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 including automotive service technology; automotive collision repair technology; and heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology.  Also to be included in the Workforce Training Center is a proposed diesel mechanics program and a new industrial mechanics and maintenance technology program which includes many classes in the petroleum technology plan of study.

In addition to technical programs, an open space for workforce training will be included in the facility for use in recruiting new industry to the area as well as assisting current industry with workforce development needs.

“We’re excited that Petit Jean State Bank is among the first to announce their contribution to the campaign,” said UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.  “This gift has helped get us closer to our fundraising goal to make the Workforce Training Center a reality in the near future.”

For more information about the “Give Meaning” campaign including ways to support the fundraising efforts, visit www.uaccm.edu/GiveToUACCM or contact Zimmerman at 501-977-2085 or zimmerman@uaccm.edu.


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