Showing posts from November, 2016

Community Invited to Holiday Events at UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites the community to “The Gingerbread Man” on Nov. 29, followed by its 14th annual Night of Luminaries on Dec. 1. “The Gingerbread Man” is a touring production presented by the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre in Little Rock. Running from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium, the show tells the classic fairy tale story of the Gingerbread Man, who attempts to outrun the local residents and a very sly fox. Tickets are now available, though limited to four per person. Admission is free and open to the public.   Night of Luminaries follows the Morrilton Christmas parade and will be held on campus. The sidewalks of UACCM will be lined with more than 2,000 luminary bags, decorated by Conway County children, and the community is invited to walk or drive through to view their artwork. Participating schools and organizations that helped decorate luminary bags include the Conway County Center for Excep

Genita Whiting Named Outstanding Adult Education Teacher by AACAE

Genita Whiting, an adult education instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, was given the Outstanding Adult Education Teacher award by the Arkansas Association of Continuing & Adult Education (AACAE) at the association’s 2016 conference in Hot Springs on Nov. 4. “Ms. Whiting provides her students with the spark of encouragement they need to feel empowered and realize they are capable of achieving their goals,” Kim Darling, the director of adult education at UACCM, wrote in her nomination letter to the association. “She is the reason UACCM’s Adult Education program has been and will continue to be a thriving program. She is a role model for all UACCM employees, and she is a blessing to Arkansas Adult Education.” L-R: Martin Loa, Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Representative for Region 6; Genita Whiting, UACCM Adult Education instructor; Lloyd Huskey, Director of Adult Education at Arkansas Baptist College W

Mikayla Lemley Named Miss UACCM 2016

Mikayla Lemley of Morrilton was crowned Miss UACCM 2016 after competing in the tenth annual UACCM Pageant on Nov. 5 in the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Lemley, 18, is the daughter of Scott and Kim Lemley of Morrilton, and is a freshman at UACCM pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in general education. After completing the necessary courses, Lemley plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to become a registered nurse specializing in neonatal care. While at Morrilton High School, she was selected as Most Outstanding in the high school band, as well as Vocational Student of the Week. Lemley was an active member of the National Beta Club throughout junior high and high school. Miss UACCM 2016 Mikayla Lemley “By being crowned Miss UACCM, I have the opportunity to help out more [at UACCM] and even go to high schools to talk to students about how important it is to go to college to pur

UACCM Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Receives Three-Star Designation

Last week, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of community and junior colleges, was designated a three-star chapter by the organization’s international office. “Our officers have played a key role in attaining this rating,” Mat Herrman, a Phi Theta Kappa advisor at UACCM, said. “In the chapter’s history, we have not made it past the first star, which meets the base requirements for chapters to be considered active. Our officers established the goal of becoming a two-star chapter at our summer planning meeting, but were dedicated to working toward meeting at least part of the three-star standard.” Herrman said that in order to keep the chapter’s new three-star ranking, members must maintain their activities each year, including all one- and two-star requirements. “Our chapter now has its eyes set on a four-star ranking, which will be obtained by becoming more involved in the O

UACCM Administrators, Van Buren County Officials Celebrate Nursing Clinic Opening

Administrators from the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton met with Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper and Clinton Mayor Richard McCormac on Oct. 31 to celebrate the opening of the UACCM Practical Nursing (PN) program in Clinton.   L-R: Clinton Mayor Richard McCormac, UACCM Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn, Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper, UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis, Division Chair of Health Professions & Natural Sciences Deborah Rodgers.  “We have worked very closely with Van Buren County officials and the Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton to make this program a possibility,” PN Program Coordinator Sarah Koch said. “With most of our students’ clinical lab training being done at the local hospital, this clinic wouldn’t exist without their help. Judge Hooper was also a wonderful advocate for this program and we appreciate his continued support.” Admission into the PN program in Clinton is a competitive