RMCC Childcare Orientation & Training
RMCC Renews $2M Grant
ich Mountain Community College was recently notified that the college's five year grant to fund its Educational Opportunity Center was renewed.
On December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, George O'Daniel and members of Mena's Marine Corps League presented a framed news story about Herbert A. Littleton and a George Skypeck print to the Rich Mountain Community College Veterans Center.
The Zoo Story, presented by RMCC Theatre will advance to the (KCACTF) Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional.
The TRiO Upward Bound students attended Camp Ozark on Saturday, November 19th and participated in a variety of trust and teamwork building activities.
Amanda Murphy is Rich Mountain Community College's TRiO Student Support Services Student of the Month for November 2011.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Rich Mountain Community College will be hosting two holiday events on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 on the RMCC main campus in Mena.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, RMCC hosted a National Training for Counselors and Mentors (NT4CM) workshop on the main campus.
Rich Mountain Community College recently welcomed two new staff to the Adult Education program.
On Monday, October 24, 2011, three Rich Mountain Community College students assisted with the flu form data entry for the Polk County Health Unit annual mass flu clinic.
On October 31, 2011, Rich Mountain Community College received notification that their request for a National Science Foundation-backed Cyber Security Education Consortium (CSEC) grant was approved.
Rich Mountain Community College hosted the annual ArkACRAO College Fair on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Historic Armory in Mena.
On Thursday, October 20, 2011, the Rich Mountain Community College Board of Trustees and Foundation Board members hosted an open house and reception at the new RMCC Montgomery County Center in Mount Ida.
The Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) held the 23rd Annual AATYC Fall Conference on October 16th â€“ 18th in Hot Springs.
On Monday, September 26, 2011, Rich Mountain Community College held the new Student Veteran's Center Dedication ceremony at the RMCC main campus.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, a group of staff, faculty, and students at Rich Mountain Community College participated in the national â€œSee You at the Poleâ€ event.
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, Rich Mountain Community College Humanities Department and Actor's Guild hosted an open mic event at the 2nd Season of Coffee House on the RMCC main campus.
The Rich Mountain Community College Foundation recently donated a Ti 84 Graphing Calculator to the Math and Science Department of RMCC.
Before the August 23, 2011 Foundation Board meeting American Legion Auxiliary 18 representative Tawana Gilbert presented Interim President Dr. Steve Rook with a check for $1200.00.
Before the August 23, 2011 Foundation Board meeting Mena High School 40 Year Club representative Brenda Smith presented Interim President Dr. Steve Rook with a check for $8,525.00.
Phillip Wilson has been named the new president of Rich Mountain Community College [RMCC] following a meeting last Thursday of the Board of Trustees.
Jennifer Howard was recently hired at Rich Mountain Community College as Upward Bound Outreach Representative.
RMCC is pleased to announce another grant cycle has been awarded to the Talent Search program and is anticipated to be funded through 2016.
The St. John Library of RMCC is pleased to introduce the advent of Mango Languages to our services!
RMCCâ€™s Educational Talent Search launched a new summer program June 28-30. The three day session was devoted to helping students who just completed their 10th grade year get a jump start on taking the ACT exam this coming school year.
Forty five rising seniors from Polk, Scott, and Montgomery Counties attended the three day college tour June 14-16.
During the week of June 19 through the 24th, Connar Cowan and Shane Sibbett, RMCC Radio and TV students, competed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Join RMCC staff and faculty this Thursday, June 9th for the PAINT THE TOWN PINK campaign.
Seven men and one woman took the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor from Polk County Sheriff Mike Godfrey, Saturday, May 21, 2011 in a graduation ceremony of the Part Time II/Auxiliary Officer class.
The Rich Mountain Community College 2011 Graduation Ceremony was held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. on the beautiful RMCC main campus with over 1,000 in attendance.
On Thursday, May 05, 2011 the RMCC Career Pathways and Lifelong Learning Departments partnered with the Department of Workforce Services Mena Office to offer a community job fair.
The Faculty and Staff at RMCC are hard at work setting up for the Saturday, May 14th graduation ceremony here on campus.
