MONTICELLO, AR — Kyle Tolin accomplished something in 2017 that no University of Arkansas at Monticello men's basketball coach had been able to achieve in 61 years; he led his team to a conference championship. Tolin was rewarded for that championship today when he became the second coach in UAM history to sign a multi-year contract. The two-year agreement includes automatic two-year rollovers through 2022.
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.
MONTICELLO, AR — The online master's degree program in education leadership at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been recognized by AffordableColleges.com as the 13th best program of its type in the nation, based on factors such as cost and quality.
MONTICELLO, AR — Heirloom tomatoes will be on the menu as part of the seventh annual “Tomatoes at the Trotter” on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Trotter House bed-and-breakfast at 404 North Main in Monticello. The event is being sponsored by the UAM School of Agriculture and the UA Southeast Research and Extension Center.
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 — The University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansans for the Arts, and the Arkansas Department of Education will host an Arkansas Arts Roundtable in the Spencer Gallery of the UAM Fine Arts Center May 17, beginning at 10 a.m.
Quinton Morgan, a financial aid analyst at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently awarded the Philo Brasher Emerging Leadership Award by the Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) at the organization's recent spring meeting. The award is presented each year to an AASFAA member with less than five years experience in financial aid who has demonstrated leadership in the profession. Morgan, a UAM graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in history and modern languages, joined the financial aid staff in 2013.