Academic News

Five Projects To Receive Funding From Centennial Opportunity Fund

MONTICELLO, AR — Five proposals submitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Centennial Opportunity Fund have been chosen to receive a total of $50,000 for the 2017-18 funding cycle, according to Dr. John Davis, director of university relations and chair of the Centennial Opportunity Fund committee.

Student Nurses, Faculty Receive Awards At Arkansas Nursing Students' Association Convention

Students and faculty in the University of Arkansas at Monticello's School of Nursing were honored recently at the 66th annual Arkansas Nursing Students' Association state convention. UAM nursing students received the Break Through to Nursing award for the School of Nursing's “Hoedown Welcome Picnic" and the Image of Nursing Award for the “Lend a Hand to Stop a Bully” project hosted on the UAM campus with Monticello Elementary School. Christine Felts, faculty advisor of the UAM Student Nurses Association, received the ANSA Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Senior nursing student Kya Standford of Arlington, Tex., was awarded an ANSA scholarship and junior nursing student Brooke Lampkin of McGehee was elected to serve as the ANSA District 4 director for the 2017-2018 academic year. Pictured from left are Brooke Lampkin Kya Standford, Abby Searcy of Monticello, UAM SNA Breakthrough to Nursing chair, Christen Shipley of Wilmot, UAM SNA president, and Christine Felts of Tillar, UAM SNA chapter advisor.

UAM To Offer Technical Certification Programs On The Monticello Campus

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM Colleges of Technology at Crossett and McGehee will begin offering technical certificate courses in hospitality services, health information technology and diesel technology on the Monticello campus beginning with the 2018 spring semester, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Dana Williams Appointed to NASW Board

Dana Williams, assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been appointed to a two-year term as southeast representative on the board of directors of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Williams holds a bachelor's degree in social work from UAM, a master's degree from UA-Little Rock is currently working on a doctorate in social work at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas.

UAM Debaters Win Individual Honors At Sooner Showdown Swing Tournament

Blake Adkins of Vilonia and Kyle Hargis of Warren won multiple individual awards for the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team at the Sooner Showdown Swing Tournament hosted recently by the University of Oklahoma. Adkins, a computer information systems major, was a team debate finalist, professional division semifinalist, and was named the second place debate speaker. Hargis, a communications major, was a team debate finalist, a varsity octofinalist, the fourth place team debate speaker, and the fourth place varsity speaker. Members of the UAM debate team are (from left) Nshyka Shelton of Monticello, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Blake Adkins, Kyle Hargis, McKenzie McClain of Warren, and Dylan Hargis of Warren. UAM was one of 22 colleges and universities at the competition. Other schools were host Oklahoma, Arkansas State, Arkansas Tech, Butler Community College, Cal State-Long Beach, Central Texas, Drury, East Central Oklahoma, John Brown, Kansas Wesleyan, Northeastern Oklahoma, Oral Roberts, Southeastern Oklahoma, Sterling, Tulsa Community College, UCA, Texas-Tyler, Valdosta State, Wayland Baptist, and Whitworth.

UAM Social Work Organization Announces Officers

The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) recently selected new officers for 2017-18. Pictured from left are Jasmine Holmes of Bastrop, La., secretary, Chloe Kilcrease of Pine Bluff, treasurer, Kalli Gober of Wilmar, president, and Darius Thornton of Eudora, vice president. (Not pictured: Paris Webb of Monticello, public relations officer). The Student Social Work Association is open to all majors and is modeled after the National Association of Social Workers.

Pre-Registration For Juniors and Seniors Set For November 6-7

MONTICELLO, AR — Students who have earned at least 60 credit hours and are classified as juniors or seniors may register for classes for the 2018 spring semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 6-7, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs. All students, regardless of classification, may register for the spring semester November 8-17. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Advising at (870) 460-1132. - 30 -