General News

First Diesel Academy Students Set To Graduate

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.

Lynne Thompson Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award From Arkansas Urban Forestry Council

MONTICELLO, AR — A retired faculty member from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been honored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC). Dr. Lynne Thompson, professor emeritus at UAM, was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Joe Fox, state forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, at a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

22 UAM Students Selected To Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

MONTICELLO, AR — Twenty-two seniors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Criteria for selection to Who’s Who include grade point average, participation and leadership in school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership potential.

Cody Bijou Presents Research in Germany

MONTICELLO, AR — Cody Bijou's recent research into the recruiting methods of the terrorist organization ISIS earned the University of Arkansas at Monticello senior a trip to Germany. Bijou presented the results of his research to an international political and economic forum hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany, March 9-11.

Jay Jones Resigns As Vice Chancellor For Advancement

MONTICELLO, AR — Jay Jones has resigned as vice chancellor for advancement at the University of Arkansas at Monticello to pursue opportunities in private business, according to a statement released today by UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

Agriculture Policy Class Tours State Capitol

MONTICELLO, AR — Agricultural policy students in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture got a first-hand look at a regular session of the Arkansas General Assembly during a tour of the State Capitol in Little Rock last week.

Forestry Students Place Third At Conclave

These students from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello led UAM to a third place finish at the 60th annual Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave, a competition of technical and physical forestry skills hosted recently by Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Tex. UAM finished behind Stephen F. Austin and Clemson University in the overall team competition which featured students from 13 southern forestry schools. Pictured from left are (first row) Caleb Wilson of Elwood, Neb. (third in men's crosscut and log roll), Phillip Duncan of White Hall (third in log roll), Tyler Raines of Warren (third in dendrology), Taylor Gydesen of Blue Hill, Neb. (third in women's crosscut), Mikaela Farmer of Randolph Center, Vt. (third in women's crosscut), (second row) Kameron Skinner of Hartsville, S.C., Greg Craig of Mena (second in chain throw and pole climb), Justin Ballard of Camden (third in men's crosscut and UAM's participant in the Stihl Timbersports competition), Tyler Daniell of Arkadelphia (second in chain throw), Tyler King of Arkansas City, Hunter Helms of Pine Bluff, and Sam May of Malvern (first in axe throw and second in knife throw).

UAM Board of Visitors To Meet April 13

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the McGoogan Building Library at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Brewer at (870) 460-1274. - 30 -

Small Business Center To Host Workshops In White Hall And On UAM Campus

MONTICELLO, AR — A pair of workshops on the use of the accounting software QuickBooks and a workshop on government certification of businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans will be hosted April 18 and 20 by the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC).