MONTICELLO, AR — A two-year associate of applied science degree in forest technology has been added to the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The degree was approved recently by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Fourth District U.S. Representative Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs was in Warren last week to receive a briefing on the Arkansas Heavy Equipment Operator Training Academy (AHEOTA) that is part of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The AHEOTA specializes in developing the skills of the beginning heavy equipment operator and includes options for diesel technology, logger training and timber, and training on a variety of heavy equipment. Students may train on a bulldozer, semi-tractor, international field tractor, low boy, scraper, mobile industrial pressure washer, hydraulic excavator, backhoe loader, articulated truck, articulated motor grader, skid steer loader and material handler. Students may also receive training on a simulator. Pictured from left are Dr. Peggy Doss, vice chancellor for academic affairs at UAM, Lee Taylor of Warren, a current student in the program, Congressman Westerman, Steacy Kennedy of Monticello, a program graduate, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the UAM COT-McGehee. Congressman Westerman's visit was part of an ongoing effort to have a ready and skilled workforce for construction and the timber industry in south Arkansas.
Newly-minted graduates of the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were honored last week at a pinning and capping ceremony at the UAM Fine Arts Center. UAM's newest nursing graduates are (first row, from left) LaKala S. Lambert of Monticello, Cianii L. Smith of McGehee, Brandi N. Jones of Monroe, La., Amanda L. Gustafson of Greenbrier, Evangeline L. Forrest of Monticello, Linzy Jo Gavin of Monticello, Savannah R. Sampolesi of Lake Village, LaTasha B. Shopher of McGehee, (second row, from left) Trudy S. Travis of Monroe, La., Siesha K. Boyette of El Dorado, Syndee L. Adams of Monticello, Nicole M. Munnerlyn of Humphrey, Teah M. Streeter of White Hall, Jennie A. Butcher of Dumas, Louvonia N. Carter of Dermott, Chasity N. Hooks of Star City, Jerry M. Williams of Crossett, (top row, from left) Russell L. Peacock of Monticello, Jarrett L. Frizzell of Star City, Haley L. Patterson of Monticello, Bethany N. Beasley of Crossett, Ace C. Jeffers of Hamburg, Anna S. Jasay of Hamburg, Jessica D. Jackson of Monticello, and Katie E. Wilkerson of McGehee.
MONTICELLO, AR — Faith, family and an unswerving belief in the value of education form the foundation of Moses Goldmon’s life. The eighth of 10 children, Goldmon learned about faith and family from his parents, Curtis and Barbara Goldmon. He learned the value of education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, thanks to a faculty member whose background mirrored his. Today, Goldmon is the executive vice president and chaplain of Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., and the 55th recipient of UAM’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.