Working in partnership with Henderson State Universityâ€™s Small Business Development Center, on May 3rd RMCC hosted a lunch and learn â€œ5 Small Business Strategies for Social Mediaâ€.
On April 15th, 2011 RMCC received approval for a Certificate of Proficiency in Culinary Arts from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
Of 7,537 GED graduates in the state, Sarah Jenkins was one of the select few who were recently recognized by the Governorâ€™s Office, the Department of Higher Education, and Arkansas Adult Education for placing in the top 25 ranking.
RMCC Career Center students recently participated in the SkillsUSA State Competition in Hot Springs. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 approximately 500+ juniors from the RMCC service area high schools attended the 2nd Annual RMCC "Junior Day" event.
Student Support Services has chosen Ia Lee as Student of the Month for April. Ia will graduate from RMCC in May and plans to transfer to the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith.
In response to a grant application submitted in 2009 by RMCC, Governor Beebe awarded $645,000 of ARRA stimulus money to the College.
RMCC Student organizations, facilitated by the Presidentâ€™s Leadership Council students, will host RMCC Week April 4 â€“ 8. Activities are planned throughout the week, with some being open to the community while others are on behalf of RMCC students.
The tagline â€œNurturing the Entrepreneurial Spiritâ€ rang true recently at the Southwest Arkansas Community College Consortium Entrepreneurship Conference along with Winrock Internationalâ€™s opening of its newest venture â€“ a womenâ€™s business center in El Dorado.
There will be a â€œFamily and Friends CPRâ€ class instructed by Southwest EMS at the RMCC Lecture Hall on Tuesday March 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The class is open to the public at no charge.
When U.S. Congressman Mike Ross is in Mena, he often takes time to drop by the RMCC television station (Channel 19) to do an interview with Rudi Timmerman, Director of the Collegeâ€™s Max Pearson Broadcasting Program.
Mika Hooper is RMCC Student Support Services (SSS) Student of the Month for March.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international Honor Society induction ceremony was held at Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Mena campus February 28, 2011 in the St. John Library.
RMCC is hosting a Transfer College Fair on the Mena Campus Thursday, March 10.
Elizabeth Wyman, a student at RMCC, recently won a TI Calculator at a Calculator Workshop offered by the RMCC math department.
RMCCâ€™s Spring Sanitation and Safety class had a 100% pass rate on the National Restaurant Associationâ€™s â€œServSafeâ€ National Exam.
Sandra Walker, Director of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) will be at RMCC on Tuesday, March 8 to speak to students about the P-4 Early Childhood Education Program.
A new Advanced Pottery class has been added to the RMCC Lifelong Learning schedule for this spring. Classes will be on Tuesdays, March 8 through May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s expansion in Montgomery County is well underway with a new facility located on Highway 27 N in Mt. Ida.
RMCCâ€™s Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Induction Ceremony is Monday, February 28 and everyone is invited to attend.
RMCC welcomed 112 guests to RMCCâ€™s College Goal Sunday event on February 20 at the RMCC Mena campus. RMCC served as a host site for the statewide event set up to offer financial aid assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Mena Middle School (MMS) Parent Night was hosted at Rich Mountain Community College (RMCC) last week by Leliani Rose, MMS Counselor; and Tammy Young, RMCC Admission Director.
RMCC scholarship deadline for Academic, Foundation, and the Scott Berry Memorial Scholarship is Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
RMCC is offering Medical Terminology for Insurance Coding on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 through May 10.
RMCCâ€™s Business Research and Development Center and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center are hosting a lunch and learn seminar this week focusing on business etiquette.
RMCC is helping sponsor a free two day Entrepreneurship Conference in order for entrepreneurs across the state and region to have the opportunity to hear from business-development experts.
Neida Llanos-Faris is RMCC Student Support Services (SSS) Student of the Month for February.
College Goal Sunday, a nationwide, one-day event designed to help students and families complete applications for financial aid, is this weekend at RMCCâ€™s Mena campus.
Parents of eighth grade students attending Mena Middle School (MMS) are invited to Parent Night at RMCC on Tuesday, February 15 from 6:00 â€“ 7:30 p.m.
