Academic News

UAM Finishes 11th At Southeastern Wildlife Society Conclave

The Wildlife Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed 11th out of 24 colleges and universities competing in the recent Southeast Wildlife Society Conclave competition hosted by Mississippi State University. UAM placed eighth in the overall academic competition. Individually, Gaby Clemons finished third in dendrology and the team of Cody Martin, Koven Minor, Wesley Holley and Jacob Sas placed second in the obstacle course competition. Pictured from left are (first row) Kaitlyn Barnes of Warren, Tara Bayird of Monticello, Madallene Capriotti-Ross of Little Rock, Samantha Dixon of Little Rock, Callie Moore of Canada, Kenya Barner of Little Rock, Amanda Medaries of Monroe, La., Ethan Massey of Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Douglas Osborne, faculty sponsor, (second row) Gabrielle Clemons of GIllette, Koven Minor of Crossett, Ty Dillon of Lonoke, Daniel Oden of Carlisle, Cody Martin of Lonoke, (third row) Jacob Sas of Benton, Brayden Fisher of Redfield, Tyler Wright of Malvern and Wesley Holley of Rison.

Grace Borse To Present Senior Art Exhibit

MONTICELLO, AR — Grace Borse of Monticello will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Sarah Porter Senior Art Exhibit April 20-27

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of ceramics and drawings of ceramics by senior art student Sarah Porter will be on display April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

First Diesel Academy Students Set To Graduate

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.

Lynne Thompson Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award From Arkansas Urban Forestry Council

MONTICELLO, AR — A retired faculty member from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been honored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC). Dr. Lynne Thompson, professor emeritus at UAM, was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Joe Fox, state forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, at a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

22 UAM Students Selected To Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

MONTICELLO, AR — Twenty-two seniors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Criteria for selection to Who’s Who include grade point average, participation and leadership in school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership potential.

Cody Bijou Presents Research in Germany

MONTICELLO, AR — Cody Bijou's recent research into the recruiting methods of the terrorist organization ISIS earned the University of Arkansas at Monticello senior a trip to Germany. Bijou presented the results of his research to an international political and economic forum hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany, March 9-11.

Agriculture Policy Class Tours State Capitol

MONTICELLO, AR — Agricultural policy students in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture got a first-hand look at a regular session of the Arkansas General Assembly during a tour of the State Capitol in Little Rock last week.