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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New York Tour: Informational Meeting



New York Tour: Informational Meeting


Community Education at ANC will host an informational meeting about the exciting New York trip scheduled for December 10-14, 2015.  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 present to answer your questions. Come and find out about the Broadway shows, guided tours and much more.

DATE:    July 21st
TIME:    7:00pm
PLACE: ANC Main CampusSullins Building, Room A101
                2501 S. Division St., Blytheville, AR

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The ANC Tours Program is Back....and Heading to New York City!


ANC Tours offers...December in New York!
December 10-14, 2015

December 10, 2015
Just get yourself to Arkansas Northeastern College and we'll take it from there!  We will take a motor coach to the Memphis International Airport and a non-stop flight to New York City.  There will be plenty of free time to sight-see and shop as we stay at the beautiful Sheraton Times Square which has positioned itself as the premier option for Times Square and Central Park travelers.  Offering breathtaking views, free breakfasts, and evening appetizers, guests feel at home at the Sheraton Club Lounge.  Dinner will be on your own and a Holiday Lights Tour will be available.

December 11, 2015
Private, guided tour - includes Metro card (single use roundtrip), US Park Service - Round trip ferry ticket to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, National 9/11 Memorial Museum.  Then on your own.

December 12, 2015
Spend the day on your schedule with the All Loops Tour - 48 hour pass to enjoy all the highlights of Manhattan.  Over 40 stops on 3 loops: OR...shop until you drop!  In the evening, we will enjoy the "On The Town" Broadway show.

December 13, 2015
More sight-seeing of New York with your All Loops Tour pass or do a little more shopping.  Group Dinner/Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show.

December 14, 2015
Transfer to the airport for non-stop flight home and transport to Blytheville.

Per Person:
Double Occupancy: $2,467 per person
Single Occupancy: $3,281 per person

Deadline for deposit is Friday, August 28th.  
Balance must be paid in full by Thursday, October 8th.

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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Upcoming Classes for Kids



TENNIS CAMP
June 8-11- Mon-Thurs- Tennis Camp- Coach Jim McCord will take you through the fundamentals of the forehand, serve, backhand, rules and scoring.  Bring Water, racket and tennis ball. Call today for this class!

PRINCESS ACADEMY
June 8-11- Mon- Thurs- Princess Academy- Sign up and have a royally good time at our very own Princess Academy! Come join instructors Brianna and Kaitlyn for 4 days full of “everything Disney Princess”, with games, stories and crafts .  Ages 4-8   Fee: $20  12-2 pm

SIGN LANGUAGE FOR KIDS
June 9-July 16- Tuesday/Thursday- Sign Language for Kids. Jennica Jackson will take you through the basics. Sponsored by the Mississippi County Library System. Both classes are from 6-7:30pm Blytheville Library on Tuesdays; Osceola Library on Thursdays. Fee: $10

KIDS FARM DAY AT WILSON GARDENS
June 13- Saturday- Kids Farm Day at Wilson Gardens- 10 am to 1 pm Leslie Wolverton has an awesome day planned for the kids. Lessons on how to plant, harvest and eat healthy. They will use the demo kitchen, eating the food they harvested and prepared. Limit 15 kids - Fee: $15

MANNERS MATTER!
June 15-18- Mon-Thurs- Manners Matter! 2-3:30 pm and 3:30-4:30 on Thursday. Telephone etiquette, RSVP’s and thank you notes, dining out, setting the table, and introductions.  With Pam Pruett.  Fee: $10 Adams/Vines Gallery.

GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP with WHITNEY JONES
June 15-17- Mon-Wed. Girls Basketball Camp with Whitney Jones- Grades 4-6 is 9 am-12 pm. Grades 7-12 is 1-4 pm. ANC Gym- $45. Includes T-shirt. This camp is for the player who is serious about becoming a better player.

GOLF
June 16-July 7- Tuesdays- Golf- Beginner (9-10:30), Intermediate (10:30-12)- Fee: $30 Learn the basics or polish up your game. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Thunder Bayou Pro, Tony Peterson will instruct.

ART JOURNALING with CORBET McKAY
June 16- July 2- Tues/Thur- 6-7 pm. Art Journaling with Corbet McKay. Popular new form of art on the East Coast. Record just about anything in a beautiful keepsake that you have designed yourself. Bring a blank journal with you. Fee> $35 plus $10 to Corbet for supplies. At the Red Barn in Blytheville.  This would be a great class for girls who love to scrapbook and draw!


