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From the ChanCellor

For information, you may contact:

Julie Barnes ‘00, Director of Alumni ServicesP.O. Box 3520Monticello, AR 71656(870) [emailprotected]

Linda Yeiser, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations(870) 460-1028 (office)(870) 460-1324 (FAX)[emailprotected]

If you want to find out what’s happening on campus, or want to contact us about something significant that’s happened in your life, check out our website at When you reach the UAM home page, scroll down and click on Alumni & Development. Let us know what you think. We welcome your suggestions!

Parents, if your son or daughter attended UAM and is no longer living at this address, please notify our office of his or her new address. Thank you.

On The Cover: Nursing student Tyler Boren treats SimMan 3G, a high-tech manikin revolutionizing nursing education.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORSChairPaul Griffin ‘95 / MonticelloVice ChairBeverly (Holloway) Reep ‘81 / Warren

Secretary-TreasurerAmanda (Abbott) Ware ‘84 / North Little RockDirectorsAngelia Clements ‘96 / Little RockJennifer (Mann) Hargis ‘07 / Monticello

Donney Jackson ‘92 / MonticelloM.L. Mann ‘56 / Monticello Jerrielynn (Moore) Mapp ‘75 / MonticelloRandall Risher ‘89 / Houston, TexasSteve Rook ‘ 86 / Mena

Search “University of Arkansas at MonticelloAlumni & Friends”

As we begin a new year, I look forward to the upcoming

legislative session for the challenges and opportunities it will present for higher education. We are

always grateful for the support shown to colleges and universities by the members of the General

Assembly and we are particularly grateful for the support of our Southeast delegation – State

Senator Eddie Cheatham of Crossett and Representatives Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello, Mark

McElroy of Tillar, Jeff Wardlaw of Warren, and Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff.

Enrollment for the spring semester stands at 3,539 students, down slightly from last spring’s

3,591. Enrollment appears to have reached a plateau, but we are continuing our

efforts through an aggressive advertising and marketing campaign to expand our

traditional recruiting base in order to maintain and grow our enrollment.

During the last year, Arkansas’ college presidents and chancellors made a

commitment to the governor to double the number of graduates in the state by

2025. This is an ambitious goal and one that is vital to our future, but as an open

admissions university, we face a different set of challenges from many of our sis-

ter institutions in achieving this goal. As part of an institution-wide commitment

to improving retention and graduation rates, we have instituted a new policy

requiring entering freshmen to live in on-campus housing until completion of 24

hours of academic credit. This is part of a plan called “The First-Year Experience”

which is designed to improve retention and student success. As we make these changes, rest as-

sured that we will not abandon our mission of providing educational opportunities to those with

limited college options. I know that for many of you, UAM provided the only opportunity to attain

a higher education. This is why I am dedicated to maintaining a low cost of attendance and why

our faculty will continue their strong commitment to individualized attention for our students.

For more than a year our faculty, staff and administration have been preparing for an accredita-

tion visit from the Higher Learning Commission. This visit requires the completion of a compre-

hensive self-study of the institution that guides the accreditation team in examining our strengths

and those areas in need of improvement. On page 23 of this issue of UAM Magazine you will find

a request for comments from alumni and friends as part of the accreditation process. I encourage

you to submit your comments about your alma mater and assist us with the accreditation process.

Also in this issue, you will find a story about the funds being generated by the Centennial

Circle Endowment. We currently have 91 donors who have pledged $10,000 each to create a

$1 million endowment to be used to fund special and significant projects to move the university

forward. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the institution’s legacy, but once we reach 100

donors, no more will be added. For information about the Centennial Circle, contact the Office of

Advancement at (870) 460-1028.

As always, my door is open.

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ITALYA trip through the historic cities of Italy was a memorable experience for a group of alumni and friends.

Chancellor’s Letter | IFCHomecoming Memories | 2On Campus | 6Sports | 18Technology Campuses | 20Foundation Fund | 21Alumni Spotlight | 24Alumni Snapshots | 26Friends We’ll Miss | 27

UAM Magazine (Volume 21, number 1) is

published three times a year by the University

of Arkansas at Monticello, the UAM Alumni

Association, and the UAM Foundation Fund.

Jim Brewer, Editor

Director of Media Services

(870) 460-1274 (office)

(870) 460-1974 (fax)


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Thanks to the generosity of

anonymous donors, UAM’s

Division of Nursing is now

home to one of the state’s

most sophisticated simula-

tion labs. The lab contains

high-fidelity manikins known as

SimMan, SimMan 3G, SimMom,

SimPremi, and SimNewBorn.

The manikins can be controlled

remotely from a control room

adjacent to the lab.


REMEMBERINGDr. Jesse co*ker was a hero . . . as a soldier and as a man who believed in the value of education.

NINE TO GOJust nine more spots are available in the Centennial Circle Endowment Fund.

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(Clockwise, from top left) (1) The African-American Alumni Breakfast drew its usual large crowd to the Capitol Room of the University Center. (2) Lionel Maten, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and director of student housing at the University of Mississippi and one of four recipients of the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit, addresses the Homecoming dinner. (3) Alumni Award honoree Bobby Jelks (third from right) is joined by family members Payton Sledge, Weldon Sledge, Jimmy Sledge, Gwen Reep Sledge, and Jane Sledge Jelks at a reception in the home of Chancellor and Mrs. Jack Lassiter. (4) Softball Coach Alvy Early welcomed back 21 former players for an alumni softball game on Saturday morning. (5) Dr. Tony Thurman, Alumni Award honoree, speaks to the audience at the Homecoming dinner.

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(Clockwise, from top left, l-r) (1) Chancellor Jack Lassiter presents the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit to Martha Manning Carlson. (2) Homecoming Queen Kiara Newhouse and her father, Doran, were all smiles during the pregame ceremony. (3) Former Weevil quarterback great Joe Don Samples and his wife, Diane, were among the tailgaters around Weevil Pond. (4) Retired faculty member James Cathey joined Angie Clements, Dr. Carole Efird and Frank Groves at the Chancellor’s Reception. (5) Chancellor Lassiter presents the Continuing the Connection Award to Drs. Mary Jane and Glen Gilbert at the Homecoming dinner.

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(Clockwise, from top, l-r) (1) The 2013 Sports Hall of Fame class – M. L. Mann, Roland Autrey, Jeff Pope, Jodie Scott, and Milton Williams. (2) Linda Hopper Work, Ginger Tarver Johnson, and Tonia Brunetti Worthen attended the Alpha Sigma Alpha reunion. (3) Long-time MBSF Director Rob Leonard receives the UAM Spirit Award.



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(Clockwise, from top, l-r) (1) Gerald and Sue Majors with Jay Hughes, vice chancellor for student affairs. (2) Gregg Reep of Warren, a member of the UAM Board of Visitors, with Hall of Fame emcee Rex Nelson. (3) Members of the 1988 Boll Weevil football team, the only 10-win team in school history, were honored at halftime. (From left) Assistant AD Matt Whiting, Sean Rochelle, John Looney, Brad Koen, Terry McClinton, Jerry Johnson, Mike Hartley, Brad Lambden, Johnny Baker, Morehead Jordan (kneeling), Craig Jones, Robert Seay, Leon Miller, Ronald Neal, Bryant Cato, Howard Dilworth, Gvona Turner, James Pennywell, Butch Dickerson, Donald Clark, and AD Chris Ratcliff. (4) Paul Griffin, president of the Alumni Association board of directors, tees off at Monticello Country Club in the Weevil Ball Scramble.





