Academic News

Forestry Students Place Third At Conclave

These students from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello led UAM to a third place finish at the 60th annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave, a competition of technical and physical forestry skills hosted recently by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex. UAM finished behind Stephen F. Austin and Clemson University in the overall team competition which featured students from 13 southern forestry schools. Pictured from left are (first row) Caleb Wilson of Elwood, Neb. (third in men's crosscut and log roll), Phillip Duncan of White Hall (third in log roll), Tyler Raines of Warren (third in dendrology), Taylor Gydesen of Blue Hill, Neb. (third in women's crosscut), Mikaela Farmer of Randolph Center, Vt. (third in women's crosscut), (second row) Kameron Skinner of Hartsville, S.C., Greg Craig of Mena (second in chain throw and pole climb), Justin Ballard of Camden (third in men's crosscut and UAM's participant in the Stihl Timbersports competition), Tyler Daniell of Arkadelphia (second in chain throw), Tyler King of Arkansas City, Hunter Helms of Pine Bluff, and Sam May of Malvern (first in axe throw and second in knife throw).

Concert And Symphonic Bands To Present Concert April 11

MONTICELLO, AR — The concert and symphonic bands at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present a joint concert April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Scholar’s Day Set For April 17

MONTICELLO, AR — First-time freshmen for the fall of 2017 who have been awarded institutional merit-based scholarships from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be guests of UAM for Scholar’s Day April 17, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.

Three UAM Students Selected To Present During Alpha Chi National Convention

MONTICELLO, AR — Three University of Arkansas at Monticello students have been selected as program presenters during the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society annual convention in Louisville, Ky., April 6-8. Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., and Bronte Pearson of Monticello will present original research as part of a convention that highlights student research and creative presentations from across the nation.

UAM Sets Summer/Fall 2017 Preregistration for April 3-14

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold preregistration for the 2017 summer terms as well as the fall semester on April 3-14, according to Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs.

McGehee Early Childhood Students Attend Program On Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Students in the Early Childhood Program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee recently participated in an outreach program by the Desha County Health Unit to learn more about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The SIDS Outreach Project is aimed at reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Students received information on safe sleeping positioning for infants and preventive measures. Pictured from left are (first row) Brenda Reaves, community health worker, Tomarro McCullough of McGehee, Donetta Spencer of McGehee, Tenessia Green of Eudora, Lisa Simmons of Dumas, Vallorie Peacock of McGehee, (second row) Natoya Gray of Dumas, Elaine Hargraves early childhood instructor, Bevelyn Kennedy of Eudora, Haley Berry of Monticello, (back row) Amy Mitchell of Montrose, Lauren Koon of Benton, Taylor Marcantel of Wilmot, Jacqueline Reed of McGehee, Dwana Lee, RN clinic coordinator.

UAM Debate Wins Sweepstakes At UCA Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — Gauge Adkins of Vilonia won the junior varsity speaking championship to lead the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team to the overall sweepstakes championship of the University of Central Arkansas Debate Tournament in Conway last week.

Social Work Students Chosen To Present At New Orleans Conference

Melissa Wheeldon (seated, left) of Heber Springs and Morgan Diles (seated, right) of Texarkana, Tex., were recently chosen to represent the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the 34th annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors' Conference in New Orleans. Wheedon and Diles, both senior social work majors, presented a poster outlining their research on understanding the benefits of service dogs for individuals with autism. The students also met with representatives from social work graduate schools while hearing presentations on a wide range of topics, including teaching and administering social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice. Also pictured are (standing, from left) Marie Jenkins, director of field education for the UAM social work program, Dana Williams, assistant professor, and Andre Lewis, program director.

UAM, UAMS to Allow Early Transfers to UAMS College of Pharmacy

MONTICELLO, AR — Pre-pharmacy students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) may be able to transfer early to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy under a new program to help recruit qualified students from rural and underserved areas in Arkansas.