General News

UAM History Professor’s Article Receives Honor

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.

Political Science Students Honored

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.

Senior Art Exhibit Combines Photographs and Paintings

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.

UAM Students Participate In Arkansas Student Leadership Forum

MONTICELLO, AR — Carly Curry of Sheridan and Bryson Berry of Hamburg recently represented the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the 18th annual Arkansas Student Leadership Forum at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock.

Concert and Chamber Choirs To Present Concert November 17

MONTICELLO, AR — The concert and chamber choirs of the University of Arkansas at Monticello will perform with guest artists Andy Wen and Scott Bearden in a concert November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

UAM Baseball Coach Signs First Multi-Year Contract In School History

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.

UAM To Host High School Senior Preview Day November 12

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.

Crossett Student Receives American Legion Scholarship

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.

Crossett Practical Nursing Students Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate On NCLEX-PN Exam

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.