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overnor Mike Beebe recently announced the release of $635,000

resources for instruction and the ability to provide online courses. “The current bandwidth is being completely absorbed by faculty and staff at the technology campuses in their normal work pro-cess,” said UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “We had no additional growth available through the current system.” Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the Mc-Gehee campus, said the increased broad-band access “will allow our faculty the op-portunity to do things they haven’t been able to do in regard to online instruction because of the limited bandwidth we’ve had on our campus.” Once the towers are in place, the tech-nology campuses will have broadband service 13 times faster than they currently have. “The towers will directly benefit our campuses, but the improvement in our educational delivery will also impact the local communities we serve,” said Lassiter. “Consequently, the connectiv-

Technical Campuses To Connect To Main Fiber Network

Linda Rushing (left), vice chancellor of the UAM College of Technology-Crossett, and Bob Ware (center), vice chancellor of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee, unveil a check for $635,000 presented by Governor Mike Beebe (right) during a ceremony on the UAM campus.

ity that will be available will promote economic growth.” The new towers will also result in cost savings for both the Crossett and McGehee campuses. Both campuses were going to be forced to contract with outside sources to increase bandwidth, which would have resulted in a significant increase in monthly service costs. “The annual savings for the Crossett campus alone will be approximately $40,000,” said Lassiter. “The project will begin early in 2014 and should be totally operational by the start of the fall 2014 semester.”

Gfrom the state general improvement fund to construct four microwave relay towers that will connect the UAM Colleges of Technology in Crossett and McGehee to the fiber network at the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s main campus. The towers will provide the Crossett and McGehee campuses with increased broadband capability and access to state and national networks. Governor Beebe made the announce-ment on the UAM campus at a gathering of business, civic and education leaders from throughout southeast Arkansas. “This is your money and I can think of no better way to spend it than on education and jobs,” said Beebe. The Colleges of Technology at Cros-sett and McGehee are currently operat-ing on low capacity broadband, which greatly hinders the utilization of internet

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he UAM School of Nursing will begin offering a separate online program in

BSN means better pay,” said Evans, “and it improves the quality of nursing care.” “This is one more example of UAM’s commitment to serve the people of southeast Arkansas and beyond,” said Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, provost and vice chancel-lor for academic affairs. “I commend the nursing faculty for rising to the challenge

TMay 2014 for registered nurses who wish to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing degree. The new RN-to-BSN program is a hybrid with 90 percent completed online and 10 percent on campus. It will take one calendar year to complete and is designed to work around the schedule of practicing nurses. “Our traditional RN-to-BSN degree program was not conducive to their work schedules,” said Dr. Laura Evans, dean of the School of Nursing. “They have jobs and families and can’t come to campus every day.” The new program will allow practic-ing RN’s to maintain their work schedule while submitting assignments online using Blackboard, Evans explained. The program is nearly identical to the tradi-tional on-campus program in terms of academic hours required but with reduced clinical hours. “These are practicing nurses who are already getting plenty of clinical experience,” said Evans. The first class will be admitted dur-ing the May 2014 intersession and will graduate in May 2015. Students seeking admission to the program must com-plete all prerequisite hours before being admitted. Not all prerequisites are offered online. “In the old program, students had the option of going one or two years, de-pending on their academic course load,” said Evans. “The new program has been streamlined to be finished in one year.” Previously, RN-to-BSN students might take two courses in the fall, each with a 90-hour practicum, Evans noted. “Now they can take the two courses, each taking eight weeks, with one practicum for both courses.” The addition of an online RN-to-BSN program is part of a nationwide effort by nursing schools to meet the goal set by nursing organizations such as the International Council of Nursing and the American Nurses Association that all reg-istered nurses should have the bachelor of science in nursing degree. “Having a

Nursing Online

UGetting Fit

AM dedicated the Randy S. Risher Wellness Center last fall,

honoring a man who has done much for UAM, including donating cutting-edge fitness equipment to the facility. The 3,656-square-foot structure which formerly housed the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, was renovated last year. Risher donated the equipment, which includes both weight training and resistance machines as well as cardio-fitness cycles, treadmills and elliptical trainers. Risher is a 1989 UAM graduate and president of The Risher Companies of Houston, Tex. which includes Risher Fitness Management, Inc., Risher Wellness & Risk Management, and Risher Fitness Equipment. The interior renovation was com-pleted by UAM maintenance staff. The building also houses an office for the campus nurse as well as a recep-tion area and treatment room.

of developing this hybrid nursing program and meeting this societal need.” Evans said reaction to the online pro-gram from area nurses has been positive. “We’re getting an enthusiastic response,” she said. “If all the nurses who say they want to take the program enroll, we’ll have to hire more faculty.”

Randy Risher, Jenna Risher and Dr. Neela Risher stand in front of some of the cardiovascular fitness equipment donated by Risher to the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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Ten days in Italy took UAM alumni and friends on the trip

of a lifetime. From the Colosseum and St. Peter’s Basilica

in Rome to Siena and the Italian countryside, it was a trip

to remember. Join us on our next adventure!

The Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence (left) and the Colosseum in Rome (above) were two of the highlights of the trip to Italy.

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(Left photo, from left) Claudia Horvath, Eddye Ann Reinhart, Ed Horvath, Richard Reinhart, Julie Barnes, Jack Lassiter, Judy Lassiter, Lucy Cyphers, Paula Furlough and Jimmie Jo Leech with a UAM flag at the Vatican court-yard in Rome. (Top) The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. (Above) Flat Weezie on the canals of Venice.

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Rememberinga hero

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WWar hero, author, distinguished educator and

lifelong friend of UAM, Dr. Jesse M. co*ker

died last November. He leaves a lasting legacy

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“I’m not sure I can put into words how much Jesse co*ker meant to this institution and to me personally,” says UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “He selflessly gave of his time and resources to create a lasting legacy of providing educational opportunities for future generations of UAM students. We will all miss him greatly.” Through the years, Dr. co*ker’s generosity became legend, creating 10 endowments through the UAM Foundation Fund, the most recent to honor the memory of the late Ernes-tine co*ker, his wife of 64 years. A Drew County native, Dr. co*ker was born June 12, 1921, to the late Lurie M. and Lois Harper co*ker. He attended what was then Arkansas A&M College before joining the Army at the beginning of World War II. Dr. co*ker fought in the Pa-cific Theatre in the liberation of New Guinea and the Philippines. He was wounded in battle, earned a Purple Heart, was given a battlefield commis-sion, and was awarded a Bronze Star for gallantry and outstanding service. Dr. co*ker wrote about his experiences in the military in My Unforgettable Ex-periences of World War II and donated

the book’s proceeds to the university. Dr. co*ker’s Bronze Star was pre-sented April 11, 1984 at a ceremony on the UAM campus. The presenta-tion came more than 40 years after he led what was left of E Company of the Army’s 32nd Infantry Division to safety from entrapment by Japanese forces outside Limon Village on the

island of Leyte in the Philippines. Dr. co*ker spent over 300 days in combat with the illustrious 32nd Division. “We were getting fire from all sides,” Dr. co*ker remembered in a story written at the time of the cer-emony. “Then they began to shell us. We threw our packs away to lighten

the load and help bring the wounded to safety. As far as I know, we got all the wounded out.” Eventually, the remnants of Company E reached American lines and Dr. co*ker was given a battlefield promotion to second lieutenant. He was wounded on Luzon in April 1945 and sent home. He was recommended for the Bronze Star by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, more than 17 years after the battle at Limon Village. Through a mistake by either the Army or the Postal Service, co*ker was never notified of the award until 1984. When he returned from the war, Dr. co*ker attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and a doctorate in education. He served as a teacher, principal and superintendent in the Tillar public schools before joining the faculty of Arkansas A&M in 1965, where he enjoyed a distinguished career as a faculty member and administrator before his retirement in 1988. Dr. co*ker retired to Rogers in 1999 where he was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post, and the Rogers Optimist Club. For his great generosity, boundless dedication, and hard work for the Rogers Optimist Club, the club honored him forever-

more by naming its “Optimist of the Year” award in his honor. Late in life, he enjoyed speaking to students about his experiences in World War II while wearing his uniform. He was interested in young people, always stressing wise choices and attaining a higher education. Dr. co*ker’s death leaves a void in the UAM family but his legacy lives.

