Single Parent Scholarship Application Deadline for Spring is November 30th

The deadline for applications for Hempstead and Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarships for the spring semester is November 30th.  The Single Parent Scholarship is available for individuals who have been residents of Hempstead or Lafayette County for at least 30 days prior to application deadline.  The applicant must be the single head of a household with legal custody and sole responsibility for one or more children under the age of 18.  The student must pursue a career-oriented course of study at any accredited, public or private non-profit post secondary school in Arkansas.     

During the 2010 Fall semester, the Hempstead-Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board awarded 19 – single parent scholarships in Hempstead and 4 single parent scholarships in Lafayette County.  Full-time students are awarded $750 and part-time students are awarded $350 per semester.  Single Parent Scholarships are a great way to fund the furthering of one’s education.  

To get a full list of eligibility criteria and an application, visit the College’s website at

Writing Mentor Hours

Ashley Bailey is the Writing Mentor; she works in the Distance Learning building on the first floor beside the elevator.  She is available to assist students with writing assignments.  There is an appointment sign-in sheet posted outside the room where she works; instructions are provided regarding what students must bring with them to their appointment.  Ashley works one-on-one with any student who needs assistance on any class assignment that involves writing skills.  This includes all pre-college writing classes, composition classes, literature classes, as well as other subjects that require a research paper, speech or other writing assignment.

Ashley’s hours are as follows:

Monday               8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon & 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      

Tuesday               8:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday        8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon

Thursday             8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon

Career Pathways Information

Career Pathways students are expected to return books, calculators, etc. after their semester tests are completed.  In order to avoid being placed on CPI Hold, books and calculators must be returned by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17.

Books and calculators may be checked out beginning 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4.

We are like a library – we cannot check out books that have not been checked in!  We have plenty of books for everyone, but you must return yours before they can be loaned to others.

Ramona Brown  

Career Pathways Secretary


AC 103

College Relations Team Wins 3 Gold and 3 Silver Awards


The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to announce that its College Relations Team recently won 3 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). UACCH is a member of District 4 of this national organization that includes 94 colleges from Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.

The award-winning pieces include a print ad designed to inform its audience about the new power plant technology program available at UACCH. This single division print ad won a silver medal. The second silver award was won in the postcard division by a piece informing readers of the benefits of the lottery scholarship. The final silver award was won with a video piece developed to commemorate the groundbreaking of Hempstead Hall.

The three Gold Medals were won for a television ad, a radio ad, and a print ad. The television ad was filmed on campus and was aired throughout the region to help depict the many opportunities available for students here at UACCH. The radio ad pinpointed the importance, now more than ever, of higher education. It was used to encourage students to consider enrolling at UACCH. Finally, a third gold medal was won with a print ad encouraging students to think about furthering their education at the right college to help them get the right career.

The College Relations Department at UACCH includes Brent Talley, Coordinator of Communications and External Affairs, and Casey Curtis, Coordinator of Advertising. Curtis’s keen eye for design and a grounded understanding of what appeals to students play a key role in representing UACCH, while Talley’s creative concepts, can-do attitude, and understanding of how to get things done help this team work with many other key individuals, keeping UACCH in the hearts and on the minds of the community.

Fast Track College Life Skills Class

Spring 2011 Dates:
January 3 – 6
5 – 9 p.m.

Before classes officially start, this class would meet for 4 hours for 4 days.

  • Students will be armed with good study skills BEFORE school starts!
  • Students will be ahead of others in study skills, friends, and familiarity of the campus.
  • Allow students to take more hours during the regular semester.
  • Students will be familiar with both hybrid and online courses.

Spring registration begins November 8!

TRiO Student Support Services Team attends Annual Conference


The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is proud to announce that the TRiO Student Support Services Team attended the Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs (AASAP) Annual Conference in Little Rock October 9th-12th.  The purpose of AASAP is to promote meaningful association through development, improvement, and cooperative studies to Arkansas TRiO professionals.

The distinguished guests of the conference were Dr. Arnold Mitchem, President- Council for Opportunity in Education (COE); Dr. Jim Purcell, Commissioner-Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Mr. Alvin Phillips, Associate Executive Vice President of Human Resources-Council for Opportunity in Education (COE); Mr. Barry Lofton, President-Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP); and Dr. Roger Guevara, Director-Southwest Educational Renewal Zone.

