Academic News

New Academic Advisors Key Component In Student Success Collaboration

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.

McGehee Nursing Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam

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.

Say Hello To The Class of 2020!

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!


Beginning Monday, August 15, UAM will begin using the National Student Clearinghouse for transcript ordering. Students needing to order transcripts should go to the homepage of the Office of the Registrar ( and click on the National Student Clearinghouse link. You will be taken to a secure website where transcripts may be ordered for $10 per copy. You will have the option of being notified by either email or text message on the progress of your order. For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at (870) 460-1035.


“The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing is pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than August 29, 2016.”

UAM Chapter Of Psychology Honor Society Receives National Award

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello chapter of Psi Chi psychology honor society has been selected as a “Model Chapter of the Year,” one of 27 nationally to receive the award, according to Dr. Rick Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

UAM Board of Visitors To Meet July 14

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Spencer Gallery of the Fine Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Brewer at (870) 460-1274. - 30 -