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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Community Education Center now offers training for small businesses in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Costs associated with an employee injury or fatality can affect a business in many ways, including increased insurance costs, lost productivity, and lower morale. If the business is not complying with OSHA regulations, heavy fines could be assessed. This course is designed as a way for owners, managers, or other key personnel of small- to medium-sized businesses to familiarize themselves with some of the basic OSHA safety requirements that apply to their business. Attendees should come away with an understanding of the steps to take to begin developing an effective safety program for their business. After completing this course a participant should be able to: Describe the impact that an accident can have on a business; List the elements of a basic safety program for their

Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum shares his story at UACCM

Mr. Henry Greenbaum, a Holocaust survivor volunteer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., visited UACCM on March 12 to share his story.  Hear what he had to say in the video below courtesy of Morrilton Community Channel 6 or find out more at . Henry Greenbaum - Holocaust Survivor - 2013-03-11 from Morrilton Community Channel 6 on Vimeo .

FSSF makes record-breaking contribution

Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Board announced a $110,000 donation towards the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s upcoming capital campaign during an event today at the University of Arkansas System office. As part of the event, the organization also awarded 76 scholarships to students currently enrolled in the college’s petroleum technology program. The contribution is the largest number of scholarships awarded in the program’s history. The Fayetteville Shale 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. Jon Swann, vice president and interim president of the fund board, stated, “Through the board’s fundraising activities, we have been able to raise enough money to guarantee scholarships for the next several yea

UACCM Theatre Dept. presents Kindertransport

After the violence of Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain, via ship and train, to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis.  Over the course of nine months between 1938 and 1939, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety- separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps where many of their family members were exterminated.  The play examines the life of one child over a 40-year period and is based on interviews with many kinder.  Don't miss this incredibly powerful drama.  

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Fayetteville Shale Scholarships - Spring 2013 UACCM is taking applications for leftover Fayetteville Shale Scholarships for the current semester. Requirements: • Petroleum Technology Major • Need based on Cost of Attendance Budget (Will be checked by the Financial Aid Office) • Full-time student with at least six hours of courses that count towards the Petroleum Technology plan of study • Returning Petroleum Technology students are required to have a minimum 2.75 semester GPA • First-semester students will be awarded based on high school GPA, ACT scores, or COMPASS scores • High School GPA must be a 2.75 or higher. • Students using ACT scores must have a minimum score of 17 on math, 19 on reading, and 19 on English. • Students using the COMPASS scores must have a minimum score of 26 on algebra or 49 on pre-algebra, 83 on reading, and 77 on writing. • Students who have completed 12 or more hours (including developmental) at another college or university must have a 2.75 or hi


Almost 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, which concluded a horrendous time in our world’s history known as the Holocaust. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas are proud to announce that Henry Greenbaum, a Holocaust survivor, will visit Morrilton and Conway in March for three speaking appearances. Greenbaum is a speaker volunteer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. On March 12, he will share his story at 9:45 a.m. at the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. At 6:30 that evening, he will speak at the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. Additionally, Greenbaum will speak at 7:00 p.m. on March 13 at the Conway Senior High School James H. Clark Auditorium. Each of these events is free and open to the public. Though we have brought in Holocaust survivor speakers in the past, each speaker is different and has a unique, heart-wrenching story to tell. As time