Showing posts from March, 2014


UACCM will host Community Day on Sunday, April 6. The free event will feature an information session for prospective students beginning at 1:30 p.m. and an open house for the public from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Current students, alumni, and their families are encouraged to attend as well as anyone from the community who is interested in finding out more about UACCM. This event will conclude UACCM’s official 50th anniversary celebration as this May will mark its 50th graduating class since the college opened its doors in 1962. Prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend the information session in the Fine Arts Auditorium beginning at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about UACCM educational programs and services, including financial aid, counseling, tutoring, and campus life. Anyone interested in attending this portion of Community Day should R.S.V.P. online at or by phone at 501-977-2053. Space is limited for the information session. Beginning at


The addition of a new Workforce Training Center became more of a reality for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton on March 11 when the college purchased an additional 9.67 acres of land at the southwest corner of its campus. Coupled with the acreage purchased by UACCM in May 2013, the college now owns all of the more than 17.5 acres of land needed for future construction of the estimated $10 million facility. After almost 10 years of discussion, UACCM purchased the land, located on the northeast corner of Poor Farm Road and University Boulevard, from Gene Ruffiner. An initial agreement was signed Nov. 11, 2013, to purchase the land and complete the acquisition of property within the college’s planning boundary. Ruffiner believes in the mission of UACCM and attended the college when it was still under the name Petit Jean Vocational Technical School. UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis said, “Our dream for the future of this area starts with securing the 17 acres