Academic News

UAM Faculty Member Receives Award For Online Course Design For eVersity

MONTICELLO, AR — Crystal Halley, director of academic advising and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been honored by the United States Distance Learning Association for an online course she designed for University of Arkansas System eVersity, the UA’s online campus.

2016 AASN Nursing Graduates Recognized At Pinning Ceremony

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 associate of applied science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Leigh Hensley of Hamburg, Chancey Ricks of Crossett, Katrina Hegler of El Dorado, Geraldine Johnson of Monroe, La., Breunna Rogers of Rayville, La., (top row) Regina Hicks of Bastrop, La., Dexter Sellers, of Bastrop, La., and Kimberly Davis of Monroe, La. (Not pictured: Yumeca Brown of West Monroe, La.)

2016 BSN Nursing Graduates Recognized At Pinning Ceremony

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 bachelor of science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Christina Patton of Hamburg, Shannon Taylor of Star City, Tara Crim of Sherwood, Cajun Johnson of Hampton, Valeria Johnson of Monticello, Teri Poirrier of Monticello, Leigh Ashley Gamble of Monticello, Morgan Scott of Monticello, Jennifer Bailey of Thornton, (second row) LaJuan Scales, RN-BSN, of Watson, Shuntar Scott of Pine Bluff, Cassandra McConnell of Star City, Leslie Roberts, RN-BSN, of McGehee, Hannah Tadlock of Hamburg, Allisa Lawson of Crossett; Aubrey Fitts of Hamburg, Shea Wallace of Monticello, Destiny Randolph of Monticello, Shaynna Tanner of Monticello, Lauren Nix of Monticello, (third row) Rachel Goodwin of Monticello, Paesha Kindells of Monticello, Justin Calomese of Monticello, Andres Villeda of Warren, Marcos Romero of Warren, Brandon Odom of Warren, Lauren Gill of Monticello, and Richard Rabb of Hamburg.

UAM School of Education Honors Members of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society For College and University Education Majors

Fourteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were recently recognized for their selection to Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for college and university education majors. Pictured from left are (front row) Dr. Sue Martin of the UAM faculty and chapter counselor, Hannah Wilkerson of Monticello, Anna Lauhon of Hamburg, Abby Walker of Star City, Laura Swain of Monticello, Melissa Lawrence of Monticello, Dr. Kathleen Shahan of the UAM faculty and assistant chapter counselor, (second row) Jessi Green of White Hall, Julie Hollis of Kingsland, Brooke Patton of Dumas, Sarynn St. Clair of Little Rock, Frances Bellott of Monticello (top row) April Reeves of Monticello, Hope Wilson of Brinkley, Victoria Wehunt of Rison, and Emily Leonard of Monticello.

Nursing Students Attend National Convention

Four student representatives of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) attended the 64th annual Student Nurses’ Association national convention held recently in Orlando, Fla. The student representatives received an award from America’s Farmers Grow Community sponsored by the Monsanto fund to assist with the cost of the trip. While at the convention the UAM SNA was granted renewal of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Stellar School Chapter Award. This award signifies that the school demonstrates ongoing involvement in the NSNA, and strong commitment to shared governance, and professional development of students and faculty. It also recognizes chapters with strong student leadership, professional development from faculty, ongoing participation, service learning, and support from members. The UAM SNA also received the community health award for their “Hope Place Stork Project.” In December 2015, the UAM SNA provided infant care packages for the new mothers at Hope Place of Monticello. Pictured from left are LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, Nicole Munnerlyn of Stuttgart, Chelsea Burton of Monticello, and Katie Wilkerson of McGehee.

Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At Arkansas Academy of Sciences Meeting

Chris Sheldon, a graduate research assistant in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, presented results from a portion of his master’s degree research at the 100th annual Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting held at UA-Fayetteville April 1-2. Sheldon’s poster, entitled “Vegetation Diversity in Natural and Restored Forested Wetland Sites in Southeast Arkansas,” was selected as the second place graduate poster presentation in the Field Biology and Ecology Division. Co-authors on the presentation were Dr. Robert Ficklin, Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, and Stacy Wilson. Sheldon earned a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Vermont. His graduate research is examining herbaceous vegetation diversity and changes in litter decomposition rates between natural and restored forested wetlands in southeast Arkansas.