June 22- 25- Classes offered

3-D GAMING
3-D Gaming- Introduces students in middle and high school how to program by creating games and simulations.- Grades 6-8- (9-10:30) and grades 9-12 (10:30-12)  Fee: $35- ANC Comp/ Lab

ART-TASTIC
Art-Tastic- Come for some great fun and let your creative juices flow. Students will use a variety of mediums to create their masterpieces. 1st-3rd grades (10:30-12)  4-6 grades (12:30-2) Fee: $40- includes supplies- ANC Art Room

SELF-DEFENSE FOR KIDS
Self Defense for Kids- This class will be packed with fun for the kids while learning the wonderful self-defense art of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. Grades 1-3 (9-10:30) Grades 4-7 (10:30-12). Ray Trammell, formerly of the Detroit Swat Team will instruct. Wellness Center Aerobics Room. $35

BOATERS EDUCATION
Boaters Education- June 22 & 23- Two nights- 6-9 pm. Learn the basics of boating safety! Chuck Long with Arkansas Game and Fish will be your instructor for this informative course. FREE! Sullins Bldg/B-113

BOYS BASKETBALL with COACH JOHN DIAMOND
Boys Basketball with Coach John Diamond-  Learn to improve your basketball skills. Offense and Defense as well as the value of hard work and respect. And Coach Diamond will have a surprise guest for the kids. Fee: $50- includes a T-shirt.  Wellness Center Gym
Ages 5-8 – Girls and Boys-  10:30 am-12 pm
Ages- 9-12- Boys- 1-3 pm
June 29- July 2- Boys 13-18- from 1-3 pm


To register, please call Mary Ann or Brianna at 870-762-3168. And check out the website at www.anc.edu/communityed for a listing of ALL classes. 
Tell all of your friends!
Most classes need a minimum of 6 participants!

Monday, May 4, 2015

ANC Instructor, James Hartley, Wins Merit Award for App Creation - Kenna


ANC instructor, James Hartley, recently won a merit award for the creation of his app – Kenna. This is what Hartley had to say about Kenna…

Kenna is a basic informational app that I created for my college students. It is a free application. It will help me stay connected with my students throughout the semester. It also provides quick access to specific institutional resources.

Kenna provides a crime news RSS feed, a list of all the classes that I teach, course syllabi, a direct call feature, an institutional phone directory, office hours, current class schedule, email form, student handbook, academic calendar, college newsletter, campus map, task scheduler, and career opportunities.

Kenna also provides remote notifications and local notifications that remind students of quizzes and exams as well as other institutional information. Students expressed interest in an app of this nature, so with that encouragement, I focused my efforts on creating Kenna. 





Thursday, April 16, 2015

ANC Board Approves Construction of Center for Allied Technologies


ANC BOARD APPROVES CONSTRUCTION OF CENTER FOR ALLIED TECHNOLOGIES

Members of the Arkansas Northeastern College Board of Trustees gathered for their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, where they approved the financing plan and construction of the new Center for Allied Technologies. The Board’s action follows commitments made by the ANC Foundation Board of Governors at their Spring meeting on April 9 of $325,000 toward construction and $250,000 toward equipment. The College anticipates an annual cost savings of $100,000 through consolidating the Harry L. Crisp, Aircraft & Metals Engineering (ACME), and Burdette Centers which the new facility will replace.

The proposed facility will be located on the ANC Main Campus just south of the Angela Wren Nursing & Allied Health Building. The new center will feature the headquarters for 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. A world-class welding laboratory will serve secondary, post-secondary, and customized training needs. Also featured will be an aircraft hangar/lab, combination non-destructive testing (NDT) & composites laboratory, and general purpose classrooms to fully accommodate the aviation maintenance program, both secondary and post-secondary. In addition to welding and aviation maintenance, Secondary/Technical Center students from our area high schools also will be served on the Main Campus by classroom & lab facilities for advanced manufacturing, criminal justice, education, and construction/carpentry. Medical professions secondary training will be delivered at the existing Wren building to co-locate with the other allied health professions.

According to ANC President Dr. James Shemwell, the location of the center is strategic in that it represents a plan to rebrand professions, as well as college education for high-demand, well-paying professions, in the minds of young people, parents, teachers, and the general public by locating the facilities where most people associate as “college.” Additionally, the center would be located within walking distance from the Department of Workforce Services, more commonly referred to as the “unemployment office.” Architectural & engineering work, including a comprehensive campus drainage plan, is anticipated to require one year, followed by a two-year construction timetable. The projected grand opening for the new Center is August 2018.




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dever Industrial Maintenance Solutions Pledges $75,000 toward ANC Center for Allied Technologies


Dever Industrial Maintenance Solutions Pledges $75,000 toward ANC Center for Allied Technologies

Arkansas Northeastern College has received another pledge toward its $13 million Center for Allied Technology. Phillip Dever of Dever Industrial Maintenance Solutions has committed $75,000 toward the project which will fund the electrical laboratory in the 85,000 square foot facility.
Dever, a longtime supporter of Arkansas Northeastern College, serves on the ANC Foundation Board and made his gift known at the meeting of the Board last week.
ANC President Dr. James Shemwell said, “Mr. Dever has been an ardent supporter of our College and understands the importance of providing education and training for the area workforce. He volunteers his time and knowledge to Skills USA at the State level and his local insight informs our training strategy here at the College. We greatly appreciate this generous gift and his continued support of Arkansas Northeastern College.”
The new facility 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.

“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,” said Shemwell.


For more information or to contribute to the project, please contact Rachel Gifford, ANC Foundation Executive Director at 870-838-2902.