RMCC has additional Lifelong Learning Classes scheduled to begin this month and next month.
RMCC scholarship deadline for Academic, Foundation, and the Scott Berry Memorial Scholarship is March 1, 2011. These scholarships are for the fall, 2011 semester at RMCC.
RMCC is again hosting College Goal Sunday, a nationwide, one-day event designed to help students and families complete applications for financial aid.
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, RMCCâ€™s Student Government Association (SGA) presented two books to Mary Sheahan, Director of Library Services at St. John Library.
RMCCâ€™s St. John Library sponsored a Write-a-Book Contest recently for budding authors on campus. The books were four to ten pages and were judged upon completion for prizes.
The first RMCC class of the LPN-RN Transition program through the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium began January 13.
RMCC transfer specialist Lisa Rackley announced that UA Fort Smithâ€™s transfer admissions officer will make several visits to RMCCâ€™s Mena campus during the spring semester.
The following students were named to the Presidentâ€™s and Vice Presidentsâ€™ Academic list for the 2010 fall semester at RMCC.
RMCCâ€™s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) members recently helped prepare food boxes for students in the Sharing Our Gifts program at the College.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s upper pond was recently stocked with hundreds of trout by the Arkansas Game and Fish Department.
RMCC Spring semester begins Monday, January 10, 2011. Registration for classes is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, January 6 and 7, 2011.
RMCC was recently notified that fourteen of the Collegeâ€™s courses submitted to the SREB Electronic Campus as part of the Academic Common Market have been approved.
RMCCâ€™s Microeconomics class and the RMCC Radio/Television class worked on a collaborative project and entered a contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank.
A fire occurred on RMCCâ€™s Mena campus on Sunday, December 19. Thanks to the rapid response of the fire department, the fire was contained to one office.
The Toys for Tots Telethon on December 11 on Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s TV Channel 19 brought in over $3500 in donations and over 400 toys.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s annual Holiday Open House and Holiday Trail of Trees lighting ceremony took place December 7.
RMCC has added three additional staff members over the past several months.
RMCCâ€™s Career Pathways Initiative students are taking advantage of Certified Nursing Assistant (C N A) training this fall. Four pathways students completed training in September and three more are in the Waldron class.
RMCCâ€™s Career Pathways has selected Teresa Hardin as their â€œstudent of the quarter.â€
Participants of Leadership Polk County (LPC), a program facilitated by Rich Mountain Community, recently visited the Cossatot Senior Center in Wickes.
Ethan Head, a student at RMCC, received a $450 scholarship from the SouthWest Association of Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP).
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Fourth Annual Trail of Holiday Trees lighting ceremony is Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The annual RMCC Holiday Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 on the Mena Campus of Rich Mountain Community College.
RMCC will close at noon on Wednesday, November 24 and reopen on Monday, November 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.
RMCCâ€™s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, December 18 at the Historic Armory on DeQueen Street in Mena.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Fourth Annual Trail of Holiday Trees reservations are underway.
Jim Shields is the Student Support Service (SSS) Student of the Month for November at RMCC. He plans to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in Information Technology and will obtain a Computer Forensics Certificate soon after.
Five Rich Mountain Community College students were recently selected as RMCC student ambassadors to serve on the 2010-2011 Presidentâ€™s Leadership Council (PLC).
UA Fort Smith Transfer Officer, Kelly Mabery, will be in the Rich Mountain Community College Student Center on Tuesday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
RMCCâ€™s TRiO Programs are hosting a Career Day on November 18 at the CMA Facility at Iron Mountain.
RMCC is offering two culinary classes including Sanitation and Safety, and Fundamentals of Culinary Arts.
RMCC has many students receiving financial assistance this fall thanks to the generosity of grants and scholarship opportunities funded through the RMCC Foundation.
Current RMCC students can preregister for the 2011 spring semester beginning November 8 through November 23, 2010. Spring Early Bird Registration for new students will be open during the week of November 15-19.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Fall Festival, hosted by the RMCC Foundation and RMCC Student Government Association (SGA), brought hundreds of community members together for an evening of fun at the Historic Armory in Mena.