Dr. Jesse co*ker (right) with the late Colonel Willis “Convoy” Leslie on the day in 1984 when Dr. co*ker received the Bronze Star.

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One hundred donors, each giving $10,000 to create a new

endowment to honor UAM’s centennial and provide funds for

worthy campus projects . . . it started as a dream, but with just

nine donors needed to reach the magic $1 million mark, the

Centennial Circle Endowment is already making a difference.

“We’ve been able to provide financial assistance for a number of important projects,” said Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement and university relations. The Centennial Circle was estab-lished in as part of the university’s centennial celebration. The endow-ment principal is invested in perpetu-ity, with the earnings used annually for campus priorities as determined jointly by a committee of students, faculty and administration appointed by Chancellor Jack Lassiter. No funds generated by the endowment will be used to augment salaries or for normal, recurring expenses of the uni-versity. The committee awards funds for “special and significant purposes” with preference given to proposals that move the university forward. One of Yeiser’s primary goals in Advancement for the coming year is to complete the list of 100 donors. “We are restricting the number to 100,” she said. “Once the 100 spots are filled, that opportunity will be gone.” Donors’ names (or whomever the donors designate) are engraved on the sides of the Centennial Clock Tower located at the center of campus. The first funds from the Centennial

Circle Endowment were dispersed last fall for five projects. They included: helping the student chapter of the Wildlife Society to travel to the 2014 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave; providing assistance to the student

biology students to San Salvador, The Bahamas; and purchasing equipment and software for a technology upgrade for the special education program in the School of Education. The committee dispersed more awards for the 2014 spring semester, with funding earmarked for Jazz Band I on its concert tour of China; the Botanical Research and Herbarium Building; funding to send interns in the School of Education to a Model School Conference in Orlando, Fla., where the students will make presenta-tions; a grant to help pay for graphic design, content strategy and content management for the new UAM web-

site; money to cover student expenses to attend the Institute of Management Accountants annual conference in Minneapolis, Minn.; the purchase of books for the Writing Center resource library; and assistance to help send 10 students in two teams to the Model Arab League in Houston, Tex. “Each of these projects are impor-tant,” said Yeiser. “We simply couldn’t have done them without this special funding. This is why I would encour-age anyone who wants to make a last-ing impact on the institution to be part of the Centennial Circle Endowment.”

chapter of the Society of American Foresters for trip expenses to the SAF National Convention and Quiz Bowl; helping the Taylor Library and Tech-nology Center purchase a microform scanner; financing a field trip for

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Under the watchful eye of Assistant Professor Brandy Haley (below), Stacy Jennings, a junior from Monticello, attaches an oxygen tube to Mr. Blink, a $70,000 SimMan manikin in the School of Nursing’s new Sim Lab.

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He’s Real!Thanks to $400,000 in anonymous donations, UAM nursing

students are working with lifelike manikins that are so real

they can even complain about their care.

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This SimMan, one of five mani-kins purchased recently by the UAM School of Nursing, is nicknamed Mr. Blink. Mr. Blink is suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath, and a generally bad attitude and he’s letting his student nurses have an ear full. Controlling Mr. Blink is Brandy Haley, an assistant professor of nurs-ing, who sits behind a two-way mirror, observing the reaction of her students as she uses a computer to change vital signs and bring the manikin to life. Through a series of programmed responses, Haley can have the mani-kin carry on a conversation with the nurses while constantly changing the conditions to see how well the students respond. In this case, Mr. Blink is about to go into cardiac arrest. When the patient flat lines, Haley cues up Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust. “We try to keep it light,” says Haley with a mischievous grin. Mr. Blink is the centerpiece of a new simulation laboratory for the School of Nursing made possible thanks to $400,000 in anonymous donations. The donations paid for construc-tion as well as all equipment needed for the laboratory. Some of the largest expenditures were for high-fidelity

manikins known as SimMan, Sim-Man 3G, SimMom, SimPremi, and SimNewBorn. The manikins, which are all controlled remotely from a control room adjacent to the lab, can simulate crying, moaning, seizures, genetic defects, strokes, heart attacks and any number of other health condi-tions. The cost of each manikin ranges from $30,000 to $70,000. “The impact of a laboratory like this will be enormous,” says Dr. Laura Evans, dean of the School of Nurs-ing. “We can use the lab as a clinical site, which is tremendously important at a time when area hospitals have a lack of space and there is so much competition for clinical time from other schools. The Sim Lab will make a wonderful teaching tool. It will pro-

HHe looks real, he acts real, and he certainly sounds

real. From groans of pain to complaints about the

treatment he’s receiving, SimMan is doing exactly

what he is supposed to do – simulate a real patient

in hospital conditions.

vide a realistic setting and allow the students to make mistakes, get back up and try again.” The SimMom manikin mim-ics child birth and can be used to simulate C-sections. “A lot of hospi-tals in this region will not allow our male nursing students into labor and delivery,” says Evans. “This will give our male students exposure to medical procedures they might not receive any other way.” According to Evans, the Sim Lab allows for more interdisciplinary teamwork with nursing students from the Crossett and McGehee campuses, helps UAM’s nursing program achieve Gold Standard Certification, pro-vides research opportunities, creates partnerships with area hospitals, and allows for faculty certification. According to Haley the new laboratory “provides realistic clinical opportunities and experiential learn-ing for our nursing students. It allows simulated hospital experiences to be developed in our simulation lab which creates a risk-free environment for our students to learn.” According to Haley, the SimMan 3G – the official name for Mr. Blink – is the next best thing to having a

Tyler Boren, Stacy Jennings and Karen Hall treat Mr. Blink.

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live patient. The latest SimMan model measures the quality of CPR, provid-ing real time feedback on compression rate, depth, release, and hands-off time as well as generating palpable pulses and blood pressure wave forms. It can also be used to create seizures and convulsions, from minor to a full convulsion. Wound models can be connected to an internal blood reservoir which will bleed both from arterial and ve-nous vessels. Connected to the simula-tor’s physiological modeling, SimMan 3G will react appropriately according to treatment. The manikins include wireless simulated patient monitors to en-able students to observe the patient simulator’s vital signs while moving around freely during training. The manikins also have a secretions feature (eyes, nose, ears and mouth) to create multiple scenarios such as responsive reactions to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents. A drug and event recognition system allows students to administer drugs simultaneously. It registers the amount, speed and type of drug auto-matically and applies the appropriate physiological responses. SimMan 3G also has pupils that respond to light and has standard vas-cular access in the right arm, as well as access via the tibia and sternum, which allows for procedure accuracy. UAM already had simulation equipment, said Haley, but lacked the “fidelity to make realistic experi-ences for our students. It’s been our dream to one day have a superior simulation training center that would challenge our students to be excellent nurses who are able to think critically. Thankfully, that day is here.”

Chancellor Jack Lassiter calls the new facility “essential to our commit-ment to making our School of Nurs-ing a leader in nursing education, not just in Arkansas, but in the nation.” “These donations will be very beneficial to nursing education in the state and will provide opportunities for continuing education for practic-ing nurses,” says Lassiter. Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for

advancement and university rela-tions, expressed gratitude on behalf of the university “for the selfless donations made by individuals who wanted nothing more than to insure the future excellence of our nursing program. We are grateful for their gen-erosity and their willingness to make a difference for our students and their future patients.”

