morrilton Kimberly Burkett of Pottsville Ashley Caldwell of Oppelo Jason Campbell of Pottsville Kathy Carson of Clarksville Billy Cates of Bee Branch Meagan Chenault of Morrilton Michael Chism of Jerusalem Alecia Clark of Conway Wendy Clark of Vilonia Katie Cloninger of Perry Sara Coble of Vilonia Cody Cogdell of Morrilton Morgan Colclasure of Greenbrier John Collet of Guy Monica Cooley of Clinton Seth Cramer of Mayflower Melissa Criswell of Morrilton Amy Crone of

UACCM Fall 2011 Chancellor’s List Students

These Students maintained a 4.0 GPA while completing a minimum of twelve credit hours during the fall 2011 semester. Congratulations to all of you! Tamela Anderson of Greenbrier Jason Baldwin of Conway Ethan Banks of Cleveland Lindsay Bean of Greenbrier Megan Bernhardt of Damascus Lindsay Bettinardi of Conway Justin Bonds of Clinton Brittany Boren of Atkins Zachary Brewer of Conway Anzie Brewer of Lenore Daryl Byrum of Dover Kimberly Caldwell of Morrilton Bruce Crane of Jessieville Kristi Curry of Morrilton Bailey Dawson of Mayflower Anne DeLorenzo of Conway Samuel Denning of Conway Dana Duvall of Pottsville Louis Earnhart of Hattieville Sarah Emison of Cleveland Blake Enderlin of Conway Brooke Enderlin of Conway Chris Felkins of Perryville Amber Ferguson of Conway Ashley Ferguson of Morrilton James Ferguson of Morrilton David Ferrier of Clinton Charles Fine of Dardanelle Jacqueline Fisher of Morrilton Justin Frans of Maumelle Katie Frazier of Damascus

TEAS Exam Rescheduling

Due to inclement weather and the closing of UACCM on Monday, February 13, 2012, Testing Services has added TWO additional testing times and dates for the TEAS exam. The TEAS exam is for students entering the March 1, 2012, PN selection process. Below are the following dates and times: Friday, February 17, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. ~ BTC 207 Friday, February 24, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. ~ BTC 207 *Be sure to contact Angela Pritchard at (501) 977-2156 to schedule an appointment.

UACCM Art Students Awarded Top Honors at Art Exhibition

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton art student Valeria Selles won the Grand Award at the Collegiate Art Exhibition this year and Katie Stogsdill received an Honorable mention. The Collegiate Art Exhibition is a competitive, juried, art competition open to all college art students in this region. Alos juried into the show were two works by UACCM art student Audrey Christian, a canvas piece & a watercolor. This is the second time that a UACCM student has won the Grand Award. This includes a check for $150.00 and a one woman art exhibit at the Arkansas River Valley Arts center, where the Collegiate is hosted. It is underwritten by CenturyLink. Participating in this year's exhibition were art students from Arkansas Tech University, University of the Ozarks, and UACCM. The art exhibit runs through February 28th, 2012. Congratulations to UACCM and its students for their efforts in the ARTS! For more works of art from UACCM students visit:

No Smoking at Bruce Street Entrance

Students: I need to remind you that smoking at the Bruce Street entrance to campus (by the Kirk Building and Child Care) is prohibited. Even though it may appear to be off-campus, you are still on campus which is a violation of state law and school policy. The landscaped area outside this entrance and the grass area along each fence line are still on campus, therefore smoking is not allowed in these areas! I have informed our Campus Police Officers to make this a point of emphasis over the next several weeks, including, if necessary, writing campus and/or state citations for violations. Yesterday, this area was cleaned by our Maintenance department. My expectation is that it will remain clean and a presentable, professional entrance to our campus. Please let me know if you have any questions. Darren Jones