UACCH’s TRiO Team was recognized for the following:  Mrs. Mary White, Fair Share Coordinator; Mr. Steven Ogden, AASAP Representative on AASAP Executive Board, and Logistics Coordinator for the Conference; Mrs. Carolyn Beasley, for participating in Newcomer Orientation; Ms. Vergina Smith, AASAP Photographer, TRiO Alumni, and participant in Newcomer Orientation; and Ms. LeKiesa Willis, TRiO Alumni, and Workshop Moderator.

UACCH former TRiO employee, Mrs. Delores Smith, was recognized as a retiree with12 years of service to the TRiO Student Support Services program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope.

Congratulate these recipients and thank them for the work they do as members of the UACCH Student Support Services Team.

Academic All-Star, Outstanding Staff, and Outstanding Alumni Recognized

Desiree Huskey, Academic All-Star

Karen O’Dell, Outstanding Staff

Tammy Goodwin, Outstanding Alumni

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to announce that a good representation from the campus recently attend the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges Annual Conference in Hot Springs.  The 22nd Annual Conference featured keynote addresses by Governor Mike Beebe and Dr. Katherine Boswell, Director of Community College Policy Center.   The Conference is a great time to learn, share, and network. 

During the Monday evening dinner, special recognition was given to the Outstanding Faculty and Staff member from each of the attending two-year colleges.  UACCH’s Karen O’Dell has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Technical-Industrial and Math-Science Departments at UACCH since 2001. She has made a positive impact in her area through her knowledge and desire to be successful at whatever she attempts. Karen is a co-sponsor of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and strives to positively impact those she comes in contact with each day.  Karen is also committed to improving her own education and is currently seeking a master’s degree.  UACCH is proud of Karen O’Dell and would like to congratulate her on a job well done.

On Tuesday morning, a brunch honoring the Outstanding Alumni and the Academic All-Stars concluded the conference.  UACCH’s Outstanding Alumni recognized during the brunch was Tammy Goodwin.  Tammy began her education at UACCH by receiving three credit hours of free tuition.  From that one class, she continued on to complete a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing, then a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences and finally a Masters in Nursing Administration and Education from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences.  She and her husband have a successful poultry and cattle business.  Tammy is involved in numerous charitable organizations and currently serves as the Director of UACCH’s Practical Nursing Program.

The UACCH Academic All-Star recognized during the ceremony was Desiree Huskey.  Huskey is a motivated student focused on bettering herself through higher education.  A 2004 graduate of Ashdown High School, she first enrolled at UACCH during the summer of 2009. An active member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Huskey appreciates the fact that faculty and staff at UACCH are dedicated to helping her succeed.  She is pursuing an Associates of Arts in Teaching with the dream of furthering that education to become a math teacher.  UACCH is proud of Desiree Huskey and the job she is doing in the classroom.

Making A Mesh With Hope Floral

The 2010 Arkansas Floral Designer of the Year, Bitsy Carter, AMF and renown florist Wendel McCorkle, AMF will be holding a holiday floral design workshop. Learn how to make your very own beautiful home decor using the newest products, such as DecoMesh. This class is designed to accommodate various skill levels, from beginners to experienced designers. You’ll learn to work with and make fabulous holiday wreaths, swags, arrangements, and Christmas trees. Our award-winning design expert will share wonderful hints and creative ideas for bringing the best of the season into your home. Bring along a friend for a day of floral holiday fun! Lunch and some supplies are included in registration fee. You must pre-pay and pre-register by calling Nancy at 870-722-8102!

Saturday, November 13
10:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: $45

For more information, please call 870-722-8102.

Fall 2010 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees

Students inducted into Phi Theta Kappa in the attached picture:

Buffie Beard

Vanessa Bobo

Rosa Covey-Ott

James Crow

Chris Gilbert

LaShonda Jackson

Felicia Malone

Paige Martin

Sarah Mauldin

Heather Phillips

Will Tolleson


Jan Whatley

Brenda Cornelius

Karen O’Dell

Nancy Bailey

(The names are not in order).