Calla Scantling, a Waldron High School graduate, former Upward Bound participant, and current RMCC student, recently received an Arkansas Association of Student Assistant Programs (AASAP) Coins for College Scholarship.
RMCCâ€™s Student Support Servicesâ€™ (SSS) Student of the Month for October is Ashley Cox. She will graduate from RMCC in May 2011, and plans to transfer to SAU to obtain a BSE in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Fall Festival is this Thursday, October 28. This event, hosted by the RMCC Foundation and RMCC student organizations, is open to the community.
A Self Defense Class for Women, sponsored by RMCCâ€™s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), is scheduled for Saturday, November 6.
RMCC outstanding faculty and staff members were recently honored at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) State Conference. The honorees were selected earlier this year by their peers at RMCC.
Dr. Steve Rook, RMCC Vice President of Academics, is the new Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC) Board of Directors President.
Paul Heath is RMCCâ€™s Academic All-Star Student. Heath was one of twenty-two community college all-stars recognized at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Collegeâ€™s (AATYC) Annual Conference in Hot Springs.
William Edwards is this yearâ€™s RMCC Outstanding Alumnus. Edwards is an Oden High School graduate, graduated in 1998 from RMCC, received his B.S.E. from Arkansas Tech University in 2001, and a Masters in Educational Leadership form Henderson State University in 2007.
Two plays will be presented at the RMCC amphitheatre on October 26, 27, and 28 at 8 p.m. by the RMCC Drama department.
Southern Arkansas University is now offering an online 2+2 Degree in Business, and it is targeted to individuals who already have 60+ hours or an associateâ€™s degree in business.
Kathryn Howard, an RMCC student from Cove, recently won a TI 81 Plus Calculator at a Calculator Workshop offered by the RMCC math department.
RMCCâ€™s annual â€œFall Into Collegeâ€ provided information on College programs, services, and organizations during the week of October 4.
The annual ArkACRAO College Planning Program Fair hosted by RMCC is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
Rich Mountain Community College and Southern Arkansas University recently signed a memorandum of understanding that will make it easier for students at RMCC who earn an Associates of General Studies in Business to then complete a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree at SAU.
Rich Mountain Community College Foundation received funds for a newly endowed scholarship from Darryl Smith in memory of his wife, Rain Blockley, who passed away last Spring.
The Rich Mountain Community College Foundation played host to the Celebrity Roast of State Representative Bill Abernathy on September 28, 2010 with proceeds from the fundraiser going for concurrent scholarships at RMCC.
The Arkansas House and Senate Interim Committees on Education met at the campus of Rich Mountain Community College in Mena on September 28 and 29.
Funding for the Rocha Family Endowed Grant, established in 2008 by Dr. Carlos and Norma Rocha, was recently completed with the Rich Mountain Community College Foundation.
A joint meeting of the Arkansas House and Senate Interim Committees on Education will meet at Rich Mountain Community College in Mena.
A yard/patio sale to benefit the RMCC Foundation is planned for Saturday, October 2 beginning at 8 a.m.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Learning Enrichment & Advising Center (LEAC) celebrated its fourth week of operation with an Open House and â€œMeet Your Academic Coachesâ€ on September 20.
Kim Latham is RMCCâ€™s Student Support Servicesâ€™ Student of the Month for September 2010.
RMCCâ€™s Life Long Learning courses beginning in October and November include a variety of interests.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Baptist Collegiate Ministry recently participated in the annual â€œSee You at the Poleâ€ on the Collegeâ€™s Mena campus.
RMCC is hosting the annual â€œFall Into Collegeâ€ event on the Mena Campus at 1100 College Drive Monday, October 4 â€“ Friday, October 8.
RMCC welcomed two new staff members to campus recently and also saw one staff member transfer from one department to another.
RMCC is offering several lifelong learning classes at the Collegeâ€™s outreach locations this fall.
RMCCâ€™s local chapter of the International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), celebrated Constitution Day on the Collegeâ€™s Mena campus.
Employees of RMCC recently completed the endowment of a scholarship first started in 2003 to assist students who demonstrated financial need and academic excellence.
Rich Mountain Community College enrollment is one of the largest yet at RMCC and the largest ever for a fall semester.
