Arvest Foundation Donates $5,000 to UACCM Clock Tower Project

The Arvest Foundation, the non-profit unit of Arvest Bank, has donated $5,000 to the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s clock tower project. Arvest representatives Skip Colvin and Rita Birch presented the check at the Workforce Training Center on the UACCM campus.
Five people standing with check
(From L to R): UACCM Director of Marketing and Public Relations Mary Clark, Arvest Business development Representative Rita Birch, UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle, Arvest Community Bank President Skip Colvin, and UACCM Foundation Board Member Doug Cahill

“Construction of a commemorative clock tower is the logical next step for the UACCM campus,” Anne Cadle, development officer at UACCM, said. “The grounds of the college, although attractive, lack a landmark that would unify the campus and serve as a symbol and gathering space for current students, alumni, and the community. A clock tower definitely fits that bill.”

Designed by UACCM alumni Julianne Razo and Jason Scruggs, the UACCM Commemorative Clock Tower will serve as a recognizable structure to help enhance the school’s identity. The clock tower will boldly display UACCM’s rich history dating back to its time as the Petit Jean Vo-Tech School, as previous names of the institution are etched along its steps. An engraved brick plaza surrounding the structure will allow students, alumni, and area citizens to leave a permanent mark at UACCM.

“Fundraising efforts are on-going,” Cadle said. “For as little as a $100 donation, you can purchase a brick paver with an etched inscription. This is a lasting way to honor a graduate, beloved instructor or a loved one.”

The tower’s groundbreaking is planned for 2019. It will be situated on the west side of campus between the University Center and the Workforce Training Center.

For more information about the Commemorative Clock Tower and all other UACCM Foundation projects, contact UACCM Development Officer Anne Cadle at (501) 977-2085, or at


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