UACCB Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications (Deadline April 1)

UACCB Foundation accepting scholarship applications; video essay now accepted
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for summer 2017 and fall 2017/spring 2018 semesters.
Summer scholarships pay tuition for one class. Fall/spring scholarship amounts vary depending on grade point average and number of hours enrolled. Applications available at http://www.uaccb.edu/foundation/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 1 for summer scholarships and July 1 for fall/spring scholarships. In addition to completing an application form, students must submit a 500-word essay or a video essay. The video essay should be between 2 and 2 ½ minutes and in an mp4 or MOV format. This is the first year for the foundation to accept video essays.
“Scholarship opportunities have always been a main goal of the UACCB Foundation,” said Tina Paul, director of development. “Being able to provide summer scholarships when other scholarship opportunities or Pell grants are not available was a huge benefit for students. Now for those student that are not comfortable writing an essay, the foundation will accept video essays. It’s just another way the foundation can support UACCB students as they pursue their educational goals.”
The UACCB Foundation have provided over $45,000 in scholarships the last two academic years and is on pace to award even more during fiscal year 2018. For more information regarding the UACCB Foundation or scholarship opportunities, contact Tina Paul at tina.paul@uaccb.edu or 870-612-2017. Hannah Keller

UACCB Fall Chancellor’s and Dean’s List

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has released the 2016 fall chancellor’s and dean’s lists. Students who made the chancellor’s list achieved a 4.0 GPA during the spring term. Students who made the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 GPA during the spring semester.

Chancellor’s List
Alco
Terry Hearn

Batesville
Stephan Payne   
Kristi Spurlin
Randa Garlin
Bradley    Slaughter
Quinton Smith
Ashlyn Candler
Savannah Hooper
Ashley Phipps
Kevin Canarte
Brooke Halford
Guadalupe Reyes
Brian Wright
Emily Crumpton   
Christina Parr
Kessie Jenkins
Adrian Walker
Cadie Pinkston

Blytheville
Kelce Whitaker

Bradford
Drew Smith

Cave City
Cheyenne Childers   
Phillip Reeves
Brittany    Heigle
Kayla Presley

Cord
Erica Tilley

Drasco
William    McMahan
Joshua Wilkes   

Highland
Cassandra Hayward

Locust Grove
Aaron Weaver   

Melbourne
Ashley Grimes   

Mountain View
Vickie Stair

Mount Pleasant
Susan Hegarty

Newark
Abby Summers

Newport
Frederick Moore

Oil Trough   
Karissa James

Pleasant Grove
Luke McMahan   

Pleasant Plains
Santford Moody
Emily Foster
Timothy Johnson

Rose Bud
Teresa    Buchanan

Searcy   
Tien Le   

Sidney
Carla Shaw

Smithville
Jessica Walling   

Sulphur Rock
Rex Fletcher   

Dean’s List
Ash Flat   
Andrea    Churchill

Augusta
Heather Fortune

Batesville
Kristie Wade   
Matthew Esteb
Ashley Sinclair
Amy Kreutzer
Rachel Wright
Meagan Ivy
Abby McNeil
William    Stephan
Samantha Dallas
Nailah Swanson
Korbin Inman
Bethany Cross
Savannah Magee
Nicole Charbono
Jeffrey Perry
Robert Hatfield
Kourtney Johnson
Sky Loggains
Calin Clark
Trazelle Tickner
Ashley Laird
Leighton Leddy
Kayla May
Brandon Taylor
Bayleigh Harmon
Jacob Wood
Ricki Gilbert
Sarah Frisbee
Nathan Howard
Gabriela Vargas
Karina Chavez
Hayden Browers
Jackie Stacks
Alex Vallejo
Thomas Williams

