Academic News

UAM Debate Team Competes At TECHnically Speaking Tournament

Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team display awards won at last weekend's TECHnically Speaking Debate Tournament at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Pictured from left are Dylan Hargis, an agriculture major from Warren, Hunter Cook, a criminal justice major from Sheridan who reached the round of 16 in junior varsity debate, Adeline Bowman, a political science major from Berthoud, Colo., Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren and a semifinalist in varsity debate, and Danial Wire, an exercise science major from Kenner, La. (Not pictured: Gabe McDorman of Sheridan and Grace Nash of Mount Holly.) The competition featured debate teams from 17 colleges and universities from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Washington. Participating universities were UAM, Arkansas Tech, Bossier Parish Community College, College of the Mainland, Drury, Harding, John Brown, LSU-Shreveport, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Oklahoma Baptist, Oral Roberts, Southern Methodist, Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas, Southern Mississippi, Union and Whitworth.

Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

MONTICELLO, AR - Prospective and current students who plan to apply for either institutional or private scholarships to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello during the 2018 fall semester should do so by March 1, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.

Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Classify and Map Trees Is the Subject of Recently-Published Research Paper

MONTICELLO, AR - The use of high-resolution imagery to map the distribution of trees in bottomland forests is the subject of a research paper published recently by a University of Arkansas at Monticello forestry student and his academic advisor. Bishwa Sapkota, a graduate student from Nepal enrolled in the UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources, along with his advisor, Dr. Lu Liang, recently published work from their research in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry.

UAM COT-McGehee Nursing Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-PN Exam

All eight members of the 2017 practical nursing class at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee have taken and passed the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) examination. Students achieving the 100 percent pass rate and their faculty are (from left, seated) Esthetani Cendejas of Eudora, Lezza Goudy of Monticello, Sydney Johnson of Monticello, Avery Rial of McGehee, (standing, from left) Paige Irons of Dumas, Instructor Kim Ray, Iresha Wells of Monticello, Nursing Director Peggie Orrell, Laura Gillum of Lake Village, Instructor Nikki Fitzgerald, and Patria Thompkins of Dumas.