Showing posts from May, 2024

UACCM Breaks Ground on Nursing and Science Center

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) broke ground for the new $16 million Nursing and Science Center on Friday.  The two-story, 36,000 square-foot Nursing and Science Center will be located southwest of Technology Building II on the UACCM campus and will feature seven science labs and classrooms, ten nursing labs and classrooms, and two student lounges for studying.  In attendance for the groundbreaking was Arkansas Rep. Rick Beck, University of Arkansas System President Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt, Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer, District Director for Rep. French Hill Jeff Pitchford, West Central Arkansas Planning and Development Program Manager of Economic Development Vicki Sexton, as well as several individuals from Crafton Tull, the architect for the project, Nabholz, the contractor for the project, and UACCM’s healthcare industry partners.  Bobbitt addressed the crowd on hand, saying, “This is a very ambitious project, but th

UACCM Awarded $2 Million ALIGN Grant to Boost Nursing Education

  UACCM Vice Chancellor for Academics Dr. Richard Counts; UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg; President of Baptist Health Medical Center Conway April Bennett; and UACCM Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Darrell Moore. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) has been awarded a grant of $2,024,546 from the state Commerce Department’s Office of Skills Development as part of the Arkansas Linking Industry to Growing Nurses (ALIGN) program. The grant was announced during a Monday press conference by Gov. Sarah Sanders, Ark. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Hugh McDonald, and Director of Ark. Workforce Connection Cody Waits. UACCM is one of 19 two-year and four-year Arkansas schools selected for the ALIGN grant and will utilize the funds in a variety of ways to expand nursing programs at UACCM, including equipment and furnishings for the college’s new Nursing and Science Center. “The proceeds of the grant will provide for state-of-the-art simulation and healthcare equipm


Congratulations to UACCM's May Student of the Month, Jacob Williams! Jacob is in his final semester at UACCM, pursuing an Associate of General Studies. After graduation, Jacob plans to transfer to UCA to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Jacob plans to try out for UCA's Basketball program! His favorite things about UACCM include Student Activities, the Timberwolf Grill, and free tutoring offered in the UACCM Learning Center. Jacob is on the Student Activities Board, where he gets to help develop and host events on campus.  He suggests all current and future Timberwolves utilize everything that UACCM has to offer, especially the private study rooms in the Library. Throughout April, the UACCM Student Success Center reviewed nominations from faculty and staff regarding who they feel should be selected as student of the month.

Four Decades of Gratitude: Newsome Reflects on 43-Year Career with UACCM

Mary Newsome, Assistant to the Chancellor of the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton (UACCM) and UACCM’s longest serving employee in the history of the institution, has announced she will retire after 43 years of service on May 7, 2024.  Friends and members of the community are welcome to join in celebrating Newsome and wish her luck in retirement during her retirement party on Friday, May 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Dr. Larry D. Davis Workforce Training Center on the campus of UACCM. “Mary Newsome is the epitome of class, dedication, honor, and loyalty. What’s unique about Mary is that she exemplifies these qualities in all aspects of life and to all with whom she comes into contact. As the longest-serving employee in the 60-year history of the institution, I am so proud to have called Mary my friend from high school before Petit Jean Vocational Technical School, and my friend for life after UACCM,” said UACCM Chancellor Lisa Willenberg.  As the long