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From the Chancellor

I am excited

by both the challenges and opportunities

that await your university in 2013. This is a time of new beginnings, and that includes

a new legislative delegation to represent UAM and Southeast Arkansas in the General Assembly. Our senior staff recently completed a productive meeting with State Senator Eddie Cheatham of Crossett, State Representatives Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello, Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff, Mark McElroy of Tillar, and Jeff Wardlaw of Warren. We look forward to working with this delegation and are confident they will serve as strong voices for both UAM and this geographic region of Arkansas.

There are a number of exciting things happening on campus that

you can read about in this issue of UAM Magazine: the approval of a totally on-line master of fine arts degree program in creative writing, the dedication of the George H. Clippert Forestry Annex, the return of Dr. Jimmie Yeiser to campus as our new Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the beginning of a major renovation to Bankston Hall.

As we move toward spring, we are already planning this year’s

“Spring Spectacular” weekend for April 12-13. If you have never attended this event I would encourage you to join us for a fun-filled weekend. We will be sending out details and a schedule later this spring in our electronic newsletter, and you will find the information on the UAM News Facebook page as well. To help you stay connected, please send your email address to our new alumni director, Julie Barnes, at

This is also the time of year when we accept your nominations for Distinguished

Alumnus, the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit, and the UAM Sports Hall of Fame. Please send your nominations to the Office of Advancement at UAM Box 3520, Monticello, AR 71656.

Finally, as we move toward the completion of our 104th year, we remain committed

to providing educational opportunities to the students of Arkansas. The majority of our students are still the first in their families to attend college and many are dependent on the availability of scholarship funds to defray the cost of attendance. I would encourage your continued support of private scholarships through your contributions to the UAM Foundation Fund.

On The Cover: UA System President Donald Bobbitt addresses guests at the formal dedication of the George H. Clippert Forestry Annex. For information, you may contact: Julie Barnes, Director of Alumni Affairs P.O. Box 3520 Monticello, AR 71656 (870) 460-1028 Dr. Clay Brown, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations (870) 460-1028 (office) (870) 460-1324 (FAX) e-mail: 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, just click on Alumni & Friends. 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.


If you are in the area, please stop by for a visit. This is YOUR campus.

Best Wishes, Search “University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni and Friends

Jack Lassiter Chancellor

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Paul Griffin / Monticello Vice Chair Beverly Reep / Warren Secretary-Treasurer Amanda Ware / North Little Rock

Directors Angelia Clements / Little Rock Jennifer Hargis / Monticello Donney Jackson / Monticello

M.L. Mann / Monticello Jerrielynn Mapp / Monticello Randall Risher / Houston, Texas James Rook / Mena

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COVER FEATURE The School of Forest Resources gained an additional 15,000 square feet of teaching and research space with the October dedication of the George H. Clippert Forestry Annex. The building is the culmination of a dream shared by the University and the family of the late Mr. Clippert.



Chancellor’s Letter | IFC On Campus | 2 Sports | 18 Foundation Endowments | 20 Current Donors | 23 Centennial Circle | 24 Foundation Fund | 25 Alumni Snapshots | 26 Obituaries | 27 UAM MAGAZINE (Volume 20, 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)



On-campus living gets a new look with the renovation of Bankston Hall, and that’s just the beginning.



Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, a long-time faculty member in the School of Forest Resources, is UAM’s new Provost.

A newly approved Master of Fine Arts Degree program will raise UAM’s national profile.

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on campus

Research In 3-D Research Research In In 3-D 3-D


RESEARCH reating three-dimensional models TEAM Dr. Jeffrey of molecules and developing an Taylor (right) and student researchers affordable hydrogen-powered internal LaTarnesha Jacobs combustion engine are the subjects of and Esgar Jiminez. two divergent research projects being

conducted by a UAM scientist. Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry, recently received funding from the Arkansas IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to conduct the research. Taylor, who holds a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas, a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, is conducting the research with the help of students. The first project, which involves building three-dimensional bio-molecular models on a computer, is what Taylor calls “pure research. We’re looking at structure, function and relationships. If you want to know how a molecule functions, you have to know what it looks like.” With the help of LaTarnesha Jacobs, a junior pre-medicine and chemistry ma-



jor from Monticello, Taylor has already begun creating computer models. The $11,500 grant received from Arkansas INBRE will fund new hardware and software technology to make 3-D modeling easier to complete. Other funding to pay the student researchers will be provided by the Arkansas-Lewis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. A second project, the creation of an affordable hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine, has far-reaching practical applications, says Taylor. Hydrogen powered engines have been around for a while, Taylor adds, but current models use expensive fuel cells. Taylor hopes to create an engine from scratch using inexpensive, non-exotic technology. “We want to create an ICE (internal combustion engine) that is affordable,” he says. The first step in the hydrogen project is the actual creation of hydrogen, which Taylor and his student assistant, Esgar Jiminez, a junior biochemistry major from Boydell, are already doing in a UAM chemistry lab. Taylor and Jiminez are using a process called electrolysis to separate the hydrogen and oxygen

atoms in water. Hydrogen is highly volatile, so Taylor and Jiminez limit their electrolysis sessions to Friday afternoons when the lab is empty. “Hydrogen is not something you fool around with,” says Taylor. “You had better treat it with respect.” Taylor hopes to be able to create hydrogen cheaply. Current methods of hydrogen production are inefficient and often use fossil fuels as the source of hydrogen. “Hydrogen can be used as a source of energy to power our vehicles and even our homes,” Taylor says. “The combustion of hydrogen produces energy and the byproduct is H2O (water), which isn’t harmful to our atmosphere like fossil fuel byproducts. We’re hoping that windmills and solar panels can be used as a source of energy to produce hydrogen since they convert wind and solar energy into usable electricity. That electricity could then be used as a source of energy for the water electrolysis to occur.”

Another Record!


AM has set a new fall semester enrollment record for the 11th consecutive year according to preliminary census figures released by the UAM registrar’s office. UAM enrolled 3,946 students at its three campuses in Monticello, Crossett and McGehee for the 2012 fall semester, breaking last year’s record of 3,920. “This is wonderful news for the institution,” said Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “To continue to see enrollment increases at a time of declining high school enrollments in our traditional service area is a tribute to the hard work of our university family. Our continuing emphasis on admission, retention, advising, teaching, and total cost of attendance is having a positive impact on the number of students choosing to attend the University. The past decade has brought an unprecedented period of growth in our enrollment which has created new challenges in facilities, parking, student services, and number of faculty in certain disciplines.”

New Alumni Director Since 2003, UAM’s enrollment has increased by 37 percent – from 2,875 to its current 3,946. Fall enrollment figures have grown steadily since 2003, increasing to 2,942 in 2004; 2,959 in 2005; and exceeding 3,000 for the first time in 2006 with an enrollment of 3,179. The growth has continued with an enrollment of 3,187 in 2007; 3,302 in 2008; 3,479 in 2009; 3,638 in 2010; and 3,920 in 2011. “There are a number of factors contributing to our enrollment numbers,” said Lassiter, “but I believe one of the most important is the quality of our faculty and our focus on teaching. Also as important is affordability of an education at UAM. We have tried very hard to keep the cost of attendance reasonable and within reach of our constituencies. We have one of the lowest total costs of attendance of any four-year institution in the state and we plan to keep it that way. Our admissions staff has played an important part in our growth. Under the leadership of Mary Whiting they are known for the individual attention they give to prospective students.” Whiting, dean of enrollment management and director of admissions, credited the work of the admissions staff in the recruitment of new students. “Our recruiters spend long hours on the road visiting high schools and talking to potential students,” said Whiting. “They are the ones who should receive the lion’s share of the credit.”


ulie Barnes of Monticello is UAM’s new director of alumni affairs. Barnes is a 2000 UAM graduate with a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems and comes to UAM from a position as a loan administrator at Union Bank and Trust Company of Monticello. Barnes is a 1996 graduate of Fordyce High School and was a cheerleader as a student at UAM. “I am pleased to welcome Julie to our advancement staff and know that she will be an invaluable asset as the liaison between the university and our alumni and former students,” said Dr. Clay Brown, vice chancellor for advancement. “I know Julie is looking forward to meeting and working with our alumni to strengthen the ties between the university and our former students.”

Military Support


AM has been named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The list is compiled annually by Victory Media, founded in 2001 and owned by service-disabled veterans to help military personnel transition into civilian life. “UAM is proud to be designated as a military friendly school,” said Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “We honor their service and are committed to helping them with their educational needs. I want to commend our Office of Financial Aid, and our veteran’s contact, Nick Ryburn, for their

efforts to assist veterans, military personnel, and their spouses as they make the transition to civilian life.” Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools appeared in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.

Phi Lamb Donation HELPING HAND Members of UAM’s Phi Lambda Chi fraternity recently turned their chicken cooking expertise into a $1,000 donation to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. Fraternity members won the “Green With Envy Chicken Cook-off” sponsored by the Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce prior to the UAM-SAU football game. Pictured at left (front to back) are Phi Lamb members Collin Frierson of Hamburg, Josh Henley of Monticello, Wes Orren of El Dorado, Stephen Williams of Hamburg, Coree Compton of Pine Bluff, Bill Neighbors of Kemp, Tex., Jeff McDonald of Monticello (right side, front to back) Griffin Jeffcoat of Monticello, Alex Villeda of Warren, Kody Robinson of Star City, Payton Miller of McGehee, and Matt Poole of Lamar.

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AM Chancellor Jack Lassiter has been appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Presidents Council, which establishes and implements general policies for intercollegiate athletics at the Division II level. Lassiter joins Dr. Everette Freeman, president of Albany State University, as one of two new members of the council. “I am a firm believer that intercollegiate athletics is an enriching experience for student-athletes and enhances the overall college experience for all of our students,” said Lassiter. “I am honored to be selected to the NCAA Division II’s President’s Council.” Since becoming UAM’s chancellor in 2004, Lassiter has overseen a number of improvements to the university’s intercollegiate athletics program, including the construction of an indoor practice facility containing a weight training facility, coaches offices and meeting rooms; the renovation of Convoy

Leslie-Cotton Boll Stadium, including the addition of chair-back seating and an enlarged and renovated press box; interior renovations to Steelman Fieldhouse, and current construction and renovation of the baseball field. The Division II Presidents Council is a 15-member body of presidents and chancellors from all regions of the country. The Council serves as a leadership structure and forum for presidential interests in Division II intercollegiate athletics and deals with

issues such as implementing policies adopted by the NCAA’s Executive Committee, establishing and directing the general policy of Division II, creating a strategic plan for Division II, and assuring gender and ethnic diversity among its membership. Lassiter became UAM’s 11th chief executive officer in 2004. He first joined the university in 1977 as director of the Learning Development Center. After two years as dean of college and student services at Wharton County (Texas) Junior College, he returned to Monticello in 1980 as vice chancellor for university relations and student services, beginning a 17-year stay on the UAM campus. In 1993 he was named vice chancellor for academic affairs and student services. Lassiter left UAM in 1997 to become chancellor of the UA Community College at Batesville before becoming the executive vice president of the UA System in Little Rock.