UAM nursing students and their mentor, Assistant Professor Brandy Haley (seated) in the new simulation lab made to look like a hospital nurse’s station. From left (standing) are Stacy Jennings of Monticello, Karen Hall of Fordyce, Tyler Boren of Monticello, Kari Abernathy of McGehee,Ammie Garcia of Monticello, and Eveline Blanchard of Monticello.

Ammie Garcia (left) and Eveline Blanchard provide care to SimMom.

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nnually, UAM softball coach Alvy Early watches over two seasons—

F reshman kicker Jamie McGee and senior defensive lineman Calvin

Grid Honors

Ursin garnered a hat full of postseason honors following the UAM football team’s 5-6 season in 2013. McGee and Ursin were both named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Honorable Mention team. McGee and Ursin were both named to the Don Hansen All-Region First Team in December. McGee was named Super Region No. 3 Freshman of the Year in addition to his all-region honor. In addition to his Don Hansen regional and national honors, McGee earned spots on the Beyond Sports Network All-America Third Team, Daktronics All-Region Second Team and All-Great American Conference First Team. McGee, a Lake Charles, La. native, is UAM’s first ever placekicker to earn All-America honors. He broke the school and Great American Conference season record with 17 made field goals during the 2013 season. He was a two-time GAC Special Teams Player of the Week and tied the UAM and GAC record with three made field goals in a game on two different occasions. Ursin was also an All-Great American Conference First Team selection after finishing the 2013 season with 63 total tackles, including 29 solo stops, 9.5 tackles for losses of a combined 34 yards, three sacks for 21

yards, one forced fumble and recovery, one interception and one blocked kick. The Kenner, La. native recently competed in the USA Football Bowl, where he had three tackles, including one quarterback sack for loss of eight yards. He racked up a season-high of 10 tackles in UAM’s win over Northwestern Oklahoma State at home. Other Boll Weevils to receive postseason honors were wide receiver Jamal Nixon and defensive back Mike Early. Nixon earned second team All-Great American Conference honors this season after receiving honorable mention recognition last year. The Harvey, La., native finished the season with 50 receptions for 503 yards and seven touchdowns. He also added 13 kickoff returns for 356 yards and one punt return for 23 yards. He set a new UAM single-game record with six kick returns for 214 yards. Nixon led the Boll Weevils 885 all-purpose yards. He turned in three games with at least 100 receiving yards, including a season-best of seven receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Southeastern Oklahoma State. He had nine receptions for 120 yards and three touchdowns against Lindenwood-Belleville and seven receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown against Northwestern Oklahoma State. Early received honorable mention All-GAC honors after ranking eighth in

the league in passes defended and fifth in interceptions. The Denham Springs, La., native totaled 36 tackles, including two tackles for losses. He had four interceptions and eight pass breakups for a total of 12 passes defended. His average of 1.09 passes defended ranked eighth in the league among all defenders. In addition to his defensive numbers, Early was one of UAM’s most consistent return specialists, totaling 352 yards between kickoff returns and punt returns. He had 11 kickoff returns for 243 yards and four punt returns for 109 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown return in the season finale against Southern Arkansas. It was the second-longest punt return in UAM history.

(Left to right) Jamie McGee,

Calvin Ursin, Jamal Nixon, and Mike

Early helped UAM rebound from a

one-win season in 2012 to five wins

in 2013.

AStudents First

the one on the field and the one in the classroom. On the field is where the Cotton Blossoms have won 627 games over Early’s 17 seasons. But in the class-room is where the winningest coach in Arkansas sports history (1,052 victories combining women’s basketball and softball over his 38-year head coaching career at UAM) takes equal joy. Asked about the continued academ-ic success of his softball program, Early said, “It’s just something that I decided I wanted to emphasize several years ago. Our players buy into that philosophy

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and take pride in keeping the team GPA (grade-point average) one in which we can take pride.” The Blossoms’ softball team is a consistent top 10 finisher in team GPA listings by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in success rate of student-athletes. UAM recently released a list of those students that made the Chancellor’s List (4.00) or the Dean’s List (more than 3.50). UAM’s softball team came through again with an outstanding semester. Four players – senior outfielder and captain Beth Johnson of Allen, Texas; senior pitcher Courtney Wilson of Inverness, Miss.; and freshmen utility players McKenzie Rice of Bryant and Katie Koen of DeWitt – posted perfect 4.00 GPAs to be named to the Chan-cellor’s List. Seven other players had better than a 3.50 GPA and landed on the Dean’s List. Senior outfielder Channing Tharpe of Hallsville, Texas (3.84); fresh-man catcher Allison Stipes of Bryant (3.80); junior infielder Sara Matthews of Longview, Texas (3.75); and junior infielder Lacy Blanchard of Shreveport, La. (3.63) were named. Senior catcher and captain Brittany Eitel of Hallsville, Texas (3.60); fresh-man infielder Korie Parker of Benton (3.60); and junior infielder Sydney Tip-ton of Ashdown (3.56) rounded out the Blossoms included on the Dean’s List.In addition, six other team members compiled better than a 3.20 GPA, mak-ing a total of 17 players with a 3.20 GPA or better.

Basketball ReunionUAM hosted a reunion of former Boll Weevil and Cotton Blossom basketball players in Janu-ary. The players were recognized at halftime of the UAM-Harding game at Steelman Fieldhouse after attending a luncheon in the John F. Gibson University Center. (Top photo, from left) Former Weevils Ikie Corbin, Carl “String” Smith, former coach Doug Barnes and Dr. Larry Proctor. (Below, from left) Lou Ella Lambert, Carol Jones-Hooper, Dr. Mary Jane Gilbert, the founder of women’s basketball at UAM, Sharon Morgan, Terri Grimes (back), and Gale Grice Scott.

Beth Johnson (left) is one of four Blossoms softball players named to the fall 2013 Chancellor’s List with a 4.0 GPA.

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Bob Lucky (right), owner of Lucky Chevrolet, was instrumental in the donation of a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse to the UAM College Technology-McGehee Automotive Program. Pictured from left are Kenneth Curtsinger, Instructor, Sharon Cantrell, assistant vice chancellor, and Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus.

A New Set Of Wheels

The UAM College of Technology-McGehee has donated 1,327 books

Book Donation

to the McGehee Branch Library, the Rural Community Alliance (RCA), and to members of its own teaching faculty, according to LaWarn Rodgers, Career Pathways director. Rodgers said the RCA is a nonprofit organization with 1,500 members in 57 chapters statewide, with 200 members located in the McGehee service area. “The donation of books from the UAM College of Technology-McGehee will contribute to community revitalization projects, which will link and promote small communities within the four-county region of Arkansas, Chicot, Desha, and Drew Coun-ties,” said Rodgers. “RCA currently sells used textbooks as a fund development project with proceeds used to help fund the Delta Highways Project.”

Save the Date!UAM Night At Dickey-Stephens ParkJoin us June 9 for a special night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock as the Arkansas Travelers play host to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. All UAM alumni and friends of the university are invited to a picnic at 6:10 p.m. with the game to follow at 7:10. Bring the family and join us for a great night at the ballpark!

