Showing posts from October, 2016

UACCM Foundation Invites Public to 'Just Stay Home'

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation will, as it has for the last 12 years, will hold its fall fundraiser this month. But instead of dressing up and driving to Just Desserts, this year the UACCM Foundation is inviting its donors to sit this one out — literally. To put things into perspective, the cost of the event ticket, silent auction bids, raffle tickets and one’s dry cleaning bill (not to mention the 5,000 calories from those delicious hors d'oeuvres), can add up to a lot. The Foundation’s “Just Stay Home” benefit invites supporters of the college to enjoy their time at home while making a 100 percent tax deductible contribution to the UACCM Foundation Annual Fund, which supports the college’s programs, services and campus improvements. For $25, you and your guest can “not” attend, or for $50, you and your guest will “not” purchase raffle tickets. $100 allows you to “not” sponsor a table. Whichever way you wish to “not” participate, pl

UACCM Chancellor Meets With New ADHE Director

Dr. Maria Markham, the newly appointed director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, visited with University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis during a campus tour on Oct. 4. ADHE Director Dr. Maria Markham meets with UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis during a campus tour earlier this month. Markham was appointed to the top position within the agency by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in August, following the recommendation of an ADHE search committee. Since then, she has been visiting several Arkansas colleges and universities to learn more about what they offer their students and service communities. ADHE manages the state’s scholarship and financial aid programs; recommends higher education and institutional budgets to the legislature; assures academic program quality and viability; provides professional development for faculty and staff; provides educational support to business and industry; provides institutional accountability; and

Koontz Electric Pledges $50,000 To New Workforce Training Center

Koontz Electric of Morrilton has pledged $50,000 to the construction of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s upcoming Workforce Training Center. The gift will give Koontz Electric naming rights to the Fundamentals of Electricity Lab and classroom space inside the new building.   “Training and education are essential to the development of our 200-plus employee workforce both within our apprenticeship program as well as through continued education,” Koontz Electric CEO Benny Koontz said. “Additional special technical training is also essential for the highly complex and technically demanding projects that our company has chosen to build our reputation upon.” L-R:  Koontz Electric CFO Mark Day, Koontz Electric COO Dean Hoover, Koontz Electric President and CEO Benny Koontz, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Koontz Electric Office Manager Matt Zimmerman, and UACCM Development Officer Morgan Zimmerman. Koontz said he and his company are more than plea

UACCM Recognizes Community College Work$ Month

In observation of Community College Work$ Month, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is promoting the positive impact community colleges make in thousands of communities across the nation every year. We are a skilled provider of training for essential services in your area, such as HVAC and automotive service technicians, welders, surveyors, and drafters. We also educate the people who care for your family, including nurses, CNAs, childcare teachers and EMTs. We provide higher education to many who would not otherwise have access due to the prohibitive costs, family and work conflicts, or the need for extra academic support. Community College Work$ Month is being observed this October by the 22 two-year colleges in Arkansas to raise public awareness regarding the importance of community colleges in the state, and the role they play in providing a better educated workforce.