“The Masked Demon” A washed up professional wrestler trying to jump-start his career while juggling three wives in three different cities is the subject of The Masked Demon, the latest novella by Monticello’s Mark Spencer. Spencer, a professor of English and dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, has authored seven books, including The Weary Motel, Love and Reruns in Adams County, and a nonfiction novel entitled A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House. Spencer has received the Faulkner Society’s Faulkner Award for the Short Novel, the Omaha Prize for the Novel, the Cairns Short Story Award, and four Special Mentions in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. His latest work is set in 1962 and tells the story of a wrestler known as “The Masked Demon” in Oklahoma City, “Bible Bob” in Dallas, and “Samson The Strong Man” in Houston. In Oklahoma City, his wife is the moody Darlene, aka lady wrestler Darla The Goddess of Sweet Sin; in Dallas, he’s married to sweet-natured Candy, a former Sears and Roebuck sales girl fascinated with President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe; and in Houston, his wife is the prim Rachel Marie, daughter of a fire-and-brimstone preacher. Spencer has published numerous short stories in journals such as the Charitan Review, Florida Review, South Dakota Review, Laurel Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Natural Bridge, Amarillo Bay and Clapboard House.



Italia! Join us on an UnBOLLWEEVILABLE Trip . . . “Reflections of Italy” – Milan, Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. NOVEMBER 3-13, 2013 Please call or email Julie Barnes, Director of Alumni Affairs at (870) 460-1127 or with questions about rates, itinerary, and other specifics.

Japanese Day


apanese film, food and culture and an examination of the island nation’s efforts at recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami were the focus of “Japanese Day” November 12 as part of UAM’s International Film Festival. Kazuhiro Iryu, deputy consul-general for the Consulate-General of Japan, and John Gale, coordinator of the ConsulateGeneral’s Japan Exchange and Teaching ( JET) Program, were on hand to discuss cross-cultural understanding and the JET Program, which provides new college graduates and young professionals from around the world the opportunity to participate in international youth exchange. “Japanese Day” was the first day of the three-day International Film Festival

November 12-15. The event began in the Forest Resources Conference Center with introductions and welcome, followed by a screening of the documentary film “Fukushima Hula Girls” (in Japanese with English subtitles). A reception for Iryu and Gale was held following the screening in the Forest Resources Conference Center and featured Japanese food and music by Samantha Carpenter, cellist. Following the reception was a screening of “Tohoku Summer Festivals: Repose of Souls and Kizuna.” The 48-minute documentary chronicled efforts by communities in eastern Japan to hold their traditional summer festivals while recovering from the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.

Swinging for The Fences


he Boll Weevil baseball team will soon have new dugouts and fans will have a better viewing experience thanks to changes taking place at Weevil Field. Funded by private contributions from the “Swing for the Fences” campaign, the improvements include not only new dugouts, but additional equipment storage, new seating and an extended backstop to protect fans from errant foul balls. Many of the improvements being completed at Weevil Field will also be made to Blossoms Field, home of the UAM softball team.

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M. L. MANN (left) accepts the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit from Chancellor Jack Lassiter.

QUEEN JESSICA Jessica Noble of Star City and her father, Randy, react to the announcement that Jessica is UAM’s 2012 Homecoming Queen.

ALUMNI HONOREE Gene Mazzanti addresses the crowd at the annual A&M/UAM alumni dinner.

AA ALUMNI BREAKFAST Members of the African-American Alumni Association enjoyed a reunion breakfast in the John F. Gibson University Center.



JODY CLEMENTS accepts the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit.

LETTERMEN’S BREAKFAST Former Weevil and Cotton Blossom letterwinners got together for a breakfast in the Indoor Practice Facility. Pictured from left are (seated) Gene Mazzanti, Hugh Heflin, M. L. Mann, (standing) Matt Whiting, Kelton Busby, Larry Nipper, Jennifer Gregory, Alvy Early, Melissa Williams, Andy Summers, and Brad Koen.

REMEMBERING CARL Former members of the UAM baseball team returned to campus to honor their coach, Carl Preston (in golf cart, left). A special recognition was held at halftime.

TERESA MARKS receives the Alumni Award for Achievment and Merit from Chancellor Lassiter. Winter / Spring 2013


Residence Life

Major Changes . . .


. . . are coming to the on-campus living experience at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

AM has received approval from the UA Board of Trustees to begin a twophase renovation and construction project that will bring both exterior and interior changes to current residence halls. UAM received approval to spend $8.9 million on the project, which will begin in February with the construction of a new exterior façade and roof for Bankston Hall, currently a men’s residence hall slated to become a coed residential facility. The construction will increase the building’s square footage while allowing for the addition of suite-style bathrooms to be shared by two twoperson suites. Interior renovations, which will begin at the conclusion of the 2013 spring semester, include a new heating and cooling system, refinished doors, new hardware, carpeting, wall coverings and ceilings. By turning current community bathrooms into additional bedrooms, the hall will gain an additional 75 beds, according to Scott Kuttenkuler, director of residence life.



“Much of this project is about meeting the expectations of students for oncampus living,” he explained. “The concept of sharing community bathrooms is outdated and not appealing to today’s students. We are changing the atmosphere at Bankston from the traditional dormitory approach to one featuring suite-style living space that allows for more privacy. We want to make living on campus a viable and attractive option for our students.” The exterior construction will bring about a dramatic change to the building’s appearance. Built in 1968, Bankston Hall currently features a flat-roof and no variations to the outer walls. The new façade will create a peaked and gabled roof with three extruding wings to both the north and south elevations. The exterior construction will expand the building’s outer walls by 8 to 12 feet. All bathrooms will be located along the outer walls with current exterior windows converted to bathroom doorways. Each suite will have its own sink while sharing a toilet and shower. No more than four people will share each bathroom.

SCM Architects of Little Rock was selected for the project along with Kinco Contractors, also of Little Rock. Bankston will be occupied during the spring semester while exterior construction is completed. Interior work will begin a soon as students move out at the conclusion of the 2013 spring semester. University officials plan to have all renovation and construction completed in time for the beginning of the 2013 fall semester. The second phase of the housing project will focus on renovating the bathrooms at Horsfall Hall, originally a women’s residence hall constructed in 1934 and one of the campus’ most iconic structures. Bathrooms will be converted to spa style, according to Kuttenkuler, increasing their size while allowing for more privacy and a greater level of comfort. Another part of the project still in the planning stages will be to enlarge the University Dining Center to allow for an increase in on-campus student population. “UAM currently has one of the lowest costs of living in residence halls of any public or private institu-

A NEW LOOK Bankston Hall will get a much-needed exterior facelift to go with increased space and suite-style bathrooms as part of a major improvement program for residence life.

tion in Arkansas, but our current facilities do not meet our students’ expectations,” said Kuttenkuler. “That is why we are undertaking this ambitious and much-needed project.” UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter said each phase of the project is driven by the needs of current and future students. “Everything we’re doing and planning to do is with our students in mind,” said Lassiter. “We are giving them what they want while maintaining our commitment to affordability. I want to commend the members of our residence life task force – Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jay Hughes, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Jay Jones, and Scott Kuttenkuler, our director of residence life – for their hard work, planning, and vision in making this project a reality.” Winter / Spring 2013


Dr. Jimmie Yeiser

A familiar face returns as UAM’s




r. Jimmie Yeiser, professor, T. L. L. Temple Chair and Director of the Forest Resources Institute at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been appointed Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Yeiser replaces R. David Ray as UAM’s chief academic officer. Ray retired in June after serving 42 years on the university faculty and administration. The appointment was announced by UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. Yeiser is no stranger to the UAM campus. He was a member of the school’s forest resources faculty for 19 years from 1980 to 1998. His wife, Linda, is a former Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and Vice Chancellor for Advancement at UAM. “On behalf of the entire university, I am pleased to welcome the Yeisers back to UAM,” said Lassiter. “Dr. Yeiser’s combination of experience as a classroom instructor, a distinguished research scientist, and an administrator, along with his familiarity with both the campus and the community made him an ideal candidate to become UAM’s chief academic officer. I look forward to working with Dr. Yeiser as we enter this new phase in the institution’s history.” “Linda and I are very happy to be returning to a place we both love,” said Yeiser. “We made so many friends during our time in Monticello. I am excited by both the challenges and opportunities at UAM and look forward to working with the faculty as we map out the academic future of the institution.” A native of Utica, Ky., Yeiser holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry with an emphasis in forest management



from the University of Kentucky, a master of science in agriculture degree with an emphasis in silviculture, also from Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in tree improvement from Texas A&M University. At Stephen F. Austin, Yeiser taught intensive silviculture to seniors and graduate students while conducting research in forest vegetation management, securing more than $4 million in research grants while also coordinating research for eight chemical and forest industries and completing 188 research publications. In 2010 he took on the additional duties of Director of the Forest Resources Institute at SFA, which monitors forest health, trends and conditions in industrial, private non-industrial and public lands. In 2011-12, Yeiser was named the Regents Professor at Stephen F. Austin, the university’s highest honor, awarded annually to one faculty member for outstanding teaching and research. He received the Research, Development, and Innovation Award from the Texas Forestry Association in 2008 and was named a Fellow by the Society of American Foresters, the Society’s highest honor, recognizing outstanding service to forestry and the SAF in 2007. He was the chairman of the Texas Society of American Foresters and a member of the board of directors of the Texas Forestry Association until 2012. Yeiser joined the UAM faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor, became an associate professor in 1985 and a professor in 1991. He also held a dual appointment as a research scientist with the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station located on the UAM campus. During his tenure at UAM, Yeiser acquired more than $2 million in research support from chemical and forest industries and completed 42 research publications.

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MFA in Creative Writing





An online master of fine arts degree program provides new opportunities while raising UAM’s nationwide profile.


he University of Arkansas at Monticello has become the third university in the nation and the fourth worldwide to offer a master of fine arts degree in creative writing that may be completed totally online.

