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Ethan Massey Is First Recipient Of Robert Burch Waterfowl Research Endowment

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Burch Scholarship WinnerEthan Massey of Baton Rouge, La., a graduate student in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the first recipient of the Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., Waterfowl Research endowment. The award was presented last week at the annual Drew County Ducks Unlimited banquet held at the Monticello Country Club.

The endowment honors the late Dr. Robert H. Burch, Jr., long-time Monticello dentist and avid duck hunter. Pictured from left are Dr. Chris Sims, professor of biology at UAM, Katelyn Burch Busby, Leeann Burch, Ethan Massey and Dr. Doug Osborne, assistant professor of wildlife.

UAM August Graduates Announced

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

UAM employmentThe University of Arkansas at Monticello presented 93 awards to 90 students who completed their academic requirements in August, according to information released today by the UAM registrar’s office.


UAM ASBTDC To Host Three Free Seminars In August On Boosting Sales And Improving Marketing

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

ASBTDC-logo-200x76Boosting sales and improving marketing techniques for small businesses are the subjects of two online webinars and one seminar to be hosted in August by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). All three training sessions are free.

            To register and access the webinars, go to

href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”> . To register for the seminar, pre-register by contacting Stephanie Harton, ASBTDC director, at (870) 460-1808 or go to (more…)

School of Education Admits 12 To Teacher Education Program

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

SOE Photo 1The School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently admitted these 12 students to the Teacher Education Program as part of the school’s annual pinning ceremony at the UAM Fine Arts Center. Pictured from left are (first row) Hannah Wilkerson of Monticello, Anna Lauhon of Hamburg, Laura Swain of Monticello, Melissa Lawrence of Monticello, Kayla Riels of Crossett, (second row) Kari Harris of Monticello, Alexa Black of Greenwood, Kelsey Richardson of Monticello, Adruna Simpson of Monticello (top row) Julie Hollis of Kingsland, Abby Walker of Star City, and Jamie Beard of Monticello.

2016 AASN Nursing Graduates Recognized At Pinning Ceremony

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Nursing Group 2The University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Nursing recognized its 2016 associate of applied  science in nursing graduates at a pinning ceremony on the UAM campus last week. Pictured from left are (first row) Leigh Hensley of Hamburg, Chancey Ricks of Crossett, Katrina Hegler of El Dorado, Geraldine Johnson of Monroe, La., Breunna Rogers of Rayville, La., (top row) Regina Hicks of Bastrop, La., Dexter Sellers, of  Bastrop, La., and Kimberly Davis of Monroe, La. (Not pictured: Yumeca Brown of West Monroe, La.)

UAM Nursing Students Attend National Convention

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

SNA StudentsFour 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.  (more…)

Jay Jones To Receive Honorary Doctorate Of Humane Letters During UAM Commencement

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Jay JonesFor the third time in the 107-year history of the University of Arkansas at Monticello and the first since 1959, UAM will bestow an honorary doctorate during the school’s 2016 spring commencement May 6.

Jay Jones, who has served as UAM’s vice chancellor for finance and administration since 2006 and guided the institution as interim chancellor in 2015, will receive an honorary doctorate in humane letters for “exemplary leadership and service, not only in the profession but to society in general,” according to UAM Chancellor Karla Hughes. (more…)

UAM To Honor The Late Dr. Tim Chase As The University’s 54th Distinguished Alumnus

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Chase, Tim (master)Dr. Tim Chase was Monticello through and through . . . born and raised in Monticello, a graduate of Monticello High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello, a Billie and Boll Weevil for life.

Dr. Chase lost a battle with cancer on April 15, just weeks before he was to become the 54th recipient of UAM’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and a legion of friends and admirers.

UAM Community Education To Host Third Annual Kids’ University July 11-14

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Summer 2016 Kids' UniversityThe University of Arkansas at Monticello will host its third annual Kids’ University, a summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six, July 11-14 in the John F. Gibson University Center.

Tuition is $75 and includes a t-shirt and all supplies unless specifically stated in the course description. Space for the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged and will continue through June 24.

Kids’ University is part of UAM’s Department of Community Education and includes a variety of hands-on classes, including “Artistic Exploration,” “Big Math, Little World,” “Healthy Treats and Delicious Eats,” “Imagination Station,” “Programming in LOGO – Fun With Turtle Graphics,” Project Life Saver,” “Project Life Saver, Jr.,” “Vamanos – Let’s Go,” “Wizarding World of Electricity,” and “Super Silly Science.” (more…)

UAM Student Government Association Sponsors Pics With Pups Event

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
UAMSGAUAM Student Government Association sponsored an event on campus called “Pics with Pups.” Monticello 2nd Chance FUR Dogs Rescue brought several foster dogs to the event for pictures with the students.
Several students stopped by to take their picture with the precious pups, which gave the foster dogs an opportunity to socialize with new people. SGA also donated dog food to the rescue for the foster dogs. Monticello 2nd Chance has saved over 450 dogs since its start in January 2015. Thank you UAM SGA for supporting our local rescue!

National Champions! UAM Debate Team Is Nation’s Best

Thursday, April 14th, 2016


Members of UAM’s national champion debate team are (from left, first row) Nathan Bailey of Monticello, Gabrielle Swain of Monticello, Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, (second row, from left) Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Luke Beatty of Dermott, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Gauge Adkins of Vilonia, (back row, from left) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Keith Milstead, assistant debate coach, Jim Evans, head debate coach, and Blake Adkins of Vilonia.

