MONTICELLO, AR — John Harvey, the most successful baseball coach in University of Arkansas at Monticello history, has been appointed UAM's director of athletics. Harvey assumed the role of interim athletics director in November while continuing as head baseball coach following the departure of Chris Ratcliff. Harvey will continue to coach the Boll Weevil baseball team, which he has led to a record of 193-146 in seven seasons.
MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM) will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2017 at the UAM Fine Arts Center at 2 p.m. June 30. Graduates will be from the following programs: associate of applied science degree in general technology, administrative office technology, diesel technology, early childhood education, health information technology, heavy equipment operator trainer academy, hospitality services, welding technology, and the GED in adult education. For more information, contact Sharon Cantrell at (870) 460-2106.
MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett (UAM-CTC) will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2017 at the Crossett city auditorium at 7 p.m. June 29. Cedric Coleman, a 2004 industrial technology graduate, will be recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus.
MONTICELLO, AR — Kyle Tolin accomplished something in 2017 that no University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball coach had been able to achieve in 61 years; he led his team to a conference championship. Tolin was rewarded for that championship today when he became the second coach in UAM history to sign a multi-year contract. The two-year agreement includes automatic two-year rollovers through 2022.
MONTICELLO, AR — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has awarded a No Child Left Behind Grant to the STEM Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to Kim Level, interim dean of the UAM School of Education.The grant, which totals $60,888, will be used to provide middle school teachers with math content and pedagogy to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The UAM STEM Center was one of 10 chosen statewide to receive a grant.
MONTICELLO, AR — The online master's degree program in education leadership at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been recognized by AffordableColleges.com as the 13th best program of its type in the nation, based on factors such as cost and quality.
MONTICELLO, AR — Heirloom tomatoes will be on the menu as part of the seventh annual “Tomatoes at the Trotter” on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Trotter House bed-and-breakfast at 404 North Main in Monticello. The event is being sponsored by the UAM School of Agriculture and the UA Southeast Research and Extension Center.
MONTICELLO, AR — A two-year associate of applied science degree in forest technology has been added to the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The degree was approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Fourth District U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs was in Warren last week to receive a briefing on the Arkansas Heavy Equipment Operator Training Academy (AHEOTA) that is part of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The AHEOTA specializes in developing the skills of the beginning heavy equipment operator and includes options for diesel technology, logger training and timber, and training on a variety of heavy equipment. Students may train on a bulldozer, semi-tractor, international field tractor, low boy, scraper, mobile industrial pressure washer, hydraulic excavator, backhoe loader, articulated truck, articulated motor grader, skid steer loader and material handler. Students may also receive training on a simulator. Pictured from left are Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs at UAM, Lee Taylor of Warren, a current student in the program, Congressman Westerman, Steacy Kennedy of Monticello, a program graduate, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the UAM COT-McGehee. Congressman Westerman's visit was part of an ongoing effort to have a ready and skilled workforce for construction and the timber industry in south Arkansas.
Newly-minted graduates of the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were honored last week at a pinning and capping ceremony at the UAM Fine Arts Center. UAM's newest nursing graduates are (first row, from left) LaKala S. Lambert of Monticello, Cianii L. Smith of McGehee, Brandi N. Jones of Monroe, La., Amanda L. Gustafson of Greenbrier, Evangeline L. Forrest of Monticello, Linzy Jo Gavin of Monticello, Savannah R. Sampolesi of Lake Village, LaTasha B. Shopher of McGehee, (second row, from left) Trudy S. Travis of Monroe, La., Siesha K. Boyette of El Dorado, Syndee L. Adams of Monticello, Nicole M. Munnerlyn of Humphrey, Teah M. Streeter of White Hall, Jennie A. Butcher of Dumas, Louvonia N. Carter of Dermott, Chasity N. Hooks of Star City, Jerry M. Williams of Crossett, (top row, from left) Russell L. Peacock of Monticello, Jarrett L. Frizzell of Star City, Haley L. Patterson of Monticello, Bethany N. Beasley of Crossett, Ace C. Jeffers of Hamburg, Anna S. Jasay of Hamburg, Jessica D. Jackson of Monticello, and Katie E. Wilkerson of McGehee.