Phillips Community College is
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools; 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite
2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602, (800) 621-7440. The Associate Degree
Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing
Accrediting Commission (NLNAC); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500,
Atlanta, GA, 30326; (404) 975-5000; Fax (404) 975-5020. The Medical
Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting
Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Rd.,
Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, (773) 714-8880. The Phlebotomy program
is approved by NAACLS. The business programs are accredited by The
Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP); 7007
College Boulevard, Suite 420, Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 339-9356.
PCCUA is also approved by the Arkansas State Approving Agency for
Phillips Community College is a
member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Arkansas
Association of Two-Year Colleges, the National Association of College
and University Business Officers, and the American Association of
Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
PCCUA is a multi-campus, two year college serving
the communities in Eastern Arkansas. The college is committed to
helping every student succeed. We provide high-quality, accessible
educational opportunities and skills development to promote life-ling
learning, and we engage in the lives of our students and our
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University of Arkansas.
at which every student is intentionally connected to an individual
person who feels responsible for that student’s success.
• at which every student is clear about the college’s
high expectations for performance--and every student has high
aspirations for his or her success.
• at which every student defines his or her educational
goals and develops a plan for attaining them. Imagine further that
these plans are updated regularly, with guidance, as students progress.
• at which all academically underprepared students have
an effective, efficient path to completing developmental education and
beginning college-level work.
• at which engaged learning is intentional, inescapable,
and the norm for all students.
• at which every student is met with a personalized
network of financial, academic, and social support.
• at which all students graduate with a certificate or
degree that prepares them to succeed in the workplace or to transfer to
a four-year college or university.
• fully engaged in the communities it serves, listening
to their voices, responding to their needs.
have imagined the college we seek to be.
The college implements its mission,
vision, and values through a clearly defined set of programs and
services that include:
College-level Credit Programs
The college offers credit courses leading to associate
degrees, diplomas, and certificates in technical, occupational fields
and designed-to-transfer majors.
Continuing Education Programs
The college provides professional and occupational
development for individuals, businesses, industries, and governmental
and health agencies. A variety of self-supporting non-credit activities
for personal enhancement are also available.
Student Development Programs and Services
The college offers developmental programs and services to
enrolled and prospective students to increase their chances for success
and enhance their potential for personal, educational, and professional
Economic Development Programs
The college promotes the economic development of the
region by providing work force training for new and expanding businesses
and industries. The college also supports economic development agencies
by assisting in the recruitment of businesses and industry to the area.
Access Programs and Services
The college provides special recruitment, counseling and
evaluation services that increase access for students not traditionally
served by higher education.
Phillips Community College
respects the diversity of its student body and community. The college
also recognizes the worth and potential of each student. Therefore, the
college affirms the following beliefs and values:
We are committed to the success of every student. We believe all
students, given the right conditions, can learn. We believe those
conditions include high expectations reflected in a rigorous curriculum
and personal engagement evidenced by a faculty and staff who invest
themselves in the lives of our students and our communities.
The Power of Education
We believe learning begins at birth and
should last a lifetime. We believe in the power of education to
transform lives and build strong, productive communities.
We respect the inherent worth and dignity of every
In 1964, leaders from all parts of Arkansas became enthusiastic
about the public community college concept and undertook the
difficult task of amending the state’s constitution to permit the
development of system of community colleges in Arkansas.
The official history of Phillips County Community
College dates from two events in 1965: (1) Act 560 of the Arkansas State
Legislature, which paved the way for establishing community colleges;
and (2) an affirmative vote by the people of Phillips County on October
23, 1965, which provided the local financial support forth college.
The Board of Trustees was appointed by the Governor of
the State and met for the first time on November 1, 1965, officially
creating Phillips County Community College. An early order of business
for the Board was the election of Dr. John Easley as the first President
of the College. The Board of Trustees decided that since construction of
a new plant would take approximately two years, classes would begin in
the Naval Reserve Building in Helena. The building served as home for
Phillips County Community College for two years. In May, 1968, the first
class was graduated. Construction of the permanent College facilities
was also completed in 1968.
In 1972, the Fine Arts Center and Lily Peter Auditorium
were completed with the help of generous support from the community. In
1976, the Nursing Education Complex was completed. In 1982, the
Technical & Industrial Education Complex was opened. In 1986, the
administration/data processing building was completed, and a year later,
the college library was renovated and named the Lewis Library, thanks to
the generosity of the A. B. Lewis family.
In 1988, Dr. Easley retired, and the administration
building was renamed in his honor. Dr. Steven W. Jones was elected by
the Board of Trustees to be the college’s second president on March 8,
Since that time, the College has experienced dramatic
growth with an expansion of the curriculum and facilities. Enrollment
increased steadily in the early 1990’s, and the Asa W. Bonner Student
Center was dedicated in 1991. The Mitchell Science Annex was added to
the Nursing Education Complex in 1992. In 1993, the College was given
the historic Pillow-Thompson House in Helena by Josephine Thompson and
her son, George de Man. The house was renovated with the generous
support of community donations and historic preservation grants and
reopened in May of 1997.
In March 1996, the people of Arkansas County passed a
referendum to annex that county into the PCCC taxing district. The Board
of Trustees changed the name of the college to Phillips Community
College to reflect the multi-county support and began plans to expand
the off-campus programs in Stuttgart. In June 1996, the State
transferred the former Rice Belt Technical Institute in DeWitt to
Phillips Community College and on July 1, 1996, Phillips became a member
of the University of Arkansas System.
Facilities in Arkansas County have grown to include day
and evening classes in Stuttgart and general education programs in
DeWitt. The Stuttgart facility is equipped with nine traditional
classrooms, two science labs, six computer labs, a large technical
training lab, two compressed video labs for distance learning, a
library, large lecture room, bookstore, and offices. The DeWitt facility
expansion and reconstruction included an addition of 14,000 square feet
AND renovations to 15,000 square feet. The addition includes five
classrooms, two distance learning classrooms, library, and student
center. In 2003, the Grand Prairie War Memorial Auditorium Board voted
to offer a long-term lease of the auditorium to the college as a
technology training center. In 2007, the National Guard Armory in DeWitt
was leased to the College as a headquarters for the agriculture program.
Phillips Community College has always been a leader and
innovator in higher education in Arkansas. The College has grown from an
original enrollment of fewer than 250 students in 14 program areas to
over 2,300 students in academic, occupational/technical, and continuing
education programs. New programs are continually being researched and
planned so that PCCUA will remain responsive to the needs and interests
of the people of Eastern Arkansas and on the Grand Prairie. In the Fall
of 2003, Dr. Steven Murray was named Chancellor of Phillips Community
College. Dr. Murray is the college’s third Chancellor.
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Helena, AR 72342
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