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New Endowments

The UAM Foundation Fund recently received nine new endowments to

provide scholarships for future generations. “We are extremely grateful for each of these gifts,” said Linda Yeiser, vice chancellor for advancement and university relations. “An endowment isn’t just a one-time gift. By establishing an endowed fund, each of these donors has created an ongoing opportunity for future generations of students.” The endowments include: •Robert H. Moss Endowed Scholarship, established by family and friends of Robert H. Moss. The scholarship is for biology majors, with preference given to students pursuing the pre-medicine program. • Arkansas Seed Dealers Association Scholarship, established by the Arkansas Seed Dealers. The scholarship is for sopho-mores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in the agriculture program. • Robert Weih Family Eagle Scout/Gold Award Endowed Forest Resources Schol-arship, established by the Robert Weih Family. The scholarship is for undergradu-ate forest resources students who have received the Eagle Scout or Gold Award. • Kenneth, Sharon and Jennifer Mann Endowed Business Scholarship, estab-lished by Kenneth, Sharon and Jennifer Mann. The scholarship is for seniors in the School of Business with a double concen-tration in management and finance with preference given to students who graduated from a Bradley or Drew County high school. •Earl K. Phillips Math and Sciences Endowed Scholarship, established by Patricia Phillips to honor and memorialize Mr. Phillips. The scholarship is for students of any major in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. •Susie Hargis Nursing Scholarship, established by Charles Hargis to honor his wife, Susie. The scholarship is for bac-calaureate nursing students in the last two semesters before graduation. •Pattie Phenton Moffatt Vocal Music Scholarship, established by a bequest from the trust of Pattie Phenton Moffatt. The scholarship is for undergraduate students

majoring in music, with a voice concentra-tion. •Baker Family Natural Resources Scholarship, established by Terrell and Sheila Baker to honor their family. The scholarship is for undergraduate students of

any major in the School of Forest Resources. •Donnie D. King Endowed Scholarship, established by Donnie D. King. The scholar-ship is for undergraduate students of any major with a passion to make a difference in the world.

(From left) Charles Hargis, Susie Hargis, and Chancellor Jack Lassiter.

(From left) The Baker family – Terrell, Sheila, Jacob, James,Barbara, Caleb, Laurie, and Jim.

UAM’s ArtCollectionGrowing

UAM’s permanent artcollection just got biggerand better thanks to arecent gift from SandraLawhon of California.Last fall, Ms. Lawhonmade her fourth giftof artworks by Arkansasnative Paul Maxwell.The university’s PaulMaxwell collection now totals 32 pieces.The most recent giftof 11 artworks may beviewed online onYouTube by searchingPaul Maxwell Art inthe PermanentCollection of UAM.

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Mr. Sam PageMr. and Mrs. Phillip P. PieriniMr. and Mrs. Timothy R. PruittDr. John W. RamseyMr. and Mrs. Chris RatcliffMr. and Mrs. Richard ReinhartDr. and Mrs. Sean C. RochelleMs. Libby SandsMr. Richard SandsMr. and Mrs. Scott SlaughterMr. and Mrs. Eddie SmithMr. Chris ThomasMr. and Mrs. James N. ThomasonMr. Mark A. TinerMr. and Mrs. James C. WestMr. and Mrs. Fred J. WilliamsMr. and Mrs. J. Steve WoodsonMr. and Mrs. C. Andrew Wooley

Loyalty Club $200-$499Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy AdairDr. and Mrs. Robert L. BarkerMrs. Carolyn J. BaughmanDr. and Mrs. Carl D. BlytheDr. Gregory BorseMr. and Mrs. Robert BoydMr. Justen BrixieMs. Lura BrownsMr. and Mrs. John BullockDr. and Mrs. Robert H. Burch, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Kelton Busby, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. ByrdMr. and Mrs. John D. CarterMr. and Mrs. Dale W. CarterMr. Robert I. CarterMs. Jacqueline CaruthersMs. Marisa ChenDr. Jesse M. co*kerMr. and Mrs. Denzil CoxMr. and Mrs. Andy DavisMr. Colton DavisMr. Jonathan DavisMr. and Mrs. T. Kent DavisMr. John H. Dawson, JrMr. and Mrs. Dave W. DicksonMr. and Mrs. Ben R. DunlapDr. and Mrs. Richard W. DunnMr. and Mrs. James (Chip) DurhamMr. Wayne EitelDr. and Mrs. Albert L. EtheridgeMrs. Amy FenoliaMr. and Mrs. Larry FisackerlyMr. and Mrs. Alvin L Ford, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. L. Gene FranklinMr. and Mrs. Byron A. GallowayMr. William GandyMs. Pat GavinMr. and Mrs. Reginald GloverMr. and Mrs. Jimmy N. GraceMr. and Mrs. Harry R. GreenMr. and Mrs. Harry E. HalsteadDr. and Mrs. Arthur S. HarrisMs. Lynn HarrisMr. and Mrs. Don HartleyMr. and Mrs. Phillip G. HawkinsMr. Phillip D. HerringDr. and Mrs. James HobgoodDr. and Mrs. Charles O. HogueMr. and Mrs. Daniel J. HornadayMr. James HudginsMr. Will JacksonMr. and Mrs. Lamar L. Jennings

Mr. Richard A. JohnsonMr. Jay JonesMr. Jim KillettMr. Scott R. KuttenkulerMr. and Mrs. Kent LangMs. Karen LintonMr. Clint H. LunsfordRet. CMSGT Billy R. MajorsMr. Marvin L. Mann, JrMr. Noah Marshall & Ms. Sara LewisMr. and Mrs. Tommy MaxwellMr. and Mrs. W.J. McKieverMs. Ruth McKnight Dr. and Mrs. Steve MorrisonMr. and Mrs. Chase OwyoungMr. Adam Patrick, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. PenningtonMs. Denise PowellMr. and Mrs. Jack C. PuryearMr. and Mrs. Billy G. RigginsMr. and Mrs. Carl RoebuckMr. and Mrs. John L. RoebuckMs. Linda H. RushingMr. and Mrs. Bennie Ryburn IIIMr. and Mrs. Scott SaffoldDr. and Mrs. Kelly ShrumMs. Rebecca L. SittonDr. and Mrs. Kent SkinnerMr. Thomas SlavinMr. and Mrs. Woody L. SmitheyMr. and Mrs. Peter SmyklaMr. and Mrs. Anthony StanfordMr. and Mrs. Harold M. SteelmanMrs. Mary B. StimacMr. David L. StoverDr. Max TerrellMr. Randy ThomasDr. and Mrs. N.P. TugwellMr. and Mrs. Gvona Turner, Sr.Mrs. Stacy A. UsryMr. Jacob W. WenteMr. and Mrs. Michael D. WigleyMr. Thomas M. Wingard

Century Club $100-$199Ms. Diane B. AyresMr. David BarberMrs. Susan BaumMr. and Mrs. Price E. Boney, Sr.Ms. Andrea C. BonfantiMr. and Mrs. Danny R. BourneMs. Mildred F. BrazeelMr. Jim BrewerMr. and Mrs. Anthony A. BrownMr. and Mrs. Jim Ed BrownMrs. Molly BrunsonMs. Jacqueline D. BryantMs. Christy M. ByrdMs. Sandra K. CampbellMs. Mae CarpenterMrs. Terri G. CarpenterMr. and Mrs. Billy CarsonMr. Mike Carson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond ChaoMs. Jessie E. ChappellMr. and Mrs. Bobby L. CloudMs. Betty CrowMrs. DeeAnn CulwellMr. Robert E. CrainDrs. Lloyd and Peggy CrossleyDr. and Mrs. Randy CrowderMr. and Mrs. Jim O. Davis



ChairScott Saffold* / MonticelloVice ChairGregg Reep / WarrenEx-OfficioJack Lassiter / MonticelloSecretary-TreasurerLinda Yeiser / Monticello

BOARD OF DIRECTORSDirectorsEd Bacon / MonticelloBettye Gragg / MonticelloNat Grubbs / MonticelloLesa Cathey Handly / Little RockKenneth Mann / JerseyMellie Jo Owen / MonticelloSean Rochelle* / West ForkLynn Rodgers / CrossettTed Thompson / DumasJeff Weaver / Hot Springs

* UAM representative to the University of Arkansas Foundation, Inc., board of directors.

