General News

Jazz Band One To Perform In Concert April 18

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello's internationally-acclaimed Jazz Band One will present its 2017 spring concert April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Grace Borse To Present Senior Art Exhibit

MONTICELLO, AR — Grace Borse of Monticello will present her senior thesis art exhibition at the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

McGehee Career Pathways Hosts Hiring Fair

Potential employers met with students last week at a Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Pathways Initiative Program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. Students were interviewed or offered the opportunity to interview at a later date and a number of students were offered employment, according to Cortez C. Smith, program director for the Career Pathways Initiative. "This was a great event for the university and the community," said Smith. "We were able to assist in the process of helping a family or a student. We were able to show students and citizens of the community who would hire them with their skills and training. In the photo (from left) are Claudette Manning and Darius Green of McGehee with Lurinne Washington of the Chicot County Department of Human Services.

UAM COT-Crossett To Host Blood Drive April 11

MONTICELLO, AR — The UAM College of Technology-Crossett, in partnership with LifeShare Blood Centers, will host a blood drive on Tuesday, April 11 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. in the McGoogan Building at 1326 Highway 52 West in Crossett.

Sarah Porter Senior Art Exhibit April 20-27

MONTICELLO, AR — An exhibition of ceramics and drawings of ceramics by senior art student Sarah Porter will be on display April 20-27 in the Glassblock Gallery of the Taylor Library and Technology Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

First Diesel Academy Students Set To Graduate

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee will award certificates of proficiency and technical certificates this summer to the first graduates of the school's Diesel Training Academy located south of Monticello on U.S. Highway 425. In addition to becoming a diesel technician, the program also prepares students to operate tractor-trailers and sit for the Arkansas Commercial Driver's License (CDL). The program includes 14 courses taken over three semesters covering both classroom work, diesel shop performance, and a combination of closed course training and open road operation.

Lynne Thompson Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award From Arkansas Urban Forestry Council

MONTICELLO, AR — A retired faculty member from the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has been honored by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC). Dr. Lynne Thompson, professor emeritus at UAM, was presented the Outstanding Volunteer Award by Governor Asa Hutchinson and Joe Fox, state forester for the Arkansas Forestry Commission, at a ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Little Rock.

22 UAM Students Selected To Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

MONTICELLO, AR — Twenty-two seniors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Criteria for selection to Who’s Who include grade point average, participation and leadership in school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership potential.