UAM announces Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists for fall 2021 semester

UAM announces Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists for fall 2021 semester

Monticello, Arkansas – The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 263 students to the Dean’s List and 188 students to the Chancellor’s List for the fall 2021 semester, according to Keith Chambliss, UAM’s registrar. Selection to the Dean’s List requires a student to earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on at least 12…

Hermitage School Board unanimously approves mask resolution

Hermitage School Board unanimously approves mask resolution

Hermitage, Arkansas – The Hermitage School Board met in regular session January 10, 2022. MInutes and financial reports were presented and approved. Rosalynda Ellis, Mistie McGhee and Dr. Tucker gave their respective reports. By a vote of 5-0, the Board approved the following mask resolution: The mask mandate was modified to stipulate that all staff,…

UAM McGehee announces Henry as Director of Student Services

UAM McGehee announces Henry as Director of Student Services

Monticello, Arkansas – The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee recently welcomed Jason Henry as the Director of Student Services. Henry began at the college on Dec. 1, 2021. As Director of Student Services, Henry will oversee all aspects of student services, including recruitment, admissions, academic advising, and enrollment. He will facilitate the…

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren, Arkansas – With five of the seven boards members present, the Warren School Board met in regular session for the January 2022 meeting. Vice Chairman Dr. Kerry Pennington presided. The Board approved the previous minutes and reviewed and approved the financial reports. There was a discussion as to the colors to be utilized in…

UAM Jazz One impresses at International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference

UAM Jazz One impresses at International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference

Monticello, Arkansas – UAM Jazz One, the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s premier jazz ensemble, performed at the 2021 Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference in Chicago on Dec. 16. Led by UAM’s director of jazz studies and instructor of music, Jason Smith, UAM Jazz One performed for approximately 3000 people and was…

Drew County, Arkansas Farm Bureaus endow scholarships honoring retired professors

Drew County, Arkansas Farm Bureaus endow scholarships honoring retired professors

Monticello, Arkansas – The Drew County Farm Bureau and Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation are making sure that recently retired agriculture professors Drs. Bob Stark and Paul Francis, from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, aren’t forgotten. Both organizations have endowed scholarships in the names of the two professors. Both retired last year from UA-Monticello’s College…

UAM announces Spencer as Associate Vice Chancellor of Program Development, Assessment, and Distance Learning

UAM announces Spencer as Associate Vice Chancellor of Program Development, Assessment, and Distance Learning

Monticello, Arkansas – Mark Spencer, the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Arkansas at Monticello since 2005, has been named Associate Vice Chancellor for Program Development, Assessment, and Distance Learning. He began serving in his new position on Jan. 1. During his time as dean, he led the revision…

UAM Chancellor addresses mask resolution

UAM Chancellor addresses mask resolution

Dear UAM community, We continue to be concerned about protecting the health and safety of faculty, students and staff in light of the COVID-19 Omicron Variant. The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees’ resolution regarding masks/face coverings continues to be in effect. Students, faculty, staff and guests, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks/face…

Lady Jack Basketball team takes time out of holiday break to give back to Warren

Lady Jack Basketball team takes time out of holiday break to give back to Warren

Warren, Arkansas – The Warren Lady Jack Basketball team took time out of their Christmas break to give back to the Warren community Tuesday evening, December 21, 2021 as they helped deliver food during the drive-thru food pantry distribution at First Baptist Church. The volunteer project helped to provide pantry items to those in need…

Warren Cheerleaders compete in State Championship Game Day competition

Warren Cheerleaders compete in State Championship Game Day competition

For the first time in school history, the Warren Lumberjack Cheerleaders competed in the State Championship Game Day Cheer competition Saturday, December 18, 2021. Above, they are pictured on the main stage during the competition. The squad also recently placed third in the El Dorado Invitational, pictured below. All photos from the Warren Lumberjack Cheerleaders…

UAM College of Technology-Crossett Practical Nursing Class of 2021 achieves 100% pass rate on NCLEX-PN Exam

UAM College of Technology-Crossett Practical Nursing Class of 2021 achieves 100% pass rate on NCLEX-PN Exam

Monticello, Arkansas – The June 2021 graduates of the Practical Nursing Technical Certificate Program at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett (UAM-CTC) recently achieved a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The NCLEX-PN exam is an examination offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) for…

Five-year plan turned into 34 years at UA-Monticello for retiring agriculture professor Paul Francis

Five-year plan turned into 34 years at UA-Monticello for retiring agriculture professor Paul Francis

Monticello, Arkansas – What started with a plan to move on in five years turned into a three-decade love affair between Professor Paul B. Francis and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Francis is set to retire after 34 years at UAM and 37 years as an agricultural educator and soil scientist. “I came to…

Retiring professor Francis builds scholarship to keep helping students

Retiring professor Francis builds scholarship to keep helping students

Monticello, Arkansas – Professor Paul Francis, who is bringing a 34-year career at the University of Arkansas at Monticello to a close, wants to continue helping students, even in retirement. “The one thing I wanted to do was leave something behind. I’ve been grateful to UAM for giving me this opportunity,” he said. “The students…

Hermitage students compete in local spelling bee

Hermitage students compete in local spelling bee

Last Thursday, December 2, 2021, Hermitage Elementary and Middle School conducted the local school spelling bee of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The winners of the 2nd/3rd grade competition were Jackie Hernandez (right), first place; Jensen Harrod (middle), second place; and Anderson Rowell (left), third place; 4th,5th,& 6th grade competition winners were Drake Atkins(right), first…

UAM December Commencement adjusted for forecasted inclement weather

UAM December Commencement adjusted for forecasted inclement weather

Monticello, Arkansas – Due to forecasted inclement weather, the University of Arkansas at Monticello will hold its mid-year commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 10, in the Steelman Field House. Commencement will be split into two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony and 11:15…

Warren Band performs “The Sounds of Christmas” concert

Warren Band performs “The Sounds of Christmas” concert

The Warren Band Department presented “The Sounds of Christmas” musical program Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Warren Cultural Center. The program consisted of selections from Warren’s Jazz Band, the Beginner Band, Middle School Band, and Senior High Band. This is an annual Christmas event for the Warren Band Department. Photos by…