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.
MONTICELLO, AR — Andrew Nelson, an instructor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently appointed to a three-year term as editor of the Philological Review, a scholarly publication of literary research published twice a year by the Arkansas Philological Association.
These six students are leading the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Student Government Association in 2016-17. Pictured from left are Bryson Berry, a junior nursing major from Hamburg, treasurer; Allison Foret, a senior K-6 education major from Sheridan, secretary; Emily England, a senior finance major from Stuttgart, vice president; Aliyah Kennedy, a senior exercise science major from Hot Springs, president; Mauri Armstrong, a junior political science major from Lake Village, Student Activities Board representative; and Zachery Birdsong, a junior psychology major from Horatio, parliamentarian.
MONTICELLO, AR — Pamela Jones of Anchorage, Alaska a junior general studies major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been awarded a “Teacher for the Dream” grant from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to receive the Early Career Psychologist Award from the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA). The award identifies early career psychologists who have contributed significantly to the field of psychology and show promise of sustained success, according to Dr. Richard Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
MONTICELLO, AR — Twelve women have been selected to the 2016 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM will celebrate homecoming October 22. The homecoming queen will be selected by a vote of the student body and announced during pre-game ceremonies prior to UAM’s football game with Ouachita Baptist University.
UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes is officially an “Arkansas Traveler.” Hughes was presented the award by State Senator Eddie Cheatham during the 10th annual Advisory Board dinner at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The Arkansas Traveler Award was created by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1941 to honor both Arkansas natives and out-of-state visitors who have a love and appreciation for the state. The award’s name is based on William Cumming’s tune “The Arkansas Traveler and Rackinsac Waltz.”
The UAM College of Technology-McGehee presented awards to its outstanding faculty and staff members at the 10th annual Advisory Board dinner on the McGehee campus Monday night. Gary Burt, an instructor of welding technology, was named Faculty Member of the Year. Burt received the “You Make A Difference Award” from Vice Chancellor Bob Ware after 100 percent of Burt’s welding students received the American Welding Society Certificate. Dorissa Kaufman, director of adult education, was named the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. Kaufman received the “Champion Award.” Under Kaufman’s direction, adult education has grown from one program to 13 programs in Ashley, Drew, Desha, Lincoln and Chicot Counties. Pictured from left are Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus, Dorissa Kaufman, UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes, and Gary Burt.
MONTICELLO, AR — Claude Askew had never heard of jazz legend Stan Kenton when a friend asked him if he wanted to see the Stan Kenton Orchestra in concert at Louisiana Tech University.
MONTICELLO, AR — Trey Rainwater of Bastrop, La., and Drew Fleming of Hamburg caught five bass weighing a total of 11 pounds, 4 ounces at the Walmart-sponsored FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Tournament on the Ouachita River last week and will represent the UAM College of Technology-Crossett at the 2017 College Fishing National Championship Tournament May 31 through June 2, 2017 on Wheeler Lake in Florence, Ala.