Showing posts from August, 2018

UACCM Announces Summer 2018 Graduates

47 students have received 50 awards after completing summer courses at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton The awards included 23 associate degrees, 24 certificates of general studies, and 3 certificates of proficiency.   UACCM Summer 2018 graduates are listed below alphabetically by city: (AA – Associate of Arts; AAS – Associate of Applied Science; AGS – Associate of General Studies; CP – Certificate of Proficiency; CGS – Certificate of General Studies) Atkins Kristen Gipson (CGS) Clarksville Levi Morrow (AGS) Clinton Zachary McEntire – (AGS); Computer Information Systems Technology (AAS) Conway Sarah Atkinson – General Education (AA) Ashton Berry (AGS) Mikaela Brown (CGS) Daviana Canon (CGS) Kerry Causey (AGS) Allen Christianson (CGS) Samuel Gattin – General Education (AA) Reagan Hamilton – Early Childhood Development (CP) Ashley Herrin (CGS) Jacob Keck – Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (CP) C

I'm a 1st Gen. Are You?

The following is a message from UACCM Counseling and Disability Services.  College was something I had prepared for my whole life, yet I had many questions and didn't know the answers. How was a tire salesman going to pay for college living paycheck to paycheck? Would I qualify for Work-Study? How do loans work? What is a FAFSA? How do I get scholarships? What degree is going to get me a job? My parents could not answer any of these questions because they had never been to college. In fact, they had the same questions I had, and then some.  If you're a first-generation college student, you probably aren't as familiar with the college experience as someone who has at least one parent with a college degree. My mother and father had never spent any time in a college classroom, much less earn a degree. So there we were, drowning in a sea of information and trying to learn how to swim. I quickly found out that getting into college and paying for it was only half of the ba

GED Night Classes Return to UACCM Adult Ed In Clinton

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Adult Education Center in Clinton will once again offer night classes for GED students beginning Monday, Aug. 20. Night classes will meet from 4-7 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings. Interested students are encouraged to schedule an appointment any time during office hours. All instruction at any UACCM Adult Education Center is free of charge. Each facility offers various programs, including adult basic education, Career Readiness Certification, English as a Second Language, college prep, and Workforce Alliance & Growth in the Economy (WAGE) — a series of stackable certifications in partnership with local businesses and industries to prepare participants for workforce careers. As a reminder for GED students, the GED Exam is only $16, which covers all four tests, and scholarship vouchers are now available to those who qualify. Students may also be eligible for vouchers to cover all costs for the GED Practice Tests

UACCM Early Childhood Development Program Accreditation Renewed by NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs has renewed accreditation for the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Early Childhood Development program. UACCM is one of only three NAEYC-accredited colleges in the state, which also includes Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff, and University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. After the commission’s decision this month, there are now 205 NAEYC-accredited programs nationwide. Early childhood preparation programs serve a wide-range of students and prepare early childhood educators for a variety of early learning settings. Accreditation serves as a mechanism for ensuring a consistent and high level of program quality and alignment to NAEYC’s Professional Preparation Standards while respecting the unique mission and context of each degree program. “On behalf of the Commission, I

New Community Education Courses Available

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education will offer several new non-credit courses this fall. These are designed for self-improvement, continuing your education, learning a new hobby, or just having fun. There are no admission requirements for any course. Sept. 6: Automotive Care 101 (5-6:30 p.m.) This course will cover how to manage and prevent basic car troubles that could leave you stranded or needing assistance. participants will receive hands-on experience on how to do basic preventative maintenance such as checking fluids, connecting jumper cables, tire care, wiper blade replacement, and more. When registering, list something you would like to learn about your vehicle and the instructor will tailor the course around those concerns. Registration is $15.  Sept. 18– Oct. 4: Analyze and Visualize Data with Excel (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.) This is a basic Microsoft Excel course cover

UACCM Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

306 students received 406 awards during the spring semester graduation ceremonies May 10-17 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. The awards included 218 associate degrees, 64 certificates of general studies, 41 certificates of proficiency, and 83 technical certificates. Friends and family members gathered in the college’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 and University of Arkansas System Trustee Kelly Eichler. Members of the UACCM Board of Visitors also attended the ceremonies, including Doug Brandon, Joe Canady, Paulette Smith, and Chris Magie. UACCM Spring 2018 graduates are listed below alphabetically by city: (AA – Associate of Arts; AS – Associate of Science; AAS – Associate of Applied Science; ASE – Associate of Science in Education; ASB – Associate of Science

New ACT Prep Courses Added for Fall Semester

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s Department of Workforce Development and Community Education has released dates for new ACT Test Prep courses this fall semester. Half-day options have been added this year, allowing participants to only sign up for sessions related to Reading/English or Math/Science. Full day options are still available. This one-day workshop will help participants learn to avoid common mistakes on ACT and other placement tests. Participants will gain valuable skills to improve their scores and increase scholarship potential. Even a one-point increase can mean the difference between a partial and a full scholarship. Dates are: Saturday, August 18 (1 Non-Credit Class) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Full Course | $50 Saturday, October 13 (1 Non-Credit Class) 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Full Course | $50 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Reading/English Only | $25 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Math & Science Only | $25 Saturday, December 1 (1