September 15 (7 p.m.) 2016 National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Matthew Lipman, Violist, Fine Arts Center auditorium (SEARK Concert Association) September 27 (7 p.m.) Guest Artist Ronald Radford, Flamenco Guitarist **, Fine Arts Center auditorium (SEARK Membership Event)
MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will host an eight-week training course for persons interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant, according to Cortez Smith, director of the UAM COT-McGehee Career Pathways Initiative.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 93 awards to 90 students who completed their academic requirements in August, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office. (Editor’s Note: Students who opted to withhold their information from the media have been excluded from this list. Please refer all questions to the Office of the Registrar at 870-460-1035.)
MONTICELLO, AR — Marie Jenkins, an associate professor and field education director for the Department of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently presented original research at the Arkansas Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect held in Little Rock August 30 through September 1.
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. John Dennis, assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will discuss notes and field plats from an 1815 survey of what would become the state of Arkansas during a joint meeting of the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society.
MONTICELLO, AR — The master’s degree programs in education and creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been ranked among the nation’s 10 best values for online master’s degree programs by two online clearinghouses for prospective master’s and doctoral students. UAM’s master of education degree program was ranked ninth nationally by GradSource.com while the master of fine arts program was ranked ninth nationally by GreatCollegeDeals.com as of the best online and low residency master’s degree programs nationwide.
MONTICELLO, AR — Since becoming chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello last January, Dr. Karla Hughes has focused much of her attention on one major goal – student success. Hughes wants to improve retention and graduation rates to make UAM a model open access institution. To achieve that goal, she initiated a Student Success Collaboration to keep students in school and point them toward career paths where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.
MONTICELLO, AR — Marie-Laure Lebrun of France and Beatriz Rosa-Dominguez of Spain have been awarded grants from the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program to serve as teaching assistants at the University of Arkansas at Monticello while taking courses at UAM during the 2016-17 academic year.
The December 2015 practical nursing graduates of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN licensure exam, according to Peggie Orrell, director of the nursing program at the McGehee campus. The McGehee program is one of five statewide to achieve a 100 percent pass rate. Practical nursing graduates from the McGehee program have earned a 100 percent pass rate three consecutive years and five times in the last six. Pictured from left are (first row) Nikeitheya Atkins of Hamburg, Dana Hilliard of Lake Village, (second row) Maxie Arrington of Monticello, April Jones of Lake Village, Rolanda Merritt of Greenville, Miss., (third row) Richard Cox II of Monticello, Lauren O’Neal of Sheridan, Monica Say of Monticello, Magen Reed of Monticello, (fourth row) Kim Ray, instructor, Peggie Orrell, director, Nikki Fitzgerald, instructor.
The UAM freshman class, the class of 2020, is going through Freshmen Orientation today. Good luck to the newest group of Boll Weevils and Cotton Blossoms!