MONTICELLO, AR — John Harvey was rewarded for his success as head baseball coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello Tuesday morning. Harvey became the first coach in school history to sign a multi-year contract when he inked a two-year agreement with automatic two-year rollovers through 2021. Harvey led UAM to a 40-16 record in 2016 that included the Great American Conference tournament championship and the school’s second-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament. The Boll Weevils finished one victory away from earning a berth in the Division II College World Series.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host High School Senior Preview Day in conjunction with UAM’s last home football game November 12, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.
Christian Harris of Crossett (second from right), a student at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, was recently selected to receive the American Legion Post 111 Scholarship. According to Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, the $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in a UAM COT-Crossett technical program who has “exceptional academic standing and attendance and has demonstrated a strong work ethic.” Harris is studying electromechanical technology-instrumentation. Pictured from left are Steven Lochala, Jack Netherland, Post 111 commander, Harris and Jim Young.
MONTICELLO, AR — Three undergraduate psychology students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello presented a poster of their original research at the annual conference of the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) held recently in Conway.
The 2016 practical nursing graduates of the UAM College of Technology-Crossett achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Sixteen of the last 21 practical nursing classes from the Crossett campus have had a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN. Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, commended Shela Upshaw and Kayla Noble for the practical nursing program’s continued success. Upshaw has directed the practical nursing program and served as an instructor since 1997. Noble is a graduate of UAM COT-Crossett’s practical nursing program and joined the faculty as a clinical instructor in January. Pictured from left are the 2016 graduates (first row): Treasure Jackson of Monticello, Krystle Brooks of Crossett, Haley McLemore of Hamburg, Seth Sweeney of Hamburg, Kelsey Canley of Crossett, Anna Austin of Crossett, (second row) Robin Shaver of Crossett, Heather Castleberry of Bastrop, La., Lynda Waller of Bastrop, La., Shelby Maxwell of Crossett, Brooke Jackson, Crossett and Charlette Grice of Portland.
The Student Nurses Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello received three awards at the 65th annual Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association convention recently in Little Rock. The UAM SNA received the Community Health Award, the Financial Excellence Award, and the Image of Nursing Award. The Community Heath Award was presented for the UAM nursing students’ work with Hope Place, which provides infant care kits to mothers. The Financial Excellence Award was presented for “exceptional record keeping, internal control, and successful fund raising.” The Image of Nursing Award was presented for a project on the UAM campus entitled “Bullying Hurts.” Pictured from left are Chelsea Burton of Monticello, UAM SNA president, Russell Peacock of McGehee, UAM SNA treasurer, Cheyann Purifoy of Crossett, and LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, recipient of the ASNA District IV Scholarship. (Not pictured: Linzy Gavin of Monticello, project chair of “Bullying Hurts.”)
MONTICELLO, AR — The Music Theatre Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present three one-act operas November 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
MONTICELLO, AR — Meals from different cultures around the world will be part of International Education Week at the University of Arkansas at Monticello November 14-18. Aramark Campus Dining Services will feature international meals from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day that week. The international meals are also available to the public and will be served in the main dining hall of the John F. Gibson University Center at a cost of $8.18 per person.
Ethan Massey of Vicksburg, Miss., a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the first recipient of the Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., Waterfowl Research endowment. The award was presented last week at the annual Drew County Ducks Unlimited banquet held at the Monticello Country Club. The endowment honors the late Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., long-time Monticello dentist and avid duck hunter. Pictured from left are Dr. Chris Sims, professor of biology at UAM, Katelyn Burch Busby, Leeann Burch, Ethan Massey and Dr. Doug Osborne, assistant professor of wildlife.
MONTICELLO, AR — Brandy Haley, assistant professor of nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been selected to serve a two-year term as a state consultant on the board of directors of the Arkansas Nursing Students' Association (ANSA).