RMCCâ€™s Upward Bound Summer Academy provided participants with classes in English, Spanish, math, computers, and science.
New full time faculty members have joined Rich Mountain Community College in a variety of academic areas across campus.
RMCC is offering a wide variety of Life Long Learning courses this fall with some being for credit while others are noncredit classes.
Laney Staggs received a Scott Berry Memorial Fund Scholarship to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
RMCC recently held a reception to welcome the return of the Monta Philpot mural to its original location in the Spencer Building entry outside the Mary Bales Ingle Lecture Hall on the Mena Campus.
Shevy Varner of Hatfield received an Ed and Dorothy Stevenson Endowed Tuition Grant at RMCC beginning with the fall 2010 semester.
Kristen Ross received a Dr. L.O. Dickson Endowed Grant to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
Crystal Taylor received a Thrailkill Family Endowed Grant to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ Arkansas public two-year college students will benefit from a grant awarded to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in partnership with the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges (AATYC).
The annual RMCC Upward Bound (UB) Awards Banquet was held Friday, August 6 at the Mena Mountain Resort.
Three students attending Rich Mountain Community College this fall have been awarded RMCC Presidentâ€™s Academic Scholarships.
Roger Judkins of Hatfield received a Dr. Walter and Gladys Geyer Endowed Scholarship to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
Neida McLellan of Mena and Angelia York of Caddo Gap are recipients of Gerald and Rachel Goforth Endowed Grants at RMCC.
Two students attending Rich Mountain Community College this fall have been awarded RMCC Board of Trustees Academic Scholarships.
Bryar Parks received a Nachtrieb Endowed Tuition Grant to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
Carrie Baker and Alicia Lang of Mena are the recipients of Mena Schools Endowed Grants at RMCC.
Deborah Todd of Mena received a Max H. Pearson Foundation Grant Endowment to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
Five students attending Rich Mountain Community College this fall have been awarded RMCC Vice Presidentsâ€™ Academic Scholarships.
RMCCâ€™s Workforce Education program is offering Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Refresher coursework August 28 and August 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
Jonathan Barton of Mena is the recipient of a Forty Year Club Endowed Tuition Grant to attend Rich Mountain Community College.
RMCC Workforce Training Center and the Mena Airport Training Partnership (MATP) recently coordinated two Nondestructive testing (NDT) classes for local aviation employers at the Mena Aviation Complex.
Upward Bound (UB) rising sophomores and juniors from eight school districts took classes this summer in a variety of areas including English, science, math, computers, and Spanish in preparation for the 2010-2011 school year.
RMCCâ€™s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program hosted a three day instructional technology camp at the Mena campus this summer.
RMCCâ€™s Career Pathways (CP) program recently received word they met and exceeded all their performance goals for the recent reporting cycle.
Tina Jewell has been awarded a RMCC Presidential Scholarship to Southern Arkansas University (SAU).
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s LPN graduates held Pinning and Capping Ceremonies Saturday, July 10 at the First Baptist Church in Mena.
Kevin Cook was awarded the 2010 Jane Anderson Award honoring this yearâ€™s outstanding nursing student at Rich Mountain Community College.
Nontraditional college students who applied for lottery scholarships are still waiting for notification to be sent regarding the scholarships.
Students wanting to register for fall classes at RMCC can beat the crowd and register now at the Mena campus or at locations in Waldron and Mt. Ida.
Savanna Bailey has been awarded a RMCC Presidential Scholarship to Southern Arkansas University (SAU).
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Classes will be offered at RMCC-Waldron beginning September 20, 2010.
Isaac Gwin and B. J. Appleby of RMCCâ€™s Video Production team won the Bronze medal at the SkillsUSA National competition in Kansas City.
Chris Lawler has been awarded a RMCC Presidential Scholarship to UA Fort Smith.
RMCCâ€™s Mena campus has several new outdoor signs on campus thanks to Higher Education Bond funds.
RMCC students in the summer session of tennis class recently stopped play for a photo opportunity.
RMCCâ€™s Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program recently sponsored a three day tour of colleges and universities in central and northwest Arkansas for participants of the program who are entering their senior year of high school.
