Student Activities

Social Work Students Chosen To Present At New Orleans Conference

Melissa Wheeldon (seated, left) of Heber Springs and Morgan Diles (seated, right) of Texarkana, Tex., were recently chosen to represent the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the 34th annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors' Conference in New Orleans. Wheedon and Diles, both senior social work majors, presented a poster outlining their research on understanding the benefits of service dogs for individuals with autism. The students also met with representatives from social work graduate schools while hearing presentations on a wide range of topics, including teaching and administering social work programs, field education, global social work, advocacy, and connecting classroom education to community practice. Also pictured are (standing, from left) Marie Jenkins, director of field education for the UAM social work program, Dana Williams, assistant professor, and Andre Lewis, program director.

Student Nurses Help Replenish Monticello Food Pantry

The Student Nurses’ Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently formed a partnership with Drew County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee for the Farmer’s Feeding America project. Drew County Farm Bureau sponsored the event and nursing students shopped for non-perishable food items in response to a local newspaper article requesting items to replenish the shelves of the Revival Center Food Pantry in Monticello. Pictured from left are UAM Student Nurses’ Association members Christen Shipley of Wilmot and Cheyanne Purifoy of Crossett. (Not pictured: McKenna Daniel of Searcy)

McGehee Welding Students Receive AWS Certification

Welding students at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee were recently certified by the American Welding Society. AWS certification is required for many welding positions in manufacturing operations. The students were required to perform a weld under supervision that was tested by an AWS inspector to ensure the weld conformed to AWS code. The welding technology program at the McGehee campus begins in August and includes blueprint reading, basic welding, shielded metal arc welding and continues through the spring and summer terms with MIG, TIG and Pipe Welding. All 12 students are slated to graduate June 30. Pictured from left are (front row) Erasmo Mondragon of Lake Village, A. J. Etheridge of Lake Village, Rodrick Morgan of McGehee, Alan Jackson of Dermott, Jeremy Mangum of Rohwer, Jack Hill of Monticello, (back row) Sharon Cantrell, assistant vice chancellor of the McGehee campus, Vice Chancellor Bob Ware, Kelsey Chew, San Francisco, Calif., James Cathey of Eudora, Anthony Handley of Montrose, Garrett Skidmore of Camden, Alex Mondragon of Lake Village, Justin Manley of Montrose, and Gary Burt, instructor of welding technology.

UAM Debate Finishes Third At Arkansas Tech Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello took third place in four different team categories at last week's Team Me Up/TECHnically Speaking Swing Debate Tournaments hosted by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The competition featured two tournaments in one, with awards given for results in each individual tournament and overall awards for both competitions. Both tournaments were sanctioned by the International Public Debate Association (IPDA).

Wallace Trust Scholarship Deadline Is March 1

            MONTICELLO, Ark. — Graduates of McGehee High School and persons living in a 15-mile radius of McGehee have until March 1 to apply for the Joseph F. Wallace Trust Foundation Scholarship to attend any of the three campuses of the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

UAM Forestry Club To Hold Field Day Competition February 11

MONTICELLO, AR — Forestry and natural resources students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will test their lumberjack skills this Saturday at Field Day, an annual competition hosted by the UAM Forestry Club to determine who will represent UAM at the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Conclave.

UAM Captures Southern Forensics Debate Championship

MONTICELLO, AR — The debate team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello brought home 27 individual and four team awards, including the team championship of the Southern Forensics Championship Tournament hosted recently by the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Weevil Welcome Days Set For February 9 and March 31

MONTICELLO, AR — High school students and their parents will have a chance to visit the University of Arkansas at Monticello and learn more about college life during Weevil Welcome Days on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, March 31, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.

UAM Debaters Win Three Championships At John Brown University Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., and Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., combined to win three championships for the University of Arkansas at Monticello at the Golden Eagle Invitational Debate Tournament hosted recently by John Brown University in Siloam Springs.