Monday, July 25, 2016

Winery Tours & Mystery Theatre Weekend



Winery Tours & Mystery Theatre Weekend

If your looking for a fun fall excursion, make plans to join us in September for a winery trip that will be full of fun, tasty wine and beautiful scenery.

Local wineries around St.Louis are among the nation's oldest, and a few are actually among the most award-winning. They offer great views, hospitality and simple fun that make them a great destination.
First stop is Scott City .This winery is in a century old farmhouse nestled in the hills above the Mississippi River. We will tour the winery and have lunch there.

Next stop is Ste. Genevieve. Beautiful vistas of the river and the lush vineyard await you! Take a 30-minute guided tour of the winery, which include a five flight wine tasting and souvenir wine glass.

St. Louis awaits with a special dinner at the Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. The rest of the evening is “on your own” to either head back to the hotel or enjoy the St . Louis nightlife.

On Saturday, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and depart for Hermannhof Wineries.

There are few places on earth where the marriage of soil and climate is blessed by great wine grapes. The vineyards of Hermannhof are among them. We will depart Hermannhof at around 3:00 pm and stop for dinner in Cape Girardeau on the way home.

This trip includes motorcoach transportation, one-night stay in St. Louis, Winery tours, and Mystery Dinner Theatre tickets.

A minimum of 30 people is required for this trip. So pass the word along to your friends! Payment in full is due by August 15.


Pricing for this trip : 
Single Occupancy: $372 per person 
Double Occupancy: $317 per person
Triple Occupancy: $262 per person

We will depart from ANC on Friday Sept. 23 at 9:00 am and return on Sept. 24 at around 9:00 pm.

For more information call Mary Ann at 870-762-3168 or mgarren@smail.anc.edu.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ANC Welcomes New Art Instructor

New ANC Art Instructor, Holt Brasher



ANC WELCOMES NEW ART INSTRUCTOR


Holt Brasher, a native of Louisiana but most recently a resident of Memphis, has moved to Blytheville and joined the Arkansas Northeastern College family as Instructor in Art.  Brasher holds his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and his MFA in Printmaking from the University of Memphis. With teaching experience during graduate school, Brasher gained an appreciation for his students and worked to help them develop a passion for art—something he hopes to bring to ANC.

“In my classroom I always ask students to do two things, and that is to work hard, but also to never be afraid to ask for my help. Over the many classes I’ve taught, I’ve been able to push students to reach their potential by challenging them, and forcing them out of their comfort zones,” said Brasher who will begin teaching at ANC this August and hopes to eventually offer the community a glimpse of student talent.

“I like my students to feel welcome and appreciated as artists themselves, and together we work through the difficulties and the process so by the end of the semester, students can create their own works, be able to speak about them in critique, and have applied to several shows where many will have their work selected for display. There is nothing more rewarding than an enthusiastic student who can speak, work, and display his or her art in galleries,” added Brasher.

Personally, Brasher likes to incorporate humor into his art as he views it as a big source of inspiration, but while satire and figurative art may be where he leans, he will encourage all different styles among his students. “I enjoy the challenge and diversity of my students’ beliefs, ideals, and stylistic choices, and when the class works together as a group, often everyone learns new things. I also feel that pushing students out of their comfort zones, and pushing their boundaries on what art can be, often yields some of the best work they’ll create and can send them down a path of discovery into what they truly want to make in the art world. I look forward to challenging the student body at ANC and seeing how they can challenge my own processes as a teacher and art maker as well.”

Additionally, Brasher is not held to just one medium, and he plans to expose his students to a variety of art. “I work across as many fields, printmaking, sculpture, painting, etc. incorporating each into assignments as I can.”  Brasher says that by exposing students to the different mediums, combined with encouraging their creativity, they can yield some of their best work.”


Brasher says he is already enjoying the Blytheville community, and he looks forward to rebuilding the art program at ANC. He will be in his office and available to meet with students after August 8.  He will be offering classes in drawing, water color, and art appreciation this fall. Registration for fall classes will continue through August 10th, with classes beginning on Monday, August 15th.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ANC Technical Center Students Win Awards at Arkansas SkillsUSA State Competitions


The Arkansas Northeastern College Technical Center at Burdette took 24 high school competitors and 4 post-secondary competitors to the Arkansas SkillsUSA State Competitions this week. Twenty-two of the competitors traveled to Hot Springs, AR, where they competed in the Welding, Criminal Justice, Crime Scene Investigation, and Medical Terminology competitions. Six of the students traveled to Southern Arkansas University in Camden, AR, to compete in the Aviation Maintenance competition. Ryan Crouch of Manila placed 2nd in Criminal Justice, Michael Rawson of Manila placed 2nd in Aviation Maintenance, Landen Stutts of Manila placed 3rd in Aviation Maintenance, and Cody Hearyman of Blytheville placed 3rd in Welding. Chase Farrish won the post-secondary State Championship in Welding Sculpture, and Chase Walker placed 2nd in the post-secondary Aviation Maintenance competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, and is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. The ANC Technical Center offers Skills memberships to all of its students, and encourages Club involvement, even sending students to the National competition in years past.

