The 2016 practical nursing graduates of the UAM College of Technology-Crossett achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Sixteen of the last 21 practical nursing classes from the Crossett campus have had a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN. Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, commended Shela Upshaw and Kayla Noble for the practical nursing program’s continued success. Upshaw has directed the practical nursing program and served as an instructor since 1997. Noble is a graduate of UAM COT-Crossett’s practical nursing program and joined the faculty as a clinical instructor in January. Pictured from left are the 2016 graduates (first row): Treasure Jackson of Monticello, Krystle Brooks of Crossett, Haley McLemore of Hamburg, Seth Sweeney of Hamburg, Kelsey Canley of Crossett, Anna Austin of Crossett, (second row) Robin Shaver of Crossett, Heather Castleberry of Bastrop, La., Lynda Waller of Bastrop, La., Shelby Maxwell of Crossett, Brooke Jackson, Crossett and Charlette Grice of Portland.
The Student Nurses Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello received three awards at the 65th annual Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association convention recently in Little Rock. The UAM SNA received the Community Health Award, the Financial Excellence Award, and the Image of Nursing Award. The Community Heath Award was presented for the UAM nursing students’ work with Hope Place, which provides infant care kits to mothers. The Financial Excellence Award was presented for “exceptional record keeping, internal control, and successful fund raising.” The Image of Nursing Award was presented for a project on the UAM campus entitled “Bullying Hurts.” Pictured from left are Chelsea Burton of Monticello, UAM SNA president, Russell Peacock of McGehee, UAM SNA treasurer, Cheyann Purifoy of Crossett, and LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, recipient of the ASNA District IV Scholarship. (Not pictured: Linzy Gavin of Monticello, project chair of “Bullying Hurts.”)
MONTICELLO, AR — The Music Theatre Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present three one-act operas November 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
MONTICELLO, AR — Meals from different cultures around the world will be part of International Education Week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 14-18. Aramark Campus Dining Services will feature international meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day that week. The international meals are also available to the public and will be served in the main dining hall of the John F. Gibson University Center at a cost of $8.18 per person.
Ethan Massey of Vicksburg, Miss., a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the first recipient of the Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., Waterfowl Research endowment. The award was presented last week at the annual Drew County Ducks Unlimited banquet held at the Monticello Country Club. The endowment honors the late Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., long-time Monticello dentist and avid duck hunter. Pictured from left are Dr. Chris Sims, professor of biology at UAM, Katelyn Burch Busby, Leeann Burch, Ethan Massey and Dr. Doug Osborne, assistant professor of wildlife.
MONTICELLO, AR — Brandy Haley, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students' Association (ANSA).
MONTICELLO, AR — Four graduate students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Forest and Natural Resources presented original research posters at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference October 16-19 at Baton Route, La.
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. John Davis, director of governmental relations and assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is one of eight Arkansans named to the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, according to Chris Masingill, DRA co-chairman.
MONTICELLO, AR — Three members of the English faculty at the University of Arkansas at Monticello presented papers to the annual meeting of the Arkansas Philological Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Heber Springs October 13-15.
MONTICELLO, AR — Michael Owens has joined the University of Arkansas at Monticello administration as associate vice chancellor for alumni and communication strategies. Owens comes to UAM from Eastern Washington University where he served as associate chief technology officer, overseeing day-to-day IT operations for a campus of more than 13,000 graduate and undergraduate students and 2,500 faculty.