Academic News

UAM Art Professor Named Higher Education Educator of the Year

UAM Professor Tom Richard was recognized as the 2018 Higher Education Educator of the Year at the awards ceremony of the Arkansas Art Educators Association Conference on November 1, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs said, “Mr. Richard is so very deserving of this award that recognizes his outstanding talent and his distinguished service to the profession. He has long been dedicated to the advancement of art education at the university, in the community and the state.”

UAM History Professor, Clinton D. Young, Honored with Book Prize

MONTICELLO, AR – Clinton D. Young, Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been recognized by the American Musicological Society for his scholarship. His first book, Music Theater and Popular Nationalism in Spain, 1880-1930, received the Robert M. Stevenson Award at the recent annual meeting of the AMS in San Antonio, Texas.

Karen Hyatt Named State Consultant To Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association

MONTICELLO, AR — Karen Hyatt, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students' Association (ANSA). Dr. Brandy Haley, Dean of the UAM School of Nursing stated, “We are honored to have one of our faculty members hold a state board position representing UAM.”

Dr. Robert Flicklin Named Sturgis Professor in Forest Biology

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Ficklin has been named as the Sturgis Professor in Forest Biology. The Sturgis Professorship was established by a generous endowment from the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust.

UAM Ranked 8th In The "Best Bang for the Buck" Southern Colleges Category by Washington Monthly

MONTICELLO, AR - The University of Arkansas at Monticello has been ranked number 8 in the "Best Bang for the Buck Southern Colleges" category for 2018 by Washington Monthly magazine. The rankings are based on a number of criteria according to a news release from Washington Monthly, including cost of attendance, earnings of graduates, load repayment rates, strong student outcomes, a commitment to social mobility and the percentage of first-generation students.

New Board of Visitors Appointed

MONTICELLO, AR - Nine individuals representing a cross section of finance, education and business have been appointed to the Board of Visitors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The board was approved by the UA System Board of Trustees and will serve in an advisory capacity to the UAM campus.

Sylvia Miller Is New UAM Registrar

MONTICELLO, AR - Sylvia Miller, assistant registrar of enrollment and registration services at Georgia State University, has been appointed registrar at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Miller replaces Carol Dolberry, who retired recently from the UAM staff.