UAM received approval for the MFA program recently from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and will implement the program beginning with the 2013 second summer term. The MFA degree requires the completion of 48 semester hours of course credit, including 30 hours of ENGL 517V Writer’s Workshop. The last six hours require the creation of a thesis, a book-length manuscript of publishable quality. Other universities currently offering the MFA degree online are the University of Texas-El Paso, National University in LaJolla, Calif., and the University of British Columbia. “This is something UAM can do and do well,” said Mark Spencer, dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and one of two core faculty members for the program. “We have the faculty in place, we have the resources, and we’re offering a program that has three very marketable qualities – it’s flexible, it offers high quality instruction from faculty with strong writing credentials, and it’s affordable. Most MFA programs cost between $50,000 and $70,000. Ours will cost between $12,000 and $13,000, which makes it the most affordable MFA program in the country.” Admission to the MFA program requires a bachelor’s degree from a

fully accredited college or university, an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, three letters of recommendation from writers, editors, or educators who can judge the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate level online/low-residency writing program, a 20- to 30-page sample of creative writing, a three-to-five page critical analysis exploring some aspect or element of craft in a literary work, and a personal essay addressing issues such as the applicant’s background and literary influences. Diane Payne, associate professor of English, will serve as director of the program. Payne is a prolific writer of fiction, nonfiction and poetry and is a past recipient of the Southwest Writers’ Award first prize for nonfiction. Spencer has authored seven books, including The Weary Motel, Love and Reruns in Adams County, a nonfiction novel entitled A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House, and his most recent work, The Masked Demon. Spencer has received the Faulkner Society’s Faulkner Award for the Short Novel, the Omaha Prize for the Novel, the Cairns Short Story Award, and four Special Mentions in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. In addition to Payne and Spencer, the program will utilize part-time

mentor-faculty, including: • Nan Cohen, a faculty member in the professional writing program at the University of Southern California and a former writing instructor at Antioch University Los Angeles, UCLA, Gettysburg College, and Stanford; • Dr. Cherri A. Randall, assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; • Sandy Longhorn, lecturer and author of Blood Almanac, winner of the 2005 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; • Editor and author Matthew Henriksen, adjunct instructor of English at UA-Fort Smith, whose book Ordinary Sun was nominated for Best in Poetry for the 2011 Goodread Choice Awards; • Melinda Palacio, author, public speaker, marketing consultant, writing workshop leader and a columnist for Self Magazine who is a past winner of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference first prize in poetry. “This program is a wonderful addition to our graduate program,” said Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, UAM’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Dean Spencer and Diane Payne are to be commended for their hard work in making this exciting new program a reality.”

The Faculty

Mark Spencer

Diane Payne

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A gift from the family of the late George H. Clippert becomes a legacy for the School of Forest Resources.

A Shared



he University of Arkansas at Monticello added more than 15,000 square feet to its forest resources complex with the formal dedication of the George H. Clippert Forest Resources Annex in October. The annex is named for the late George H. Clippert of Camden, owner of Southern Pulpwood Company and a long-time benefactor of UAM’s School of Forest Resources, the state’s only forestry program. “This is the culmination of a dream shared by Mr. Clippert, his family, and the university,” said UAM Chancellor Jack Lassiter. “Mr. Clippert loved UAM and the School of Forest Resources even though he never attended school here. He understood the value of a quality forestry education program and its impact on the state and region. He hired many of our graduates and was always ready to help the forestry program and the Winter / Spring 2013


THE NEWEST ADDITION The George H. Clippert Forestry Annex was dedicated in October and has been a welcome addition to the School of Forest Resources.


institution in any way he could.” Prior to his death in 2006, Mr. Clippert and his family – wife, Maxine, son, David Clippert, and daughter, Nancy Clippert Broach – made the largest single donation in school history with a $1 million gift in 1999 to establish the George H. Clippert Endowed Chair in Forestry. In 2008, Maxine Clippert presented a second $1 million gift to help pay for the construction of the new forest resources annex. “George Clippert was a special person and a great friend of this institution,” said Lassiter. “The generosity of the Clippert family is a fitting tribute to Mr. Clippert and a lasting legacy that will live on for generations to come.” Maxine Clippert’s gift, in combina-


tion with funds released by Governor Mike Beebe and the state legislature, financed the new construction as well as the renovation of the existing forest resources complex. “We are grateful to Governor Beebe and the southeast Arkansas legislative delegation for joining with the Clippert family to make this new facility a reality,” added Lassiter. “Without their hard work and their vision, this would not be possible.” The new annex was designed by SCM Architects of Little Rock with James H. Cone, Inc., of Little Rock serving as contractor. The annex includes 15,100 square feet of classroom, laboratory and office space, creating a 50 percent increase in space for the School of Forest Resources. The School of Forest Resources

includes the original forest resources building, constructed in 1956 and housing 18,700 square feet of space, an 11,700 square foot addition built in 1986, and the new Clippert Annex. Both the 1956 and 1986 buildings underwent extensive renovation and remodeling as part of the overall construction project. Dr. Phillip Tappe, dean of the School of Forest Resources and director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, called the new construction and renovation “a huge lift for our program in teaching, research and public service. I think I speak for the entire forest resources faculty and staff when I say thank you to the Clippert family, to Governor Beebe, and to our legislative delegation for their efforts on behalf of the forestry program.”

RIBBON CUTTING (From left) Nancy Clippert Broach, Chancellor Jack Lassiter, Eddie Cheatham, Jimmy Jeffress, David Clippert, Gene Jeffress, Maxine Clippert, Robert Moore, Sheilla Lampkin, and Greg Reep take part in the ribbon cutting.

SPECIAL GUESTS UA Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Akin of Monticello (left) and Dr. Donald Bobbitt, UA System president, were among the guest speakers at the dedication.

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SPORTS Winning In Class


2013 Softball UAM Hampton Inn Classic (Feb. 2-3) Feb. 2 CAMERON 11 a.m. Feb. 2 WASHBURN 1 p.m. Feb. 3 NEWMAN 11 a.m. Feb. 3 CAMERON 1 p.m. Feb. 8 Angelo State# 12 p.m. Feb. 8 Central Missouri# 2 p.m. Feb. 9 St. Mary’s# 10 a.m. Feb. 9 Drury# 4 p.m. Feb. 10 Missouri Southern# 2 p.m. Feb. 10 Washburn# 4 p.m. Feb. 14 Nebraska-Kearney@ 1 p.m. Feb. 15 Missouri Southern@ 10 a.m. Feb. 15 Fort Hays State@ 12 p.m. Feb. 16 Oklahoma Christian@ 10 a.m. Feb. 16 Missouri Western@ 12 p.m. Feb. 17 Concordia-St. Paul@ 11 a.m. Feb. 17 Emporia State@ 1 p.m. Feb. 22 SOUTHERN NAZ* (DH) 12 p.m. Feb. 23 SOUTHERN NAZ* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 1 at NW Oklahoma* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 2 at NW Oklahoma* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 8 at E. C. Oklahoma* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 9 at E. C. Oklahoma* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 13 DELTA STATE (DH) 1 p.m. Mar. 15 SE OKLAHOMA* (DH) 2 p.m. Mar. 16 SE OKLAHOMA* (DH) 12 p.m. Mar. 22 OUACHITA* (DH) 2 p.m. Mar. 23 OUACHITA* (DH) 1 p.m. Mar. 29 at Henderson* (DH) 1 p.m. Mar. 30 at Henderson* (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 5 at Arkansas Tech* (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 6 at Arkansas Tech* (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 10 at Delta State (DH) 2 p.m. Apr. 12 SOUTHERN ARK* (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 13 SOUTHERN ARK* (DH) 1 p.m. Apr. 19 at SW Oklahoma* (DH) 2 p.m. Apr. 20 at SW Oklahoma* (DH) 12 p.m. * GAC game / (DH) – doubleheader # Southeastern Shootout at Durant, Oklahoma @ UAM Seven-State Classic at Bentonville, Arkansas


ne hundred seven UAM studentathletes reported grade point averages of 3.0 or better during the just-completed fall semester, according to Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics. That number represents 44.4 percent of UAM’s 241 student-athletes. Of the 107 who posted GPA’s of 3.0 or better, 16 had perfect grade points of 4.0, another 35 posted GPA’s of 3.5 to 3.99, 27 had grade points of 3.25 to 3.49, and 29 had GPA’s of 3.0 to 3.24. “I want to commend every member of our athletic staff for the progress we are making in improving the individual academic standing of all our student-athletes,” said UAM Provost Jimmie Yeiser. “The results of their efforts and the efforts of our student-athletes are outstanding. We are committed as an institution to being the best we can be both on the playing field and in the classroom.” The overall grade point average for UAM student-athletes during the 2012 fall semester was 2.579. All five women’s teams – volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball, and golf – posted GPA’s exceeding 3.0, led by softball, with a team

GPA of 3.499. Women’s golf was next with a team GPA of 3.223, followed by volleyball at 3.194, cross country at 3.030, and basketball at 3.018. Overall, UAM’s female athletes posted a combined GPA of 3.237. The five men’s teams – football, basketball, cross country, baseball, and golf – compiled an overall GPA of 2.370. The overall GPA’s of the men’s teams were 3.062 (golf), 2.879 (baseball), 2.637 (cross country), 2.147 (basketball), and 2.134 (football). “While I continue to be pleased with the academic performance of our student-athletes, we will continue to encourage these young men and women to excel in the classroom as well as play an active role in the community,” said Ratcliff. “I am particularly pleased with the work of our football team, which completed more than 1,300 hours of community service during the fall semester. We’re working very hard to establish a strong connection between the community and our athletics programs. By excelling in the classroom and reaching out to the community, we are sending a positive message to our alumni and friends that this is a program worth supporting.”

Helping Their Community SAAC HELPS OUT UAM’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently raised $400 to help purchase turkeys for free Thanksgiving meals through Pauline Baptist Church of Monticello. Pictured from left are Coda Medlin of Como, Miss., a member of the UAM baseball team; Katie Slaughter of Austin, Tex., a member of the softball team; Beth Johnson of Allen, Tex., a member of the softball team; Becky Carmichael of the Pauline Baptist Church staff, Turah West, project chairperson, Kara House of Star City, a member of the softball team; T. J. Cox of Bartlett, Tenn., a member of the baseball team; Christian Dragna of Mandeville, La., a member of the Boll Weevil football team; and Blake Carr of Manila, Ark., a member of the golf team.

