General Education Statement of Philosophy
General education courses at East Arkansas Community College enhance academic skills, reasoning capabilities, and general knowledge required for continued learning and advancement in students’ professional and personal lives. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency in …
East Arkansas Community College has an open door policy for general admission and offers equal educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. Inquiries regarding admission should be submitted to the Office of Admission and Registration. This office receives …
The Financial Aid Office at East Arkansas Community College seeks to provide financial assistance to any student who, without such support, could not attend the College. A comprehensive program of financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and jobs is provided to qualifying students. To become or remain eligible for financial aid, …
Educational Guidance Services personnel are committed to providing opportunities for each individual student’s total educational development. Specific student services are integrated with the instructional program of the college to address individual needs for educational, personal, social, cultural and career development.
Mission Statement & Guiding Philosophy
The department of Student Services supports the College’s mission to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and contributing to society by connecting academic and co-curricular programs.
The department lives out this mission by promoting a campus culture characterized by …
EACC’s faculty and staff is committed to providing students of all ages and stages of life access to high quality and affordable academic, technical and non-credit education.
The EACC Gallery presents Collections, an exhibition of artwork by Alonzo Ford of Lexa. The exhibit will run through Friday, March 2nd. The public is invited to meet the artist in the Gallery on Saturday, February 17th at 6:30 p.m. before the Shirelles performance in the EACC Fine Arts Center.
Artist Alonzo Ford’s artwork is rooted in his heritage as an African-American farmer in the Arkansas Delta. He grew up working on his family’s farm in the Southland community near Lexa in the 1940s and 1950s. He enjoys creating and drawing landscapes that portray farm life, old buildings, and active portraits. His drawings depict daily routines of plowing, harvesting hay, and cutting wood, and he is best known for his distinctive profile drawings of his memories of local people.
Ford began painting in 1981. Largely self-taught, he attended Phillips Community College from 1981-1982 where took art classes and began sketching portraits and abstract drawings. He chose art as a way to express himself and to leave something behind for others to enjoy. Ford’s artwork includes graphite and charcoal drawings, as well as oil and oil pastel paintings, and pen and ink. In addition to drawing and painting, Ford also enjoys growing his beautiful flower and vegetable garden during the Spring and Summer months. He cultivates irises, roses, lilies, hollyhocks, zinnias, and sunflowers in the fields of his family farm, which often appear in his paintings.
Ford’s artwork has been featured in numerous exhibits, shows, and collections throughout the Delta, Arkansas and across the United States including the West Helena Public Library, Phillips County Museum, Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Delta Cultural Center and other museums in Little Rock, the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, the Collectors Art Gallery in Washington D.C., and more. He is a member of the Art Collectors at the Arkansas Arts Center, and was recognized as the University of Arkansas Phillips Community College’s Outstanding Alumnus.
The Gallery is located in the EACC Fine Arts Center. Daily hours for the Gallery are Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., or as scheduled for special group tours. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 870-633-4480.
|“Big Catch,” 18” X 24”, charcoal and graphite pencil|