McGehee Career Pathways Hosts Hiring Fair

Potential employers met with students last week at a Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Pathways Initiative Program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Students were interviewed or offered the opportunity to interview at a later date and a number of students were offered employment, according to Cortez C. Smith, program director for the Career Pathways Initiative. "This was a great event for the university and the community," said Smith. "We were able to assist in the process of helping a family or a student. We were able to show students and citizens of the community who would hire them with their skills and training. In the photo (from left) are Claudette Manning and Darius Green of McGehee with Lurinne Washington of the Chicot County Department of Human Services.

UAM COT-Crossett To Host Blood Drive April 11

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett, in partnership with LifeShare Blood Centers, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 11 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. in the McGoogan Building at 1326 Highway 52 West in Crossett.

Sarah Porter Senior Art Exhibit April 20-27

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of ceramics and drawings of ceramics by senior art student Sarah Porter will be on display April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

First Diesel Academy Students Set To Graduate

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.

Lynne Thompson Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award From Arkansas Urban Forestry Council

MONTICELLO, AR — A retired faculty member from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been honored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC). Dr. Lynne Thompson, professor emeritus at UAM, was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Joe Fox, state forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, at a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

22 UAM Students Selected To Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

MONTICELLO, AR — Twenty-two seniors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Criteria for selection to Who’s Who include grade point average, participation and leadership in school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership potential.

Cody Bijou Presents Research in Germany

MONTICELLO, AR — Cody Bijou's recent research into the recruiting methods of the terrorist organization ISIS earned the University of Arkansas at Monticello senior a trip to Germany. Bijou presented the results of his research to an international political and economic forum hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany, March 9-11.

Jay Jones Resigns As Vice Chancellor For Advancement

MONTICELLO, AR — Jay Jones has resigned as vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas at Monticello to pursue opportunities in private business, according to a statement released today by UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

Agriculture Policy Class Tours State Capitol

MONTICELLO, AR — Agricultural policy students in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture got a first-hand look at a regular session of the Arkansas General Assembly during a tour of the State Capitol in Little Rock last week.