Unity & Movement Club $2,500 or moreMr. and Mrs. Terrell S. BakerMs. Eudene BruceMr. and Mrs. William C. BullochMrs. June M. CarterMr. Ryan CheramieMrs. George ClippertMr. Phillip and Dr. Laura EvansMr. and Mrs. Anthony W. FakouriMr. and Mrs. Jerry GibsonMr. and Mrs. John W. GibsonMr. and Mrs. Nat GrubbsMr. and Mrs. Daniel J. HornadayMs. Dolores F. JonesMr. Jack F. JordanMr. and Mrs. Donnie D. KingDr. and Mrs. Jack LassiterMr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lee, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. MannMr. and Mrs. Eugene MazzantiMr. and Mrs. Brian MooreMrs. Patricia K. PhillipsMr. Lester PinkusMr. Randy and Dr. Neela RisherDr. James F. RoigerMr. and Mrs. Thomas M. SmithDr. Thomas P. SpringerMr. and Mrs. Scotty WatkinsDr. and Mrs. Jimmie Yeiser

Galaxy Club $1,000-$2,499Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt AndresDr. and Mrs. Seth BarnesMr. and Mrs. Martin BrutscherMr. and Mrs. Ted CarmicalMr. and Mrs. Larry L. ClaryMr. Edward EavesDr. and Mrs. Michael FakouriMr. Ricky D. FutrellDrs. Glen and Mary Jane GilbertMrs. Linda D. GoodwinMs. Margaret B. GriderDr. and Mrs. Dexter E. GulledgeMrs. Gloanna HallDr. and Mrs. William M. HeromanMr. and Mrs. Jay L. HughesDr. and Mrs. Louis James

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L.H. KungMrs. Jane LuckyMr. and Mrs. Gerald W. MajorsMr. Bryan and Dr. Sue MartinDr. Betty A. MatthewsMrs. Charlotte McGarrMr. and Mrs. Louis A. McGuireMrs. Debbie McKnightMr. and Mrs. Kent McRaeMs. Alice Guffey MillerMr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Owen, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. OwyoungMr. Gus “Bubba” PughDr. James F. RoigerMr. and Mrs. John T. RollinsMs. Carol SlaughterMr. Raymond SmithDr. and Mrs. B. Alan SuggMr. Ted D. ThompsonMr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. WallMs. Sara E. WallMr. and Mrs. Bill Whiting, Sr.Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Williams

Emerald Club $500-$999Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bob AllaireDr. and Mrs. Ed BaconMs. April BellMr. Darrell BowlinDr. J. Morris BramlettDr. Russell H. BullochMr. and Mrs. Carl G. CarlsonMrs. June M. Carter Mr. Rodney ColeMr. Alvy EarlyMaj. Eric J. GriderMr. and Mrs. George T. HarrisMs. Elaine HutchisonMr. William (Hud) JacksonMr. and Mrs. Lee JohnsonDr. Carl B. JohnstonMr. and Mrs. Brad KoenMs. Cynthia Snow KopackMr. and Mrs. Frederick C. LeonardMr. and Mrs. Jim ManningMs. Angela MarshMr. and Mrs. J. Robert McCallieMr. and Mrs. Ronald N. McFarland

The UAM Foundation donors list includes alumni, friends and other contributors whose gifts were received January 1 – December 31, 2013. Please report any corrections to Linda Yeiser in the UAM Advancement Office at (870)460-1028 or [emailprotected]

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Automatic Bank Draft AvailableWould you like to include the UAMFoundation Fund in your monthly budget? If so, make life easy by opting for an automatic bank draft. It’s a simple one-time step. Contact Roxanne Smith in the Advancement Office at (870) 460-1028 for information. UAM studentsappreciate you!


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Ms. Larissa E. DavisMr. Andrew DodgeDr. and Mrs. Walter EberleMs. Patricia A. EwensMs. Christine L. FeltsMr. and Mrs. Lex ForsterMr. and Mrs. James W. FosterMr. and Mrs. Thomas E. FranksMs. Pamela GoforthDr. Robert S. GraberMr. and Mrs. Joel HadenMr. and Mrs. Truman HamiltonDr. and Mrs. Ted M. HammettMr. and Mrs. Werner HaneyMs. Sherry M. HarrisMs. Mary HeadyMr. Larry D. HeddenMr. and Mrs. Ronald D. HenleyMr. and Mrs. John D. Hollimon, Jr.Ms. Marion L. HollisMr. Tommy L. HooksMr. and Mrs. Edward A. Horvath, Jr.Mr. and Mrs. Jon H. HowellMr. and Mrs. Kenneth H. HuntMr. and Mrs. David E. JohnsonMs. Ada JohnstonMr. Wade JohnstonMr. Jeff JonesDr. and Mrs. B.J. Jordan

Mr. and Mrs. Mark R. KarnesMs. Agness Dodds KinardMr. and Mrs. Billy LansdaleMr. and Mrs. Chris LoydMs. Amy MaldonadoMr. and Mrs. Leon MarksMs. Linda MarettMr. Jack MarshallDr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGinnisMr. and Mrs. Robert McKenzieMr. and Mrs. William J. McKieverMr. and Mrs. Michael McKeownMrs. Kathy McNabbMr. Robert Moore & Ms. Chandrika TaylorMs. Ann OharaMr. and Mrs. Gary L. OrrMr. and Mrs. Bobby PaceMr. and Mrs. Archie L. Paschall, Sr.Mr. Thomas PearsonMr. and Mrs. Scott PlaceMr. and Mrs. Harry C. PenningtonMr. and Mrs. Mark PenningtonMr. and Mrs. Keith PhillipsMr. and Mrs. Robert W. PrestridgeMr. Max T. RayMr. Benny RinkeMrs. Mary K. RhodesMr. Robert Richardson

Arkansas Community FoundationArkansas Native Plant SocietyArkansas Superior Federal Credit

UnionArkansas PulpwoodBank of Star CityBob White Memorial FoundationClearwater PaperCommercial Bank & Trust Co.Creative IntegrationsCrossett Riding ClubDavis Tractor Inc.Delores’ Family Pharmacy, Inc.Deltic Timber CompanyDumas Motor CompanyExxonMobil FoundationFarmers Grain Terminal, Inc.Feta MetricsFirst State Bank of WarrenGWL Advertising, Inc.Ganesha Hospitality, LLC.Georgia-PacificGlobal Financial PartnersHamburg Motor SupplyJackson’s Bayou BoysLeesco, Inc.Martin Knee & Sports MedicineMaxwell Hardwood FlooringMcKnight AuctionsMomentive Speciality Chemi-

cals, Inc.

Monticello Drug Company, LLC.Morris FencingMurphy Oil CorporationNexans AmerCableOak Grove Assembly of God

ChurchOklahoma United Methodist

FoundationPerez Reconstruction ContractorsPettit and Pettit EngineersPine’s Broadcasting, Inc.Price Services, Inc.R.A. PickensRalph McQueen & CompanyRegions Forest Services, LLPRisher Fitness ManagementRyburn Motor CompanySeaArk Boats, Inc.South Arkansas RehabilitationSouthern Ag Resources, LLC.Southeast Chapter of ASCPAState Farm Insurance CompaniesTexas Instruments FoundationUAM African American AlumniUAM Agriculture Alumni SocietyUAM Institute of Management

AccountantsUnion Bank & Trust CompanyUnited Methodist Women –

CrossettWallace Trust FoundationWells Fargo Foundation

The University of Arkansas at Monticello is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. UAM will host a visit October 20 to 24, 2014, with a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

UAM has been accredited by the Commission since 1940. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University:

Third Party Comment on the University of Arkansas at Monticello The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by September 20, 2014.

