Showing posts from February, 2020

UACCM Invites Public to Attend 2021 Trip to Spain and Morocco

Madrid, Spain, and Marrakesh, Morocco. Images courtesy of UACCM’s international travel program is still changing lives after twelve years of educational adventures. Since 2009, UACCM instructors have led nine tours, touching the lives of the students, staff, faculty, and community members who have gone along for the ride. Past trips included tours of Iceland , Greece, Japan, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Germany, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and France and were organized and led by UACCM instructors and experienced educational tour companies. Five-to-twelve-day tours provide students and community members opportunities to learn about foreign cultures through guided experiences and interaction with locals.     Tour group in Iceland, 2019. Group leader and English Instructor Lyndsey Daniel says, “For me, the best part of an educational tour is experiencing places through the eyes other travelers. Travelers realize quickly how much we have in common wi

Transfer Fair to Take Place on March 5

Representatives from several four-year colleges will be on UACCM campus, Thursday, March 5, to meet students interested in transferring after graduation. Students will be able to get information about the application process, degree options, financial aid opportunities, and more. The fair will take place in the lobby at University Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Representatives from the following colleges are scheduled to be at the event: Arkansas State University Arkansas Tech University Baptist Health College Central Baptist College College of the Ozarks Grand Canyon University  Harding University Ouachita Baptist University    Philander Smith College Southern Arkansas University University of Arkansas at Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Fort Smith University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas for Medical Science University of Central Arkansas

Reaching to the Past: My UACCM Story

History Instructor Brian Wilson has a passion for studying the past and shares how pursuing an education in history makes one a better critical thinker and storyteller.  How did you get into teaching history? Virtually my entire life I have had an interest in what I would now call historical inquiry. I have an inquisitive mind and have always been interested in past peoples, places, things and ideas. It wasn’t until I was a sophomore in high school that I had a history teacher who I was inspired by and connected with. After that I was certainly more interested in history, but I was not confident in committing to pursuing it as a career goal until 2009. Even when I started pursuing my bachelor of the arts in history, it was met with mixed support from my family and friends. I commonly heard the statement “what are you going to do with a history degree.” Me typing out this response shows that hard work and pursuit of what you are passionate in can lead to great rewards.