Academic News

McGehee Campus Honors Faculty, Staff of the Year

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee presented awards to its outstanding faculty and staff members at the 10th annual Advisory Board dinner on the McGehee campus Monday night. Gary Burt, an instructor of welding technology, was named Faculty Member of the Year. Burt received the “You Make A Difference Award” from Vice Chancellor Bob Ware after 100 percent of Burt’s welding students received the American Welding Society Certificate. Dorissa Kaufman, director of adult education, was named the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. Kaufman received the “Champion Award.” Under Kaufman’s direction, adult education has grown from one program to 13 programs in Ashley, Drew, Desha, Lincoln and Chicot Counties. Pictured from left are Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus, Dorissa Kaufman, UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes, and Gary Burt.

Traveling Art Exhibit “Small Works On Paper, 2016” On Display At UAM Through October 26

MONTICELLO, AR — “Small Works on Paper,” a traveling visual art exhibition showcasing artwork no larger than 18 by 24 inches, will be on display in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello through October 26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m. and 12 noon to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cattlemen’s Association Presents Scholarships To UAM Students

The Desha-Drew County Cattlemen’s Association recently presented scholarships to three agriculture students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. This year’s recipients are Allison Eubanks of Wilmar, a sophomore animal science and agribusiness double major, Hunter Hayes of Monticello, a sophomore agribusiness major, and Kelsey Windham of Wilmar, a junior animal science major. Pictured from left are Dr. Kelly Bryant, dean of the UAM School of Agriculture, Allison Eubanks, Hunter Hayes, Kelsey Windham, and Glynn Gibson of the Desha-Drew County Cattlemen’s Association.

UAM Reports 7.74 Percent Enrollment Increase For Fall 2016

MONTICELLO, AR — Enrollment for the 2016 fall semester at the University of Arkansas at Monticello increased by nearly eight percent over the previous year, according to official figures released from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

DAN BOICE APPOINTED ACCREDITATION LIAISON OFFICER

Daniel Boice, director of the Taylor Library and Technology Center, has been appointed by Chancellor Karla Hughes to the position of Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Higher Learning Commission.

Archeologists To Talk About Ozark Bluff Shelters

MONTICELLO, AR — Lydia Rees and Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey will discuss their ongoing research on Ozark bluff shelters October 4 as part of a joint meeting between the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Drew County Historical Society.

UAM Debate Team Wins Mendoza Debates

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team from the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently won the cumulative sweepstakes championship and placed second in the tournament sweepstakes at the Mendoza Debates hosted by Lee College in Baytown, Tex.

McGehee Campus Training EMT’s

Seven students are currently taking advantage of scholarship funds made available by the Arkansas Department of Health to complete a one-semester course in emergency medical technician (EMT) training at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Following completion of the one-semester course, the students are eligible to continue to a three-semester program to earn a technical certificate as paramedics. Pictured from left are Colten Snow of McGehee, Hugh Fontenot of Pine Bluff, (standing) Program Director Gursarn Singh, Kyle Rice of Lake Village, Lance Smith of McGehee, Charlotte Wood of Star City, Milton Remley of Monticello, Brodie Hill of Dumas, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus.