Showing posts from November, 2012

Third Annual Madrigal Feaste, Nov. 29, 30, and Dec. 1

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Music and Theatre Departments will present their third annual Madrigal Feaste.   Performances are Nov. 29, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the UACCM Plaza.   Doors open at 6:00 each evening and shows begin at 6:30. The feaste will include a meal of smoked chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli, fresh baked rolls and rum raisin bread pudding.   Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.   Tickets are available at the student accounts window of the C. Nathan Crook University Center on the UACCM campus. Music Instructor Shannah Cummings encourages the community to attend this year’s feaste.   “Come join us and be transported to the court of a Renaissance King!   It will be an evening of great food, Christmas carols, and theatrical entertainment,” she said.   “This event is a welcomed escape from the busyness of the Christmas season.” New this year is the collaboration between the music and theatre departments at UACCM to

Night of Luminaries

UACCM will host its annual Night of Luminaries Thursday, Dec. 6, immediately following the Morrilton Christmas parade. The streets throughout campus will be lined with luminary bags decorated by students from all Conway County schools. The free event is open to the community. Santa will be at the Plaza courtyard for pictures. He will also give out gifts to all children. Refreshments including cookies, hot cocoa, and cider will be served as well. Make plans to attend this year's Night of Luminaries. This is a beautiful, family friendly event that you won't want to miss!


(from left) Cinnamon Pierson, Kasja Thuston, Miss UACCM Adrienne Ackley, Brittany Smith, and Jouana Rosas The Phi Beta Lambda student organization of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces the winners of its annual UACCM Pageant. The pageant was held Nov. 10 at the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus.  For the Miss UACCM division, winners were: Miss UACCM, Adrienne Ackley; first runner-up, Brittany Smith; second runner-up, Cinnamon Pierson; third runner-up, Jouana Rosas; and fourth runner-up, Kasja Thuston. Miss UACCM, Adrienne Ackley, received a $1,000 scholarship to UACCM, and first runner-up, Brittany Smith, received a $500 scholarship.  Teen Miss UACCM Madison Meaders For the Teen Miss UACCM division, winners were: Teen Miss UACCM, Madison Meaders; first runner-up, Mikayla Lemley; and second runner-up, Kennedy Verbeck. For the Princess Miss UACCM division, winners were: Princess Miss UACCM, G

Phi Theta Kappa 2012 induction

The annual induction ceremony of Phi Theta Kappa was held Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium.  The 2012 PTK inductees are: Shain L. Brown Kimberly Caldwell Brian D. Davis Anne E. De Lorenzo Chris W. Felkins Ivy M. Ferrell Tanya N. Hightower Andrew D. Jackson Jennifer M. Johnson Christopher Leonard Robert B. McFarland David M. McPherson Amanda L. Melton Erika I. Nava Ryan E. Nicholas Juanita M.Phillips Belinda F. Rallens Brenda L. Rhoda Kara M. South Alesha M. Speights Chad Tackett Joy L. Warner


University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton students found that interviewers can be meticulous and quite clever when it comes to selecting a new employee. Representatives from several organizations in Central Arkansas participated in a panel discussion at UACCM’s “Step Up to Employment” event Wednesday, Nov. 7. Jody Gatchell, owner of A & J Collision Repair in Conway, admitted to scheduling interviews at 7:30 a.m. as a test to see if prospective employees would show up to work on time. Southwestern Energy representative Neil Morton said he looks for an interviewee’s nonverbal gestures rather than focusing only on what they say. Several members of the panel offered advice on resume-writing as well. Jasmine Wilson of Hewlett Packard said, “Match your resume to the skills needed for the job you applied for; don’t leave it overly generalized.” Other panel members, including representatives from Acxiom, Department of Human Services, and Crafton Tull, provided insigh

Private Scholarship Luncheon

UACCM Foundation Board members and administrative staff, along with private scholarship recipients, gathered at the UACCM Plaza on Tuesday, Nov. 6, to recognize groups and individuals who contribute regularly to the private scholarship program. Over $10,000 in private contributions were made available to assist students with educational costs in the past year through the generosity of this group of donors. UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis welcomed the group saying, “We appreciate all that you do. You have no idea what a difference your contributions make in the lives of these students.” The luncheon is not only an opportunity to thank scholarship donors but also gives the students an opportunity to understand where these scholarships come from. UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman said, “It was awesome to see the interaction between the donors and students. Based on the success of this year’s lunch, we plan to make this an annual event!” Zimmerman added, “We hope that by maki

UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis Receives Business Leader Award

UACCM's Chancellor, Dr. Larry Davis, was honored at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce 85th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony where he was named the winner of the 2012 Earle Love Business Leader of the Year award. Dr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma, and his Master's and Doctoral degrees in occupational and adult education from Oklahoma State University. He has 39 years of experience in community college administration and instruction. Throughout his professional career, Dr. Davis has gained experience working his way up from a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma to a math instructor, department head, and division chair before taking over as Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Arkansas State University.  Dr. Davis took over the role of Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton in September 2010 and decided to make Morrilton his home. A member of th

Fall 2012 Graduation

Fall 2012 graduation is set for December 8 at H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. The schedule is as follows: 10:00 a.m. ceremony: Associate of Arts in Teaching (All Tracks) Associate of Science in Business Associate of Science/Liberal Arts Dietary Management Early Childhood Development Emergency Medical Technician Nursing Assistant Practical Nursing Registered Nursing Surveying Welding 1:00 p.m. ceremony: Associate of Arts/ General Education General Studies Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology Automotive Collision Repair Technology Automotive Service Technology Business (Accounting, Business Office Technology, & Retail Marketing) Computer Information Systems Computer Maintenance Drafting Petroleum Technology Visual Communication

News on campus

Pell and loan checks are available today at the Student Accounts Window of the University Center. This disbursement includes any new Pell or loan awards done between the dates of October 10th and October 26th. Loan students must have completed both the master promissory note and entrance counseling. This does not include disbursements for 5 week III courses. SGA is sponsoring a “Banner Parade” to honor our Veterans. Due to the fact that Veteran’s Day is on Saturday this year, they will have this event on Thursday, November 8 starting at 12:15pm and ending at approximately at 12:45pm. The top banners will receive cash prizes! Contact your RSO sponsor for more information. November 13 is the last day to withdraw from a full semester class with a “W.” You may come by the Registrar’s Office in the University Center in Room 215 to pick up a Drop Form or from the UACCM Portal Page under the Registrar’s Tab. Their office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All Drop Forms must be signed by al

Step Up to Employment, Nov. 7

Have you registered for Step Up to Employment? The event, held from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, is limited to 175 students. Technical and trade students graduating in the fall 2012 or spring 2013 are eligible to participate. There will be break-out sessions where students can get in-depth information and instruction in resume writing, cover letter creation, interviewing tips, and more. Guest speakers for the day include representatives from Hewlett Packard, Crafton Tull, Southwestern Energy, Acxiom, AJ Collision Repair, St. Vincent Hospital, Department of Human Services, and Liberty Tax Service. Remember that many businesses that specialize in a specific industry often need employees to handle operations outside of their specialties, such as Human Resources personnel, Health and Safety instructors, administrative assistants, and computer technicians. There will be something for everyone at the Step Up to Employment event. Don't miss out on this great op