For more information about the ANC Technical Center, please visit www.anc.edu/technicalcenter/ or call 870-763-1468. 

Criminal Justice competitors (L-R): Duane Busby (Instructor), Tyler Smith, Brian Reynolds, Cindy Tomblin, Ryan Crouch, Cecil Langston, Curtis Lunsford, and Kalei Wimbley.
Medical Terminology competitors (L-R): Chris Hunt, Tailynn Richmond, Tonya Lucas, Ally Ainsworth, and Abby Hurley.
Aviation Maintenance competitors (L-R):  Landen Stutts, Michael Rawson, Chase Walker, and Brian Dennis (Instructor)
(Left) Ryan Crouch
(L-R) David Davis (Instructor) and Post-Secondary Welding Structure State Champion - Chase Farrish

Friday, September 25, 2015

Informational Meeting About the Trip to Italy



Informational Meeting About the Trip to Italy

Community Education at ANC will host an informational meeting about the exciting Italy trip from March 16-26, 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about this fabulous excursion, join us to hear more about it. Becky Hawkins with Travel Consultants International will be there to answer your questions. Come and find out about the guided tours , the itinerary, the fabulous sights, and much more!

Date: October 19

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Sullins Bldg.- A-101

For more information call Mary Ann at 870-762-3168

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ANC Tours Italy: 10 Day Tour from Rome to Milan


ANC TOURS ITALY
10 Day Tour From Rome to Milan
March 16-26, 2016

This amazing trip begins with three (3) full days in Rome to visit the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square and Basilica, the Trevi Fountain and much more!

Next, we will visit San Gimignano, a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy.  Known as the Town of Fine Towers, San Gimignano is famous for its medieval architecture, unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls form "an unforgettable skyline."  From there, we will travel to Florence - the gorgeous capital of Tuscany and birthplace of the Renaissance.

With stops in picture perfect Pisa, we can enjoy a wine-tasting event at Verrazzano Castle and a spectacular drive through the Apennine Mountains to the romantic city of Venice.  While in Venice, we will enjoy excursions to St. Marks Square and Basilica and a private water taxi to see Venice by night.

Before our return, we will make our way to Verona - the setting of Romeo and Juliet before traveling to Milan for more amazing sights.  Milan is a global capital of fashion and design.  Home to the national stock exchange, it's a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping.  The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci's fresco "The Last Supper," testify to centuries of art and culture.

Per person:
Double Occupancy: $4,668 per person
Single Occupancy: $5,299 per person
(Insurance is optional for an additional $200 per person)

Deadline for $300 deposit is Tuesday, November 24, 2015.
Balance must be paid in full by January 12, 2016

For more information, or to reserve your space, call 870-762-3168




Monday, August 3, 2015

TENARIS PLEDGES $150,000 TOWARD NEW ANC CENTER FOR ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES

TENARIS PLEDGES $150,000 TOWARD 
NEW ANC CENTER FOR ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES

Tracey Ritchey, Tenaris Community Relations; Dynice Karr, Tenaris Employee Relations Manager; Desmond Hammett, Tenaris University Analyst;  Hernan Brondino, Tenaris U.S. Director Welded Division; Dr. James Shemwell, Arkansas Northeastern College President; and Hector PiƱeda, Tenaris Weld Mill Manager.

August 3, 2016 – Arkansas Northeastern College’s Center for Allied Technologies project received another boost from local industry today as Tenaris has pledged $150,000 toward the College’s newest project.

Tenaris is a leading supplier of tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry and certain other industrial applications. The company expanded its presence in the United States when it acquired Maverick Tube Corporation in 2006, which included a site in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Tenaris is committed to the communities where employees live and work with the core of their community investment centered on education.  This strategy is based on the belief that knowledge is essential for growing, developing and enriching people’s lives. 

“Education and training is at the center of Tenaris’s culture.  Supporting institutions such as ANC extends the academic reach to the community,” said Hernan Brondino, Tenaris US Director of its welded division. “It’s through initiatives like this that we, as a team, provide unique opportunities to build more than skill sets, but enable and empower students to develop and grow.” 

Tenaris has a long history of working with Arkansas Northeastern College. Tenaris has donated over $100,000 to ANC for the purchase of equipment for the Advanced Manufacturing Program and the College’s Electrical and Welding Programs. In addition to monetary donations, a donation of pipe was given to ANC Secondary Center to be used in practical application for high school students, and they participate in the post-secondary internship with ANC for students pursuing the Steel Technology degree. 

This is in addition to the company’s other local educational initiatives such as the Academic Excellence Afterschool Program, a partnership with Blytheville Public Schools, which began in 2010, a high school internship program for seniors from Armorel, Blytheville and Gosnell school districts and a merit award program, which recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors from Blytheville High School.

Tenaris’ community involvement is even more diverse as the company also supports local adults looking for a better future.  Tenaris was one of the first industry sponsors of ANC’s W.O.R.K. Program. Workforce Orientation & Retraining Keys (WORK) is a 60 clock hour program designed to lift under-skilled local residents living in poverty out of poverty and, simultaneously, advance economic development by expanding the local workforce.
“Our College and our community are so very fortunate to have tremendous partners like Tenaris,” said ANC President, Dr. James Shemwell, citing a long relationship with the company that includes extensive training for Tenaris employees by ANC.

