General News

Nursing Students Attend National Convention

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.

Jay Jones To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters During UAM Commencement

MONTICELLO, AR — For the third time in the 107-year history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the first since 1959, UAM will bestow an honorary doctorate during the school’s 2016 spring commencement May 6. Jay Jones, who has served as UAM’s vice chancellor for finance and administration since 2006 and guided the institution as interim chancellor in 2015, will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters for “exemplary leadership and service, not only in the profession but to society in general,” according to UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! UAM Debate Team Is Nation’s Best

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has earned the right to be called national champions. UAM debaters swept the Scholastic, Founders and Overall Sweepstakes Awards at the 2015-16 International Public Debate Association (IPDA) National Tournament hosted March 31 through April 3 by Lee College of Baytown, Tex.

UAM Board of Visitors To Meet April 14

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Spencer Gallery of the Fine Arts Center. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Jim Brewer at (870) 460-1274. - 30 -

Small Business Center Announces Workshops

MONTICELLO, AR — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will host four workshops April 9 and 12 on subjects ranging from starting a new business to the use of QuickBooks software, according to Stephanie Harton, ASBTDC director.