Showing posts from November, 2013


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the community to its 11th Annual Night of Luminaries, Thursday, Dec. 5, following the Morrilton Christmas parade. This free, family-friendly event is expected to start around 6:00 p.m. or as soon as Santa Claus can make his way from the parade to UACCM. To highlight the beautiful new addition of the Timberwolf Crossing walking trail to the center of the UACCM campus, the more than 2,000 luminary bags decorated by Conway County children will line the sidewalks of the trail as well as a few portions of the roads in that area. This year’s route is one that families can walk through to view the artwork on the beautifully lit bags rather than the drive-through route used in past years. Participating schools and organizations that helped in decorating luminary bags include Conway County Center for Exceptional Children, Morrilton Elementary, Morrilton Intermediate, Morrilton Primary, Nemo Vista Elementary, Sacred Heart E

Ambassador Project presentations tomorrow

Do we really see what goes on with the youth in our community? How many children are not properly cared for? Two organizations within our local community have stepped in to provide stable, loving homes for these children and give them opportunities that otherwise would never be presented to them. Please accept our personal invitation to learn more about a couple of non-profit organizations in Conway and Faulkner counties. This Thursday, November 21, 2013, the UACCM Student Ambassadors will host a ceremony to present Southern Christian Home of Morrilton, and Soaring Wings Ranch of Faulkner County with checks for $1,000 each. Directors from each of these organizations will make presentations in an effort to educate the public about their organizations and what they do. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus. We encourage you to come and learn more about these wonderful organizations who work so hard to provide for children in and around our


2013 Miss UACCM Janeth Munoz, center, and her royalty, from left, Fourth Alternate Amanda Medina, Third Alternate Victoria Rodgers, First Alternate Lizette Munoz, and Second Alternate Cierra Oade. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Phi Beta Lambda chapter hosted its seventh annual UACCM Pageant Saturday, Nov. 9. The pageant was open to current UACCM students and girls between the ages of birth and 17 years. The winners of the categories are as follows: 2013 Miss UACCM is Janeth Munoz of Conway, daughter of Victor and Lucila Munoz; first alternate is Lizette Munoz of Conway, daughter of Victor and Lucila Munoz; second alternate is Cierra Oade of Vilonia, daughter of Lou Ann and Blake Oade; third alternate is Victoria Rodgers of Quitman, daughter of Rhonda Rodgers; and fourth alternate is Amanda Medina of Conway, daughter of Cindy Morris. Miss UACCM received a $1,000 scholarship, and the first alternate received a $500 scholarship sponsored by the UACC

Toys for Tots Drop-Off Site

The UACCM Theatre Ensemble is participating as an official Toys for Tots drop-off site this holiday season.   Toys for children age 12 and under may be dropped off between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Auditorium on the UACCM campus. Toys for Tots requests new, unwrapped toys and does not accept realistic looking weapons or gifts with food.  Collections will continue through Dec. 6. Your kindness and compassion will help bring smiles of hope and joy to hundreds of faces of Arkansas’s less-fortunate children on Christmas day this year.   For more information, contact Jim Harris at, or 501-977-2118.


UACCM student ambassadors and work study students responsible for the success of the Ambassador Project are, from left, Emali Sommers, Hannah Bernhardt, Victoria Rodgers, Wade James, Jasmine Canady, Megan Adams, Brittany Walker, and Deanna Triplet.  Not pictured is AJ Stiles. The brisk fall air and approaching holiday season bring along a spirit of giving for many people. But at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, a select group of students have been working diligently since August to give back to their communities through the Ambassador Project. Each semester, seven students who exemplify outstanding academic and leadership abilities are selected to represent UACCM as student ambassadors. These students receive a scholarship in exchange for performing 128 hours of service to the college per semester. In addition to this, UACCM student ambassadors along with two work study students have planned several fundraising efforts as part of the Ambassador P


Morrilton Fire Dept. Volunteer Cody Hill shows the children all the gear that firefighters wear. Morrilton Fire Department volunteers Cody Hill and Johnathan Trafford visited the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Earle Love Child Study Center on Thursday, Oct. 24. They brought a fire truck and spoke to the children about fire safety. Hill told the kids what to do in case of a fire including ways to help fire fighters find them more easily. He then put on his full gear, since a fireman in full regalia can be intimidating to children, to show them that they should never be afraid of a firefighter. Trafford showed the kids the fire truck along with all the tools and hoses they keep on board. He also gave the children fire hats and badges and let each child hold a fire hose nozzle to practice putting out a pretend fire.  Karen Fielder, director of the child study center, said, “We are grateful that our fire department volunteers set aside time to