Student Activities

UAM To Host High School Senior Preview Day November 12

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will host High School Senior Preview Day in conjunction with UAM’s last home football game November 12, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management.

Crossett Student Receives American Legion Scholarship

Christian Harris of Crossett (second from right), a student at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, was recently selected to receive the American Legion Post 111 Scholarship. According to Linda Rushing, vice chancellor of the Crossett campus, the $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in a UAM COT-Crossett technical program who has “exceptional academic standing and attendance and has demonstrated a strong work ethic.” Harris is studying electromechanical technology-instrumentation. Pictured from left are Steven Lochala, Jack Netherland, Post 111 commander, Harris and Jim Young.

UAM Student Nursing Association Receives Three Awards

The Student Nurses Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello received three awards at the 65th annual Arkansas Nursing Students’ Association convention recently in Little Rock. The UAM SNA received the Community Health Award, the Financial Excellence Award, and the Image of Nursing Award. The Community Heath Award was presented for the UAM nursing students’ work with Hope Place, which provides infant care kits to mothers. The Financial Excellence Award was presented for “exceptional record keeping, internal control, and successful fund raising.” The Image of Nursing Award was presented for a project on the UAM campus entitled “Bullying Hurts.” Pictured from left are Chelsea Burton of Monticello, UAM SNA president, Russell Peacock of McGehee, UAM SNA treasurer, Cheyann Purifoy of Crossett, and LaTasha Shopher of McGehee, recipient of the ASNA District IV Scholarship. (Not pictured: Linzy Gavin of Monticello, project chair of “Bullying Hurts.”)

UAM’s 2016-17 Student Government Leaders

These six students are leading the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Student Government Association in 2016-17. Pictured from left are Bryson Berry, a junior nursing major from Hamburg, treasurer; Allison Foret, a senior K-6 education major from Sheridan, secretary; Emily England, a senior finance major from Stuttgart, vice president; Aliyah Kennedy, a senior exercise science major from Hot Springs, president; Mauri Armstrong, a junior political science major from Lake Village, Student Activities Board representative; and Zachery Birdsong, a junior psychology major from Horatio, parliamentarian.

UAM Names 12 To Homecoming Court

MONTICELLO, AR — Twelve women have been selected to the 2016 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM will celebrate homecoming October 22. The homecoming queen will be selected by a vote of the student body and announced during pre-game ceremonies prior to UAM’s football game with Ouachita Baptist University.

UAM COT-Crossett Fishing Team Qualifies For National Tournament

MONTICELLO, AR — Trey Rainwater of Bastrop, La., and Drew Fleming of Hamburg caught five bass weighing a total of 11 pounds, 4 ounces at the Walmart-sponsored FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Tournament on the Ouachita River last week and will represent the UAM College of Technology-Crossett at the 2017 College Fishing National Championship Tournament May 31 through June 2, 2017 on Wheeler Lake in Florence, Ala.

Warren Student Wins Inaugural T-Shirt Competition, Donates Cash Prize To Scholarship Fund

MONTICELLO, AR — A t-shirt design by Brittany Barnard of Warren will serve as the official t-shirt of the inaugural celebration of University of Arkansas at Monticello Chancellor Karla Hughes. Barnard’s design was chosen from 26 entries in a campus-wide student competition and highlights the inaugural theme “Honoring tradition, focusing on the future.” The t-shirts will be given to students at a picnic on Monday, October 17 hosted by Dr. Hughes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centennial Clock Tower at the center of campus.