Academic News

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.

UAM To Host Freshman Preregistration Sessions June 13 and 14, Transfer Preregistration June 15

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold two preregistration sessions for incoming freshmen June 13 and 14, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions. Both sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Only students who have applied for admission and have received mail notification may preregister on those dates. Letters of invitation were sent to each student with a request for a reply. Limited places are available for each session.

Eighth Grade Students At MMS Identify New Strain of Algae With Help From UAM Scientist

A group of eighth grade science students at Monticello Middle School, working with Dr. Marvin Fawley, professor and assistant dean for science and research at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, have identified a new species of algae of the genus Pseudellipsoidion. The finding was part of a project initiated by Fawley with the science class at MMS. The main goal of the project was to isolate new strains of algae from the class Eustigmatophyceae which produce high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and hydrocarbons. The students were shown two water samples from a ditch on the UAM campus that contains mats of algae. The students were given 50-milliliter collection tubes to collect algal samples to culture. A new strain was identified from the samples collected. Pictured from left are Dr. Marvin Fawley with Aaron Hampton, Grant Jeffers, Will O’Fallon and Gabe Martens.

Dr. Karen Fawley Is 2016 Hornaday Outstanding Faculty Award Winner

MONTICELLO, AR — The secret to good teaching is patience and the ability to listen, according to Dr. Karen Fawley. Fawley has learned both skills during a decade on the faculty in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. “When I was younger, I used to get frustrated when I was not reaching a student,” Fawley admits. “I’ve learned patience through the years.”

UAM Faculty Member Receives Award For Online Course Design For eVersity

MONTICELLO, AR — Crystal Halley, director of academic advising and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been honored by the United States Distance Learning Association for an online course she designed for University of Arkansas System eVersity, the UA’s online campus.

2016 AASN Nursing Graduates Recognized At Pinning Ceremony

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 associate of applied science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Leigh Hensley of Hamburg, Chancey Ricks of Crossett, Katrina Hegler of El Dorado, Geraldine Johnson of Monroe, La., Breunna Rogers of Rayville, La., (top row) Regina Hicks of Bastrop, La., Dexter Sellers, of Bastrop, La., and Kimberly Davis of Monroe, La. (Not pictured: Yumeca Brown of West Monroe, La.)

2016 BSN Nursing Graduates Recognized At Pinning Ceremony

The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 bachelor of science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Christina Patton of Hamburg, Shannon Taylor of Star City, Tara Crim of Sherwood, Cajun Johnson of Hampton, Valeria Johnson of Monticello, Teri Poirrier of Monticello, Leigh Ashley Gamble of Monticello, Morgan Scott of Monticello, Jennifer Bailey of Thornton, (second row) LaJuan Scales, RN-BSN, of Watson, Shuntar Scott of Pine Bluff, Cassandra McConnell of Star City, Leslie Roberts, RN-BSN, of McGehee, Hannah Tadlock of Hamburg, Allisa Lawson of Crossett; Aubrey Fitts of Hamburg, Shea Wallace of Monticello, Destiny Randolph of Monticello, Shaynna Tanner of Monticello, Lauren Nix of Monticello, (third row) Rachel Goodwin of Monticello, Paesha Kindells of Monticello, Justin Calomese of Monticello, Andres Villeda of Warren, Marcos Romero of Warren, Brandon Odom of Warren, Lauren Gill of Monticello, and Richard Rabb of Hamburg.

UAM School of Education Honors Members of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society For College and University Education Majors

Fourteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were recently recognized for their selection to Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for college and university education majors. Pictured from left are (front row) Dr. Sue Martin of the UAM faculty and chapter counselor, Hannah Wilkerson of Monticello, Anna Lauhon of Hamburg, Abby Walker of Star City, Laura Swain of Monticello, Melissa Lawrence of Monticello, Dr. Kathleen Shahan of the UAM faculty and assistant chapter counselor, (second row) Jessi Green of White Hall, Julie Hollis of Kingsland, Brooke Patton of Dumas, Sarynn St. Clair of Little Rock, Frances Bellott of Monticello (top row) April Reeves of Monticello, Hope Wilson of Brinkley, Victoria Wehunt of Rison, and Emily Leonard of Monticello.