Members of UAM’s national champion debate team are (from left, first row) Nathan Bailey of Monticello, Gabrielle Swain of Monticello, Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, (second row, from left) Jacob Chisom of Monticello, Luke Beatty of Dermott, Kyle Hargis of Warren, Gauge Adkins of Vilonia, (back row, from left) Ben Graves of Hot Springs, Keith Milstead, assistant debate coach, Jim Evans, head debate coach, and Blake Adkins of Vilonia.

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. The event drew more than 450 competitors from some of the top college and university debate programs in the nation, including Southern Methodist University, the  University of Tennessee, Louisiana State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, Boise State University, the U.S. Military Academy, Colorado Christian University, Seattle Pacific University, Florida International University and Oregon State University. (more…)

UAM Choral Groups To Perform In Little Rock, Knoxville

Monday, April 11th, 2016

musicThe concert choir of the University of Arkansas at Monticello will perform with the Arkansas Choral Society and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a program titled “Haydn in the Heights” on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road in Little Rock.

The concert will include performances of “The Lord Nelson Mass” and “The Little Organ Mass” by Franz Joseph Haydn and feature soloists Suzanne Banister, Diana Salesky, Christian Feazell, and Kevin Doherty. Dr. Kent Skinner, director of choral activities at UAM, will conduct the performance. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (501) 376-8484. (more…)

UAM To Host Scholar’s Day April 18

Monday, March 21st, 2016

UAM logoFirst-time freshmen for the fall of 2016 who have been awarded institutional merit-based scholarships from the University of Arkansas at Monticello will be guests of UAM for Scholar’s Day April 18, according to Mary Whiting, director of admissions.

The event is designed to give scholarship recipients the opportunity to meet with their academic advisors, pre-register for classes and visit other campus offices. The opening program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Parents are invited to attend sessions on academics, student affairs, financial aid, and other important campus information.

Students receiving institutional scholarships have been sent invitations for Scholar’s Day and are asked to reply by April 12 to the Office of Admissions at (870) 460-1026.

UAM Student Places First At Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Pictured from left are Clayton Stephens and Trent Scogin of Drew County Farm Bureau Insurance, UAM students Nathan Bailey, John Erickson, Justin Calhoun, Jake Helsley, John Erickson, and Justin Bailey, and Harry Willems of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Pictured from left are Clayton Stephens and Trent Scogin of Drew County Farm Bureau Insurance, UAM students Nathan Bailey, John Erickson, Justin Calhoun, Jake Helsley, John Erickson, and Justin Bailey, and Harry Willems of the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Nathan Bailey of Monticello took first place in the 2016 UAM Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet recently held at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  (more…)

UAM Takes Second In Sweepstakes At Dual Tournaments Hosted By Arkansas Tech

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Debate at Ark Tech 2016Led by the team of Cody Bijou and Reagan Dobbs, the University of Arkansas at Monticello placed second in the overall sweepstakes competition at the Team Me Up Tournament and TECHnically Speaking Tournament hosted last week by Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

UAM finished second in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Dual Tournament Sweepstakes, second in the TECHnically Speaking Tournament and third overall in the Team Me Up Tournament. (more…)

UAM And Arkansas Americorps To Offer Scholarships For Sixth Year

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Applications for the University of Arkansas at Monticello Arkansas Americorps Scholarship will be available beginning March 1 at the UAM Office of Admissions and at the Americorps office at the Southeast Educational Service Cooperative in Monticello.

UAM, in cooperation with Arkansas Americorps, will offer five $1,000 scholarships that may be renewable for additional terms, beginning with the fall 2016 semester. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 1.

UAM and Arkansas Americorps reached a memorandum of agreement five years ago to create five scholarships, which were first awarded during the 2011 fall semester. An additional five scholarships have been awarded annually.

For more information, contact Mary Whiting at (870) 460-1026 or (800) 844-1826

Starting a Business Seminar Set for February 25

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

ASBTDC-logo-200x76Information on how to start a business in Arkansas is the subject of a seminars to be presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

“Starting  A Business in Arkansas” will be held February 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff and will feature guest speaker Herbert Lawrence, a lender relations specialist with the Small Business Administration. This session will discuss essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues affecting business success, and common mistakes made by entrepreneurs.

To register, contact Stephanie Harton at (870) 460-1808.

UAM Receives Approval For First Completely Online Baccalaureate Degree

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Online education

Online education

The University of Arkansas at Monticello has received approval for its first 100 percent online undergraduate degree program.

The UA Board of Trustees and the Higher Education Coordinating Board have approved a bachelor of science degree in education studies, which will be offered totally online. The non-licensure program may be taken by anyone but is designed for non-traditional students unable to return to school and for public school paraprofessionals.

Paraprofessionals will have a route to licensure following completion of the online degree through the UAM Teacher Residency Program, which includes two semesters teaching with a provisional license while under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Other graduates may pursue a teaching license in the master of arts in teaching (MAT) program. (more…)

UAM COT-McGehee To Provide Upgrade Training For Operating Medium And Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles

Monday, February 1st, 2016

UAM employmentThe UAM College of Technology-McGehee will provide upgrade training March 2-5 for drivers, maintenance personnel, diesel technicians, or anyone currently working with medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles.

            The training will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a location to be determined. Classes are $100 per student per class day. Class size is limited to 20 participants. Persons interested in taking the classes should call (870) 460-2108  to enroll. (more…)

18 UAM Seniors Named to Who’s Who

Monday, April 20th, 2015

UAMWhosWhoEighteen seniors from the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
The students were selected based on the recommendation of faculty, administrators, or professional staff for a combination of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular and community activities.
This year’s honorees are:


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