Showing posts from June, 2012

UACCM Receives "Seven Seals Award"

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Honored by Department of Defense for Meritorious Leadership and Initiative in Support of Men and Women Who Serve in the Arkansas National Guard and Reserve North Little Rock, Arkansas – The Arkansas Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced today the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) was honored with an “Seven Seals Award” in recognition for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the in the Arkansas National Guard and Reserve. UACCM Human Resources Director Judy Sanders and Vice Chancellor of Finance Lisa Gunderman accepted the award on behalf of UACCM during a recent awards ceremony in Little Rock.  According to Don C. Morrow ESGR Arkansas Chair, “The ESGR ‘Seven Seals Award’ Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize American Employers who provide extraordinary

Chancellor and Academic Honors Lists

UACCM has announced the Chancellor’s List and Academic Honors List for the spring 2012 semester. Congrats to all who made it! The Chancellor’s List is made up of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average. Students named as Chancellor’s Scholars for the spring 2012 semester include (Sorted by student's home town): Adona: Deborah Hill, Emily Johannes Atkins: Heather Autry, Lisa Nelson, Rusty Plummer Bee Branch: Angela Love Bigelow: Monica Frey, Tanya Hightower, Christopher Leonard Bryant: Ismail Ibis Casa: David Thomas Center Ridge: Lisa Steelman Clarksville: Manuel Castro, Juanita Phillips Cleveland: Robert McFarland, Joy Warner Clinton: Julie Bonds, Jordan Greer, Heather Nichols, Brenda Rhoda Conway: Jessica Belote, Bryce Billman, Donald Blocker, Jessica Brown, Sophie Campbell, Anne DeLorenzo, Lambert Domey, Ivy Ferrell, Daniel Gallo, Charles Garrett, Makenzie Green, Michael Harness, Hazel Hayes,

Zimmerman Represents UACCM at Arkansas 2032

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton student Cody Zimmerman was selected from a large number of applicants to represent UACCM at the “Arkansas 2032” leadership conference hosted by the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Student representatives from each of Arkansas’ public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities were invited to attend. Students selected from each school were required to have a record of academic excellence, a display of strong leadership, and to enjoy engaging in issue and policy discussions.  “ Arkansas 2032” was held to prepare the student representatives to draft a written proposal of recommendations and suggestions on how to improve upon Arkansas’ economic development, higher education, public health, race relations, the aging population, and K-12 education. Over the course of two full days, Zimmerman, along with rest of the students, took part in various breakout sessions and discussion panels focused

Ed Rossi Donates Book to UACCM Library

World War II veteran and former Conway County Resident Edward Rossi presented The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton with a copy of the book “On Heroic Wings: Stories of the Distinguished Flying Cross.” The book features stories of over 30 aviation heroes, including Rossi, who have received the Distinguished Flying Cross award. Rossi was raised in Center Ridge and also played American Legion Baseball in Arkansas before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in August 1942. For the next several years Rossi served as a member of the 494 Bomb Group under the command of General Douglas McArthur. He flew over 40 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross as well as 6 other air medals. Because of his fond memories of growing up in Conway County, Rossi felt compelled to donate a copy of this book to UACCM Library. Rossi kept an extensive diary during his time spent serving in World War II which was published as a book that can also be found in the UACCM Lib

Links For Learning 2012

This year’s seventh annual Links for Learning Golf Tournament fundraiser for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) Foundation was a huge success. A field of 114 golfers gathered at the Morrilton Country Club on a beautiful sunny day to compete in the three-person scramble tournament that helped raise over $20,000 in gross proceeds for the UACCM Foundation. UACCM Foundation President Doug Cahill noted, “It was a fantastic day for golf and we couldn’t have asked for a better turnout from UACCM’s supporters.” Along with the tournament, the participants were given an opportunity to show their golf skills with longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting contests. Throughout the day, teams were treated to limitless refreshments, door prizes, and all the BBQ they could eat courtesy of food sponsor Farmers & Merchants Bank and the culinary skills of Marlin Boyle. When the teams had finished playing, and the scores were being calculated, the tournament’