Showing posts from August, 2020

UACCM Serves as Location for COVID-Issues Roundtable Featuring Boozman and Hill

  (L to R) Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, State Representative Rick Beck, Senator John Boozman, UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg, Congressman French Hill, State Senator Mark Johnson, and Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Fine Arts Auditorium was the location for a roundtable discussion organized by CHI St. Vincent Morrilton on Friday, August 28. The event, facilitated by CHI St. Vincent Morrilton President Bubba Arnold, included Senator John Boozman, Congressman French Hill, hospital administration and staff, and local officials. The roundtable discussion dealt with issues related to COVID-19, its effects on the health care industry, and the needs of communities. Throughout the hour-long discussion, Senator Boozman and Congressman Hill took questions from a socially-distanced crowd about the federal response to the pandemic. Boozman and Hill recognized UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg and credited UACCM for its role in r

Bullock Named Outstanding Staff Member of the Year

Aaron Bullock, Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Every year, the Arkansas Association of Community Colleges holds a recognition ceremony for staff, faculty, students, and alumni, among the state's two-year colleges. Aaron Bullock, formerly a member of the college's I.T. department, recently the faculty as a computer information systems instructor. Before he transitioned, staff at UACCM voted him as staff member of the year.    Below, Aaron describes his journey to UACCM, his previous job duties in the I.T. department, and his role at aiding the college during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell me about where you are from—your hometown and what it was like growing up there. I am from Prescott, Arkansas. I grew up on a cattle farm there, and I learned to appreciate the outdoors and my work ethic on the farm. It’s a small town, but it'll always be my home. I still enjoy going home and working on the farm with my parents.   Tell me what led you into the information tec