UAM SEEKSyour comments

The University of Arkansas at MONTICELLOUAM

Ms. Samantha RodriguezMr. James P. RundelMrs. Suzan RussellDr. and Mrs. Jimmie S. SadlerMr. Michael L. SanderlinMr. and Mrs. Charles SavageMr. Walter SchwabMr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Scott IIIMr. Brian SmithMr. Garrison SmithMs. Patsy SmithMr. Jerry E. SmithMr. Edward SnookMs. Theora StewardMr. and Mrs. Andrew SummersDr. and Mrs. Eric SundellMs. Louise TerziaMr. Robert D. ThrowerMr. and Mrs. Jesse ThurmonMs. Shela F. UpshawMs. Cheryl A. WatersMr. Deryl WieserMr. and Mrs. Howard WellsDr. Barbara C. Wood

Ms. Martha L. WyreMs. Cathy Zimmerman

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Ashley County native and 2001 UAM graduate Jeremy Sparks was recently inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame showcases individuals, livestock, and organizations who have made distinctive contributions to Cheyenne Frontier Days. Of those inducted in the 2013 class, Sparks is the most recognized by the rodeo public. For nine years Sparks performed saves of bull riders thrown to the arena dirt at Cheyenne Frontier Days, while showing little regard for his own safety. Bullfighters put their body between an angry bull and a fallen rider. A bullfighter’s career is not long and all will have sustained injuries by the time they call it quits. “I started out rodeoing with a lot of goals in mind. I wanted to fight bulls at Cheyenne when I started out, but I never had the goal of getting into any kind of Hall of Fame. It was a pretty humbling experience, because some of the best in the business are in the Cheyenne Hall of Fame.” said Sparks. Sparks graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and had just earned his PRCA card as a bullfighter when 9/11 happened. Sparks joined the Air Force to serve his coun-try and was assigned to F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne. The Air Force was quick to realize that Sparks could perform his military duty and also be a recruiting tool performing as a bullfighter at CFD. So Sparks became the first and only professional rodeo bullfighter to be designated by the Pentagon to represent the U.S. Air Force in professional rodeo. In 2010 Jeremy became the father of twin boys and wanted to devote more attention to his family so he ‘hung up his baggies’ and retired from bullfighting. “Rodeo never lost its place in my heart, but I did get to a place in life where my priorities were a little different. I was still in peak physical condition and still able to perform with the best of them, but I kind of wanted to walk out on top,” said Sparks. “I’m definitely humbled by the recognition. This is a very rewarding honor to know that I’m appreciat-ed by the Hall of Fame for what I’ve contributed to Cheyenne Frontier Days both in and out of the arena. It goes to show that small town kids have big time potential.” Sparks is married to Jamie Jordan of Monticello and the couple currently resides in Fayetteville, Ark.

Jeremy Sparks (‘01)

James H. Wilson (B.S. ‘80) of the “Y” community in Cleveland County has been named the 2013 Arkansas Forestry Association Logger of the Year. The award was presented during the group’s annual meeting in Little Rock. “James has and continues to be some-one who thinks ‘outside the box,’ and has been innovative in the use of technology to increase productivity, efficiency and safety,” said AFA Executive Vice President Max Braswell. “He has always understood the importance of the resource he’s been entrusted to utilize, is devoted to his com-munity in so many ways and has made a vital economic impact in the Rison area and the entire region.” After receiving a forestry degree from UAM, James worked as an industry forester and equipment salesman before joining the family’s logging business in 1990. When the Logger and Education Training program started shortly thereafter, Wilson became one of its earliest supporters and propo-nents. “He was one of our first ArkPro Loggers,” said George Lease, director of the Logger Education and Training program, who nomi-nated Wilson for this honor. “His support of the forest products and logging sector in our state has been exemplary.” Today, Wilson uses his experience and connections to help the logging community as a partner in River Ridge Equipment, a new company that rebuilds and refurbishes John Deere skidders and skidder parts. This provides loggers in the state and across the country with an opportunity to increase efficiency and productivity.

James H. Wilson (‘80)

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Nicole May (‘98)Nicole L. May (‘98) has been promoted to assistant vice president of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital in Mobile, Ala. May is a commercial real estate loan originator in Grandbridge’s Mobile loan origination office. The Arkansas native earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UAM.

Bobbi Pace (B.A. ‘10) of Dewitt has joined the faculty of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas as a GED instructor. She will serve as a new full-time instructor on the PCCUA-Stuttgart campus and is an instructor at the DeWitt campus on Mondays and Wednesdays. Pace, who has a one-year-old daughter, earned a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education from UAM in 2010 and will be taking classes in the future to obtain a master’s degree in adult education. Students returning to the classroom to get their GED will study science, mathematics, social studies, reading and writing. “We are excited to have Bobbi as our full-time day instructor,” Kena Henderson, advisor for Arkansas County GED, said.

Bobbi Pace (‘10)

Brian Early (‘B.S. ‘94, M.S. ‘00) has joined the Arkansas State football staff as de-fensive line coach according to a recent announcement by head football coach Blake Anderson. His previous coaching stops include Central Arkansas, UAM, Minnesota State-Mankato, and Fayetteville and West Memphis High Schools. He most recently served as the University of Arkansas Defensive Quality Control Coach in 2013. Early graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health in 1994 and earned his master’s degree in secondary education from UAM in 2000. He has three daughters (Sydney, Aivery and Camryn), one son (Dre) and is married to Nanci. He is the son of current UAM softball coach Alvy Early and Nancy Early.

Chad McGriff (B.A. ‘00) is the executive director of The FACES Foundation of Hot Springs, which provides no-cost surgeries to those in need of facial surgeries due to birth defects. McGriff recently joined a dozen young people with Southeast Arkansas ties and four designers from Lifetime Television’s hit reality show Project Runway in a Hot Springs fashion show benefiting The FACES Foundation. McGriff, a former Monticello resident and member of the UAM debate and forensics team, was hired in March as the organization’s executive director. His main objective was to create an annual fundraiser that would benefit the founda-tion and build funds to provide surgeries to those in need. “I sat down and looked at what other organizations in central Arkansas were doing,” McGriff said. “I wanted to bring something to Hot Springs and Arkansas that hasn’t been done. With that, the FACES of Fashion Show, “A Night with Project Runway,” was established, and from there all efforts were put into planning and executing the event in just four months.”

Chad McGriff (‘00)

Brigadier General Roger L. McClellan (B.S. ‘81) (top left in photo) retired from the Arkansas Army National Guard during a recent Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. A Warren native, McClellan graduated from UAM in 1981 with a bachelor of sci-ence degree in accounting. He earned his master of business administration from Louisiana Tech in 1983 and a masters of strategic studies from the United States Army War College in 2003. McClellan began his military career as a private in the 3/153rd Infantry Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate) in 1977. He received his commission from the Arkan-sas Army National Guard Officer Candidate School in March 1981. Throughout his career, he has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the Arkansas Army National Guard. He commanded the 2/153rd Infantry Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade (Separate), headquartered at Searcy and served as S-5, civil affairs officer, for the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Upon his return, he served as deputy commander of the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team headquartered in Little Rock. On January 1, 2008, McClellan assumed the duties as the commander, Land Component Command, Arkansas Army National Guard, North Little Rock. McClellan has received numerous awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge. McClellan began his civilian career with International Paper as an accounting supervisor in 1983. He spent the following 27 years working in various accounting and information technology positions for International Paper in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Bg. Roger McClellan (‘81)

Brian Early (‘94, ‘00)

Used with permission, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, copyright 2013.

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Jimmy “Red” Parker (BSE ’53),

a former coach and player at Arkansas

A&M, is the head football coach at Ben-

ton Harmony Grove High School.




Wee Weevil Bibs

Kimberly (Poyner) Burgess (BA ’97) and Chris Burgess of Dermott are the proud parents of Jacob Wyatt Burgess, born August 3, 2013.Ruth Ann (Chapman) Gentry (BS ’00) and William Gentry of Van Buren are the proud parents of William Thomas Gentry and Riley Elizabeth Gentry, born August 7, 2013.Kimberly (Moore) Moffatt (BA ’12) and Dustin Moffatt of Hamburg are the proud parents of Mila Ann Moffatt, born November 20, 2013.

