Academic News

Wallace Trust Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Graduates of McGehee High School and persons living in a 10 to 15-mile radius of McGehee have until March 1 to apply for the Joseph F. Wallace Trust Foundation Scholarship to attend any of the three campuses of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAM To Host Information Night At Stuttgart’s Grand Prairie Center January 25

MONTICELLO, AR — High school students in the Stuttgart area trying to decide which college to attend may learn more about the University of Arkansas at Monticello at UAM Information Night January 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grand Prairie Center, 2709 Highway 65 South, in Stuttgart. The event is specifically for students in Stuttgart, DeWitt, Lonoke, England, Hazen, Clarendon, Des Arc, Brinkley, and all branches of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.

UAM STEM Center To Host Leadership for Girls Conference March 29

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello STEM Center will host a one-day STEM Leadership for Girls Conference March 29 for girls in grades 10 through 12 as well as college freshmen and sophomores. The conference is designed to promote interest in fields traditionally filled by men.

McGehee 2014 Practical Nursing Class Presents Nursing Scholarships

Three practical nursing students from the UAM College of Technology-McGehee have been awarded scholarships by the 2014 practical nursing graduating class through the student organization of the Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association (ALPNA). The scholarship recipients were required to write a letter explaining their need for the scholarship and were chosen by a scholarship committee of the 2014 graduating class based on the contents of the letter. Kim Ray, sponsor of the student organization, hopes to make the scholarship opportunity available on an annual basis. Pictured from left are Priscilla Cessor of McGehee, a member of the 2014 graduating class, scholarship recipients April Jones of Lake Village, Dana Hilliard of Lake Village, Rolanda Merritt of Greenville, Miss., 2014 graduate Katie Wilkerson of McGehee, and Kim Ray, RN, ALPNA sponsor.

Political Science Students Attend Model United Nations

MONTICELLO, AR — Five political science students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello participated in the 2015 Collegiate Model United Nations Conference hosted recently by Arkansas Tech University.

Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At 2015 Society Of American Foresters National Convention

Alex Hoffman of Chanhassen, Minn., a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, won the second place poster award at the 2015 Society of American Foresters National Convention held recently in Baton Rouge, La. The poster, titled “Canopy Gaps Effects on Seedling Growth of Three Hardwood Species of Southeastern Arkansas,” examined the effects of harvest-created canopy gaps on corresponding seedling growth.