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RMCC Officially Becomes Part of UA System

BY MELANIE BUCK – “Today was truly a historic day for Rich Mountain Community College,” said President Phillip Wilson following the announcement that Rich Mountain Community College has been officially incorporated into the University of Arkansas System after months of talks between the two institutions. The UA Board approved the measure unanimously this morning, Thursday [May 26, 2016], which also ...

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RMCC Board of Trustees Approves Merger with UA – Awaiting UA Approval

BY MELANIE BUCK – Rich Mountain Community College has announced the Board of Trustees’ decision concerning the much-anticipated merger with the University of Arkansas that has been in development for months. On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, President Dr. Phillip Wilson met with the RMCC Board of Trustees to present a resolution requesting a formal partnership between RMCC and the UA System.  The ...

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RMCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts New Members

The Beta Eta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Rich Mountain Community College recently inducted 24 new members during their April 1st induction ceremony in the Ouachita Center.  PTK’s mission is two-fold:  1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and 2.  Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, and ...

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RMCC Considering Merger with UA System

BY LEANN DILBECK – RMCC President Phillip Wilson has confirmed to The Pulse that he and the RMCC Board of Trustees are in discussions with U of A Chancellor Dr. Don Bobbitt on RMCC becoming a member of the U of A system.  Community colleges coming under University umbrellas is a trend that has been seen in post secondary education ...

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RMCC Undergoes Active Shooter Training

BY LEANN DILBECK – With shootings on college campuses recently in the news and on the minds of college officials, RMCC conducted its first ever “active shooter training” session January 9 with all of its faculty, adjunct faculty and staff.  President Phillip Wilson explained, “All school shootings are horrible, but the most recent community college shooting in Oregon really hit ...

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RMCC Presents at ACS Regional Meeting

Rich Mountain Community College Science Instructor, Dr. Gaumani Gyanwali and RMCC student, Jonathan Fosdick, recently gave presentations at the American Chemical Society’s joint South-West and South-East sections’ Regional Meeting in Memphis. They were among very few presenters from community colleges. Dr. Gyanwali commented, “This helped me keep updated in the field, as well as validated what I do as an ...

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RMCC Holds RN Pinning Ceremony

SUBMITTED On Saturday, December 3, 2015, Rich Mountain Community College held its Registered Nurse (RN) Pinning Ceremony for the Class of 2015 ARNEC LPN-RN Transition Program at The Ouachita Center. Dr. Phillip Wilson, President of Rich Mountain Community College, and Charla Hollin, RMCC Director of Nursing, welcomed everyone to this prestigious occasion and complimented the class members on their exemplary ...

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RMCC Awarded CMT ‘Empowering Education’ Grant

SUBMITTED – Rich Mountain Community College was one of 14 institutions across the country to be selected for the CMT’s Empowering Education grant for the 2015-2016 year. Through the grant, the Country Music Television network will be assisting with marketing efforts for Rich Mountain Community College through co-branded television, radio advertisements, and printed materials. In addition, CMT will help coordinate a ...

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RMCC to Screen Arkansas-Made Documentary

SUBMITTED – Larry Foley, the filmmaker and University of Arkansas professor known for documentaries about unique aspects of Arkansas, has released the film, “The First Boys of Spring” to be shown at the Ouachita Center on the RMCC main campus in Mena. According to Emmy-award winning Foley, the baseball tradition known as Spring Training started in 1886 in the Arkansas ...

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RMCC September Student of the Month

Christi Shea Freeze has been chosen as the RMCC Student Support Services’ Student of the Month for September, 2015.  Shea is a wife, Salvation Army volunteer, and English tutor in RMCC’s Learning Enrichment Advising Center.  She began attending RMCC in the fall of 2014 and is working on her Associate of Arts degree in elementary education.  She plans to graduate ...

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