Academic News

Crossett Practical Nursing Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-PN Exam

The 2016 practical nursing graduates of the UAM College of Technology-Crossett achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Sixteen of the last 21 practical nursing classes from the Crossett campus have had a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN. Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, commended Shela Upshaw and Kayla Noble for the practical nursing program’s continued success. Upshaw has directed the practical nursing program and served as an instructor since 1997. Noble is a graduate of UAM COT-Crossett’s practical nursing program and joined the faculty as a clinical instructor in January. Pictured from left are the 2016 graduates (first row): Treasure Jackson of Monticello, Krystle Brooks of Crossett, Haley McLemore of Hamburg, Seth Sweeney of Hamburg, Kelsey Canley of Crossett, Anna Austin of Crossett, (second row) Robin Shaver of Crossett, Heather Castleberry of Bastrop, La., Lynda Waller of Bastrop, La., Shelby Maxwell of Crossett, Brooke Jackson, Crossett and Charlette Grice of Portland.

UAM Student Nursing Association Receives Three Awards

The Student Nurses Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello received three awards at the 65th annual Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association convention recently in Little Rock. The UAM SNA received the Community Health Award, the Financial Excellence Award, and the Image of Nursing Award. The Community Heath Award was presented for the UAM nursing students’ work with Hope Place, which provides infant care kits to mothers. The Financial Excellence Award was presented for “exceptional record keeping, internal control, and successful fund raising.” The Image of Nursing Award was presented for a project on the UAM campus entitled “Bullying Hurts.” Pictured from left are Chelsea Burton of Monticello, UAM SNA president, Russell Peacock of McGehee, UAM SNA treasurer, Cheyann Purifoy of Crossett, and LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, recipient of the ASNA District IV Scholarship. (Not pictured: Linzy Gavin of Monticello, project chair of “Bullying Hurts.”)

UAM To Observe International Education Week November 14-18

MONTICELLO, AR — Meals from different cultures around the world will be part of International Education Week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 14-18. Aramark Campus Dining Services will feature international meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day that week. The international meals are also available to the public and will be served in the main dining hall of the John F. Gibson University Center at a cost of $8.18 per person.

Forestry Graduate Students Present Research

MONTICELLO, AR — Four graduate students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Forest and Natural Resources presented original research posters at the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference October 16-19 at Baton Route, La.

Dr. John Davis Named To Delta Regional Authority Leadership Academy

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. John Davis, director of governmental relations and assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is one of eight Arkansans named to the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, according to Chris Masingill, DRA co-chairman.

UAM Professor Receives Arkansas Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist Award

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.