Dr. Moses Goldmon Is UAM's 55th Distinguished Alumnus; To Be Honored At Commencement On Friday

MONTICELLO, AR — Faith, family and an unswerving belief in the value of education form the foundation of Moses Goldmon’s life. The eighth of 10 children, Goldmon learned about faith and family from his parents, Curtis and Barbara Goldmon. He learned the value of education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, thanks to a faculty member whose background mirrored his. Today, Goldmon is the executive vice president and chaplain of Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., and the 55th recipient of UAM’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

UAM Financial Aid Analyst Honored By Statewide Organization

Quinton Morgan, a financial aid analyst at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently awarded the Philo Brasher Emerging Leadership Award by the Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) at the organization's recent spring meeting. The award is presented each year to an AASFAA member with less than five years experience in financial aid who has demonstrated leadership in the profession. Morgan, a UAM graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in history and modern languages, joined the financial aid staff in 2013.

Kate Stewart Is Alpha Chi National Sponsor of the Year

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as one of two 2017 Outstanding Alpha Chi Sponsors nationwide. The award was presented at the Alpha Chi Annual Convention held recently in Louisville, Ky., and was based on outstanding service to the UAM Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society.

Student Government Association Spearheads Campus Clean-up

The Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has begun a campaign to keep the campus clean by passing out rubber gloves to students, faculty and staff to encourage everyone to pick up trash they find on campus. Pictured at the kickoff event for the campaign were (from left) Rachel Morgan of Dermott, Rebecca Nugent, director of student programs and activities, Adi Arellano of Horatio, Tanner Dinger of DeQueen, Zachery Birdsong of DeQueen, Cassandra Pollock of Mayflower, Kamilah Kelley of White Hall, UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes, Nathan Cagle of Witter, Lauraen Harrison of Star City, SGA President Bryson Berry of Hamburg, Caitlyn Horton of Lonoke, Donnell White of Monticello, Shelby Rhodes of Rison and Emily Mendiola of Hamburg.

Jazz Bands To Perform May 1 At UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Bands II, III and IV will present their 2017 spring concert Monday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

22 Education Majors Admitted To Teacher Preparation Program

These education majors were formally admitted to the teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello during a recent pinning ceremony in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are (first row) Olivia Wooten of Monticello, Katelyn Patterson of McGehee, Meagan Oliver of Fordyce, Allison Foret of Sheridan, Rebecca Stephenson of Monticello, Lydia Byrd of DeWitt, Sequin Cook of Smackover, (second row) Brittany Barnard of Wilmar, Katherine Adams of Monticello, Tifany Lane of Crossett, Kylie Gibbons of Benton, Taylor Montgomery of Monticello, BreAnn Sturdivant of Crossett, Alyssa Tozer of Beebe, (third row) Christian McCone of Crossett, Kristen Spencer of Grapevine, John-Mark Lockling of Crossett, Katlin Poor of Almyra, Rachel Adams of Monticello, Amanda Moseley of Monticello, Kayla Blasengame of Pine Bluff and Cara McMahon of Wilmar.