Showing posts from April, 2021

Travel Abroad Opportunity to Spain and Morocco Available to UACCM Community

  UACCM has offered international travel opportunities for 12 years, and the college is continuing the program with a tour of Spain and Morocco in May 2022. UACCM students or employees interested in joining a trip of a lifetime can attend any of these interest meetings at the UACCM Library Complex, Room 205: Wednesday, April 28, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 12:05-12:55 p.m. (X-Period) The tour will consist of seven overnight stays with a professional tour director through cities like Madrid, Gibraltar, Fes, and Casablanca. The group will visit cultural and historical sites such as the Puerta del Sol, the Rock of Gibraltar, the Volubilis Roman Ruins, the Toledo Cathedral, and more. At the interest meetings, Lyndsey Daniel, group leader and a college English instructor, will discuss the travel itinerary, the trip’s educational benefits, and the cost of joining. The interest meetings will also cover information for Honor’s Program students about the Honors Global Studies

For This Alum, UACCM Offered Path to A Successful Career

  UACCM Alum Matthew Snyder is a testament to the power of education—and to put what he’s learning to good use. A native of Dumas, Arkansas, Snyder attended different universities before he settled at UACCM and studied under the college’s petroleum technology program. He graduated at a uncertain time in the field, when the demand for natural gas declined, and drilling in the Fayetteville Shale declined. Snyder was quick to act, realizing that changes in the industry offered him an opportunity. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Applied Science, and today, works at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture as a metrologist—a master of weights and measurements.   What led you to UACCM? I wanted to study petroleum technology because I wanted to get into the oilfield. My associates and bachelor’s degree allowed me to get a job testing industrial stack air, which directed my resume towards environmental testing and compliance.   Any instruct

UACCM Alum Dedicates Career to Health Care Policy

Michael Lambert built a career on health care policy from Capitol Hill to government relations in the private sector. Photo courtesy of Michael Lambert. When Michael Lambert tries to pinpoint when U.S. politics became a big passion to him, he thinks back to his studies at UACCM.   Since graduating from UACCM in 2006, he has worked on campaigns for elected office and served as a congressional staffer. That led him to focusing his career on healthcare policy. Today, he serves as senior manager for state government relations at the McKesson Corporation, a pharmaceutical company based out of Texas, and earned recognition as UACCM’s Outstanding Alumni of the Year. For Lambert, his passion for politics came from a student meeting on campus, when a campaign organizer was trying to get students active in politics. The organizer encouraged Lambert to work on a local race that introduced him to a new career. “I thought it would be good to add volunteer work to my resume and get to kn