Chancellor Karla Hughes of the University of Arkansas at Monticello announced a landmark gift to the institution Thursday night at the School of Nursing Graduate Recognition Ceremony. It is the second-largest single gift in the university’s history – an estate gift worth an estimated $1.5 million. The donor, Raylene Steelman, left UAM the vast majority of her estate with the specific intent of providing nursing scholarships. She wished to remain anonymous until her death. A Warren High School graduate, Steelman worked at the university as a librarian for 37 years. Her interest in providing nursing scholarships was sparked by the quality of care she received from UAM nurse graduates late in life. Steelman passed away April 12 in Monticello at age 96.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visited the UAM campus Friday for a regional law enforcement training hosted by her office. Rutledge and dozens of law enforcement officers were on site as part of the first-ever training event of its kind hosted in south Arkansas. "Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line to protect Arkansans every day," said Rutledge. "Today's event is an important experience for the law enforcement community in south Arkansas to help them tackle some of the issues they face. I look forward to continuing to offer these trainings across Arkansas." In 2017, Rutledge announced her intent to offer continuing education for law enforcement agencies outside of the central Arkansas region. For more information, contact Ember Davis, director of marketing and public relations at (870) 460-1274.
A student-organized candlelight vigil will be held Thursday, March 28, to honor the memory of Officer Iciephine Green. Green, a University of Arkansas at Monticello Police Officer, died March 13 after an automobile accident on Arkansas Highway 530. The vigil will be held on campus at 7:30 p.m. at the Victory Bell on the west side of Weevil Pond. The event is open to the public.
The Office of Career Services announces the 2019 Career Fair will be held Wednesday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gibson University Center. The fair is geared toward current students and recent graduates of all three UAM campuses. Participating employers represent local, state, and national organizations.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 480 awards to 436 December graduates, according to information released by the UAM registrar’s office.
Campus flags have been lowered in memory of Officer Iciephine Green and will remain at half staff until her funeral. Visitation and funeral services have been set for later this week.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello family is deeply saddened to announce that UAM Police Officer Iciephine Green passed away yesterday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The accident occurred earlier that morning on Highway 530, south of Pine Bluff. Officer Green was dedicated to law enforcement for more than 12 years, serving agencies including the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Police Department, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Police Department, and the Pine Bluff Police Department.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Small Business and Technology Development Center will host its "Mapping a Successful Startup" Workshop on March 19th in Pine Bluff. The free event will show participants how to put a business idea into action using a Startup Map. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Today, UAM announced its participation in the Arkansas statewide Substance Abuse Awareness Week Activities (Save AR Students). Save AR Students is an awareness campaign directed towards education and prevention of substance abuse throughout public institutions of higher education in the State of Arkansas. With support and guidance from the Division of Student Engagement, UAM’s efforts are being led by the Student Activities Board (SAB).
The internationally recognized UAM Jazz Band attended the Elmhurst National Jazz Festival this past weekend at Elmhurst College. The UAM band competed against 28 other bands from across the country. The band won 7 individual honors, the most for any UAM band, and again received the Outstanding Band Award at the competition.