Bradford
Elizabeth Tucker
Jacob Vanoven

Cave City
Abigail Scott
Emily Neeley
Jacob Strickland

Charlotte
Morgan    Bishop

Chatham
Jessica Nicol

Cord
Shelby    Marshall

Drasco   
Tracy Logan
Jessica Umana

Edgemont   
Dalton Treece

Hardy
Caleb Williams   
Sierra Henry

Heber Springs
Mary Alton

Higden
Michael    Meller

Highland
Jessie Culver   

Jonesboro
Ashley Naugle

Judsonia
Dennis    Swanson

Locust Grove
Summer Braswell
Angela Nanney

Magness
Monica    Goings
Emily Wright

Newark
Mia McKinney
Marty Goings

Pleasant Plains
Shannon Burrow

Poughkeepsie
Madalyn Vanwinkle
Olivia Tuggle

Sage
Lowell Vickery

Strawberry
Michael-Ryan Zrebski

Sulphur Rock
Craig Richardson   
Kyler Grissom

Timbo
Monique Dashner

United Way Launches Tackle Hunger Food Drive

United Way of North Central Arkansas and its partners are launching the Tackle Hunger Food Drive to help stock the pantries of local organizations providing meals and food items to individuals in the community.  The food drive, which will run through the Friday before the Super Bowl, will benefit the local school backpack programs, which puts food in backpacks of needy children to ensure they have food each weekend, local food pantries, and groups providing hot meals to those in need.
In an effort to encourage community support and maximize donations, United Way has turned this food drive into a competition and is calling it The Super Bowl of Caring.  The contest began Monday, January 16th and ends Friday, February 3rd (Friday before the Super Bowl).
“We are excited to run a contest to help local groups that are feeding those in need,” Allison Phelps, Executive Director of United Way said. “Local businesses participating as drop-off locations will compete against one another to score the most points, at the end of the contest the business with the most points will win the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, which is a Lombardi replica, and bragging rights.”  The drive is requesting a multitude of items, some worth more points than others, so there is something to fit everyone’s budget.  
United Way’s most needed items include: Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, Easy Mac, canned vegetables (Veg-All; Carrots; Greens), canned pasta, gummy snacks, coffee filters, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, animal crackers, napkins, Pop-Tarts, instant oatmeal, apple juice, cranberry juice, coffee creamer, plastic spoons, fruit cups, Peanut butter, individual boxes of cereal, coffee, or monetary donations to purchase food.
The donations will be picked up and points tallied weekly by a representative of United Way.  The winner will be announced on Monday, February 6th via press release and the United Way of North Central Arkansas’ Facebook page.  
Current drop-off locations (and competitors) are:
Centennial Bank, location at 1895 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Citizens Bank, located at 200 S 3rd Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Merchants & Planters Bank, located at 555 E Main Street – Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Southern Bank, located at 1583 S St. Louis Street – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
White River Medical Center, located at 1710 Harrison Street.
If you would like more information about the Tackle Hunger Food Drive or would like to compete for the Super Bowl of Caring Trophy, contact the United Way office for more details at 870-793-5991 or info@liveunitednca.org. Kim Tucker

Stone Soup at UACCB

The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform Stone Soup at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Children’s Theatre on Tour is part of the State Services program at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s premiere center for visual and performing arts. Recognized by The Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children's literary works for the stage.
“The Children’s Theatre on Tour brings the magic of the theatre to thousands of children and families across the state,” Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman said. “Every year, their performances wow the audiences and create extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people and their communities.”
In the production of Stone Soup, a wanderer – down on his luck, lonely, and hungry – knocks on the door of a little house at the end of a long road. Though the house looks to be nearly as down on its luck as he, the traveler discovers a treasure within even more precious than a pot of delicious soup: he finds a friend. Earnest charm, playful imagination, and heart-warming music are the key ingredients in this play. Stone Soup is adapted from the traditional tale and directed by Keith Smith with music by Lori Isner. Tickets are available at First Community Bank locations in Batesville, Southside and Cave City and at UACCB. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.
For more information on the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour, contact Jessica Wright, senior education specialist for State Services at 501-396-0350 or jwright@arkansasartscenter.org. For more information about this event, call 870-612-2040  
Hannah Keller Flanery
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