MONTICELLO, AR — Six students from the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently spent two weeks in Costa Rica as part of an intensive Spanish Study and Cultural Immersion Program. The students were Alma Rivera of Wilmar, Kelsey Schrimpf of Jefferson City, Mo., Merrell Miles of Warren, Carly Curry of Sheridan, Katlyn Williams of Shreveport, La., and Annsley Davis of Monticello. They were accompanied by Isabel Bacon, associate professor of Spanish.
Reagan White (left), a graduating senior at Star City High School, was recently chosen to receive the Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Reagan is the daughter of Kevin and Brandy White. Also pictured is Seth Bryant of the UAM admissions office. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Star City High School senior who exhibits a strong academic background and work ethic, and displays outstanding professional potential. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters, pending criteria review each term. Reagan will be a first-time freshman entering the accounting program. The scholarship was created by Star City natives Gerald and Sue Majors, who currently reside in White Hall. The award has been presented annually since 2005. Currently, four UAM students are receiving the scholarship.
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.
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.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will present degrees to the class of 2016 during commencement exercises May 6 with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Steelman Fieldhouse.
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.
MONTICELLO, Ark. — More than 250 rodeo cowboys and cowgirls from 14 colleges and universities will compete at the 10th annual Boll Weevil Stampede hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 7-9.