COACHES ON YOUTUBE The UAM athletic department has added another fan-friendly feature to the university’s athletic website. Taped interviews with men’s and women’s basketball coaches Allen Sharpe and Tanya Ray will be available on the website the day before each game. Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information Brian Ramsey will conduct the interviews. Just go to!

GAC Honors Kleypas and Beardsley

Allison Beardsley Amy Kleypas


AM seniors Amy Kleypas and Allison Beardsley have been selected to the 2012 All-Great American Conference Volleyball teams. Kleypas was named to the All-GAC second team after earning a spot on the honorable mention list last season. Beardsley was an honorable mention selection. Kleypas finished second in the GAC in total kills with 397, fourth in points per set with an average of 3.63, and second in total points with 447. A native of Crawford, Texas, Kleypas

was also a defensive threat with 381 digs. Beardsley earned a spot on the honorable mention list after finishing the regular season ranked fifth in the league with an average of 4.25 digs per set. The Tacoma, Wash. native had 527 digs, third in the league. Beardsley recorded 61 assists and 14 service aces to go along with six kills for a total of 20 points. In 34 matches, Beardsley reached the double-digit mark in digs 27 times and eclipsed the 20-dig barrier nine times.

Jamal Nixon / All-GAC Honorable Mention 2012

59 receptions

771 yards

5 touchdowns

2013 Baseball Feb. 1 Abilene Christian# Feb. 2 Tarleton State# Feb. 3 Texas A&M-Kingsville# Feb. 4 Central Missouri# Feb. 8 NW MISSOURI Feb. 9 NW MISSOURI Feb. 10 NW MISSOURI Feb. 13 DELTA STATE Feb. 15 NW OKLAHOMA* Feb. 16 NW OKLAHOMA* (DH) Feb. 19 LYON COLLEGE Feb. 22 at SW Oklahoma* Feb. 23 at SW Oklahoma* (DH) Mar. 1 at Henderson* Mar. 2 at Henderson* (DH) Mar. 5 HENDERSON Mar. 8 OUACHITA* Mar. 9 OUACHITA* (DH) Mar. 12 at UA-Pine Bluff Mar. 15 ARKANSAS TECH* Mar. 16 ARKANSAS TECH* (DH) Mar. 19 at LeMoyne-Owen Mar. 22 at Harding* Mar. 23 at Harding* (DH) Mar. 26 LEMOYNE-OWEN (DH) Mar. 29 at E. C. Oklahoma* Mar. 30 at E. C. Oklahoma* (DH) Apr. 2 HARDING Apr. 3 at Delta State Apr. 5 SE OKLAHOMA* Apr. 6 SE OKLAHOMA* (DH) Apr. 10 at Ouachita Apr. 12 SOUTHERN NAZ* Apr. 13 SOUTHERN NAZ* (DH) Apr. 17 SOUTHERN ARK Apr. 23 at Lyon College Apr. 26 at Southern Ark* Apr. 27 at Southern Ark* (DH) * GAC game / (DH) – doubleheader # at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

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FOUNDATION ENDOWMENTS FOUNDATION FUND BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Scott Saffold / Monticello Vice Chair Gregg Reep / Warren Ex-Officio Jack Lassiter / Monticello Secretary-Treasurer Clay Brown / Monticello

Directors Ed Bacon / Monticello Bettye Gragg / Monticello Nat Grubbs / Monticello Lesa Cathey Handly / Little Rock Kenneth Mann* / Jersey

Mellie Jo Owen / Monticello Sean Rochelle / West Fork Lynn Rodgers / Crossett Ted Thompson / Dumas Jeff Weaver / Hot Springs

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

FOUNDATION FUND ENDOWMENTS / Established by: Weldon B. Abbott Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Betty S. Abbott, Dr. and Mrs. Weldon S. Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lavon Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. Howard P. Taylor, and Ms. Mary Ross Taylor James Edward and Joy Dell Burton Akin Award / Mrs. Joy Dell Burton Akin Alumni Achievement and Merit Scholarship / Recipients of the Alumni Achievement & Merit Award Alumni Association Scholarship / Alumni Association Board of Directors Hoyt and Susan Andres Endowed Scholarship / Hoyt and Susan Andres Arkansas Seed Dealers Association Agriculture Endowed Scholarship / Arkansas Seed Dealers Board of Directors William R. and Katie B. Austin Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. William R. Austin, Jr. Barbara Murphy Babin Scholarship / Dr. Claude Babin and Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Babin Dr. Claude H. Babin Scholarship / School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Former Students, Family and Friends K. Michael Baker Memorial Scholarship / School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Former Students, Family and Friends Marvin and Edna Moseley Bankston Scholarship / Bob and Louine Selman Leech Robert Orum and Fernande’ Vicknair Barrett Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Errol Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Barrett, Jr., Dr. and Mrs. T. Y. Harp, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Pasqua, Judge and Mrs. Fred E. Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Roebuck and Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Torian Earl and Kathleen Baxter Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baxter Beard Nursing Scholarship / Mr. Arthur R. and Mrs. Bettie Beard Pate Leslie and Faye Beard Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter Major Thomas E. Bell, Jr. Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Fred K. Bellott Music Gift Fund / Dr. and Mrs. Fred K. Bellott Fred and Doris Bellott Music Endowed Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Fred K. Bellott *Henry (Mike) Berg Scholarship / Mrs. Helen Berg Dr. Van C. Binns Scholarship - Nursing / Mrs. Evelyn Hogue Binns Dr. Van C. Binns Scholarship - Pre-medicine / Mrs. Evelyn Hogue Binns Birch-Johnson Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. J. Chester Johnson John Falls Bowen Scholarship / Family, Friends and Battery B 206th Coast Artillery (AA) Association Ruth G. Boyd Scholarship / Dr. Scott Boyd C. Alton Boyd Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Barbara Boyd Dr. Scott Boyd Memorial Scholarship / UAM Dept. of Health & P. E., Family and Friends Fay Brann Accounting Scholarship / Mrs. J. F. Brann Richard “Dick” Broach Wildlife Management Scholarship / Southern Pulpwood Co., Mrs. Nancy Clippert Broach, Mrs. Maxine Clippert and Mr. David Clippert B. R. “Bobby” Brown Scholarship / Mr. B. R. “Bobby” Brown and Consol, Inc. George R. Brown Professorship / The Brown Foundation George R. Brown Graduate Assistant Forest Resources / The Brown Foundation Joe Brown Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Marty and Erma Brutscher Debate-Forensics Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Brutscher Mary Claire Randolph Buffalo Scholarship / Mr. Harvey Buffalo Jimmy Lee Buford Memorial Scholarship / Agriculture Technology Dept. Advisory Committee, UAM College of Technology - McGehee Montre Bulloch “Angel” Scholarship / William C. Bulloch Eugenia H. (Moss) Burson & Jack D. Burson Scholarship / Family and Friends Jeff Busby Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Verna Hobson Cahoon, Elizabeth Coleman Cochran and Cornelia Coleman Wright Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family G. William and Verna Hobson Cahoon Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Alvin and Raye Carter Education Scholarship / Mr. Dale W. Carter and Mr. Robert Ira Carter Paul R. and June Webb Carter Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter



Paul R. and June Webb Carter - Drew Central High School Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter James P. Cathey Business Scholarship / Brooks and Lesa Cathey Handly Centennial Circle / 100 Special Friends Chair of the Division Scholarship - Nursing / Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kluender Chamberlin Wildlife Scholarship / Mr. H. H. Chamberlin Hank Chamberlin Memorial Scholarship / Family, Friends, Former students, Associates and Colleagues Marjorie Lamb Chamberlin Music Scholarship / Family and Friends Anthony T. and Faye Chandler Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Anthony T. Chandler, Family and Friends George H. Clippert Endowed Chair in Forestry / Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clippert; Mr. David H. Clippert; and Mrs. Nancy Clippert Broach George H. Clippert Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. George H. Clippert Coker Alumni Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Ernestine Coker Endowed Music Scholarship / Dr. Jesse M. Coker Jesse and Ernestine Coker Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker Dr. Jesse M. Coker Distinguished Service Scholarship / UAM Foundation Fund Board of Directors Thomas and Julia Hobson Coleman Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Suzanne Cooke Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cooke Stephen T. Crowley Forestry Scholarship / Mr. James H. Hamlen Quentious A. Crews Endowment / Mr. Jim and Rhonda Woodruff Van and Eula Mae Cruce Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday James Gordon Culpepper Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends O. H. (Doogie) and Patsy Darling Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Darling Boyce Davis Award / Mr. Randy Risher Troy and Betty Davis Scholarship / Andy and April Davis, Mr. Kent Davis and Friends C. W. Day Scholarship / Day Farms, Inc., Danny Day, Sr. Family, Raymond Day Family, Rickey Day Family, Sue Day Wood Family, William Day Family Dean’s Scholarship - Forest Resources / Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Kluender Harry Y. Denson Scholarship / Family, Friends and Former Students Gregory Alan Devine Memorial Scholarship / Marion and Fern Devine Dr. Gene R. Dillard Education Award / Mrs. Gerry Dillard, Family and Friends Peggy Doss Endowed Education Scholarship / School of Education Faculty/Staff and Mr. D. John Nichols John Dougherty Choral Scholarship / Senator Jimmy Jeffress, Senator Gene Jeffress, Former Students and Friends Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Endowed Scholarship / Drew County EHC Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Endowed Award / Drew County EHC David B. Eberdt Scholarship / Mrs. Nancy Eberdt Susan Phillips Echols Memorial Endowed Scholarship / Ronald K. Echols, Family and Friends Vance W. Edmondson Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Vance W. Edmondson Dr. Albert L. Etheridge Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Hampton and Minnie Etheridge Scholarship / James and Mary Sawyer, Stacey and Helen Toole, T. D. and Joy Howell, R. M. and Rose Etheridge, Hampton and Marie Etheridge Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert Scholarship / Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert and Friends Wayne Gilleland Golf Scholarship / Dr. Diane Suitt Gilleland and Friends Shay Gillespie Phi Beta Sigma Leadership Scholarship / Family and friends of Mr. R. Shay Gillespie Classie Jones-Green African-American Alumni Scholarship / UAM African American Alumni Association, Family and Friends Harold J. Green Scholarship / Harold J. Green Bill Groce, Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Willie Katherine Coody Groce Scholarship / Estate of Willie Katherine Coody Groce

