Showing posts from April, 2014

News for students impacted by the recent tornado

A message from Diana Arn, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services, April 30, 2014: For students impacted by the devastating storms that occurred Sunday in Arkansas: UACCM will give students the following options concerning finals which are scheduled May 5-May 8 and final homework assignments. Option 1. Students can receive as their final grade for the classes in which they are currently enrolled, the grade that is recorded in eLearning after all current assignments have been graded. Example: If the grade currently shows a grade of “B”, that grade would be recorded as the final grade. Option 2. Students can receive a grade of “I” for the classes in which they are currently enrolled. The students would then work with the Vice Chancellor for Academic Services or Vice Chancellor for Student Services to determine a date in which finals are taken and outstanding homework is completed. Final grades will then be determined according to the course syllabi. Option 3. Students c


Members of the Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund Board announced donations totaling $115,000 toward the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton GIVE MEANING campaign and scholarships to Petroleum Technology students during an event Thursday, April 17, at UACCM. FSSF Board Vice-President Jon Swann, right, along with past President and current Board Member Donnie Bates, from left, present University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald Bobbitt and UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis a $115,000 donation from the FSSF Board. FSSF Board Vice President Jon Swann announced at the event that the Board would donate $57,500 in scholarships to students in UACCM’s Petroleum Technology program as well as an additional $57,500 to the campaign. 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


Following its 2014 Charity Ball fundraiser, members of the GFWC Century League of Morrilton presented $10,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation. The donation is the largest made by the club in its 31-year history and will be added to the Century League Endowed Scholarship Fund at UACCM. The Century League has awarded scholarships to area students since the club was founded in 1983, and last year, the club established its endowed scholarship fund at UACCM. Proceeds from the organization’s annual Charity Ball and 5K fundraisers fund the scholarship program among other activities backed by the club. Continued support from the community has allowed for the increase in scholarship donations made by the Century League in recent years. This year, the Century League’s gift will be used to add $7,500 to the endowment while the additional $2,500 will be awarded as $500 scholarships to five Conway County students attending UACCM. The organization wil


Campus Campaign Co-chairs Mary Newsome, left, and Pat Pettry review materials for the ‘GIVE MEANING’ campaign. Employees of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton more than doubled the national average for employee participation in workplace giving with just over 89 percent of full-time faculty and staff pledging to support the College’s current fundraising efforts. The UACCM Foundation is working to raise funds and public support for projects totaling more than $13 million through the “GIVE MEANING” campaign over a three-year period. The campaign focuses on four major initiatives which support the UACCM mission, including new learning facilities, scholarships, building maintenance, and an enhanced collegiate experience for its students. Employees of the College have made pledges to contribute nearly $62,000 toward the project. Faculty and staff were introduced to the idea in the Fall of 2013 when Campus Campaign Co-Chairs Mary Newsome and Pat Pettry


UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, from left, and GIVE MEANING Campaign Chairman Miles Lacy accept a $750 donation from Delta Kappa Gamma members Clair Pruitt, Marilyn Thomas, and Nancy Lacy. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society Alpha Sigma chapter of Morrilton recently made a $750 donation to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton GIVE MEANING campaign. Club President Clair Pruitt along with Second Vice President Marilyn Thomas and Treasurer Nancy Lacy presented the check on Feb. 28 to UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis and Campaign Chairman Miles Lacy. The gift is directed toward future construction of the new Workforce Training Center to be built on the UACCM campus. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. The organization gives leading women educators opportunities to positively impact education worldwide. Alpha Sigma, the Morrilton chapter, supports various educationa


Community Service, Inc. and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton are proud to announce the winners of a Tobacco and Addiction and Art Contest held recently on the college campus. Anna Pharr, daughter of Mack and Melinda Pharr of Conway, won first place for her art piece, “Grim Agony,” and will receive a $250 book scholarship from the UACCM Bookstore. Cierra Oade, daughter of Blake and Lou Ann Oade of Vilonia, won second place for her acrylic painting titled “Smoker’s Mouth,” and also third place for “Smoke Your Heart Out,” another acrylic painting. She received both a $100 and $50 UACCM book scholarship. From left, Academic Tobacco Grant Coordinator Melinda Neeley, artist Anna Pharr, artist Cierra Oade, UACCM Disability Counselor Cody Davis, and contest judge Shawnna Bowles. This Tobacco Addiction and Art Project has been a collaborative effort between Community Service, Inc. and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, as an initiative


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation Board announces plans for its ninth annual “Links for Learning” golf tournament to be held May 15 at the Morrilton Country Club. The three-man-scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 am. The Foundation is seeking teams and sponsors for this year’s tournament. The entry fee is $300 per three-person team and includes: two mulligans per player, goody bags, lunch (provided by Farmers and Merchants Bank), and beverages on the course. Petit Jean Meats gift boxes will be awarded to winners in three flights. Sponsorships are available at levels from $100 to $5000. There will be a golf ball drop at the end of the day. Tickets are available for $10 and a cash prize of up to $1000 will be awarded to the person with the number that drops closest to the hole. The Foundation is a non-profit organization established to raise funds, accept gifts, and invest resources for the sole benefit of the college. Proceeds


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces plans for “Starlight Cinema,” a free outdoor community movie night. The event will feature “The Lego Movie” Tuesday, April 29, beginning at sundown on the lawn near the Plaza courtyard on the UACCM campus. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs. A concession stand will open by 8:00 p.m. and will have Coke products, bottled water, popcorn, and candy for sale. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. In the movie, a lowly Lego figure (voiced by Chris Pratt) joins a group intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity in this computer-generated comedy from the filmmakers behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken). Will Arnett co-stars as the voice of Batman, who along with Superman, make appearances in the Warner Bros. picture. Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie head up the rest of the


Despite the dreary weather on Sunday, nearly one thousand guests were estimated to have attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Community Day. The event concluded UACCM’s official 50th anniversary celebration since the college opened its doors in 1963 and graduated its first class in 1964. Nursing instructors and students demonstrated the sim lab for visitors. Community Day began with an information session for prospective students and their families to learn more about educational programs and services, including financial aid, counseling, tutoring, and campus life. Three $100 book scholarships were given away as door prizes. Winners were Mary Camp, Angelia Bernhardt, and Trever Hogrefe. After the drawing, the 250 participants from the information session split into groups for campus tours. Following the information session, the entire UACCM campus was open to the public with different activities held in many departments throughout campus. Among