Showing posts from May, 2018

Fourth Annual 'Career Exploration' Set For June 25-28

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s fourth annual Career Exploration event will be held June 25-28 for students who have completed the 8th through 12th grades. Each day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a skyrocketing demand for people with career-specific skills training. Join UACCM faculty and staff on this free, four-day journey where students can explore several exciting possibilities for their futures. Participants will gain hands-on experience and take away valuable skills as they shape their understanding of various career fields. This year’s event will include instruction in Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance, Welding, and Automotive Service technologies. Career Exploration is sponsored by UACCM’s Department of Workforce & Community Education. For more information or to register, contact Jessica Rohlman at, or at (501) 977-2004. Registration can also be completed online by visiting . Cli

7th Annual Job Fair, Career Expo at UACCM Adult Education Center in Conway on May 16

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Adult Education Center in Conway will host its 7th annual Job Fair & Career Expo on Wednesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The facility is located 125 Center Street in Conway. The event will bring more than 25 employers, colleges, and local service stations to conduct on-site interviews, answer questions, accept resumes, and distribute information. There will be a computer lab available with staff on-hand to assist participants with online applications. Representatives from UACCM will also be present to discuss technical programs and the new Workforce Training Center. Country music station Y107 will be broadcasting via live remote to promote community awareness.  This event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a current resume and to “dress for success!”  Participating agencies and employers are listed below:  Arkansas Department of Corrections Arkansas Health and

UACCM Students Take Home Gold, Other Awards at SkillsUSA

16 students from the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton competed against their peers in the state SkillsUSA competition at the Hot Springs Convention Center April 10-11, bringing home three gold, three silver, and three bronze medals.  Logan Killer of Dover, Roberto Guevara of Dardanelle, and Allan Liesche of Damascus all won gold in their respective categories: technical drafting, collision repair technology, and architectural drafting. The two-day event comprised several other competitions, including welding, welding fabrication, pipe welding, and automotive refinishing technology.  Logan Killer and Allan Liesche Roberto Guevara “When a student wins gold at the state competition, they are eligible to attend the national competition, which will be held in Louisville, Ky. this year,” Kristen Leger, a UACCM drafting instructor and SkillsUSA advisor, said. “We’re extremely proud of all of our competitors and we wish them well at the national competi

UACCM Instructor Given Regional Honor, Distinguished Advisor Award

Mathew Herrman, a UACCM speech instructor and advisor for the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, was given the Horizon Award and the Distinguished Advisor Award during 2018 Oklahoma-Arkansas Spring Regional Convention in Bentonville March 9-10.  (L-R) Western District Vice President Lindsay Robbins, Mathew Herrman, Regional President Selena Ordaz “I am truly honored and humbled by the support of Beta Eta Sigma chapter at UACCM, and by the warm reception our chapter received at the Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional convention,” Herrman said. “Being selected for these honors has only furthered my desire to help our chapter members find their own paths to success.”  The Horizon Award is given to advisors based on their contribution to regional and international programming. Herrman was nominated by Ashley Hall, a regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa and a chapter advisor at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas. The Distinguished Advisor Award recognizes advisors who hav

UACCM Inducts 60 Students Into International Honor Society

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton inducted 60 students into the Beta Eta Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society of community and junior colleges, during a ceremony inside the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium on April 23.  Front: (L-R) Aulbany Williams, Madeline Brodsky, Meghan Carroll, Maizey Harper, Matthew Barber Middle: (L-R) Katie Webb, Jeannette Price, Reanna Murphy, Valeria Pavon, Kristen Gipson, Ashley Newton, Misty Pagel Back: (L-R) Jeffrey Kemper, Aimee Russell, Alissa White, Thomas Crow, Thomas Townsend III UACCM Division Chair of General Education Marilyn Thomas was also given the Phi Theta Kappa Pillar Award — a new honor recognizing a UACCM faculty or staff member who exemplifies the four pillars of the organizations: leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service. Thomas was awarded a blue Stole of Distinction to be worn at UACCM graduation ceremonies, as well as a certificate.  Advisors Kara Jones, Stephanie

Annual 'Links for Learning' Golf Tournament Set For May 22

The 13th annual “Links for Learning” golf tournament will be held Tuesday, May 22 at the Morrilton Country Club beginning with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The three-person scramble is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Foundation.  Proceeds from the tournament support UACCM’s special programs and services. The entry fee for each three-person team is $300, which includes registration with two mulligans per player, carts, lunch, goody bags, and prizes. Community members can be involved in this event by entering the tournament as players, or by donating door prizes and promotional items as sponsors. Sponsors can promote their businesses by donating door prizes that will be given out during drawings throughout the day.  For more information, contact UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085, or at . Checks may be made payable to the UACCM Foundation. 

Governor Attends WTC Grand Opening, Courses to Begin Fall 2018

More than 300 people crowded inside the Tyson Training Hall on Thursday, April 26 to hear Gov. Asa Hutchinson and others celebrate the opening of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s new Workforce Training Center.  Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaking in Tyson Training Hall Other speakers included Sen. Jane English (R-North Little Rock), University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, Prospect Steel Plant Manager Steve Belew, Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, City of Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Jerry Smith, UACCM Foundation Board Chair Scott McKennon, UACCM Board of Visitors Chair Doug Brandon, and UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis.  “I can’t tell you what a joy it is to be here in Morrilton and see the pride in the community, the way the community has come together to say, ‘We want to enhance our future through a strong workforce training center such as this,’” Hutchinson said. “You’