A group of eighth grade science students at Monticello Middle School, working with Dr. Marvin Fawley, professor and assistant dean for science and research at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, have identified a new species of algae of the genus Pseudellipsoidion. The finding was part of a project initiated by Fawley with the science class at MMS. The main goal of the project was to isolate new strains of algae from the class Eustigmatophyceae which produce high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids and hydrocarbons. The students were shown two water samples from a ditch on the UAM campus that contains mats of algae. The students were given 50-milliliter collection tubes to collect algal samples to culture. A new strain was identified from the samples collected. Pictured from left are Dr. Marvin Fawley with Aaron Hampton, Grant Jeffers, Will O’Fallon and Gabe Martens.
MONTICELLO, AR — The secret to good teaching is patience and the ability to listen, according to Dr. Karen Fawley. Fawley has learned both skills during a decade on the faculty in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. “When I was younger, I used to get frustrated when I was not reaching a student,” Fawley admits. “I’ve learned patience through the years.”
MONTICELLO, AR — Crystal Halley, director of academic advising and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has been honored by the United States Distance Learning Association for an online course she designed for University of Arkansas System eVersity, the UA’s online campus.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 associate of applied science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Leigh Hensley of Hamburg, Chancey Ricks of Crossett, Katrina Hegler of El Dorado, Geraldine Johnson of Monroe, La., Breunna Rogers of Rayville, La., (top row) Regina Hicks of Bastrop, La., Dexter Sellers, of Bastrop, La., and Kimberly Davis of Monroe, La. (Not pictured: Yumeca Brown of West Monroe, La.)
The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 bachelor of science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Christina Patton of Hamburg, Shannon Taylor of Star City, Tara Crim of Sherwood, Cajun Johnson of Hampton, Valeria Johnson of Monticello, Teri Poirrier of Monticello, Leigh Ashley Gamble of Monticello, Morgan Scott of Monticello, Jennifer Bailey of Thornton, (second row) LaJuan Scales, RN-BSN, of Watson, Shuntar Scott of Pine Bluff, Cassandra McConnell of Star City, Leslie Roberts, RN-BSN, of McGehee, Hannah Tadlock of Hamburg, Allisa Lawson of Crossett; Aubrey Fitts of Hamburg, Shea Wallace of Monticello, Destiny Randolph of Monticello, Shaynna Tanner of Monticello, Lauren Nix of Monticello, (third row) Rachel Goodwin of Monticello, Paesha Kindells of Monticello, Justin Calomese of Monticello, Andres Villeda of Warren, Marcos Romero of Warren, Brandon Odom of Warren, Lauren Gill of Monticello, and Richard Rabb of Hamburg.
MONTICELLO, AR — The women’s rodeo team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will compete for a national championship at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., June 12-18 after winning the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s (NIRA) Ozark Region.
Fourteen students in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were recently recognized for their selection to Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society for college and university education majors. Pictured from left are (front row) Dr. Sue Martin of the UAM faculty and chapter counselor, Hannah Wilkerson of Monticello, Anna Lauhon of Hamburg, Abby Walker of Star City, Laura Swain of Monticello, Melissa Lawrence of Monticello, Dr. Kathleen Shahan of the UAM faculty and assistant chapter counselor, (second row) Jessi Green of White Hall, Julie Hollis of Kingsland, Brooke Patton of Dumas, Sarynn St. Clair of Little Rock, Frances Bellott of Monticello (top row) April Reeves of Monticello, Hope Wilson of Brinkley, Victoria Wehunt of Rison, and Emily Leonard of Monticello.
The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently admitted these 12 students to the Teacher Education Program as part of the school’s annual pinning ceremony at the UAM Fine Arts Center.
Four student representatives of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) attended the 64th annual Student Nurses’ Association national convention held recently in Orlando, Fla. The student representatives received an award from America’s Farmers Grow Community sponsored by the Monsanto fund to assist with the cost of the trip. While at the convention the UAM SNA was granted renewal of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Stellar School Chapter Award. This award signifies that the school demonstrates ongoing involvement in the NSNA, and strong commitment to shared governance, and professional development of students and faculty. It also recognizes chapters with strong student leadership, professional development from faculty, ongoing participation, service learning, and support from members. The UAM SNA also received the community health award for their “Hope Place Stork Project.” In December 2015, the UAM SNA provided infant care packages for the new mothers at Hope Place of Monticello. Pictured from left are LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, Nicole Munnerlyn of Stuttgart, Chelsea Burton of Monticello, and Katie Wilkerson of McGehee.
MONTICELLO, AR — The 2016 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly became a personal experience for agricultural policy students in the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Agriculture.