Showing posts from February, 2013

UACCM to host Information Session

Making the choice to go to college is a big step, but at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, the faculty and staff is here to help students succeed. Join them for a free information session on Sunday, March 10, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. The session features an interactive student panel who will share what they wish they had known before starting college. Staff from the UACCM Financial Aid Office will explain the new rules for financial aid and give tips on how to go after the “free money” available for college students. Attendees will also be informed about student support services that help them succeed in their college experience. Additionally, three participants will have the opportunity to win a $100 book scholarship to the UACCM University Bookstore. At the event, guests can visit with instructors and representatives in their areas of interest. With two small-group breakout sessions, participants can choose what


Due to inclement weather, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has postponed its speakers for Black History Month, Elizabeth Eckford and Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton. The pair has been rescheduled to speak at a free event on Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. In the early 1950s, Arkansas was one of 13 states with segregated schools, preventing black and white children from attending the same school. The start of integration in the South began when the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) appealed to the United States Supreme Court in 1952 on the grounds that school segregation was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court denied this appeal claiming that segregation was constitutional as long as schools were “separate but equal.” For two years, the NAACP provided the court with information to prove that the schools were not equal, and in 1954, the court ruled in their favor. Some of the 13 states began desegregation, b

Scholarship Opportunities

Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship Program: ($1000 Scholarships) • Applicants must be a graduate of a Faulkner County high school or currently enrolled at UACCM having had graduated from a Faulkner County high school and applying for the 2013 fall term. • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher • Applicant should demonstrate financial need • Scholarship recipients are required to complete 20 hours of community service with a non-profit organization in Faulkner County. Applicant must provide documentation of their community service hours • Scholarship recipients must complete 10 volunteer hours during the 2013 Toad Suck Daze Festival, held May 3-5, 2013 • Applicants must write a one page essay, submit three letters of recommendation, submit transcripts, and submit parent’s tax returns Deadline: March 8, 2013 Conway County Literary Coterie Scholarship: ($500 Scholarship) Applicants must be a Conway County resident, enrolled full-time Spring 2013, and have a min


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton was awarded continued Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation for its Early Childhood Development program. The accreditation is awarded by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Accredited programs align learning experiences and assessments with national standards and use student performance data to improve teaching and learning. Accreditation is awarded to associate degree programs that demonstrate evidence of meeting the Professional Preparation Standards. Margie Fillinger, Early Childhood Development Instructor at UACCM, said, “This accreditation means a lot for our program. It shows students and prospective students that UACCM is committed to meeting the highest quality of education standards.” NAEYC is the professional organization that sets national standards for programs that prepare early childhood teachers of children from birth through age 8. Margie Fillinger, back

Openings Available at Earle Love Child Study Center