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Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College started the fall 2012 semester with an enrollment nearly unchanged from last year, college president Dr. Margaret Ellibee announced Friday.

 The college has 11,938 students enrolled in classes this fall, just eight fewer students than last fall’s record enrollment. Classes began Aug. 23, and enrollment from the eleventh day of class is used for reporting to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

“At a time when enrollments have declined at many colleges, our enrollment has remained steady, and we think that’s because we have continued to keep college accessible, affordable and relevant to people in central Arkansas,” Dr. Ellibee said.

Part-time enrollment is up 3 percent from fall 2011, with 52 percent of students now attending part-time and 48 percent attending full-time.

Also, PTC’s male student enrollment has increased 2 percent and accounts for 35 percent of the student body; 65 percent are women.

Pulaski Tech receives $1.25M to help college-bound veterans

Pulaski Tech receives $1.25M to help college-bound veterans

Pulaski Technical College has received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its Veterans Upward Bound program for five more years.

The college will receive $250,000 annually for a five-year period to continue the pre-college program that prepares first-generation military veterans to enroll in and graduate from college. The program provides tutoring, advising, preparation for college entrance exams, personal and academic counseling, and guidance through the college application and financial aid processes. The grant period began Sept. 1.

Since the program was implemented in September 2007, Pulaski Tech has served about 120 veterans a year.

New touring art exhibition to debut at Pulaski Tech on Sept. 5

New touring art exhibition to debut at Pulaski Tech on Sept. 5

Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective, a new touring exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, debuts at Pulaski Technical College on Sept. 5.

Cabot welcomes new teachers

Cabot welcomes new teachers

From the Cabot Chamber of Commerce:

Introduce your business to Cabot’s newest teachers!

This school year, as in the past, your Chamber will be welcoming new teachers to the Cabot Public School District by providing them with a goody bag to kick-off the new school year.  If you would like to include your promotional items in the bags please deliver them to the Chamber office no later than noon July 31, 2012.

We will need 75 items with your name and company logo on them!  Mugs, key chains, magnets, pens, pencils and notepads are just a few examples of what could be given. 

Please deliver your items to the Chamber office located at 110 S. First Street.

Schools serve summer lunch to hungry families

Schools serve summer lunch to hungry families

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- This summer, Cabot Schools are offering free, hot meals to any child or adult who wants one.

People can be fed at Westside Elementary, located at 1701 South Second Street in Cabot, or at Ward Central Elementary, located at 1570 Wilson Loop Road in Ward.

Lunch runs from 11 am until 12:30 Monday through Friday every day until July 27. Hot lunch is served in the cafeteria. The meals are similar to what the students are served during school - chicken nuggets, pizza, hamburgers and so on.

Lunches are not available for take-out.

For questions or more information please contact Central Administrative Office at (501) 843-3363.
 

Pulaski Tech opens fall 2012 registration

Pulaski Tech opens fall 2012 registration

Pulaski Technical College is registering new students for the fall 2012 semester through Aug. 8. Classes begin Aug. 23.

Students can register in the Campus Center on Pulaski Tech’s main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock or at the Little Rock-South site at 13000 Interstate 30. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

New students should complete an online application to the college and submit all required admission documents before registering. Admission information is available on the Pulaski Tech website at www.pulaskitech.edu.  First time entering, degree-seeking college students are required to attend new student orientation.

Students registering during early fall registration must have submitted a signed financial aid award letter, paid in full or established a payment plan by the end of registration on Aug.

Educators Invited to UAMS Teaching With Technology Seminar

Educators Invited to UAMS Teaching With Technology Seminar

LITTLE ROCK – Educators from across the state are invited to attend the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Teaching with Technology Symposium on July 19-20.  Educators in higher education, K-12, corporate training, and faith-based learning should find the programs helpful for their educational programs.

Early registration fees before July 6 are $75 for one day or $95 for both days. Students may attend for $35 for one day or $45 for both days.  Regular registration is $75 or one day or $100 for both days.

The symposium is 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. July 19, and 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 20.  Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 am. Lunch is also provided.