Rosemarie Bone Spaulding (BS ’84) and Lance Sexton were married on

September 15, 2013 in Lowell. Rosemarie

is currently employed as the assistant prin-

cipal at George Junior High in Springdale.

Barrett L. Brown (BS ’08) has

graduated from the Southern College of

Optometry in Memphis, Tenn., and has

returned to Monticello to practice with

Drs. Jimmy Price and Scott Claycomb at

Family Eye Care.

Logan Dean Hanco*ck (BS ’09) and

Sara Jane Love were married on October

26, 2013 at Timber Lodge Ranch in Am-

ity. Logan is employed at EFS Geotech-

nologies of Monticello.

Lora Ashley Long (TC ’09) and

Justin Ryan Flemister will marry June 14,

2014 at The Fountains in Baxter. Lora

is currently employed as a nurse at the

Monticello Medical Clinic.


Timothy R. Johnson (BS ’93) has

been appointed to serve as a member of

the Board of Visitors of Phillips Commu-

nity College of the University of Arkan-

sas. Timothy is currently a production

manager for Delta Plastics of the South

and has also been inducted into the 3-on-3

Basketball Hall of Fame in Boston, MA.

Sydney W. Selman (BBA ’10) and

Joseph R. Smith will marry June 14, 2014


at Moss Mountain Farms in Little Rock.

Sydney is an assistant buyer for Dillard’s.

Sarah Nicole Brannon (BA ’11) and Matthew Hayden Pace were married

on October 26, 2013. Sarah is employed

as a health and physical education teacher

and softball and basketball coach for the

Monticello School District.

Eddie L. Davidson (BA ’11) and

Nikki S. Miller were married October 19,

2013 in Fountain Hill. Eddie is employed

as a family teacher and physical educa-

tion coach at the Vera Lloyd Presbyterian

Home in Monticello.

Mike K. Mangum (AAS ‘11) and

Lacey O’Neill Jamison will marry May 17,

2014 in Destin, Fla. Mike works at Clear-

water Paper as an electrical and industrial

mechanic in Arkansas City.

Olivia Lee Dottley (AA ’12) and

Michael Andrew Ashcraft were mar-

ried December 14, 2013 at First United

Methodist Church in Monticello. Olivia

is currently a senior dental hygiene student

at UAMS. Michael is currently employed

with Clearwater Paper in Arkansas City.

Michael B. Kee (BS ’12) and Brit-

tany Lynn Dawkins were married October

11, 2013 at Crossroads Missionary Baptist

Church in Warren. Michael is employed

as a sheriff ’s deputy for the Cleveland

County Sheriff ’s Department.

Keshia Lynn Powell (BBA ’12)

and Brandon Thomas Berry were married

March 16, 2013 at Branson Christian

Church in Branson, Mo. Keshia is now

the administrator of the Dumas Assisted

Living Residential Center.

Sara Watson (BA ’12), a teacher at

Drew Central Middle School, received the

2013 Master Educator Award. Sara is the

first first-year teacher to win the award.



Grant Bradley Hargis (right) made a new best friend during a

UAM football game last fall. His parents are Robert (BBA ‘07) and

Jennifer Hargis (BBA ‘07) of Monticello.

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Friends We’ll Miss

William “Bill” F. Black ’57 of Monticello, August 27, 2013.

Billy R. Brabston of Pine Bluff, October 24, 2013.SgtMaj Clifford M. Burks, Sr., of Little Rock,

September 17, 2013.Marilyn Doss Carpenter ‘78 of Hamburg, January

23 2014.Francis H. Clifton ‘41 of Deland, Fla., July 7, 2013.Hazel R. Owen Dahms of Fayetteville, December 15,

2013.Richard L. “Dick” Dickinson, Jr., of Monticello,

October 30, 2013.Ann Bynum Dunbar of Fallbrook, Calif., September 24,

2013.Dr. Robert M. Farrar, Jr., of Starkville, Miss., January

28, 2014.Rev. Jack L. Ferguson of Monticello, November 10,

2013.Louise Lindsey Fish of Pine Bluff, September 14,

2013.James Calvin “J C” Harris, Jr., of Pine Bluff,

September 5, 2013.Paul G. Hatley ’71 of Sherwood, September 23, 2013.Judy C. Knowles Head of Dallas, Tex., October 2,

2013.Wirt R. Heagler, Jr., of Pine Bluff, October 3, 2013.John Joe Howlett, Sr., of Little Rock, October 10,

2013.Mary Katherine Britt Crisp Jacob, of Elaine,

February 2, 2014.Nettye Jo Bennett Johnson of Pine Bluff, October

11, 2013.Wendell Shawn Mann ’99 of Wynne, November 8,

2013.Ardelia H. McKinney of Warren, December 11, 2013.Charles E. Miller of Pine Bluff, October 30, 2013.John D. Myrick, Jr. ’53 of Slidell, La., December 29,

2013.Duffey O. O’Briant of Pearland, Tex., December 2, 2013.Harry Curtis “Curt” Pennington ’58 of Olive

Branch, Miss., August 24, 2013.Charles L. “Charlie” Poole ’71 of Fort Smith, June

16, 2013.Matthew Seale of Little Rock, November 28, 2013.Cynthia E. Skattebo of Booneville, September 24, 2013.Ernest D. Smith ’60 of Cabot, November 22, 2013.William H. “Bill” Stoecker ’69 of Benton, March 20,

2013.Dennis Von Thurman ’69 of Lacey, November 25,

2013.Aurbry R. Williams of Hardy, November 6, 2013.

Alice Bates, Lana Hoover, Verma Sawyer Served UAM For 48 YearsUAM lost three friends with more than 48 years service to the University with the re-cent passing of Alice Bates, Lana Kaye Ray Hoover and Verma Sawyer. The late Mrs. Bates worked 19 years in the Office of Payroll and Personel; Mrs. Hoover spent over seven years at UAM, also in the Office of Payroll and Personnel; Miss Sawyer was the University’s switchboard operator for 22 years. Mrs. Bates died September 15, 2013 at her home in Monticello. She was born Feb-ruary 12, 1928 in Drew County to the late Zed and Anna McKay Sawyer. Mrs. Bates worked as a secretary for the Monticello School District before joining the staff at UAM, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoover died September 11, 2013 in Little Rock. Born August 3, 1950 in Dermott, she attended UAM and was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, the University Club, and Beta Sigma Phi. She was a long-time member of the First Bap-tist Church of Monticello. Verma Loretta Sawyer died September 15, 2013 in Monticello. She was born March 9, 1930 to the late Henry C. and Johnnie Edmonds Sawyer. She spent most of her adult life as the UAM switchboard operator and was a member of Pauline Mis-sionary Baptist Church.

Alfred S. K. HuiAlfred Siu Kam Hui, associate profes-sor emeritus of engineering and physics at the University of Arkan-sas at Monticello, died November 26, 2013 in Monticello. He was 90 years old. Born May 5, 1923 in Kwanlung, China he was the son of the late Hui Wen Um and Choi Sau King. He also had six siblings. Mr. Hui joined the faculty of Arkansas A&M College in 1958 and retired from active teaching in 1988 after 30 years service. Mr. Hui held bachelor’s and master’s degrees from

National Sun Yet University in China as well as a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from the University of Houston. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monticello. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed teaching and seeing his students succeed later in life. Survivors include his wife Ellen Hui of Monticello; one son, Michael Hui and wife, Paige of Little Rock; two step-children, Connie Wy and Tony Wy; one brother, Hui Siu Chak and two sisters, Hui Siu Yung and Hui Siu Mei all of China; and three grandchildren, Ryan, Grant and Alex.

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