Bobbi Ann Baker has been awarded a RMCC Presidential Scholarship to UA Fort Smith.
Sixteen participants have been selected for Leadership Polk County (LPC).
Deborah Lynn Carter has been awarded a RMCC Presidential Scholarship to Arkansas Tech University (ATU).
Applications for the upcoming LPN to RN Transition Program at RMCC through ARNEC are due by August 31, 2010 for the class beginning in January 2011.
RMCC is a Certiport Testing Center for the recently announced partnership between the Department of Workforce Services and Microsoft to offer free Microsoft software training and certification to Arkansans.
Rich Mountain Community College recently released the Vice Presidentâ€™s List for academic achievement during the 2010 spring semester at the College.
Mark Barton, Director of Computer Services at Rich Mountain Community College, will be a featured speaker in St. Louis at the CAMS 2010 Users Conference June 21-24.
Rich Mountain Community College recently released the Presidentâ€™s List for academic achievement during the 2010 spring semester at the College.RMCC Gala Proceeds Fund Scholarships
The Annual RMCC Foundation Gala took place at CMA with ticket sales totaling $7,815.
Members of RMCCâ€™s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) stopped for a photo opportunity while participating in a campus clean up this spring at the College.ARNEC PRESS RELEASE - Consortium Expands, Adds Two CollegesRMCC Students Complete LPN Program
Jill Hasley, Program Director of the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC), announced that the Consortium has received approval from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ASBN) to increase the number of seats it offers to Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPNs/LVNs) who wish to become Registered Nurses.
Rich Mountain Community College graduation was held Saturday, May 15 at CMA Iron Mountain Complex as Associate Degrees and Certificates were awarded RMCC graduates.
William Edwards is this yearâ€™s RMCC Outstanding Alumnus.
The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship deadline for students planning to be enrolled in college this fall is June 1, 2010.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Board of Trustees unanimously approved to raise tuition and fees beginning July 1, 2010.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s annual Honors Evening is this Thursday, May 6 at the Historic Armory on DeQueen Street in Mena.
RMCC College and Career Center Students recently competed at SkillsUSA events and placed in various categories.
Roger Judkins, a Rich Mountain Community College Career Center student and senior at Mena High School, placed first in the Career Center Aviation Competition at SkillsUSA last week in Texarkana.
Carla Baker is RMCC Student Support Services (SSS) April Student of the month.
RMCC Week is planned for April 12 â€“ April 16 at the Collegeâ€™s Mena Campus.
RMCCâ€™s Beta Eta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) hosted a â€œHunt for Literacyâ€ on the College Campus April 1.
Five Community Colleges serving southwest and south Arkansas have established the SouthWest Arkansas Community College Consortium.
RMCC, in conjunction with the Arkansas Office of State Procurement and Office of Marketing and Redistribution, recently donated computers, monitors, and keyboards to four of the local Veteran Service Organizations.
Over 500 high school juniors visited the RMCC Mena campus on March 17.
Chong Chang is RMCCâ€™s Educational Talent Search (ETS) Hall of Fame nominee and was recognized at the state level at TRiO Day.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international Honor Society induction ceremony was held at Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Mena campus March 11, 2010.
RMCC and Mena Middle School recently invited eighth graders and their parents to the College for the chance to learn more about college bound opportunities.
Over 110 people attended RMCCâ€™s College Goal Sunday on February 21 at the RMCC Mena campus.
RMCCâ€™s LPN students recently assisted with Student Government Associationâ€™s (SGA) Health Week by taking blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels, and glucose levels at the Collegeâ€™s Mena campus.
Deborah Todd is Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Student Support Serviceâ€™s (SSS) Hall of Fame Nominee for 2009-2010.
RMCC has announced a unique, limited opportunity for persons considering a career in aviation maintenance.
Beta Sigma Phi-Beta Alpha Chapter contributed $500 to the Student Assistance Fund of the RMCC Foundation.
The following names are additions to the previously released honors lists for the Fall 2009 semester at RMCC.
RMCCâ€™s Radio Station has a new location (88.9 FM) and a new tower, making the station five times more powerful than before.
