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UACCB Offers Adult Education Opportunity

UACCB Offers Adult Education Opportunity

 Ask Donna Fulcher about her childhood and she will describe herself as a small-town girl born and raised in Ava, Missouri. “I grew up in a very poor family where my mother raised seven children by herself. She was sick most of our childhood and was not able to make us go to school. Because I didn’t understand the importance of having an education, I made the decision to drop out in the 9th grade.”
    After her children finished high school in 2009, Fulcher enrolled in the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville’s Adult Education Program at the age of 43. She knew it was necessary to acquire her GED diploma in order to be accepted into college. Fulcher wanted to earn a degree to ensure better financial stability for her family.
    “I was worried about doing well, mainly in math,” she said.

Poet to Speak at Lyon College

Poet to Speak at Lyon College

Poet Natasha Sajé will host a writer’s life interview, public reading and book signing Thursday at Lyon College. The interview will be at noon in the Alphin Board Room of the Alphin Building, while the public reading and book signing will be in Bevens Music Room.

Sajé was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in New York City and northern New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins and a doctorate from the University of Maryland.

Sajé’s first book of poems, “Red Under the Skin,” won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize and the Towson State Prize in Literature. She is also the author of a second poetry collection, “Bend.”

She is a professor of English at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and has been teaching in the Vermont College M.F.A. in Writing Program since 1996.

Brian Berry Receives Award

Brian Berry Receives Award

BATESVILLE - University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville's Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services, Brian Berry was honored at the recent Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) and Arkansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ArkACROA) conference held in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
 
Berry received the the Mossie J. Richmond, Jr. Outstanding Leadership Award during the awards banquet on October 6, 2011.  This award recognizes outstanding student affairs leaders from Arkansas who have made significant contributions to ArCPA. To be considered for this award, nominees must hold a position in professional organizations with an emphasis on ArCPA work and outstanding service to the association.

UACCB Chancellor, Debbie Frazier said "Mr. Berry demonstrates his leadership daily on the UACCB campus.

Lyon College Groundbreaking Ceremony

Lyon College Groundbreaking Ceremony

Lyon College broke ground on its new 43,427-square-foot campus center Oct. 21. The two-story student center includes a 352-seat dining hall, kitchen, deck, The Scot Shop, gaming center, health and wellness facilities, counseling offices, career development center, meeting spaces, student mailboxes and a bistro.

If everything stays on schedule, the building will be completed by the fall of 2012. The project is expected to cost approximately $9.6 million. Funding for the new student center will come from insurance proceeds from the Edwards Commons fire and from donations. The College's dining hall and student union was destroyed in a fire in October. Students are currently being fed in a 270-seat temporary facility.

To make a donation toward the new student center, please contact the president's office at (870) 307-7201

Batesville Team Wins World Archery Tournament

For the third year in a row, Eagle Mountain Magnet School’s archery team found themselves in Orlando competing for a world title. On October 8th, for the second time in three years, they won. Batesville qualified for a trip to Disney World by placing first in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament and second in the National Archery tournament in the Schools program national tournament in Kentucky. Their score of 3291 set the new elementary school world record, beating the previous world record of 3287.

They never would have made it without Coach Susan Parker. Parker has been a PE instructor in the Batesville schools for more than 20 years and has coached the team since its formation in 2009. “This is an incredible opportunity for our student and our state.

2011 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Christmas Parade

2011 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Christmas Parade

If you want your float to be judged you MUST get a number prior to Friday, December 2, 2011 at noon or the entry will not be judged. You can receive your judging number by e-mailing this information to angela.connell@mybatesville.org , by calling 870-793-2378 or stop by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce located at 409 Vine Street, Batesville. Line up at Town Plaza Shopping Center (On Main Street across from Liberty Bank) a...t 5:00pm Saturday, December 3, 2011 and the parade will begin at 6:00pm. Candy is NOT allowed to be thrown from float. Must have walkers hand out candy. First, Second & Third Place parade float winners will be announced Monday, December 5, 2011. Categories to be judged are Commercial & Non-Profit/Civic Organization. All winners will be notified. All judges decisions will be fair, impartial and final. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce assumes no responsibility for injury before, during, or after the parade.