Members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello debate team won awards at last week's Hot and Spicy Debate Tournament hosted by Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. Kyle Hargis, a communications major from Warren, was a varsity debate finalist and was named the second place varsity speaker. Blake Adkins, a computer information systems major from Vilonia, was named the first place speaker in the professional division. Members of the debate team are (from left, first row) Tanisha Smith of Crossett, Jordan Lakin of Cabot, Natalie Craig of Sherwood, (second row) Hunter Cook of Sheridan, Dylan Hargis of Warren, Blake Adkins of Vilonia, and Kyle Hargis of Warren.
MONTICELLO, AR — Twelve women have been selected to the 2017 homecoming court at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. UAM will celebrate homecoming October 21. 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 Southern Nazarene University.
MONTICELLO, AR — The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will perform with the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Jazz Band One at a free public concert Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Based in Savannah, Ga., the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra includes lead vocalists Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson performing with a 17-piece big band and covering much of the Great American Songbook with a stylistic nod to Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. For more information, contact the UAM Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.
MONTICELLO, AR — Parents and family members of University of Arkansas at Monticello students will be guests of the university at Parent-Family Appreciation Day this Saturday. The day's events begin with a registration and reception from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center and conclude with the UAM-East Central Oklahoma football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. at Convoy Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium.
MONTICELLO, AR — Tyler Raines knows trees, particularly those on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Since June, Raines, a junior forestry student from Warren, has worked closely with University Forester Chris Stuhlinger to compile and maintain a comprehensive inventory of every tree on campus, a daunting task made easier with new software and hardware that creates a file on each tree with its location, species, diameter and relative health.
MONTICELLO, AR — Zachery Birdsong of Horatio, a senior double major in political science and psychology at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently named Phi Lambda Chi Man of the Year at the 77th annual Phi Lambda Chi National Convention in Irving, Tex.
MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold its last summer registration session for incoming freshmen July 10, according to Tawana Greene, executive director of admissions and enrollment management. Only students who have completed the admission process may register during this session.
Newly-minted graduates of the School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello were honored last week at a pinning and capping ceremony at the UAM Fine Arts Center. UAM's newest nursing graduates are (first row, from left) LaKala S. Lambert of Monticello, Cianii L. Smith of McGehee, Brandi N. Jones of Monroe, La., Amanda L. Gustafson of Greenbrier, Evangeline L. Forrest of Monticello, Linzy Jo Gavin of Monticello, Savannah R. Sampolesi of Lake Village, LaTasha B. Shopher of McGehee, (second row, from left) Trudy S. Travis of Monroe, La., Siesha K. Boyette of El Dorado, Syndee L. Adams of Monticello, Nicole M. Munnerlyn of Humphrey, Teah M. Streeter of White Hall, Jennie A. Butcher of Dumas, Louvonia N. Carter of Dermott, Chasity N. Hooks of Star City, Jerry M. Williams of Crossett, (top row, from left) Russell L. Peacock of Monticello, Jarrett L. Frizzell of Star City, Haley L. Patterson of Monticello, Bethany N. Beasley of Crossett, Ace C. Jeffers of Hamburg, Anna S. Jasay of Hamburg, Jessica D. Jackson of Monticello, and Katie E. Wilkerson of McGehee.
The Student Government Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has begun a campaign to keep the campus clean by passing out rubber gloves to students, faculty and staff to encourage everyone to pick up trash they find on campus. Pictured at the kickoff event for the campaign were (from left) Rachel Morgan of Dermott, Rebecca Nugent, director of student programs and activities, Adi Arellano of Horatio, Tanner Dinger of DeQueen, Zachery Birdsong of DeQueen, Cassandra Pollock of Mayflower, Kamilah Kelley of White Hall, UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes, Nathan Cagle of Witter, Lauraen Harrison of Star City, SGA President Bryson Berry of Hamburg, Caitlyn Horton of Lonoke, Donnell White of Monticello, Shelby Rhodes of Rison and Emily Mendiola of Hamburg.
These education majors were formally admitted to the teacher preparation program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello during a recent pinning ceremony in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are (first row) Olivia Wooten of Monticello, Katelyn Patterson of McGehee, Meagan Oliver of Fordyce, Allison Foret of Sheridan, Rebecca Stephenson of Monticello, Lydia Byrd of DeWitt, Sequin Cook of Smackover, (second row) Brittany Barnard of Wilmar, Katherine Adams of Monticello, Tifany Lane of Crossett, Kylie Gibbons of Benton, Taylor Montgomery of Monticello, BreAnn Sturdivant of Crossett, Alyssa Tozer of Beebe, (third row) Christian McCone of Crossett, Kristen Spencer of Grapevine, John-Mark Lockling of Crossett, Katlin Poor of Almyra, Rachel Adams of Monticello, Amanda Moseley of Monticello, Kayla Blasengame of Pine Bluff and Cara McMahon of Wilmar.