University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Circle K Club Excels in District Meeting

During a recent recognition ceremony for their district, the Circle K Club from University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville received a total of eight awards for outstanding achievement and community service. Circle K International is a service organization designed for college students to engage actively in their communities and campuses. The UACCB Circle K Club is open to all students and is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Batesville.

UACCB CKI members at the district conference held last month in Conway, AR.

UACCB CKI members at the district conference held last month in Conway, AR.

Mary Moore, District Administrator for CKI in Arkansas and Missouri and faculty member and CKI faculty advisor at UACCB, reported the following awards were given to UACCB Circle K at the district meeting: Club Achievement Award, K-Family Relations Award and Single Service Award. The club was selected for the Single Service Award based on their 2012 efforts to support the family of a UACCB student and fellow CKI member during a tragic event.

Individual members of UACCB CKI were recognized as well. The W. Dean Moore Outstanding Member honor went to Ernest Goldwood, the Outstanding Vice President award went to Steven Reiman, and Katie Crews was recognized for Outstanding President. CKI advisors, Brian Berry and Jesse Cargill received outstanding Kiwanis and Faculty Advisor awards. Berry also currently serves as president of the Kiwanis Club of Batesville, and as Kiwanis advisor, he is the liaison between the Kiwanis Club and CKI.

Research shows a direct correlation between the success rate of college students and their involvement in activities outside the classroom. UACCB offers several organizations like Circle K to provide learning experiences and opportunities for students to be involved with various social, recreational, and service programs. The organizations are designed to support leadership development, networking and service for UACCB students in the Independence County area.

UACCB’s Circle K organization has a track record especially for successful leadership development and community service projects. Moore said, “Three of the past four governors have been UACCB alumni, and our chapter has risen from seemingly nonexistent four years ago to the largest and most active club in the district. This is notable especially because UACCB is the only two year institution in our district, and some of our competitors are University of Missouri-Columbia, Truman State, University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State University – Jonesboro.” She adds, “I am blessed to work with such great student leaders from all over the district and especially proud of the service they do.”

For more information about student organizations and community events at UACCB, call 870-612-2000.

Photo: UACCB CKI members at the district conference held last month in Conway, AR.