Edward & Veronica Groebner Computer Information Systems Support Endowment / Dr. James F. Roiger Joseph Martin Guenter - Sigma Tau Gamma Scholarship / Sigma Tau Gamma Alumni E. Shermane Gulledge Non-traditional Scholarship / Dr. Dexter E. and Mrs. E. Shermane Gulledge Izella Ruth Gulledge Scholarship / Dr. Dexter E. and Mrs. E. Shermane Gulledge Annette K. Hall Scholarship - Music / Mr. Barry Hall Annette K. Hall Graduate Studies in Education Scholarship / Mr. Barry Hall Barry Hall Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Annette Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Cleatous J. Hall and Mrs. Audrey Blasingame James S. Hancock Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Carolyn Grubbs Hancock, Mrs. Hilda Hancock Malpica and Mrs. Becky Hancock Crossett Susie Hargis Nursing Scholarship / Charles Hargis Arthur A. Harris Vocal Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Annette Hall, Family and Friends Helen Harris Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Harris, Division of Music, and Friends Hani and Debra Hashem Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Hani Hashem Dr. Ann Haywood Scholarship / Dr. Cecil Haywood, Former colleagues, Friends and Students of the School of Education Cecil C. Haywood Scholarship / Dr. Ann Haywood, Friends and Former Students of the School of Education Henry G. Hearnsberger, Sr. Forest Resources Scholarship / Mrs. George H. Clippert Mrs. Henry G. Hearnsberger, Sr. Nursing Scholarship / Mrs. George H. Clippert Paul G. and Leone Hendrickson Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Hendrickson, Sr. Frank D. Hickingbotham Scholarship / Mr. Frank D. Hickingbotham William and Anna Hill Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. William T. Hill Iris Sullivan Hipp Nursing Scholarship / Ms. Sally Hipp Austin, Ms. Sheila Nichole Austin, and Mr. Hank E. Williams Robert L. Hixson Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Wilburn C. Hobgood Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Benjamin and Jerri Whitten Hobson Scholarship / Tom and Julia Coleman Family Hornaday Outstanding Faculty Award / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Charlotte Cruce Hornaday Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Agriculture Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Computer Information Systems Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan & Charlotte Hornaday Debate & Forensics Endowment / Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Music Excellence Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday Dan and Charlotte Hornaday Residence Life Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hornaday James A. Hudson Scholarship / James A. Hudson Memorial Foundation Jim Huey Scholarship / Family, Friends and Colleagues Henry B. Humphry Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Lamar Hunter Scholarship / The Reinhart Family Lamar Hunter Veterans and National Guard Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Dean and Mrs. James H. Hutchinson Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson James H. and Elva B. Hutchinson Scholarship / Estate of Dr. James H. Hutchinson, Jr. Dr. C. Lewis & Wanda W. Hyatt Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Charlotte Hyatt McGarr & Mr. C. Lewis Hyatt, Jr. Indoor Practice Facility Endowed Maintenance Fund / Mr. Quintus Crews Brigadier General Wesley Jacobs Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Coker and Coker Book Account Veneta E. and Louis Richard James Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Louis J. James Loran L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship / Mississippi Marine Corporation and other individuals known as “Loran’s Boys” Virginia M. Ryan Jones Memorial Nursing Scholarship / Dr. C. Morrell Jones and Family and Friends Kingwood Forestry Scholarship / Proceeds from sale of Lake Monticello maps Robert C. Kirst Agriculture Scholarship / University of Arkansas at Monticello Agriculture Alumni Society Grady and Myrtle Burks Knowles Scholarship / Mrs. Myrtle Burks Knowles Timothy Ku Scholarship / Mr. Lawrence A. Ku and Mr. Albert Ku Victoria Ku Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students, Friends and Family Curtis W. Kyle Family Scholarship / Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Curtis W. Kyle, Sr. Forestry Scholarship / Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Fred H. Lang Forestry Scholarship / Mrs. Elizabeth S. Lang Leslie Larance Elementary Education Award / Family and Friends Randall Leister Scholarship / Friends A.D. and Nellie Leonard Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Leonard Willis “Convoy” Leslie Scholarship / Former Teammates, Former Football Players and Members of the Arkansas National Guard Gerald and Sue Majors Endowed Scholarship / Trinity Foundation Robert W.D. Marsh Scholarship / Mrs. Demaris Marsh Martin -Wiscaver Endowed Scholarship / Dr. Jesse M. Coker Mathematics Scholarship / Anonymous Mathematics-Physics Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Betty A. Matthews Women’s Athletics Scholarship / Dr. Betty A. Matthews

J. M. and Annie Mae Matthews Scholarship / Mrs. J. M. Matthews, Sr., Ms. Jane Matthews Evans and Mr. Jim Matthews Tommy Matthews Athletic Scholarship / Tommy and Pat Matthews, Bynum Matthews and Ann Matthews Jones Virginia Lee Maxwell Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Maxwell and Family Pauline J. and Zach McClendon, Sr. Scholarship / Union Bank & Trust Company Elizabeth Culbertson McDaniel Scholarship / CMD. Noel Waymon McDaniel and Mr. Noel A. McDaniel Noel Waymon and LaFran H. McDaniel Scholarship / Mr. Noel Waymon and Mrs. LaFran H. McDaniel James and Nellie McDonald Scholarship in Memory of David Michael Stapp / Chicot Irrigation, Inc.-Lake Village, James and Nellie McDonald, Glen and Beverly Rowe, Rick and Linda Rowe, Mike and Cindy McDonald Paul C. McDonald Memorial Scholarship / Ms. Betty McDonald, Dr. James McDonald, Mr. Garrett Vogel, and Dr. Betsy Boze Thomas McGill Scholarship / Mr. Thomas W. McGill Thomas McGill Forestry Scholarship / Mr. Thomas W. McGill Cecil McNiece Family Scholarship Fund / Mrs. Virginia McNiece and Family Willard G. Mears Estate Scholarship / Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Willard G. Mears Miller Sisters Scholarship - Education / Miss Jessie W. Miller Miller Sisters Scholarship -Science / Miss Jessie W. Miller Minnie May Moffatt Business Scholarship / Ms. Minnie May Moffatt Pattie Phenton Moffatt Vocal Music Scholarship / Mrs. Marsha Daniels Ruth and Wells Moffatt Forestry Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Wells Moffatt Walter A. and Myrtle Wells Moffatt Scholarship / Wells and Ruth Moffatt, Walter A. Moffatt, Jr., Minnie May Moffatt and Pattie Moffatt Dr. Walter A. Moffatt, Jr. Scholarship / Ms. Minnie May Moffatt and Ms. Pattie P. Moffatt Monticello Association of Life Underwriters / Monticello Association of Life Underwriters Monticello High School Class of 1965 Scholarship / The MHS Class of 1965 William E. Morgan-Weevil Pond Endowment / Estate of William E. Morgan Juanita Louise Moss Scholarship / Family and Friends Kermit C. Moss Scholarship / Family and Friends of Kermit C. Moss Robert H. Moss Endowed Scholarship / Steven C. Moss P. E. and Melba Munnerlyn Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Munnerlyn Charles H. Murphy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship / Deltic Timber Corporation Jim Neeley Scholarship / Mr. Jim Neeley D. John Nichols Scholarship / Mr. D. John Nichols and Mississippi Marine Corporation Loyal V. Norman Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sowell Velma Ashcraft Norman Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sowell Dale Oliver Forestry Scholarship / Mr. James H. Hamlen Al Peer Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Scholarship / Mr. Jerry Bingham and Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Merle and Deloris Peterson Scholarship / Merle and Deloris Peterson, Friends and Associates in the Dumas, Arkansas, Community Phi Sigma Chi Memorial Award / Phi Sigma Chi alumnae and friends Earl K. Phillips Math & Science Endowed Scholarship / Mrs. Patricia Phillips B. C. Pickens Endowed Scholarship / B. C. Pickens Trust Bub and Beulah Pinkus Scholarship / The Pinkus Family Emeline Killiam Pope, Sally Pope Wood, and Velma Wood Powell Scholarship / Estate of Velma Wood Powell John Porter and Mary Sue Price Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. John Porter Price R. David Ray Debate and Forensics Scholarship / School of Arts and Humanities, Former Students and Friends Russ Reynolds Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reynolds, Family and Friends Randy Risher Fitness Scholarship / Mr. Randy Risher and Friends Raymond O. & Loretta J. Roiger Chi Iota Sigma Scholarship / Dr. James Roiger James Roiger Computer Information Systems Scholarship / Dr. James Roiger James F. Roiger Endowed Fund for Library Acquisitions / Dr. James Roiger Ross Foundation Endowed Scholarship - Forestry / The Ross Foundation Ross Foundation Endowed Scholarship - General / The Ross Foundation James A. & Mabel (Molly) H. Ross Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Don H. Ross & Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ross, Jr. Calvin V. Rowe Award / Mr. Calvin V. Rowe Bennie F. Ryburn, Sr. Scholarship / Family and Friends Cecil R. Scaife Scholarship / Mrs. Cecil Scaife and Children Thomas Robie Scott, Jr. Scholarship / Mrs. Opal Scott, Mr. Thomas Scott III, Mr. Michael Robert Scott and Mr. Phillip Roland Scott Elwood Shade Forest Resources Scholarship / Mr. Elwood Shade Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas Scholarship / Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas Herman C. Steelman Scholarship / School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Former Students and Friends Harry H. Stevens Nursing Scholarship / Bradley County Medical Center *Roy and Christine Sturgis / The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust Fred and Janice Taylor Scholarship / Friends of UAM Jack H. Tharp Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Jack H. Tharp Carolyn Hibbs Thompson Chemistry Scholarship / The Don Thompson Family & Thompson Electric Co. Horace E. Thompson Scholarship / Members of UCT, Family and Friends George E. Townsend Mass Communication Scholarship / Mr. George E. Townsend

