Showing posts from February, 2017

Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series Returns To UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is honored to host Holocaust survivor Susan Warsinger at the ninth annual Holocaust Survivor Series event on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium. Warsinger will speak beforehand at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic School gymnasium in Morrilton before going into more detail about her experiences during her nighttime lecture.  Susan Warsinger Credit: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Warsinger — born Susi Hilsenrath on May 27, 1929 — was the eldest of three children. Her mother took care of the home while her father owned a thriving linen store in Bad Kreuznach, a city is western Germany. By 1938, Warsinger and her brother, Joseph, were smuggled into France after years of increasing violence and discrimination toward local Jewish citizens. After France fell to the German army nearly two years later, the two children were evacuated from Paris to the Palace of Versailles, the former home of French

#MoreInMorrilton Information Session Planned for March 11

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will hold a "#MoreInMorrilton" information session on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is designed to give community members and prospective students of all educational backgrounds the opportunity to learn more about UACCM.  Along with learning about the college's campus, various support and financial aid services, a student panel will give a presentation on "what they wish they had known" during the event. Attendees will also be able to visit with instructors and representatives from every program UACCM has to offer. Areas of interest include:  General Education (Transfer Programs) Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology Automotive Service Technology Business Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology Computer Information Systems Technology Drafting  Early Childhood Development Education Health Science (Nursing & EMT) Industri

UACCM Announces Fall 2016 Graduates

227 students received 289 awards between December 5 and December 13, 2016 during the fall semester graduation ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The awards included 156 associate degrees, 16 certificates of general studies, 50 certificates of proficiency and 67 technical certificates. Friends and family members gathered in UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium for five nights as graduates collected their awards from UACCM faculty and staff. Special guests who attended select ceremonies include University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, along with UACCM Board of Visitors members Doug Brandon, Paulette Smith, Joe Canady, Susan Gunderman. Among those who graduated at the end of the fall 2016 semester were 29 students from Conway County, 102 from Faulkner County, 19 from Perry County, 32 from Pope County, 11 from Van Buren County, 14 from Yell County and 20 from other counties. The following graduates, listed alphabetically by city, r

Lencola Sullivan Returns to Morrilton for Special Presentation

Lencola Sullivan — a Morrilton-native, singer, fundraiser, professional speaker, entrepreneur and the state’s first African-American to be crowned Miss Arkansas — will give a motivational presentation on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in UACCM’s Fine Arts Auditorium. This event is being held in celebration of Black History Month. Lencola Sullivan After graduating from Morrilton High School in 1975, Sullivan attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in theatre arts and speech with an emphasis in broadcasting. In 1977, she made her first appearance in the pageant world, earning the title of Miss Morrilton and placing in the Top Ten at Miss Arkansas. Sullivan was later crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas in 1978, and Miss White River the following year. In 1980, Sullivan made even greater history by becoming the first African-American Miss Arkansas. This achievement led her to be named fourth runner-up in the subseq