General News

ASBTDC To Host Pair of Workshops October 27

MONTICELLO, AR — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host a pair of workshops on Quickbooks software October 27 in the House Room of the John F. Gibson University Center.

Archeologists To Talk About Ozark Bluff Shelters

MONTICELLO, AR — Lydia Rees and Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey will discuss their ongoing research on Ozark bluff shelters October 4 as part of a joint meeting between the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and the Drew County Historical Society.

Homecoming Celebration Set For October 20-22

MONTICELLO, AR — An inaugural dinner for Chancellor Karla Hughes, presentation of the 2016 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit, and the annual Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet highlight the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s homecoming celebration October 20-22.

UAM Debate Team Wins Mendoza Debates

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team from the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently won the cumulative sweepstakes championship and placed second in the tournament sweepstakes at the Mendoza Debates hosted by Lee College in Baytown, Tex.

David Pryor and Skip Rutherford To Be Featured Speakers for Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club Meeting September 29

MONTICELLO, AR — Retired U.S. Senator David Pryor (D-Ark.) and Skip Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will be the featured speakers at the next meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Political Animals Club September 29, according to Dr. John Davis, assistant professor of political science and director of governmental relations at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

McGehee Campus Training EMT’s

Seven students are currently taking advantage of scholarship funds made available by the Arkansas Department of Health to complete a one-semester course in emergency medical technician (EMT) training at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Following completion of the one-semester course, the students are eligible to continue to a three-semester program to earn a technical certificate as paramedics. Pictured from left are Colten Snow of McGehee, Hugh Fontenot of Pine Bluff, (standing) Program Director Gursarn Singh, Kyle Rice of Lake Village, Lance Smith of McGehee, Charlotte Wood of Star City, Milton Remley of Monticello, Brodie Hill of Dumas, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus.

Five To Be Inducted To UAM Sports Hall of Fame October 20

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 covers five decades and four different sports. This year’s inductees — Meredith Heckel-LaRue (softball), Solon Mobley (basketball), Mac Newcomb (football), Joe Daw (baseball), and Paul Russell (football) — are among the most accomplished in their respective sports in school history with a long list of honors and records. Also scheduled to be honored is Larry Smith, who served as the school’s sports information director from 1961-78 and is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame. Smith will receive the UAM Spirit Award.