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UAM Hosts Arkansas Political Science Conference

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
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Students in Dr. Prior’s psychology course participated in a student panel at the 2024 Arkansas Political Science Association Conference. Front row (left to right) Mallory Donaldson, Leah Wolfe and Sirenia Rodriguez. Back row (left to right) Dr. Yvette Prior, Logan Myers, Zachary Anthony.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) hosted the 51st annual conference for the Arkansas Political Science Association (ArkPSA) on March 8-9. This marks the second time UAM has hosted the gathering since it first convened in 1974. (more…)

UAM Baseball Seniors Receive Diplomas Before GAC Tournament Game

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

UAMBaseball2024SeniorsDiplomaThis week, UAM Baseball has been putting on stellar performances in the GAC Championship. Because the team’s game on Friday would coincide with UAM commencement ceremonies and UAM Baseball’s seniors would be unable to walk at commencement, UAM took commencement to them.

On Thursday, Dr. Peggy Doss, chancellor of UAM, and Crystal Halley, vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, traveled to Little Rock to deliver the diplomas to seniors during a special on-field ceremony. Congratulations to our graduates and our incredible baseball team!

UAM Awarded Grant To Continue Special Education Resource Teacher Academy

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

UAMSchoolOfEducationThe Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has approved the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) for funding to continue as a Special Education Resource Teacher Academy during the 2024-2025 academic year.

UAM was initially approved as a Special Education Resource Teacher Academy after receiving a grant for the 2022-2023 academic year as the result of a grant proposal submitted on behalf of the UAM School of Education by Dr. Kim Level, dean of the UAM School of Education, and Deborah Givhan, special education coordinator and instructor in the UAM School of Education. In 2023, UAM received funding to continue the program in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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UAM To Hold Spring Commencement Exercises on Friday

Friday, May 10th, 2024

UAMSpringGrad2024The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) will hold its spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 10, in the Steelman Field House. Commencement will be split into two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony and 1 p.m. for the 2 p.m. ceremony. Livestream for today’s commencement ceremonies can be found at https://www.youtube.com/@UAMonticello/streams

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UAM Biology Student Takes Top Prize at Multi-State Conference

Monday, May 6th, 2024
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Dr. Andrew Roser and Macie Carter

At the most recent annual conference of the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, held in Little Rock, Arkansas, a University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) biology student was awarded the top prize in the student division. The South Central Branch of the society includes researchers from Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. (more…)

UAM Students Excel in State Poetry Contest

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
Jordan Self (left) and Mercedes McCool (right)

Jordan Self (left) and Mercedes McCool (right)

Two University of Arkansas at Monticello students recently received honors in the annual Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas Pat Laster Collegiate Poetry Contest. Jordan Self, a senior education major from Monticello, Arkansas, won first place with her poem “White Paint.” Mercedes McCool, a senior communication major from Bastrop, Louisiana, received an honorable mention for her poem “Jonesing.” (more…)

UAM Nursing Students Donate To United States Military Troops

Monday, April 22nd, 2024
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UAM SNA members; Front: Ashlynn Baker; Back (left to right): Chelsea Riley, Alias Harris, Yanett Garcia, Edward Finney and Jami-Lynn Hamilton

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) recently donated care packages valued at over $1,000 to the United States military troops through the Support Our Troops organization.

SNA, consisting of current students in the UAM School of Nursing, gifted snacks, personal hygiene products and more.

Ashlynn Baker, president of SNA at UAM, stated, “SNA’s goal was to enhance the morale and well-being of the deployed troops through items specifically requested by them. In each box, we also attached handwritten letters thanking troops for their service and sacrifices, along with printed and signed pictures of each of our members. We hoped to have brightened the soldiers’ day.” (more…)

Union Bank & Trust Co. Gifts $75,000 to UAM Athletics Legacy Campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2024
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(left to right) Mark Jelks, assistant athletic director for External Affairs and Game Day Operations and Facilities; John Harvey, head baseball coach; Thomas Maxwell, member of the board of directors of Union Bank & Trust Co.; John McClendon, chairman of the board of directors of Union Bank & Trust Co.; Dr. Peggy Doss, chancellor of UAM; Hud Jackson, director of Athletics and head football coach at UAM; Dave Dickson, president and CEO of Union Bank Trust & Co.; Kyle Lem, head softball coach at UAM; and Scott Saffold, executive vice president and senior loan officer of Union Bank & Trust Co.

On April 1, Union Bank & Trust Co. gifted $75,000 to the UAM Athletics Legacy Campaign at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM).

The funds will support adding LED lights to UAM Baseball’s Weevils Field and UAM Softball’s Alvy Early Softball Field. This will mark the first time the fields have had lights, allowing the baseball and softball teams to host night games. (more…)

Ryburn Family Gifts $125,000 to UAM Fund and Athletics

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

UAMRyburnsAngelia, Bennie III, Margaret Anne, Marion and Ray Ryburn have gifted $125,000 to support the UAM Fund and the UAM Athletics Legacy Campaign at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM).

In 2020, the Ryburn family established the UAM Fund to provide financial support for operational expenses, capital projects, equipment needs and academic instruction at UAM. (more…)

UAM Library Director Publishes Book on Arkansas Place Names

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

UAM Dan Boice Naming Arkansas Book CoverDan Boice, director of Library at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the author of a new book on Arkansas place names, “Naming Arkansas: Curious Place Names from Greasy Corner to Sock City,” published by the History Press imprint at Arcadia Publishing.

Arranged by such topics as railroad names, natural features, religious factors, famous people and “names that are just interesting,” the book is the product of Boice’s fascination with Arkansas history and place names. (more…)

UAM-CTM EMT Class Achieves Perfect Pass Rate on National Exam

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

UAM_EMT2024The Allied Health Department at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM) has announced that 100% of students in its fall 2023 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam on the first attempt. The cohort was taught by Jonathan Whipple, instructor of EMT. (more…)

Forestry Program Receives Third-Largest Single Gift in UAM’s History

Monday, January 8th, 2024

JonathanHarleyUAMThe University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) has received a gift of $1.3 million to establish the Jonathan Hartley Endowed Scholarship for Forestry. The gift comes from the estate of Andrea Stanley Hartley, mother of the late Jonathan Isaac Hartley, and is the third-largest single gift in the university’s history. Scholarships will benefit undergraduate and graduate forestry students in the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CFANR) at UAM. (more…)

UAM Holds Fall Commencement Exercises

Wednesday, December 20th, 2023

IMG_3857The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) held its fall commencement exercises on Friday, December 8, in the Steelman Field House. Dr. Peggy Doss, chancellor of UAM, recognized graduates completing academic credentials ranging from master’s degrees to technical certificates during the ceremony.

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