Winter / Spring 2013


George and Betty Townsend Journalism Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. George E. Townsend UAM Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship / UAM Alumni and Friends UAM Campus Scholarship / UAM Faculty and Staff UAM Forestry Alumni Scholarship / UAM Forestry Alumni Richard Wallace Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Lee Wallick Band Scholarship / Dr. Paul A. Wallick, Sr., Friends and Former Band Students Dr. Paul Allen Wallick, Sr. Scholarship / Family and Friends Peggy Wallick Scholarship / Dr. Paul A. Wallick, Sr., Family, Friends and Former Students Carroll E. Walls Sr. and Colleen S. Walls Forestry Scholarship / Carroll and Colleen Walls Webb-Carter Scholarship / Mr. Paul R. and Mrs. June Webb Carter Bill and Marilyn Webb Forest Resources Endowed Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Kent Webb and Monticello Church of Christ Maurice and Minnie Chambers Webb Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Bill Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Kent Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Banwarth West-Walden Family Scholarship / Dr. Louis J. and Mrs. Carol West James Robert Weih Family Eagle Scout-Gold Award Endowed Scholarship / Robert and Marilyn Weih George White Golf Award / Family and Friends James M. White Memorial Scholarship / Deltic Farm & Timber Co., Inc., Family and Friends James M. White Professorship / Deltic Farm & Timber Co., Inc., Family and Friends John W. White Forestry Scholarship / Estate of Trannye O. White Sara Horn Wigley Memorial Scholarship / Sam Wigley Family and Charles & Donna Bell Family **Larry Willett Scholarship / Family, Co-workers and Friends Samuel A. Williams Scholarship / Mr. Sam W. Denison Earl Willis Scholarship / Family, Friends and Drew Central Alumni Anne Wilson Scholarship / Family and Friends Dr. George F. Wynne, Sr. Scholarship / Mrs. Matilda Wynne Dr. David M. Yocum Family Endowed Scholarship / Dr. David Yocum, Jr. and Mr. David Yocum, IV Madge Youree Scholarship / School of Education, Family and Friends *Held by the Institution / **Held by the UA Agricultural Development Council


Arkansas SAF / Ouachita Society of American Foresters & Arkansas Division of Ouachita Society of American Foresters Dr. Ed Bacon Scholarship / Ms. Isabel Bacon Terrell Baker Forest Resources Scholarship / Terrell & Sheila Baker C. H. Barnes Scholarship / Family and Friends Kelly Bashaw Memorial Scholarship / Family and Friends Bramlett Scholarship / Dr. and Mrs. Morris Bramlett Gene Brown Memorial Baseball Scholarship / Family and Friends Charles Fred and Laura Lee Stephenson Dearman Scholarship / Chuck and Cindy Dearman, David and Ashley Dearman Pat Grider Southeast Arkansas Veteran’s Scholarship / Eric Grider Charles Hawkins Memorial Fund / Family Jo Hutchinson and Charles E. Jackson Education Endowed Scholarship / Deborah Jackson Thornhill, Jimmie Jo Jackson, Dr. Charles E. Jackson, Jr., and Lucy Jackson Cyphers Jack Jordan Golf Scholarship / Friends Dr. Kathy Brown King Health and Physical Education Graduate Scholarship / Dr. Kathy Brown King John A. Little Memorial Scholarship / Dorothy A. Little E. Wesley McCoy Scholarship / Ouachita-Saline Surveying and Mr. Mike Miley Ernest and Mary McFarland Scholarship / Mary I. McFarland Kenneth D. Mann Endowed Scholarship / Kenneth D. Mann Arhia Raymond Melton and Mildred Richardson Melton Scholarship / Estate of W. F. Chumney Rison High School Scholarship / Jasper Calaway, Rison Business Community and Friends E. R. “Bob” Wall Scholarship / Mrs. Sara Wall Robert W. Wiley Endowed Scholarship / Family and Friends


Chris Johnson / Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson Phillip Pierini / Mr. Phillip Pierini Tim Pruitt / Mr. Timothy R. Pruitt Gus “Bubba” Pugh, Jr. / Mr. Gus “Bubba” Pugh, Jr. Guy “Butch” Sabbatini, Jr. / Mr. Butch Sabbatini, Jr. Johnny Hooks / Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Hooks

CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUSTS Mr. and Mrs. Carroll E. Walls, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Kim L. Mitchell

ANNUAL AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS Hunter Bell Memorial Scholarship / Mr. and Mrs. Jim Manning BKD Accounting Education Award / BKD, LLP Commercial Bank Business Award / Commercial Bank Judge Bill Daniels Scholarship / Bill Daniels Farmers Grain Terminal Award / Farmers Grain Terminal



Georgia-Pacific Crossett Paper Operations Award / Georgia-Pacific Larry Hopper-Family Band Music Scholarship / J. Larry Hopper John A. Little Memorial Scholarship / Dorothy A. Little Ralph McQueen Business Award / Ralph McQueen & Co. Jewell Minnis Scholarship / Jewell Minnis Trust Lucille Moseley Memorial Scholarship / Family and friends Linda Pinkus Scholarship / Mr. Lester Pinkus, Lee Pinkus & Ladd Pinkus James & Venie Ann Powell Scholarship / James & Venie Ann Powell Fund Congressman Mike Ross Scholarship / Congressman & Mrs. Mike Ross A. O. Tucker Memorial Scholarship / Mrs. Glenda Carol Tucker Baker UAM Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship / UAM student chapter of the IMA Wallace Trust Scholarship / Wallace Trust

BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION DONORS Acxiom AM Rental and Sales Ameca Mexican Restaurant Arkansas Ag Company Arkansas Crop Production Association Arkansas Superior Credit Union Baker’s Electrical Supplies Berry’s True Value Boeing Company Bob White Memorial Foundation Bulloch, Inc. Bulloch Farms, LLC Cardiovascular Surgery Center Chevron Humankind City Drug of Monticello Cobb Financial Services Commercial Bank & Trust Co. Community Communications Contractor’s Supply & Equip. Co. Davis Building Inc. DCHS Class of ‘61 DMC Construction LLC Deltic Timber Company Desha County Single Parent Scholarship Drew County Extension Home Council Drew County Newspaper, Inc. Dumas Motor Company ExxonMobil Foundation Faith & Trust Investment Properties Farmer’s Grain Terminal Fidelity Investment First Baptist Church-Monticello First National Bank of McGehee First State Bank of Warren Ganesha Hospitality, LLC Glenwood Furniture Great American Conference Gulf Rice Milling, Inc H.B.H. Enterprises Head of the Class Child Care Center, LLC Holt Auto Group Hooties, Inc. Huffmay II, LLC I & L Inc. Jackson’s Bayou Boys Jeff Self Pools and Spas Inc. Jefferson Regional Medical Center Kingwood Forestry Law Offices – Sara M. Hartness LEESCO Lena’s Cafe Lubrizol Foundation Lucky’s of Monticello Martin Knee & Sports Medicine Center PA Maxwell Hardwood Flooring

McKiever Farms Michael James Insurance Agency Milner/Owyoung Insurance Group Molly’s Diner Monticello Ambulance Monticello School District Murphy Oil Corporation O & M Oil Company Oak Grove Assembly of God O’Fallon Veterinary Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation PCS Administration P & M Quality Medical, LLC Parker Builders, Inc. Parkway Bank Pettit & Pettit Engineers Piggy Sue’s Potash Corporation Price Services, Inc. Ralph McQueen & Co., LTD Reinhart Family Healthcare Reinhart Farms Reynolds American Foundation Risher Fitness Management Robinson Furniture Ross Foundation Ryburn Motor Company SeaArk Marine, Inc. Sign Systems Simmons First Bank of South Ark Sonic Drive In - Monticello South Arkansas Rehabilitation Southeast Arkansas Realty and Appraisal Co. Southeast Chapter of ASCPA Spectra Energy State Farm Insurance Companies Systemex, Inc. Texas Instruments Foundation Three H’s LLC Tom Wingard Realty Town & Country Florist Toyota Dealer Triple A Diesel Service Turner’s Snax UAM African American Alumni UAM Agriculture Alumni Society UAM Institute of Management Accountants Union Bank & Trust Company Wallace Trust Foundation War Eagle Boats Warren Wholesale Watson Homes, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation Western Sizzlin White River Diagnostic Clinic, PLC Wil-Co Flying Service, LLC Wilson Brothers Lumber Co.

CURRENT FOUNDATION DONORS The UAM Foundation donors list includes alumni, friends and other contributors whose gifts were received January 1 –December 31, 2012. Please report any corrections to the UAM Advancement Office at (870)460-1028 or to Roxanne Smith at

Unity & Movement Club $2,500 or more

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bulloch Mr. and Mrs. Ted Carmical Mrs. Maxine Clippert Mrs. Lucy J. Cyphers Mr. Phillip and Dr. Laura Evans Dr. and Mrs. Michael Fakouri Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Gibson Mr. and Mrs. John W. Gibson Mr. Charles A. Hargis Mr. J. Larry Hopper Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hornaday Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hutchison Dr. Charlie Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Jack Lassiter Mr. and Mrs. David S. Leech Mr. James S. Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Mann Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Maxwell Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Owen, Jr Mr. and Mrs. John J. Phillips Mrs. Patricia K. Phillips Mr. R.A. Pickens Mr. Lester Pinkus Mr. Randy and Dr. Neela Risher Mr. Thomas M. Smith Dr. Thomas P. Springer Mrs. Deborah J. Thornhill Mr. and Mrs. Scotty D. Watkins Mrs. Robert C. Weih

Galaxy Club $1,000-$2,499

Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Baker Mr. William H. Bowen Dr. and Mrs. Dexter E. Gulledge Mrs. Cleatous J. Hall Dr. William M. Heroman Ms. Sara Holcomb Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Jordan Dr. Kathy B. King Ms. Dorothy A. Little Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Majors Dr. Betty A. Matthews Mrs. Charlotte McGarr Mr. Thomas W. McGill Mr. Mark A. Normand Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Owyoung Dr. James F. Roiger Congressman and Mrs. Mike Ross Mr. Richard L. Smart Mr. Ted D. Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Wall Mrs. Sara E. Wall

Emerald Club $500-$999

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bob Allaire Dr. and Mrs. Ed Bacon Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Baker Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Baker Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Barker Dr. and Mrs. Morris Bramlett Mrs. June M. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Cash Mr. Kyle R. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Denzil R. Cox Mr. and Mrs. William R. Daniels Mr. and Mrs. Andy Davis Mr. and Mrs. Kent Davis Mr. Danny Day, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Qiaomei Fu Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert Mr. C. Barry Hall Mr. and Mrs. William “Hud” Jackson Dr. and Mrs. Louis J. James Dr. Carl B. Johnston Mrs. Cynthia Snow Kopack Hon. and Mrs. Eugene Mazzanti Mr. and Mrs. Jim Manning Mrs. Angela J. Marsh Mr. and Mrs. Ronald N. McFarland Mr. Bobby McGarr Mr. and Mrs. Louis McGuire Mr. and Mrs. Kent L. McRae Mr. Dale Mizell Dr. Steven C. Moss Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Oxner Mrs. Matti Palluconi Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Pearson Dr. John W. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ratcliff Ms. Libby Sands Mr. and Mrs. Bill Whiting, Sr Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wooley Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie Yeiser

