U of A Hope-Texarkana to Recognize TRiO Week February 22- 26th

The University of Arkansas Hope- Texarkana will be recognizing TRiO Week with special activities throughout the week for students on campus.  National TRiO Day is an opportunity to focus the nation’s attention on the needs of disadvantaged young people and adults aspiring to improve their lives and to become contributing citizens of the country.  On Saturday, February 27, 2016 TRiO Participants and staff will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of TRiO Day by raising awareness about the importance of educational opportunity across the United States.

TRiO Student Support Services at UAHT is providing the following special activities the week of February 22 – 26th.

Monday – Alma Mater Day – (Represent your High School)

Tuesday – Transfer/College Day – (Represent you current, future or dream college)

Wednesday – Work Crush Wednesday – (Dress to impress in your professional wear)

Thursday – Game Day – (Music, Karaoke, Games, and Refreshments in Hope Campus Room AC 134)

The campus student body is invited to the TRiO Office AC 134 to take a picture at the photo booth for and to enter your name in daily drawings for a TRiO Treat.  The Federal TRiO Programs are Federal outreach and student support services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantage backgrounds.  TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.

The UAHT TRiO Director is Mary White.  White, who began her work at UAHT in 1997, works hard along with her staff to provide student support services for the Hope and Texarkana Campuses.  Please join UAHT this week as it recognizes the difference TRiO makes in the lives of students who utilize these outstanding programs.

TRiO Student Support Services

Tubbs Appointed to ACC Board of Directors

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana is pleased to announce that TJ Tubbs has been appointed to represent UAHT on the Arkansas Community College Board. The Board coordinates the annual ACC conference, a professional development and networking event for community college administrators, faculty, and staff. The 2016 Conference will be held October 9 – 11 in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is expected to have over 600 attendees. Tubbs will serve a two year term to the board.

Tubbs, who joined the college faculty in 2012, is the lead instructor for the Commercial and Residential Equipment Maintenance and Repair program. He and his family live in Genoa, Arkansas. UAHT congratulates TJ Tubbs on this appointment.

TJ Tubbs

U of A Hope-Texarkana Foundation Receives Blue and You Foundation Grant

U of A Hope-Texarkana Foundation Receives Blue and You Foundation Grant

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation was recently awarded a Blue and You Foundation Grant for $ 40, 450.00.  The funds were used to install an ambulance simulator in the EMT/Paramedic classroom on the U of A Texarkana Campus.  The ambulance simulator is a scaled replica of an ambulance that allows students to obtain hands-on experience right in the classroom.  This gives the student the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills under different medical scenarios that can be simulated using a simulation “manikin” as the patient.

The ambulance simulator project was recently inspected by Blue and You Foundation Executive Director Patrick O’Sullivan.   Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the Blue & You Foundation in 2001 as a charitable foundation to promote better health in Arkansas. The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. In its 14 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded nearly $24 million to 766 health improvement programs in Arkansas.

9th Annual “Pulling” for Education Trap Shoot Set for March 5 at Rick Evans Grandview Shotgun Range

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana Foundation will hold the 9th Annual “Pulling” for Education Trap Shoot on Saturday, March 5, at 8:00 a.m. at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Rick Evans Grandview Shotgun Range in Columbus, Arkansas.  This event is a fundraiser for the UAHT Foundation and funds raised support the UAHT Ironhorse Shooting Sports Team.  This trap shooting competition will have 4 different flights which will include junior high, senior high, collegiate team, and community team flights.

Competition Flights:

Junior High – 25 Trap – $50 per 5 person squad

Senior High – 50 Trap – $100 per 5 person squad

Collegiate – 100 Trap – $300 per 5 person squad

Community – 50 Trap – $300 per 3 man squad

Lunch will be provided for participants by Farm Credit Services; and awards, sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau, will be presented to the high point teams of each flight during lunch. AEP SWEPCO is also a lead sponsor of the event.  For more information and to register a team, visit the college website www.uacch.edu or contact Brent Talley at 870-722-8243.

skeet shoot registration form 2016

U of A Hope-Texarkana will implement RAVE Panic Button to Increase Campus Safety

The University of Arkansas Hope- Texarkana today announced that every student, faculty, and staff will be protected by Rave Panic Button for a faster response to on-campus emergencies including active shooter incidents. Rave Panic Button will enable university staff to notify 9-1-1 and on–site personnel of an emergency, instantly resulting in a much faster response time and providing a higher level of protection for the more than 1,500 students, faculty and staff.

“Rave Panic Button allows us to leverage the existing Smart 911 service to inform 9-1-1 call takers and first responders of key on-site information in an emergency,” said Honorable Haskell Morse, Hempstead County Judge.

Rave Panic Button, provided by Rave Mobile Safety, shortens the time between the onset of an incident and the arrival of first responders. In an emergency, a staff member selects the type of emergency – active shooter, police, fire, EMS or other – by clicking one of the five buttons in the application. The app immediately connects to 9-1-1 while simultaneously notifying the designated personnel of the location and nature of the emergency.

Through Smart 911, first responders automatically receive critical data that has been provided by the school, such as the caller’s exact location, floor plans, emergency exit locations, emergency contacts and key procedures and can deliver critical emergency notifications to on-site contacts. By providing staff with the ability to receive rapid notifications of an incident and to contact and inform 9-1-1 directly of an active shooter or other emergency, like a life-threatening medical condition, outcomes are improved.

“We owe it to our students, faculty, and staff to implement the latest technology to improve their safety,” said Chancellor Chris Thomason, of University of Arkansas Community College at Hope. “Everyone on our campus will have increased peace of mind knowing our staff has a powerful safety tool at their fingertips.”

The addition of Rave Panic Button at the Hope campus follows the statewide implementation for all public schools in Arkansas for the 2015-2016 school year. Smart 911 has been available statewide at all Arkansas Public Safety Answering points since 2012, allowing residents and visitors to create a free Safety Profile of information for their household that is immediately available to 9-1-1 in the event they make an emergency call.

RAVE Panic Button

PICTURED: Chancellor Chris Thomason, Vice-Chancellor for Student Services Brian Berry, Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse, and UAHT Police Chief Mike Fielding are pictured holding phone with RAVE mobile app.  The mobile App will enhance communication with 9-1-1 and on-site staff during emergency situations and improve campus safety for over 1,500 students, faculty, and staff.