UAM to Hold Roundtable in Crossett on Dislocated Worker Outreach

UAM will host a leadership roundtable Monday, June 24 on its technical campus in Crossett. Members of the chancellor’s leadership team will open a meeting to members of the public and media in an effort to reach out to the Crossett community, in particular those affected by upcoming plant closings.

UAM Kids' University Set for July 8-11

The fifth annual Kids’ University will be held on the UAM campus July 8-11. The summer enrichment program carries out a mission of serving capable and motivated students who will enter 1st through 6th grades in the fall of 2019. The focus is cultivating new interests, expanding knowledge, and sparking imagination and creativity while providing a non-graded environment for personal growth and development. The morning session is for students entering grades 1 – 3, and will be held from 9 a.m. – noon. The afternoon session is for students entering grades 4 – 6 and will be held from 1 – 5 p.m.

Ninth Annual Tomatoes at the Trotter Set for June 27

“Red” hot temperatures are already pounding the Arkansas region this spring. You can expect even more heat with the hot colors of fire red, burnt orange and sun yellow tomatoes at Monticello’s premier tomato event. Nearly a dozen heirloom tomatoes will be featured at the ninth annualTomatoes at the Trotter dinner to be held Thursday, June 27th. The event, hosted by the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CFANR) takes place at the UAM Trotter House Bed and Breakfast in Monticello’s North Main Street Historic District. This year’s meal will be prepared by Aramark Chef Thomas Bedward. The four-course meal is unique in that the main ingredients are Arkansas-grown tomatoes. For the heirloom variety to qualify for the tasting event, tomatoes must be open pollinated and are of a variety that are 50 years or older. Tickets are $30.00 per person and include dinner as well as tomato recipes and growing tips. Is it a fruit or a vegetable? Find out from guest speakers at this fundraising dinner.

UAM Announces Second Largest Gift in Institution's History, Will Fund Nursing Scholarships

Chancellor Karla Hughes of the University of Arkansas at Monticello announced a landmark gift to the institution Thursday night at the School of Nursing Graduate Recognition Ceremony. It is the second-largest single gift in the university’s history – an estate gift worth an estimated $1.5 million. The donor, Raylene Steelman, left UAM the vast majority of her estate with the specific intent of providing nursing scholarships. She wished to remain anonymous until her death. A Warren High School graduate, Steelman worked at the university as a librarian for 37 years. Her interest in providing nursing scholarships was sparked by the quality of care she received from UAM nurse graduates late in life. Steelman passed away April 12 in Monticello at age 96.

UAM Receives AmeriCorps Grant to Increase College Attainment in Region

5/6/19 Monticello, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received a federal grant to establish the first local AmeriCorps VISTA project. In the fall, UAM applied for funding to become one of the newest projects of AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), which is overseen by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. The UAM application outlined opportunities to improve higher educational attainment in southeast Arkansas. Ben Olsen, who has served as the CNS Arkansas State Program Director since August, had noticed there was not as much of an AmeriCorps presence in the Delta region. He has been working to engage more regional colleges and universities with VISTA, because few other organizations in the region have the capacity to support such a program. “On a campus, you have a hub of resources; they work closely with local governments and K-12 school systems. Each project requires a lot of synergy throughout the community. UAM is well-positioned to create that synergy, which is one of the many reasons their application was selected,” Olsen said. AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that aim to improve lives and foster civic engagement, VISTA being one of those programs. One of the areas VISTA targets is increasing academic achievement, the subject of the UAM project. “We’re very excited to be part of the impact the project will have on these seven counties,” said Dr. Karla Hughes, UAM chancellor.

UAM Phone-A-Thon

The UAM Phone-A-Thon is underway now and will continue through May 4. Student callers are reaching out to alumni and friends of UAM to update our database of contacts and to request donations to the UAM Foundation Fund. To donate now, visit or contact Alumni Relations for more information at (870) 460-1127.


UAM TO HOST FRESHMAN EARLY REGISTRATION DAYS APRIL 19 AND 22 Monticello, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold two early registration sessions for incoming freshmen April 19 and 22, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions ...

Senior Art Exhibitons: Isabel Brumley and Lorna Shelton

Isabel Brumley’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition “GRIM” will be held April 17- April 28, 2019 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library and Technology Center. Her public reception will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 1:30pm- 3:00pm. Her exhibition focuses upon characters that are searching for happiness within a dark world. “My paintings are a moment in these character’s lives, a grim moment in their journeys, yet also show the beauty and hope that are in it too.” Lorna Shelton’s Senior Thesis Art Exhibition “Worldly Balance” will be held April 17 - 28, 2019 in the Glassblock Gallery in the Taylor Library and Technology Center. Her public reception will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Her painting and drawing, which relies upon highly contrasting black and white images and spaces, incorporate stylized fish with circular elements to express symbols of balance and peace. Both graduating seniors are from Hamburg. Gallery Hours are Monday- Wednesday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Student Carnival and Crawfish Boil April 25

A Free Student Event - Crawfish will be served alongside live music, giveaways, and carnival rides! See you on the quad! Thursday, April 25 4:30 - 7 p.m. by the Centennial Clock Tower

Arbor Day Observance Set for April 23

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will plant a Shumard Oak on the campus quad on Tuesday, April 23 in observance of Arbor Day. The celebration will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Centennial Clock Tower on Tuesday. The annual event will include remarks by Chancellor Karla Hughes and student government representatives and will accompany a grilled hot dog lunch on the quad.