UAM-CTM student passes National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Exam

UAM-CTM student passes National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Exam

MCGEHEE, Ark.—Alex D. Kimbrell, a spring 2022 graduate of the Paramedic program at the University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee (UAM-CTM), passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) paramedic exam on May 11. Kimbrell began his journey at UAM-CTM in the Emergency Medical Services program as a fall 2020 Emergency Medical…

Windgate Foundation awards UAM $205,415 grant for scholarships, nursing and lab upgrades

Windgate Foundation awards UAM $205,415 grant for scholarships, nursing and lab upgrades

MONTICELLO, Ark.—The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) is pleased to announce that the Windgate Foundation has approved a multi-year grant totaling $205,415 for the university. The funds are designated to support three areas at UAM: need-based scholarships, nursing instructors and lab upgrades. The grant period will run from April 1, 2022, through June 30,…

UAM-CTC Students Win State Medals at Arkansas SkillsUSA Welding Competition

UAM-CTC Students Win State Medals at Arkansas SkillsUSA Welding Competition

CROSSETT, Ark.—Twelve University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-Crossett (UAM-CTC) welding students competed at the Arkansas SkillsUSA Conference from April 11 through April 13 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Four UAM-CTC concurrently enrolled high school welding students from Hamburg High School and Crossett High School competed in the welding sculpture event. Braiden Bradford of Hamburg…

UAM College of Technology-McGehee awards 56 Allied Health Certificates

UAM College of Technology-McGehee awards 56 Allied Health Certificates

MONTICELLO, Ark.—The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee held its semi-annual allied health commencement ceremony at the Fine Arts Center on the Monticello campus on Monday, May 2. A total of fifty-six students were conferred a Technical Certificate in Paramedic or a Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy or Nursing Assistant.…

Clinton Young Named Dean of UAM School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Clinton Young Named Dean of UAM School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

MONTICELLO, Ark.—Dr. Clinton D. Young, professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), has been named dean of the UAM School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, effective May 1, 2022. He has been serving as the dean in an interim capacity since August 2021. A faculty member at UAM since 2009, Young…

Forestry’s ‘Top Gun’ uses drone, LiDAR to monitor forest health

Forestry’s ‘Top Gun’ uses drone, LiDAR to monitor forest health

MONTICELLO, Arkansas — The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s “Top Gun” is putting his piloting skills to use to assess the health of the campus forest. Dr. Hamdi Zurqani, assistant professor of geospatial science, joined the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CFANR) in the fall of 2021. “Drones have recently become an essential tool…

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

FBI field offices warn of numerous targeted sextortion schemes in southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana

The FBI has received numerous reports of predators posing as children on social media to coerce minors into sending sexual videos of themselves and then extorting money from these underage victims. The FBI Little Rock Field Office has noted an alarming uptick in these schemes targeting children in areas around El Dorado, Magnolia, and Monticello,…

UAM To Host Tree Dedication and Educational Program for Arbor Day

UAM To Host Tree Dedication and Educational Program for Arbor Day

MONTICELLO, Ark.-The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) will host a tree dedication and educational program on Thursday, April 28, in observance of Arbor Day. The hour-long program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Centennial Clock Tower on the Monticello campus. A host of experts from the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural…

UAM students win statewide academic awards at FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda Conference

UAM students win statewide academic awards at FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda Conference

MONTICELLO, Ark.—Five University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) School of Business students won academic awards in a statewide FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda competition. The competition was held during the 2022 Arkansas FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference from March 31 through April 2 in Little Rock, Arkansas. All five UAM students who competed won awards in…

Kingwood Forestry Services invests $30K for UAM grad student fellowship

Kingwood Forestry Services invests $30K for UAM grad student fellowship

MONTICELLO, Ark. — Kingwood Forestry Services is again giving back to the University of Arkansas at Monticello, establishing a $30,000 endowment to help University of Arkansas at Monticello graduate students with their forestry studies. Kingwood, based in Monticello, provides consultancy to private landowners, including investment, appraisal, site preparation, planting and economic advice. The owners, John…

Union Bank & Trust Co. donates $50,000 to UAM for Athletic Performance Center Campaign

Union Bank & Trust Co. donates $50,000 to UAM for Athletic Performance Center Campaign

MONTICELLO, Ark.—On April 4, 2022, the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) received a $50,000 check from Union Bank & Trust Co. for UAM’s Performance Center Campaign (PCC). John McClendon, chairman of Union Bank, and Dave Dickson, president and CEO of Union Bank, presented the check to Dr. Peggy Doss, chancellor of UAM, Hud Jackson,…

Two UAM Nursing Faculty nominated for Arkansas’s 2022 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

Two UAM Nursing Faculty nominated for Arkansas’s 2022 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award

MONTICELLO, Ark.—UAM School of Nursing faculty members Anita Shaw, MSN, RN, and Joy Stringfellow, MS, RN, have been nominated as two of twenty-five nurse educators statewide for the 2022 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2022. For the past eight years, Publishing Concepts, Inc., the nation’s largest…

Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour to make a stop in Monticello Sunday

Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit National Tour to make a stop in Monticello Sunday

Monticello, Arkansas – Wreaths Across America (WAA) is proud to announce a local stop for the WAA Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) national tour. The MEE started its tour at the WAA Headquarters in Maine and will be in Monticello on April 10, 2022, from noon to 4:30 p.m. for a scheduled event that is both…

UAM awarded grant for Special Education Resource Teacher Academy

UAM awarded grant for Special Education Resource Teacher Academy

MONTICELLO, Ark.—On March 30, Johnny Key, commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) announced in an ADE Commissioner’s Memo that the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has partnered with six universities in Arkansas, including the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), to offer Special Education Resource Teacher Academies. The UAM partnership is…