Academic News

Large Tree Lodges Against Dock At Pendleton, UAM Foresters Inspect And Identify

MONTICELLO, AR — One day last June, David Walt noticed something washed up against the dock and patio of his house on Pendleton Reservoir near Dumas. Spring and early summer rains had raised the Arkansas River to flood stage, washing large trees and other debris down the river. Now one of those large trees was lodged against Walt’s dock. As the water gradually receded, it revealed a massive tree trunk longer than his 60-foot dock. Walt tied the tree to his dock and became fascinated by the size of his mystery tree.

McGehee Campus To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an evening of food, live music and an auction on Saturday, October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Delta Resort and Spa in Tillar. Admission is $25.

School Of Education Programs Receive “A” Ratings From National Council on Teacher Quality

MONTICELLO, AR — The teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello is one of two programs in Arkansas to receive an “A” rating from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), according to Dr. Peggy Doss, dean of the UAM School of Education. UAM’s program in secondary education received an “A” rating from the NCTQ while the elementary education program received an “A-“ rating.

UA System President Names Hughes to UAM Chancellor Post

LITTLE ROCK - University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt announced today that he will recommend Karla Hughes, Ph.D., to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM).

Five Projects To Benefit From Centennial Opportunity Fund

MONTICELLO, AR — The addition of multimedia technology to the John F. Gibson University Center is one of five projects selected for funding from the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Centennial Circle Endowment earnings, according to Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement and university relations.

IMA Student Chapter Wins Gold Award

The student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants at the University of Arkansas at Monticello was recently presented with a Gold Chapter Award at the IMA national convention in Los Angeles. The award is presented to college and university chapters meeting a set of criteria, including submission of a yearbook and volunteer and community service work.

Nicole Mullen Receives Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship

MONTICELLO, AR — Nicole Mullen of Green Forest, a senior accounting major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to receive the 2015 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Memorial Educational Fund Scholarship.