Showing posts from December, 2019

Community Education Course to Teach Storm Spotting

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton will hold a special community education course on storm spotting, conducted by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Little Rock. The single-evening course will take place on January 7, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., at the Workforce Training Center at the UACCM campus. Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive OEM storm spotters certifications. The class is designed to teach attendees how to be storm spotters, who are instrumental in identifying hazardous weather and communicating it to officials. Their information is then often used in official weather reports to local and county officials and to reach the population through mass media. Students in the class will be able to learn how thunderstorms form, the types of severe thunderstorms, and specific hazards during severe weather. Other important lessons include how to visually identify clouds that precede tornadoes and the means to acc

UACCM Welcomes New Scholarship for Auto Tech Students

Paul Cook of Parker Automotive Group and UACCM student Rufus Phillips The Parker Automotive Group, which operates car dealerships in Little Rock, is offering a scholarship to UACCM Automotive Service Technology students. The Parker Cadillac Automotive Scholarship, housed within the UACCM Foundation, provides an internship and covers all tuition and fees. Rufus Phillips of Little Rock is the scholarship’s first recipient.    The scholarship will be awarded to one student pursing an Associate of Applied Science degree. Qualifying recipients must have completed 30 credit hours and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. A student may be a full or part time student to qualify.  The Parker Cadillac Scholarship is dynamic financial support that values field experience. Students first gain a summer internship at Parker Cadillac’s service department, where they apply their classwork and work alongside current professionals in the field. Once the internship is completed, Parker Cadillac cov