Showing posts from March, 2020

Control What You Can: Practicing Mindfulness

Humans value control and some of us thrive on it. Think about it — when you feel out of control you often do something completely unrelated to gain control in your life. Have you ever cleaned your house just to feel better whenever you’re worried about something? Exactly — I hate cleaning but in college my dorm was spotless around midterms and finals. Cleaning gave me a sense of control in my life even though studying would have given me actual control of my grades. COVID-19 is highly contagious and passes easily. The novel coronavirus is not the only thing spreading though — our anxiety is and it’s just as contagious as the virus.  Each week Student Development plans to offer a tip/tips to help you during this panic-provoking time. It is our hope that this information can help ground you in the control you desire by focusing your mental and physical energy on things that you can actually impact rather than worrying about becoming ill. This week let’s talk about beginn

UACCM Nursing Program Transfers Needed Supplies to UAMS

Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn transfer medical supplies to a UAMS representative.  The nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton transferred a cache of medical supplies to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  In a parking lot at UACCM’s University Center, Vice Chancellor for Academic Services Diana Arn and Nursing Instructor Sarah Koch met a UAMS supply chain representative and transferred the supplies. The items included surgical masks, shoe covers, bonnets, gowns, gloves, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes. It’s one sign of a larger community collaborating and combining resources to combat the outbreak and support health care workers. Behind the scenes, Chancellor Lisa Willenberg emailed Dr. Cam Patterson, chancellor of UAMS, to offer the supplies. Patterson responded enthusiastically , as administrators and medical personnel at UAMS has

I Want Your Job: Real Estate Agent

Brandy Chapman (photo provided; edited to add illustrations) As a business program graduate, Brandy Chapman ‘12 learned about the value of communication, budgeting, and business technology.  Now a real estate agent for Howell-Rickett Real Estate Professionals, Inc., in Conway County, she puts to use her Associate of Applied Science in Business in everything she does. UACCM caught up with Chapman to talk about her time at UACCM, the work she does in the real estate industry, and lessons to share with current students. How did you become a real estate agent after UACCM? I did not immediately get into real estate after attending UACCM. Six years after UACCM, my job was being relocated out of state, and I did not want to move my family. I had always been interested in real estate and I love learning new things. So I decided to take the class and get my real estate license. What’s your favorite part about your job? My favorite part of my job is my clients!