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).

Scholarship Recognition Ceremony Thursday, October 14

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope will hold its annual fall scholarship recognition ceremony Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 6:30p.m. in the Johnny Rapert Auditorium. This ceremony allows the scholarship donors to meet their fall semester scholarship recipients.

Thursday evening the College will be recognizing annual and endowed scholarships as well as the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship during the ceremony. Annual scholarships are privately funded through annual donations by the donors. These scholarships are available in several fields of study at UACCH and are available in differing amounts.

Endowed scholarships are set up when a donor makes a minimum $10,000 donation to the College Foundation. These funds are then invested and the scholarship is funded each year through the return on the investment. These scholarships, which are normally named by the donor, are also available for many of the programs at UACCH.

UACCH administers the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Funds for Hempstead and Lafayette Counties. These scholarships, which are funded through the annual UACCH Fish Fry and through matching funds from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, assist students from Hempstead and Lafayette counties who desire to further their educations. Single Parent Scholarship Funds can be used by students who want to attend any college or university in Arkansas.

UACCH is pleased to be awarding 70 scholarships during this event and invites the community to attend this ceremony. For more information about how UACCH can be your bridge to the future, visit our website at

Worker’s Safety Conference October 14

The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Worker’s Safety Conference on October 14, from 7:30am to 2:30pm in the Johnny Rapert Library Auditorium. The seminar has been designed for hourly employees. Employers are encouraged to send members of their safety committee, supervisors and managers with safety responsibilities, as well as others who need training on safety basics. The purpose of the program is to enhance hazard recognition in the workplace, thereby reducing employee injuries and illnesses.

If you are interested in maintaining a safe and healthful workplace in your private business or public agency, you should attend this seminar. Nursing home administrators and nurses may use this training for continuing education purposes.

The registration fee of $20.00 covers lunch and materials. Participants are urged to preregister, as seating is limited. (NOTE: Pre-paid registration fees are not refundable due to incurred expenses, however substitutions are permitted.)The facilities for the meeting are accessible for individuals with disabilities; however, please advise in advance whether any attendee will require an accommodation for the program.

For more information about the Worker’s Safety Conference, contact Jolane Cook at 870-722-8126, or by email at

Fun with Photos

Students will bring their own images to work on. They will perform the basic adjustments and then play with different effects and filters to achieve unique looks for their images. This will be a facilitated class more than a lecture class. Instructor will be available to help students find the tools that will help them produce their art, get them unstuck or back to their original, and help them set up an online gallery to share their work with the rest of the world. Limited Seating. NO TEXTBOOK REQUIRED.

Mondays, Oct. 25 – Nov. 15
6pm – 8pm
T & I Computer Lab 102

For more information, please contact Nancy Kenworthy at 870-722-8102.