Loyalty Club $200-$499

Mrs. Susan Carson Adkins Ms. Minnie L. Allen Dr. John T. Annulis Dr. and Mrs. Carl D. Blythe Mr. Jeff Bone Ms. Amelia A. Boney Dr. Russell H. Bulloch Dr. Gregory Borse Dr. Debbie Bryant Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Burch, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Dale W. Carter Mr. and Mrs. Rodney T. Cole Mr. and Mrs. James W. Curlin Mr. and Mrs. David S. Denman Dr. and Mrs. David H. Denson Mr. and Mrs. Ben R. Dunlap Mr. Wayne Eitel

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fisackerly Mr. and Mrs. Byron A. Galloway Dr. Robert Graber Mr. and Mrs. Paul Griffin Mr. Eric Grider Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Halstead Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hargis Mr. and Mrs. George T. Harris Ms. Lynn Harris Mr. Tuffy Hill Mr. James A. Hudgins Dr. and Mrs. John Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Jones Mr. Jay Jones Mr. Michael Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Jones, III Mr. Brenton J. Keefer Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kuttenkuler Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Leonard Mr. Hal O. Liechty Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Lucky Mr. and Mrs. Chris E. Marhenke Ms. Susana S. Martins Ms. Carol McCorkle Mrs. Cindy Mejeur Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ogle Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Pennington Mr. Ryan Pilcher Mr. and Mrs. R. David Ray Ms. Linda Herrington Rushing Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saffold Ms. Norma Sands Mr. James L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. James N. Thomason Ms. Debra Wilson Mrs. Susan Young

Century Club $100-$199

Mrs. Cindy Adair Mr. Joshua P. Adams Ms. Ruby Alexander Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Barnett Mr. Devin M. Bayes Mr. F.M. Bellingrath Mr. and Mrs. James Berry Mrs. Mildred F. Brazeel Mr. Scott Brezee Ms. T. Lesia Brokell-Runyan Mr. Anthony T. Budde Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Buzbee Mr. and Mrs. Billy Carson Mrs. Patti J. Carter Mr. Robert Ira Carter Mrs. Dorothy Chambers Mr. and Mrs Raymond C. Chao Dr. and Mrs. Tim D. Chase Representative and Mrs. Eddie Cheatham Mr. Jody Clements Dr. Jesse M. Coker Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Crossley Mr. William J. Currie Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Day Mrs. Memorie Dickson Mr. Michael A. Eitel

Dr. Ranelle Eubanks Ms. Patricia A. Ewens Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fakouri Ms. Christine Felts Mr. Ronald K. Forte, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Joel F. Foster Mr. and Mrs. David G. Funderburg Mrs. Paula Furlough Mr. Gary R. Gibbs Mr. and Mrs. John Frank Gibson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Glover Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Gober Ms. Pamela D. Gouner Mrs. Linda Haddock Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hall Mr. and Mrs. Don Hartley Ms. Ella M. Helm Mr. Thomas H. Helzerman Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Henley Mr. Calvin Hill Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Holt Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Holt Mr. Tommy Hooks Mr. and Mrs. Edward Horvath, Jr. Col. and Mrs. (Ret.) Byron P. Howlett, Jr. Mr. Jerry D. Hubbard Mr. Michael James Mrs. Bonita S. Johnson Mr. Michael N. Johnson Mrs. Marie Jones Dr. and Mrs. B.J. Jordan Mr. Robert E. Kissell, Jr. Ms. Patricia Lane Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lansdale Ms. Shirley A. Lawson Ms. Cynthia A. Lennox Mr. Lee S. Lennox Dr. Brian R. Lockhart MHS Class of ‘65 Mr. Billy H. Majors Mrs. Patricia Mangum Mr. Henry V. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. James E. McClain, Jr. Mr. Mark McElroy Mr. and Mrs. Michael McKeown Mr. and Mrs. W.J. McKiever

Ms. Lisa McKinney Mr. Phillip Morris Mr. and Mrs. James O. Nixon Dr. and Mrs. Walter R. Oglesby Mr. Jeff Olson Mr. and Mrs. Bobby R. Pace Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pace Mr. Charles A. Pambianchi Mr. Paul F. Parker Mrs. Barbara L. Patch Mr. and Mrs. Larry Patrick Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Pelkki Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pennington Ms. Rebecca Pennington Mr. Clifton Phillips Ms. Susan Porto Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Prestridge Mrs. Penny Prince Mr. Phillip S. Prince Mr. Stephen P. Prisley Mr. David Randolph Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saffold Mr. and Mrs. Charles Savage Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Scherm Mr. Louis Craig Shackelford Ms. Lenore Shoults Mr. Jerry E. Smith Ms. Wilma J. Smith Ms. Diana S. Sprecker Mrs. Theora A. Steward Dr. and Mrs. Phil Tappe Dr. Lynne C. Thompson Ms. Elizabeth P. Thurman Mr. Mark A. Tiner Mr. and Mrs. Craig Umholtz Mr. James V. Vinyard Mr. Aaron T. Wages Ms. Tamara Walkingstick Mr. and Mrs. Bob Weih, Sr. Mrs. Shirley Weygandt Mr. and Mrs. Cedric E. Williams Ms. Melinda Williams Mr. James W. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Cecil A. Wise

How Can I Give? If you would like to make a gift or donation to the UAM Foundation Fund, please contact the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028 or email us at A gift to the Foundation creates a lasting legacy and provides educational opportunities for deserving young people!

Winter / Spring 2013


The Centennial Circle As part of the university’s 100th birthday celebration. UAM is seeking pledges of $10,000 each to be used to create a $1 million unrestricted endowment for the UAM Foundation Fund. Earnings from this endowment will be used on an annual basis to meet priority needs of the university. These priorities will be determined by a joint committee of administration, faculty, and students. None of the endowment earnings will be used to augment salaries. Members of The Centennial Circle have their names, or the names of whomever they designate, inscribed on the Centennial Clock Tower. If you would like to be part of The Centennial Circle, we encourage you to contact the UAM Office of Advancement, at (800) 467-8148 or (870) 460-1028.

Centennial Circle Members Mike & Susan Akin Joe Bob & Missy Allaire Hoyt & Susan Andres Elizabeth (Libby) Annulis Barbara & Claude Babin Pervis & Mary Nell Ballew Mike & Patsy Berry John Falls Bowen (by William H. & Constance Bowen) Prof. Alaga H. & Myrtle I. Boyd (by Robert & Faye Boyd) Marty & Erma Brutscher The Bulloch Family - Bud, Carole, Liz, Sarah Kelton & Betty Busby Paul R. & June Webb Carter James & Sue Cathey Steven L. Cathey M.D. Dr. Tim & Paige Chase The Centennial Class of 2009 Jesse & Ernestine Coker Quentious A. Crews (by Jim & Rhonda Crews Woodruff) Van & Eula Mae Cruce (by Dan & Charlotte Hornaday) Crossett Alumni & Friends Drew County Extension Homemakers Council Dumas Alumni & Friends David B. & Nancy Kyle Eberdt (by Bobby & Kimberly Eberdt Edmonds) Anthony W. & Cathy H. Fakouri Victor Felley, Ark. A. & M. Trustee (by Wayne & Mellie Jo Owen) First National Bank of McGehee The Frazer Family Jean C. & Oscar F. Frisby Lewis & Wanda Gardner - Lone Star Station / Boll Weevil Café



Barbara Blanks Gathen (by the UAM African American Alumni Association, family & friends) Jerry, June, Jay & Judd Gibson Lisa & Cliff Gibson John W., Martha (McDougald), John, Jr. & Mark Gibson Diane Suitt Gilleland Rev. Shay & Mrs. Sherrie Gillespie Dwight & Linda Teague Goodwin (by Randy Risher, Mark Risher and Roger Teague) John DeWitt Halstead (by Harry E. “Pete” Halstead) Jim & Betty Jo Hardy Hercher Frank D. Hickingbotham Dan & Charlotte Cruce Hornaday John & Nora Hornaday (by Dan & Charlotte Hornaday) President Frank Horsfall & Margaret Vaulx Horsfall (by Dr. & Mrs. Gordon D. Gates) Herb & Cheryl Hutchison Dr. Louis J. & Carol West James J. Chester Johnson Dr. Carl Briner Johnston Jordan Family - James T., Bonnie, Terry, Jerry & Cindy Don E. & Joyce M. King Curtis W. Kyle, Jr. Judy & Jack Lassiter Robert Leonard The Carl F. Lucky, Jr. Family Carol & Weaver L. Majors Gerald & Sue Majors Kenneth, Sharon, & Jennifer Mann Dot & M.L. Mann Bryan & Dr. Sue S. Martin Dr. Betty A. Matthews

Allen & Dana Maxwell Noel Waymon McDaniel (by Noel A. McDaniel & Marlene Ballard) Julian W., Sr. & Jean Mettetal (by Wayne Mettetal, Sherry Mettetal Woods, Ted Mettetal, Mike Mettetal, and Mary Ellen Mettetal McAllister) Thomas V. & Sarah Beth Burchfield Maxwell Kim Lloyd Mitchell Moffatt Family - Walter, Jr., Wells, Ruth, Minnie May & Pattie Lamar G. Moore Jim Neeley Donetta F. McGriff, RN (by Ray & Misty Paschall) D. John Nichols J. C. & Carolyn Crain Nichols Jeff & Sallie Owyoung R. David & Loyce Ray (by Dr. & Mrs. B. Alan Sugg) Richard & Eddye Ann Reinhart Jeffrey Hunter Reinhart, MD Randy & Neela Risher Bennie F. Ryburn, Sr. & Virginia M. Ryburn (by Commercial Bank & Trust Co/First State Bank of Warren) Dr. & Mrs. Harry L. Ryburn Margaret Horsfall Schadler & Harvey Walter Schadler Johnny & Linda Smith Tom & Dianne Springer G. Warren Stephenson Jean & Alan Sugg Jack D. & Ted D. Thompson Union Bank & Trust Company Joseph Wallace Trust Terri Wolfe - Beth Thurman Jimmie & Linda Yeiser



yburn Toyota of Monticello and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., have teamed to make two contributions to the University of Arkansas at Monticello totaling $15,000. The combined gifts included $5,000 to the UAM Student Ambassadors and the Student Alumni Delegates and $10,000 to the Swing for the Fences Campaign to help renovate the university’s baseball and softball facilities. The $15,000 donation included a $7,500 match from Toyota Motor Sales. The Student Ambassadors work with the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of new students and serve as official representatives of the university at both on-campus and off-campus events. The Alumni Delegates assist the Office of Alumni Affairs in hosting events on and off campus, including alumni receptions, hospitality rooms for athletic events, and homecoming. “Ryburn Toyota is proud to support UAM and all its activities,” said Bennie Ryburn, III, president and chief executive officer. “The university is a vital part of our community and we are committed to its success.” Chris Ratcliff, UAM’s director of athletics, thanked Ryburn for the donation. “Bennie Ryburn has been, and continues to be, one of our most loyal supporters,” Ratcliff said. “On behalf of the coaches and student-athletes in our baseball and softball programs, I want to thank both Bennie and Toyota Motor Sales for their generous support.” Work is currently underway at Weevil Field on a new backstop, dugouts, bleachers and press box. Similar improvements are slated for Blossoms Field. The Toyota Dealer Match Program enables dealer contributions to make a greater impact on the community. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a belief in serving the communities where it does business, according to a Toyota release.