“Arkansas Northeastern College has worked with Tenaris to provide new-hire training and other classes as needed for employee advancement, and we look forward to continuing that training in our new Center for Allied Technologies,” added Shemwell.
The Center for Allied Technologies, to be located on the ANC Main Campus, will actually decrease the College’s overall facilities by 30,000 square feet by consolidating the Burdette Center, Harry L. Crisp Center, and the Aircraft Metals and Engineering Center—with an estimated costs savings for the College of approximately $100,000 a year in maintenance.  This new facility will feature a headquarters for the College’s customized training force—The Solutions Group, including general purpose classrooms, electrical classroom & lab, mechanical classroom/lab, safety classroom/lab, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Classroom & Laboratory, computer classroom, and large multi-purpose room. Additionally, a world-class welding laboratory will be available for students.
Secondary Center students from area high schools also will be served by this facility through classroom & laboratories for advanced manufacturing, welding, criminal justice, education, and construction/carpentry.  The design incorporates a computer lab for the Secondary Center. Also featured is an aircraft hangar/lab, combination non-destructive testing (NDT) & composites laboratory, and general purpose classrooms to fully accommodate ANC’s Federal Aviation Administration—certified Aviation Maintenance Program.

This latest gift reflects Tenaris’ commitment to being a strong community steward. The Tenaris pledge to the Arkansas Northeastern College Center for Allied Technology will help fund the Mechanical Laboratory, two general classrooms and a conference room space in the new facility.

“We have had the strongest workforce training program in the state for a number of years, we are glad to finally see plans for a premier facility on the horizon for these programs, and we cannot thank Tenaris enough for helping this facility become a reality,” said Shemwell. Construction work on the project is expected to begin in 2016 after the completion of design work for the new Center with an anticipated opening date in Summer 2018.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

DENSO North America Foundation PLEDGES $150,000 Toward ANC Center for Allied Technologies

DENSO North America Foundation PLEDGES $150,000 Toward ANC Center for Allied Technologies

Photo (L to R): John Beal, Manager Administration, DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas; Melissa Smith, Secretary of the DENSO North America Foundation; Dr. James Shemwell, President, Arkansas Northeastern College; George Harguess, President, DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas; and Jessica Griffin, Corporate Services, DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas.

DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) has become the latest supporter of the Arkansas Northeastern College (ANC) Center for Allied Technologies with their announcement of a $150,000 contribution toward the project. DNAF has approved the project for funding over a three-year period.

As one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with operations in 32 countries and regions, DENSO provides capabilities in research and design, and development, manufacturing and delivery of advanced automotive technology, systems and components. 

“The DENSO North America Foundation is pleased to support ANC’s efforts to build a skilled, knowledgeable and well-trained workforce to serve industry,” said George Harguess, President of DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas in Osceola. “We appreciate the standards of excellence that are held by Arkansas Northeastern College and its commitment to education.”  

“We are so grateful for the relationship that Arkansas Northeastern College has with DENSO.  The local plant has been a long-time supporter of ANC with participation in the WORK Program and other technical programs, as well as sponsoring ANC Foundation activities. We appreciate their past support and this generous gift toward our Center for Allied Technologies and look forward to beginning construction on the project next year,” said Dr. James Shemwell, President of Arkansas Northeastern College.

Because of their vision for the community and the development of a skilled workforce, the DNAF’s contribution to the ANC Center for Allied Technologies will provide funds to complete and equip two separate areas of the facility: the DENSO Manufacturing Classroom and the DENSO Computer Laboratory & Library.

Currently the facility is in the architectural and engineering planning stage, which will take approximately one year, with construction expected to take two years. The 85,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in 2018.

The Center for Allied Technologies, to be located on the ANC Main Campus, will actually decrease the College’s overall facilities by 30,000 square feet by consolidating the Burdette Center, Harry L. Crisp Center, and the ACME Center—with an estimated costs savings for the College of approximately $100,000 a year in maintenance.  This new facility will feature a headquarters for the College’s customized training force—The Solutions Group, including general purpose classrooms, electrical classroom & lab, mechanical classroom/lab, safety classroom/lab, HVAC classroom & lab, computer classroom, and large multi-purpose room. Additionally, a world-class welding laboratory will be available for students.

Secondary Center students from area high schools also will be served by this facility through classroom & laboratories for advanced manufacturing, welding, criminal justice, education, and construction/carpentry.  The design incorporates a computer lab for the Secondary Center. Also featured is an aircraft hangar/lab, combination non-destructive testing (NDT) & composites laboratory, and general purpose classrooms to fully accommodate ANC’s Federal Aviation Administration—certified Aviation Maintenance Program.


Since its inception in 2001, the DENSO North America Foundation, philanthropic arm of global auto parts supplier DENSO’s North American headquarters, DENSO International America, Inc., has been dedicated to advancing the auto industry through grants to colleges and universities. The Foundation provides students with technology, tools and experiences similar to that of the professional workplace they’ll experience after graduation.