Academic News

Psychology Professor, UAM Psychology Honor Society Receive Awards From Psi Chi

MONTICELLO, AR — A University of Arkansas at Monticello psychology professor and the UAM chapter of a psychology honor society were recently honored by Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Dr. Seungyeon Lee, an assistant professor of psychology, was named the outstanding faculty member for the Southwestern Region of Psi Chi for "contributions to the honor society." Psi Chi annually recognizes an outstanding college faculty member in each of six regions nationally. Each recipient receives a monetary award. “I am humbled and honored to have received this incredibly generous award from the organization," said Lee. "The funds awarded will go far in helping me to realize my own goals of becoming a psychologist and a faculty mentor.

AASN Graduates Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate From State Board of Nursing

MONTICELLO, AR — 2017 graduates of the associate of applied science in nursing degree program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN examination given by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. According to test results released by the Board of Nursing, UAM had the only ADN program out of 18 two-year programs in Arkansas to achieve a 100 percent pass rate.

BSN Nursing Graduates Achieve 95 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-RN Examination

MONTICELLO, AR — Members of the 2017 graduating class in the bachelor of science in nursing degree program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have achieved a 95 percent pass rate on the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), according to Dr. Brandy Haley, dean of the School of Nursing. Passage of the NCLEX-RN is required before nursing graduates can be hired as nurses.

Fawleys' Research Gaining National Attention

MONTICELLO, AR — Scientific research takes many forms. For Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, that means crawling around the Warren Prairie on their stomachs, searching for tiny plants with the unwieldy name Geocarpon minimum, a small leafy plant no more than a quarter-inch tall. The Fawleys call it "belly botany" and while the technique may sound odd – and a little uncomfortable – it's yielding big results.

UAM Releases Final List Of June 2017 Graduates

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 121 awards to 95 students who completed their academic requirements in June, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office.

McGehee Campus To Hold Commencement June 30

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM) will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2017 at the UAM Fine Arts Center at 2 p.m. June 30. Graduates will be from the following programs: associate of applied science degree in general technology, administrative office technology, diesel technology, early childhood education, health information technology, heavy equipment operator trainer academy, hospitality services, welding technology, and the GED in adult education.           For more information, contact Sharon Cantrell at (870) 460-2106.

Crossett Campus To Hold Commencement June 29

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett (UAM-CTC) will hold commencement exercises for the class of 2017 at the Crossett city auditorium at 7 p.m. June 29. Cedric Coleman, a 2004 industrial technology graduate, will be recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Alumnus.

UAM Receives STEM Grant To Support Mathematics Education

MONTICELLO, AR — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has awarded a No Child Left Behind Grant to the STEM Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, according to Kim Level, interim dean of the UAM School of Education.The grant, which totals $60,888, will be used to provide middle school teachers with math content and pedagogy to improve student achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The UAM STEM Center was one of 10 chosen statewide to receive a grant.