MONTICELLO, AR — Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics at the University of Arkansas at Monticello since 2009, has accepted a similar position at Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla. Ratcliff came to UAM in 2006 as head women’s basketball coach and a year later added the duties of assistant athletic director for compliance. In 2011 he stepped down as women’s basketball coach to devote himself full-time to the duties of athletics director.
These seven members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team competed at the recent LSU-Shreveport Debate Tournament. Pictured from left are Natalie Edwards of Fort Smith, Gabe McDorman of Sheridan, Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Luke Beatty of Dermott and Zach Young of Wilmar. Others competing but not pictured were Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Grace Nash of Mount Holly, Abbygail Rounsaville of Mabelvale, and Nshyka Shelton of Monticello. Chisom reached the round of 16 in the varsity debate competition while Adkins and Hargis each reached the final 16 in junior varsity debate. Chisom and Graves reached the semifinals in team debate.
These seven undergraduate students from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello attended the 2016 Society of American Foresters national convention in Madison, Wis., recently. Four of the seven participated in a quiz bowl tournament and the group toured the headquarters of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Pictured from left are Caleb Wilson of Elwood, Neb., Greg Craig of Mena, Austin Passmore of Pleasant Plains, Tyler Daniell of Arkadelphia, Brody Nosal of Sherwood, Kenya Barner of Little Rock and Richard Harris of Lonoke.
Join us for cookies and hot chocolate and get in the Christmas spirit from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 at the Trotter House on North Main Street. Holiday music will be provided by the UAM Jazz Combo as we get ready for the annual Monticello Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Make plans to join us!
MONTICELLO, AR — Changing the Green Room of the John F. Gibson University Center to a user-friendly student hangout is one of four projects selected for funding from the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Centennial Opportunity Fund.
MONTICELLO, AR — The Guild of St. George, an educational trust supporting the arts, crafts and rural economy of England, has commended a member of the University of Arkansas at Monticello faculty for her work with the Guild’s educational outreach programs.
Christian Harris (left) of Crossett, a sophomore in the electromechanical technology-instrumentation program at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, was recently selected to receive a $300 scholarship from the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company-Lodge 7. Making the presentation is Scott Kinard, Lodge 7 president. The Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company-Lodge 7 established its first book scholarship to be awarded annually to a student at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett. The scholarship is presented based on grade point average, a strong work ethic and recommendations from faculty and staff.
MONTICELLO, AR — An article by Dr. Sharon Silzell, an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected as the article of the month by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello inducted two political science students into the campus chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society, during a recent induction ceremony on the UAM campus.
MONTICELLO, AR — A senior art exhibition by Maggie Barnett of Monticello will be on display November 17-29 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. An artist’s reception will be held November 17 from 2-4 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.