Showing posts from September, 2016

UACCM To Offer New October Workforce, Community Education Classes

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will offer several new non-credit courses next month, including Occupational Spanish for Medical Professionals and Nursing Assistant Training, beginning with an eight-week Beginning Welding Training course starting Oct. 10. All classes are sponsored by the Office of Workforce and Community Education. Oct. 13 – Nov. 17: Individuals wishing to learn more about family tree research are encouraged to register for Genealogy, a six-class course held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday. Only the first 20 applicants will be accepted before the registration deadline on Oct. 6. Registration for the course is $30. Oct. 14 – Nov. 16: To register for the Nursing Assistant Training course, participants must have a high school diploma or GED; ability to meet minimum scores for reading, writing and math; test negative for tuberculosis; and must be willing to undergo criminal background clearance. Registration for the course is $175, t

UACCM to Assist Students After ITT Technical Institute Closings

In light of the recent closing of all ITT Technical Institute campuses across the country, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is encouraging displaced students to inquire about continuing their education with UACCM. Former students can submit any prior learning credits to the Office of Admissions, which may also give information on comparable career programs, nontraditional scholarships, and federal and state grants.   UACCM offers many associate degrees and certificate programs similar to those offered at ITT Technical Institutes. These include air conditioning, heating and refrigeration; automotive collision repair; automotive service; business; computer information systems; drafting; early childhood development; emergency medical technician; industrial mechanics and maintenance; nursing; surveying; and welding. The Office of Workforce and Community Education also offers several noncredit, technical training courses available to the public at lower costs.

UACCM Pageant Set for November 5

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton SkillsUSA chapter will host the tenth annual UACCM Pageant on Saturday, Nov. 5. The pageant will begin at 10 a.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium. The pageant is open to current UACCM students, as well as girls between the ages of birth and 17 years old, who may compete in seven additional categories. Those competing for the title of Ms. UACCM will be judged on beauty, professionalism, speech presentation and interview skills. The winner of the Ms. UACCM title will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college, and the first runner-up in that category will receive a $500 scholarship. The pageant will run throughout the day, beginning with a welcome ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by the Baby Miss, Tiny Miss, Petite Miss and Little Miss competitions. At 1 p.m., the Princess Miss, Pre-Teen Miss and Teen Miss competitions will take place ending with the competition and crowning of Ms. UACCM. The pageant is open to the pub

UACCM Invites Public to Attend 2017 Student Trip to Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu

Instructors will hold three brief meetings later this month to answer questions about UACCM’s 11-day trip to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu, Peru. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the first meeting at 12:10 p.m. in the Kirk Building, KB 121 on Sept. 22, or at 6 p.m. in the Library Complex, LC 203. The final meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 23 in KB 121. Machu Picchu, Peru  “We have travelled with students and community members to 12 countries on three continents over the last six years,” Karen Caig, a UACCM English instructor, said. “Not only have our group members of all ages gained important life skill; they also have fun as they learn.” Pricing for the trip — which lasts from May 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017 — covers round-trip airfare, eight overnight stays in hotels, daily meals, internal flights, and selected attractions as per itinerary such as snorkeling in the islands and the train ride up to Machu Picchu. Because the Ecuadorian a

UACCM Announces Spring 2016 Honors Recipients

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to announce the Chancellor’s List and Academic Honors List of students for the spring 2016 semester.  The Chancellor’s List is made up of full-time students who completed at least 12 college-level credit hours with a 4.00 grade point average.  Students named as Chancellor’s Scholars follow (in alphabetical order by city): Atkins – Sidney Cothren, Marisa Rodgers Boles – Ross Goodner Center Ridge – Trudy Rappold Conway – Ashley Beck, Lancelot Belgrave, Jasmin Burton, Jefferson Caraig, Jana Davenport, Jesse Davenport, Keri Diemer, Kayla Earnest, Thomas Gault, Joshua Guidry, John Harwood, Christian Hopkins, Anthony Jackson, Jessalyn Jackson, Chad Jones, Kelsey Kordsmeier, Jennifer McCauley, Morgan McPeake, Rachel McQuade, Ethan Moore, Rebecca Moore, Ancel Nabholz, Kathryn Opris, Lauren Pharr, Layne Pittman, Natalie Prall, Christian Salazar, Melvin Siebenmorgen, Austin Tate Dardanelle – Diana Bonilla Rivera Dove

$49,600 Gift Granted to Building Project by Halter's Body Shop, Stover Living Trust

David Halter of Halter’s Body Shop in Conway, along with Danny and Delene Stover of Plumerville, have jointly committed a $49,600 gift to name a classroom in the upcoming Workforce Training Center at UACCM. The gift was made through The Stover Living Trust in memory of Charles Stover — the late son of Danny and Delene, as well as a long-time employee at Halter’s Body Shop and a UACCM alumnus. “Charles Stover was one of the most dedicated, hard-working employees we’ve had at Halter’s Body Shop,” Halter said. “We were fortunate to have had him as a part of our team for nearly 19 years. Giving to this building project in his memory is just one way we can honor his dedication and love for the automotive repair industry. He left huge shoes to fill, and we feel his absence every day.” Top Row L-R: Doug Cahill, Tammy Stover, Morgan Zimmerman Middle Row L-R: Mary Kate Stover, Sydney Stover, Clay Stover Front Row L-R: David Halter, Delene Stover, Lilian Stover, Dr. Larry Dav