Academic News

Kate Stewart Is Alpha Chi National Sponsor of the Year

MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Kate Stewart, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as one of two 2017 Outstanding Alpha Chi Sponsors nationwide. The award was presented at the Alpha Chi Annual Convention held recently in Louisville, Ky., and was based on outstanding service to the UAM Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national collegiate honor society.

22 Education Majors Admitted To Teacher Preparation Program

These education majors were formally admitted to the teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello during a recent pinning ceremony in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are (first row) Olivia Wooten of Monticello, Katelyn Patterson of McGehee, Meagan Oliver of Fordyce, Allison Foret of Sheridan, Rebecca Stephenson of Monticello, Lydia Byrd of DeWitt, Sequin Cook of Smackover, (second row) Brittany Barnard of Wilmar, Katherine Adams of Monticello, Tifany Lane of Crossett, Kylie Gibbons of Benton, Taylor Montgomery of Monticello, BreAnn Sturdivant of Crossett, Alyssa Tozer of Beebe, (third row) Christian McCone of Crossett, Kristen Spencer of Grapevine, John-Mark Lockling of Crossett, Katlin Poor of Almyra, Rachel Adams of Monticello, Amanda Moseley of Monticello, Kayla Blasengame of Pine Bluff and Cara McMahon of Wilmar.

Students Present Research To Arkansas Academy of Science

These eight University of Arkansas at Monticello students recently presented research to a meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. Pictured from left are (front) John Mitchell of Little Rock, (second row, from left) Rachel Knight of Bryant, Makenzie Pierce of Hamburg, Beth Justice of Monticello, Haley Koenig of Lakeville, Minn., Jessica Lester of Bearden, Caleb Lamb of Jersey, and Crystal Haynes of Monticello.

UAM Agricultural Policy Class Hosts Arkansas Legislative Roundtable

Students in Dr. Bob Stark's agricultural policy class at the University of Arkansas at Monticello met with members of the southeast Arkansas legislative delegation recently for an agricultural policy roundtable. Legislators discussed the recently completed session of the Arkansas General Assembly and its impact on agricultural policy and answered students' questions concerning the session.

Rachel Morgan to Present Senior Piano Recital April 23

MONTICELLO, AR — Rachel Morgan of Dermott will present her senior piano recital at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 23 at 3 p.m. in the Harris Recital Hall of the UAM Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

UAM Finishes 11th At Southeastern Wildlife Society Conclave

The Wildlife Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed 11th out of 24 colleges and universities competing in the recent Southeast Wildlife Society Conclave competition hosted by Mississippi State University. UAM placed eighth in the overall academic competition. Individually, Gaby Clemons finished third in dendrology and the team of Cody Martin, Koven Minor, Wesley Holley and Jacob Sas placed second in the obstacle course competition. Pictured from left are (first row) Kaitlyn Barnes of Warren, Tara Bayird of Monticello, Madallene Capriotti-Ross of Little Rock, Samantha Dixon of Little Rock, Callie Moore of Canada, Kenya Barner of Little Rock, Amanda Medaries of Monroe, La., Ethan Massey of Baton Rouge, La., Dr. Douglas Osborne, faculty sponsor, (second row) Gabrielle Clemons of GIllette, Koven Minor of Crossett, Ty Dillon of Lonoke, Daniel Oden of Carlisle, Cody Martin of Lonoke, (third row) Jacob Sas of Benton, Brayden Fisher of Redfield, Tyler Wright of Malvern and Wesley Holley of Rison.

Grace Borse To Present Senior Art Exhibit

MONTICELLO, AR — Grace Borse of Monticello will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Sarah Porter Senior Art Exhibit April 20-27

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of ceramics and drawings of ceramics by senior art student Sarah Porter will be on display April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

First Diesel Academy Students Set To Graduate

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.