Academic News

Record Contingent Of El Dorado Students To Attend UAM

MONTICELLO, AR — The 2016 graduating class at El Dorado High School will be well represented at the University of Arkansas at Monticello this fall. A record-setting contingent of 20 students have accepted El Dorado Promise Scholarships to attend UAM, according to Chancellor Karla Hughes. “This is wonderful news and we are excited that such a large group of students from one high school have chosen to come to UAM,” said Hughes. “The El Dorado Promise Scholarship Program is providing a lasting legacy for that community and we are pleased to share in the results.”

UAM Sets Preregistration Sessions for July 11-12

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold a preregistration session for incoming freshmen July 11 and a second session July 12 for transfer students and re-admitted students, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of enrollment.

UAM Professor Presents Paper At San Francisco Conference

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was invited to make a formal presentation to the 27th annual conference of the American Literature Association held recently in San Francisco.

UAM Students Receive Language and Cultural Immersion During Study-Abroad Program In Costa Rica

MONTICELLO, AR — Six students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently spent two weeks in Costa Rica as part of an intensive Spanish Study and Cultural Immersion Program. The students were Alma Rivera of Wilmar, Kelsey Schrimpf of Jefferson City, Mo., Merrell Miles of Warren, Carly Curry of Sheridan, Katlyn Williams of Shreveport, La., and Annsley Davis of Monticello. They were accompanied by Isabel Bacon, associate professor of Spanish.

Colleges of Technology To Hold Commencement Exercises June 23-24

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett will hold commencement exercises on Thursday, June 23 while the UAM College of Technology-McGehee will hold commencement on Friday, June 24. Both ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Forestry Students Study Restoration Efforts For Endangered Species

MONTICELLO, AR — Thirteen forestry and natural resource students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently spent two weeks traveling the state and region to learn more about efforts to restore endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Indiana bat, and the speckled pocketbook mussel.

Star City Student Receives Majors Scholarship

Reagan White (left), a graduating senior at Star City High School, was recently chosen to receive the Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Reagan is the daughter of Kevin and Brandy White. Also pictured is Seth Bryant of the UAM admissions office. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Star City High School senior who exhibits a strong academic background and work ethic, and displays outstanding professional potential. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters, pending criteria review each term. Reagan will be a first-time freshman entering the accounting program. The scholarship was created by Star City natives Gerald and Sue Majors, who currently reside in White Hall. The award has been presented annually since 2005. Currently, four UAM students are receiving the scholarship.