RMCC 2010 Spring enrollment numbers at the 11 day mark came in at 1069 total headcount.
Emerson Motor Technologies recently contributed $3000 toward their endowment fund with Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Foundation.
The Mena High School Forty Year Club recently contributed $15,000 to Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Foundation.
Rich Mountain Community College recently released the Presidentâ€™s and Vice Presidentsâ€™ List for academic achievement during the 2009 fall semester at the College.
Tammy Odom recently joined the RMCC staff of Career Pathways (CP) in the position of counselor/outreach representative.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Student Government Association (SGA) is launching a campaign to help usher in the upcoming Arkansas Clean Air on Campus Act of 2009.
HB2007 - THE ARKANSAS CLEAN AIR ON CAMPUS ACT OF 2009; AN ACT TO PROTECT STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, AND VISITORS AT STATE-SUPPORTED INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION FROM SECONDHAND SMOKE ON CAMPUS; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
RMCCâ€™s Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) members recently helped prepare food boxes for students in the Sharing Our Gifts program at the College.
The Toys for Tots Telethon on December 5 on Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s TV Channel 19 brought in over $5000 in gifts and money to purchase toys.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s annual Holiday Trail of Trees lighting ceremony was December 1.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s upper pond was recently stocked with hundreds of trout.
RMCC Students, staff, and faculty joined members of Charlie Company as the American Flag was raised on the Mena campus November 11 in observance of Veteranâ€™s Day.
Five Rich Mountain Community College students were recently selected as RMCC student ambassadors to serve on the 2009-2010 Presidentâ€™s Leadership Council (PLC).
RMCC was the host institution recently for representatives of colleges, universities and other educational resources from around the state at the ArkACRAO College Planning Program annual College Fair.
The Rich Mountain Community College Fall Festival, sponsored by the RMCC Foundation and several College student organizations, provided entertainment for hundreds of guests despite the rain on October 29.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s Baptist Collegiate Ministry recently participated in the annual â€œSee You at the Poleâ€ on the Collegeâ€™s Mena campus.
An airplane for the Rich Mountain Community College Aviation Maintenance Program was recently acquired by the College and flown into Menaâ€™s airport.
Over 400 students from area high schools recently participated in an ACT preparation workshop hosted by Rich Mountain Community College and RMCCâ€™s TRiO programs.
The Arkansas lottery began Monday and colleges and universities across the state were asked to hold events to highlight the benefits students will receive through the scholarship funds generated.
Susan Young, outreach coordinator of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, was the guest speaker at RMCCâ€™s 60+ History class.
One of the newer student organizations at RMCC celebrated the groupâ€™s one year anniversary this week outside the St. John Library at the College.
The Career Pathways Program at Rich Mountain Community College has childcare assistance funding for qualified students.
Rich Mountain Community College has registration open for the following workforce and community service classes. These classes are all in Mena this semester.
Local scuba divers are assisting RMCC with the project of cleaning out debris in the ponds on campus following the April 9 tornado.
Forty-four students from eight area high schools participated in the annual RMCC Upward Bound summer trip.
Jay McKee and Kristen Ross (Pictured) have been awarded Bill and Jean Harvey Endowed Tuition Grants to RMCC. The grants are awarded annually through the Rich Mountain Community College Foundation and are designed to provide RMCC students with assistance in attending college.
Rich Mountain Community College (RMCC) in Mena is teaching computer forensics courses online. The technical certificate by distance technology was recently approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board and is the only one of its kind being offered in the state.
The Rich Mountain Community College Radio/TV Program is now officially The Max Pearson Broadcasting Program in honor of Mr. Pearson. The Collegeâ€™s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to honor Pearson in appreciation of all Pearson has done for RMCC over the years.
Students at Barling Elementary, part of the Fort Smith Public School System, collected $448.14 to aid with tornado relief efforts in Mena.
Rich Mountain Community Collegeâ€™s GED students achieved a 92% pass rate in 2008.This pass rate is compared to the state average in 2008 of 85% and RMCCâ€™s previous rate in 2007 of 88%. Rates are based on the 2008 GED Testing Statistical Report from the Arkansas GED Office.
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