New Board of Visitors Appointed

MONTICELLO, AR - Nine individuals representing a cross section of finance, education and business have been appointed to the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The board was approved by the UA System Board of Trustees and will serve in an advisory capacity to the UAM campus.

Sylvia Miller Is New UAM Registrar

MONTICELLO, AR - Sylvia Miller, assistant registrar of enrollment and registration services at Georgia State University, has been appointed registrar at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Miller replaces Carol Dolberry, who retired recently from the UAM staff.

Kyle Lem To Coach UAM Softball

MONTICELLO, AR - Kyle Lem has been named interim softball coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Lem was an assistant coach for the late Alvy Early for the past three seasons, assisting Early in all phases of the program. He served as recruiting coordinator, organizing campus visits and recruiting events. He also worked with UAM pitchers and was responsible for in-game pitch calling.

UAM Schools of Forestry and Natural Resources / Agriculture Merge To Form College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources

MONTICELLO, AR - The University of Arkansas at Monticello is merging its academic programs in agriculture, forestry and natural resources. The School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the School of Agriculture will now be the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources. The merger was formally approved recently by the UA System Board of Trustees.

Remembering Coach Alvy Early

MONTICELLO, AR - The winningest coach in the history of college athletics in Arkansas has coached his last game. Alvy Early, who won more than any coach in the history of college athletics in Arkansas, regardless of the sport or division, finally met an opponent he couldn't defeat. Early lost a short, sudden battle with cancer today, ending a storybook coaching career that covered a half century. Early coached the women's basketball and softball teams at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for 39 years, including three years when he coached both sports and served as the school's athletics director at the same time, never missing a beat. Before coming to UAM, he was a successful high school coach in West Fork.

Jeff Weaver Named Vice Chancellor For Advancement

MONTICELLO, AR - Jeff Weaver, vice president for external affairs at National Park College in Hot Springs, has been named vice chancellor for advancement at his alma mater, the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Weaver will lead university initiatives in fund-raising, governmental relations, alumni relations and technology.