Acxiom/UCA summer camp seeks Arkansas’ brightest students

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014 Acxiom/UCA Information Technology Summer Camp. This highly competitive, grant-funded camp targets students entering grades 9-12 from across the state interested in learning more about the field of Information Technology.

The camp will be held on the UCA campus from June 18-21, 2014. Students can expect to learn valuable information about IT careers, receive technology training and tour several local IT Companies including the Acxiom Corporation, a high-tech company headquartered in Arkansas.

“The Acxiom/UCA IT Careers Camp has steadily grown the last six years and now hosts about sixty of the brightest technology students across Arkansas,” reports Dr. Jim Downey, Camp Coordinator and UCA professor. Due to the success and growth of the camp, a second, more advanced technology track is offered for returning campers to build upon their technical foundation.

This grant-funded camp, made possible by the generosity of ACXIOM Corporation, provides on-campus housing and meals at no cost to students. Students will be required to obtain transportation to and from UCA and required to stay on campus in a dorm through the duration of the camp.

“Any student interested in technology as a career, no matter what their expertise level, may apply,” says Downey. To apply, students are required to submit an application and short essay online by the February 14 deadline. Enrollment is limited, so students are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible. The online application form and detailed information can be found at

About Acxiom

Acxiom is a recognized leader in database marketing services and technology that enable organizations to successfully manage customers, personalize consumer experiences and create profitable customer relationships. With over 40 years of experience in data management, Acxiom delivers high-performance, highly secure, reliable information management services. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, and serves clients around the world.

Contact information:

Scheduling & Events Coordinator
Donna Murphy, UCA
Camp Coordinator

Dr. Summer Bartczak, UCA
(501) 852-2359

ACXIOM Contact
Allison Nicholas