Showing posts from September, 2012

UACCM and UCA Announce Early Childhood Education Partnership

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) have partnered to make junior level classes towards a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in early childhood education available at UACCM. Students receiving an Associate of Arts in Teaching from UACCM who are accepted in to the Bachelor of Science in Education program at UCA will attend classes, taught by UCA instructors, on the UACCM campus. These students will be able to complete their junior level requirements at UACCM and then spend one semester of their senior year attending classes at UCA and one semester completing their student teaching at an area primary school. This program will hopefully ease the transition into a bachelor program by allowing students to complete these higher level courses on a small campus. The partnership emerged when UACCM Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn approached UCA Department of Early Childhood and Special Edu

UACCM Foundation Aiming for Education Raises Over $6000

On September 9, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation hosted the fifth annual “Aiming for Education” shooting competition fundraiser at Point Remove Lodge in Hattieville. Nine three-person teams and eighteen youth participants competed against each other in a variety of shooting games including clay pigeon shooting and team flurry exercises. The winners of the “Aiming for Education” shooting competition were as follows: Team Shoot First Place - Mike Darr, Phyllis Dar, Dusty Darr; Team Shoot Second Place - Dennis Peacock, Neil Morton, Deck Travis; Youth 11-14 years old, first place - Luke Murphy, second place -Skylar Hughes; Youth 8-10 years old, first place – Qualyn James, second place – Carson Cahill; Adult Top Gun, Mike Darr; and Youth Top Gun, Skylar Hughes. L-R: Skylar Hughes, Luke Murphy, Carson Cahill, and Qualyn James  Neil Morton accepts second place on behalf of his team from Southwestern Energy R-L: Phyllis Darr, Mike Darr, and Dusty

UACCM To Host Frida Kahlo Traveling Exhibit

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) will be displaying a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the incredible Mexican paintings of Frida Kahlo during the week of September 24-28. The exhibit was made possible by a donation to the UACCM Art Department from Dr. Eloise Sherman. UACCM Art Instructor Tina Lake said, “Dr. Sherman loves the arts and has been a great supporter of our program over the years.” Lake, Sarah Lawson’s Spanish language classes, and UACCM Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs Mary Newsome partnered to bring the exhibit to campus for Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will be displayed in the main lobby of the E. Allen Gordon Library and is open for the public to view Monday- Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Frida was married to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera but won acclaim for her own paintings, including many self-portraits. The students and staff will enjoy the beautiful reproductions,

AFTA Establishes Charlie Reiter Memorial Award Scholarship at UACCM

The Arkansas Fayetteville Shale Transporter Association (AFTA) recently established a $3,000 scholarship for students in the petroleum technology program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton The scholarship was established through a gift to the UACCM Foundation in memory of Charlie Reiter who was employed at Southwestern Energy (SWN) as a Desoto Field Completion Manager for the past seven years until his death in January 2012. (UACCM) Reiter was a respected member of the oil and natural gas community and was awarded the President’s Bottom Line Impact Award from SWN in October 2011.  As an employee of SWN, one of AFTA’s member organizations, Reiter was recognized as someone who considered safety as a high priority, and that characteristic fits closely with AFTA’s mission to promote safety on the roads.   AFTA Board President Rod Krug said, “ Charlie didn't just talk safety, he believed everything revolved around safety.” Krug added, “Charlie embraced our