Showing posts from August, 2023

Zellner Named UACCM Outstanding Alumni of the Year

The University of Arkansas Community College at Arkansas (UACCM) is proud to share that Bill Zellner has been named UACCM Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Zellner was a member of Petit Jean Vocational-Technical School’s first student body in 1963 and part of the school’s first graduating class in 1964. He enrolled in the Appliance Service class and excelled as a student, which allowed him to complete the course in six months rather than the standard 12 months. As a result of his work ethic and aptitudes, Zellner taught the class for several weeks while his instructor, Bill Holcomb, was on sick leave. After graduating from Petit Jean Vo-Tech, Zellner began work as an appliance service technician. He started a small business, Zellner’s Appliance Service, in 1967 and with his wife, Judy, opened Zellner’s Appliance and TV in 1971 on Front Street in Conway. The company continued to grow and would move to Oak St., before moving to its current location on Harkrider. Zellner’s Appliance a

UACCM Recognized by Entergy Arkansas for Energy-Efficiency

Through its Entergy Solutions Program, Entergy Arkansas has awarded University of Arkansas Community College of Morrilton (UACCM) $12,082.70 in energy-efficiency incentives for implementation of energy-efficiency projects and operational changes between 2019 – 2022.  The Entergy Solutions Program provides technical and financial support to help Entergy Arkansas customers identify and implement projects that reduce energy usage. In addition to the incentives, due to the energy efficiency project and operational changes, UACCM has also saved an estimated $40,416.62 in electricity cost savings. UACCM has also received support through the CitySmart Program, which offers support specifically to institutional and public entities. The CitySmart Program helps facility supervisors understand the technical and financial benefits of investing in energy efficiency and develop an improvement plan. The program does not prescribe technologies or end uses, but instead provides a framework through whic

UACCM Reveals New Logo

   The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) is proud to announce a new collegiate logo for the institution.  The new logo is the first major rebrand for the college since it joined the University of Arkansas System in 2001. “This new logo is something our staff has been developing and perfecting for almost a year. We take so much pride in not only our affiliation with the UA System, but also in our rich history in this community,” said UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg. The logo update and rebranding process was coordinated by UACCM Institutional Advancement after multiple focus group meetings, surveys, and discussions with members of UACCM staff, faculty, and student body. UACCM graphic designer created the new logo, which went through a series of iterations before the final version was selected. Petit Jean Mountain is prominently featured on the new logo, honoring UACCM’s strong heritage and beginnings as Petit Jean Vocational-Technical School. The mou

UACCM, Greenbrier Public Schools Enter Agreement

  Officials from Greenbrier Public Schools and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) gathered in the Greenbrier High School Fine Arts Center on Monday, July 31 for an announcement and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing solidifying the new Greenbrier High School-UACCM Core+ Impact Academy Partnership. The MOU agreement expands the previous concurrent enrollment opportunities for Greenbrier High School students, allowing them to significantly advance their pursuit of college credits through the completion of the Arkansas General Education Core or an associate degree. The ceremony featured remarks from both institutions, including a welcome from Greenbrier High School Principal Travis Barrentine. Greenbrier School Board President Greg Oaks spoke of the district’s forward thinking and noted that the partnership aligns with the district’s core beliefs. Greenbrier Public Schools Superintendent Scott Spainhour emphasized those core beliefs – that childre