Showing posts from March, 2023

UACCM Esports Brings Competitive Gaming to Campus

  The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton esports club is accepting new members for the spring 2023 and fall 2023 semesters. The esports club is open to all UACCM students, and primarily focuses on Rocket League and Valorant. Practice is held Tuesdays at noon in the esports lab, found in the Fine Arts Building, Room 112. Participating students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Aaron Bullock, faculty representative of the UACCM esports club, brought esports to UACCM because, “When COVID hit, it did a number on the comradery of the students. I wanted to give them something that would bring them together again outside of the classroom.” Bullock also believes the esports club offers more than just relational benefits, as the games they compete in require studying, problem-solving and critical thinking, which translate into skills such as programming, digital art, networking, and more. The esports lab features gaming computers that promote the understanding of computer hardwa

UACCM Phi Theta Kappa Earns Regional Recognition

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) was recognized at the 2023 Oklahoma/Arkansas Regional Convention in Broken Arrow, OK. UACCM PTK placed first in the Award of Distinction for Honors in Action Theme category for “Play it Forward.” Awards for Honors in Action are determined through an anonymous judging panel that utilizes a rubric for each of the different categories. The goal of the “Play it Forward” theme is to understand the relationship between play and innovation. UACCM PTK focused on the relationship between breaks taken during study sessions and the enhancement of learning.  UACCM PTK was also recognized in the top five of Honors in Action Research Projects, was named as a top five chapter in the region, given a 5-star rating following the international PTK plan, and UACCM PTK Advisor, Mathew Herrman, was recognized with the Continued Excellence in Advising Certificate of Merit. Herrman stat

Rhea Lana Riner to Speak at UACCM for "Talks, Thoughts, and Treats" Series

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) will host Rhea Lana Riner on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at noon in the Student Union, as part of its “Talks, Thoughts, and Treats” speaker series.  Riner is the founder and namesake of “Rhea Lana’s,” a nationally recognized consignment shop. The shop began in 1997 and was operated from the Riner household with her husband, Dave. It has since grown to over 100 franchises in 24 states. Rhea Lana’s was entered into the Business Review’s Hall of Fame for being a Top Franchise for 10 straight years. Franchise Business Review also named Rhea Lana’s a Top Franchise for Women, and a Top Low-Cost Franchise. In 2021, Rhea Lana’s was featured in Entrepreneur’s List of Top 500 Franchises for 2021. This event is sponsored by the UACCM Diversity and Inclusion committee, and admission is open to all, free of charge.

Willenberg, Thomas Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize 28 college presidents, including University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton’s (UACCM) Chancellor Lisa Willenberg, with the Paragon Awards for New Presidents during PTK Catalyst 2023, the Society’s annual convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 20-22.  To be eligible for this award, college presidents and CEOs are new in their role having served less than 3 years. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once. The awardees were selected from among 406 college leaders across the nation. The award recognizes college presidents who have shown support of student success initiatives leading to stronger pathways to completion, transfer, and employment. They have taken an active interest in supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus. “These college presidents have students-first leadership styles and made it a priority to support student succes