Showing posts from January, 2015


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces the Philander Smith College Choir as its special guests for Black History Month. The choir will perform at a free community event in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. There are no tickets for the event.  Guests may seat themselves on a first-come, first-served basis after doors open at 5:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, updates will be posted on the UACCM Facebook page and at  For more information about this event, contact Mary Newsome by phone at 501-977-2044 or by email to


The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has partnered with the National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA) for a training event March 7 and 8. A representative from NETA will conduct a “Personal Trainer Certification” professional development program at UACCM. The two-day workshop will include demonstrations and practical application for one-on-one training. NETA’s expert trainer will provide a general review of exercise science, communication skills, exercise programming, health assessments and more. A discounted registration fee of $399 is available until Feb. 4. After that date, the fee is $449. Since this is the first time a NETA program has been offered in the Morrilton area, UACCM anticipates seats will be reserved quickly. The workshop registration fee includes a written exam and two-year certificate. NETA’s Personal Trainer Certification is accredited by NCCA, which is the gold standard in the industry. For additional information, please contact


Petit Jean State Bank has pledged $25,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation “Give Meaning” campaign. Petit Jean State Bank President Charles Penick, center, presents a $25,000 pledge to the UACCM Foundation along with Mike Dunaway, from left, Morgan Zimmerman, Susan Gunderman, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Suzanne Hartman, and Mary Clark. The gift will contribute to construction costs of the Workforce Training Center at UACCM and establish a maintenance fund for the new building. The contribution qualifies for a naming opportunity for office space inside the facility. PJSB President Charles Penick said, “As a locally owned bank, our Board of Directors recognizes the value that UACCM brings to our community.  Petit Jean State Bank is proud to be at the forefront of supporting the college’s growth, education and job opportunities in this area.” The $13 million facility will house many of the college’s existing technical programs incl


Saw manufacturer Hyd-Mech donated a new S-23A automatic scissor style band saw to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for use in technical training. From left, UACCM Technology Instructor Robby Tipton accepts the training saw from HYDMECH Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller, along with Darren Jones, Robert Keeton, Diana Arn, and Greg Hunt.  The saw arrived on campus during the late fall and is the newest addition to a technology lab currently being renovated at the college to allow for expansion.  The saw will eventually be housed in UACCM’s new Workforce Training Center on the west side of campus along with many technical classrooms and state-of-the-art lab spaces. Hyd-Mech opened its Conway facility in 2005 and just recently added a showroom there as well.  Chief Operating Officer Mike Miller who works at the Ontario, Canada office and Conway Plant Manager Greg Hunt visited UACCM in November to present the saw to faculty and staff members.  They sha


If you are interested in a change of pace, a new start, or furthering opportunities for your future career, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has a place for you. Classes for many technical and professional programs as well as general studies have availability for student enrollment this spring. However, classes for the spring semester at UACCM begin Monday, Jan. 12. Students who have not yet enrolled may apply online at or in person in the University Center throughout the first week of classes. Students may enroll in classes until the first day that each class is held. There is no need to worry if you have not taken a college entrance exam but want to start classes this spring. Compass testing is offered at UACCM Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Business Technology Center on a walk-in basis. Admissions specialists in the University Center can assist incoming students who want to apply for the spring semester. Man