MONTICELLO, AR — Four All-Americans in three different sports and an Arkansas high school coaching legend have been selected for induction to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Sports Hall of Fame. Softball All-American Kayla Jackson, football All-Americans Tommy Graf and Melvin Patrick, basketball All-American Carolyn Boatman, and the late Dave Williams, one of the most successful high school football coaches in the state's history, comprise the Hall of Fame's class of 2017.
MONTICELLO, AR — Tyler Raines knows trees, particularly those on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Since June, Raines, a junior forestry student from Warren, has worked closely with University Forester Chris Stuhlinger to compile and maintain a comprehensive inventory of every tree on campus, a daunting task made easier with new software and hardware that creates a file on each tree with its location, species, diameter and relative health.
MONTICELLO, AR — Classical pianists Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung, who perform as the Happy Dog Duo, will appear in concert at the University of Arkansas at Monticello September 14 as part of the National Federation of Music Clubs' 2017 Young Artists Series. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium, is free and open to the public.
MONTICELLO, AR — Christine Felts, associate professor of nursing and clinical coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has received a $6,000 scholarship from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to conduct research for her doctoral dissertation.
MONTICELLO, AR — Zachery Birdsong of Horatio, a senior double major in political science and psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently named Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year at the 77th annual Phi Lambda Chi National Convention in Irving, Tex.
MONTICELLO, AR —Bryan Fendley, director of instructional technology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently attended an invitation-only VIP Leadership Program sponsored by Blackboard, a global company focused on innovative technologies and services for education.
MONTICELLO, AR — The English Pub: ACTELA Newsletter, edited by Kay Walter of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and published by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, has been named as a recipient of the 2017 NCTE Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Robert Moore, professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Monticello who writes under the pen name "Red Hawk," has a new book entitled Return To the Mother: A Lover’s Handbook.
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.
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.