AMBASSADORS AND DELEGATES Pictured from left are (first row) Ronny Williams, general manager of Ryburn Motors, Ian McDonald of Lake Village, Taylor Holland of Bentonville, Kaitlyn Smith of Lake Village, Samantha Milner of Pine Bluff, Ashton Pooree of Star City, Jessica Noble of Star City, Nicki Norrell of Crossett, Mary Whiting, director of admissions, Kacie Johnson of Eudora, (second row) Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive officer and owner of the Ryburn Automotive Group, Morgyn Ellis of Pine Bluff, Haley McLemore of Crossett, and B. J. Kidwell of Warren.

SWING FOR THE FENCES Pictured from left are UAM softball coach Alvy Early, Matt Whiting, assistant athletic director for external operations, Ronny Williams, general manager of Ryburn Motors, Bennie Ryburn, III, chief executive officer and owner of the Ryburn Automotive Group, Keith Wallis, Ryburn sales consultant, and Chris Ratcliff, director of athletics.

Winter / Spring 2013


ALUMNI SNAPSHOTS Dr. Bettye Gragg ‘79 Dr. Bettye Gragg (BA ‘79), a Monticello educator for more than 35 years, has been appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to the UAM Board of Visitors. Gragg will serve a three-year term on the 12-member board, which serves in an advisory capacity to the university. Gragg currently works for the Monticello School District as federal programs coordinator, district assessment coordinator, equity and grievance coordinator, English as a second language coordnator, 504 coordinator, and district chair of the Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. She is a 1979 UAM graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and certifications in early childhood and middle school social studies. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from UA-Fayetteville, a second master’s degree in guidance and counseling from UA-Little Rock, and an educational doctorate (Ed.D.) in educational administration and supervision from UALR. Gragg has served as a teacher’s aide, fourth and fifth grade mathematics and kindergarten teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal, and as an adjunct instructor in UAM’s School of Education.

Dr. Brenda Jacobs ‘03 Dr. Brenda HandleyJacobs (BSN ’03) is an advanced practice nurse at Mainline Health Systems, Inc., in Monticello. She is a 1981 graduate of Monticello High School and earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from UAM in 2003. She received a master’s degree from Delta State in 2008. She served as an advanced practice nurse in Pine Bluff, working in the field of kidney disease and in 2010 earned a doctorate of nursing practice at Samford University. Handley-Jacobs worked as a registered nurse at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello for 20 years before leaving to pursue other opportunities in school-based behavioral health and hospice nursing. Handley-Jacobs is a longtime member of the Arkansas Nurses Association in District 02 and serves as board chair of the Drew County Single Parent Scholarship Board.




Wee Weevil Bibs

Dr. Laura K. Evans (AD ’89)(PhD UAMS), UAM Dean - School of Nursing, was awarded Teacher of the Year.

Benjamin Elijah Copico, born October 4, 2012, to Ryan (BA ’04) and Rebecca Copico of Monticello. Bentley Reese Maggard, born October 30, 2012, to Whitney (BA ’08) and Jacob Maggard of Monticello. Benjamin Rivers Ratcliff, born October 8, 2012, to Chris and Andrea Ratcliff of Warren. Joslyn Kate Rodriguez, born September 6, 2012, to Anthony (BA ’07, BSN ’12) and Kelly Rodriguez (BBA ’07) of Monticello. Vaughn Anthony Stanford, born February 20, 2012, to Anthony (BS ’07) and Leah Stanford (BA ’08) of Forest, MS.

1990-99 Jennifer L. Knowles (BA ’95) was awarded Drew Central’s Teacher of the Year at the MEDC-Chamber banquet.

2000-09 Kristin Lea Clemons (BBA ’04) and Kenneth Paul Schmeckenbecher of Benton, were married on October 21 at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

2010-12 Chase Reed Owyoung of McGehee (BBA ’11) and Paisley Bishop Palsa (BSN ‘12) of Monticello, were married on January 19 at First Baptist Church in Dumas. Seth Calhoun Oxner (MPEC ‘12) and Meggan Elizabeth LaMarche (BS ‘11) plan to marry on April 13, 2013 at the Chateau Sante in Warren. James Matthew Whitaker (BS ‘12) and Rebekah Christine Heflin (BA ‘11) of Monticello, were married on December 15 at First Baptist Church.

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Oops! In the Fall issue of UAM Magazine, we incorrectly identified the little Weevil below. This is Parker Ann Freeman, born September 9, 2011.

Mary Ashley Price ‘12 Mary Ashley Price (BBA ‘12) has been named a loan officer at the Monticello office of PrimeLending, a Dallas-based residential mortgage originator company. Price has more than eight years of mortgage industry experience and previously worked for Union Bank and Trust as a vice president of lending and marketing. Her duties at PrimeLending will include providing home financing options and referral sources in Arkansas and the midwest region. “I joined PrimeLending because I see that it is a solid mortgage company that provides borrowers with more options when it comes to home purchasing and refinancing,” Price said. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a degree in business administration, finance and a graduate of the American Bankers School of Bank Marketing and Management at Northwestern University at Evanston, Ill. Her past professional and personal affiliations are with the Arkansas Bank Marketers Association, Monticello Drew County Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation, Drew County Relay for Life, and she’s a member of First United Methodist Church of Monticello. She has a daughter, Alexandra Dearman, 17.

We Need YOUR Nominations . . . . . . for three of UAM’s most prestigious awards — The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Alumni Award for Achievement and Merit, and the UAM Sports Hall of Fame. If you know someone you would like to nominate for any of these awards, please give us a name (or names) with a brief explanation of why you believe your nominee should be considered. You can send a letter to the Office of Advancement at UAM Box 3520, Monticello, AR 71656 or e-mail us at Let us hear from you! Fall 2012


ALUMNI SNAPSHOTS Frank Carson, Jr. UAM lost a dear friend on September 28, 2012, with the passing of Frank “Buddy” Carson Jr. Mr. Carson, or “Mr. Buddy” to his legion of friends and admirers, was a member of the legendary Wandering Weevils football team in 1940 and ’41 and went on to become a decorated bomber pilot during World War II before returning to Monticello. Mr. Carson was 91. Frank Carson, Jr., was born in Monticello on January 21, 1921, to the late Margaret Dunham Carson and Frank Carson.
, Sr. He attended Arkansas A&M and traveled the country with the Wandering Weevils before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he became a B-17 pilot. Mr. Carson was assigned to the 401st Bomb Group in Deenethorpe, England and flew 35 missions over Germany with the 8th Air Force. He received five Battle Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and an Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters.

 After the war, Mr. Carson operated Carson’s Grocery with his brothers, Jack and Billy, until it closed in 1995, ending a family-owned tradition with roots tracing back to the late 1800’s. An active participant in the life of his community, Mr. Buddy served on the Monticello School Board for 19 years, on the Union Bank & Trust Company’s Board of Directors for 40 years, and as a long-time member, including terms as President, of the Monticello Rotary Club, the MonticelloDrew County Chamber of Commerce, and the Monticello Country Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on a variety of committees supporting the church’s operations and activities. 

 He was honored by UAM in 2010 with the Continuing the Connection Award, and in 2011 with the Spirit Award by the UAM Sports Hall of Fame. 

 Survivors include his daughter, Kay Carson and her husband Paul McAbee of West Hartford, Conn.; his daughter-in-law, Marsha Carson of Conway; two brothers, Jack and Billy Carson of Monticello; four grandchildren, Frank (Kris) Carson, IV and his wife, Rachel, of Sydney, Australia, Savannah Carson and Scarlett Carson of Conway, and Anna Carson of New Orleans, La.; and two greatgranddaughters, Fiona Carson and Chloe Carson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Groves Carson, his son, Frank (Kit) Carson III, and his sister, Athalie Carson Gabbie.



Dr. Donald Holley UAM lost a long-time faculty member in November with the death of Dr. Donald Holley. James Donald Holley, 72, died November 19, 2012, at his home in Little Rock. He was born on February 24, 1940, in Vernon, Ala., the son of William Albert and Wilma Holley. Dr. Holley received a B.A. in education from Louisiana Tech, an M.A. in sociology from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in statistics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D in history, also from L.S.U.  In 1967 he and his wife, Bankie, moved to Monticello when Dr. Holley accepted a position in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at what was then Arkansas A&M. In addition to teaching at the university for 40 years, Dr. Holley chaired the department for a

number of years. He completed extensive scholarly research and was an expert on agricultural history as well as Arkansas state history. Because of his achievements in researching, documenting, teaching, and writing on the history of the state of Arkansas, Dr. Holley received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arkansas Historical Association in 2007. His final book, Celebrating a Century of Opportunity, was commissioned by UAM in celebration of the school’s centennial.

Friends We’ll Miss Joe Carroll Backus ‘60 of Ruston, La., Feb. 1, 2012. William Kenneth “Bill” Ball of Auburn, Wash., Oct. 13, 2012. Laronda Denise Childs of Hermitage, May 14, 2012. Aldo Raymond Cingolani ‘70 of McGehee, Sept. 19, 2012. John Conner ‘53 of Huttig, June 6, 2012. Louise White Councille ‘36 of Benton, Oct. 9, 2012. Richard Lee “Buddy” Crossett ‘60 of Waldron, Aug. 26, 2012. David Thomas Daniels of Rye, Oct. 26, 2012. Elizabeth Ann Davis ‘81 of Warren, Oct. 29, 2012. Frank “Sonny” Dietrich ‘56 of White Hall, Oct. 23, 2012. Cassandra “Cassi” LeAnne Dixon of Crossett, Nov. 14, 2012. Louise Nix Doak of Pine Bluff, Dec. 3, 2012. Cleatous J. Hall of Monticello, Aug. 5, 2012. Evelyn Horton Harris of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., Nov. 24, 2012. Marguerite “Rita” White Hennessy of Pine Bluff, Dec. 10, 2012. Norris Cecil Hodge, Jr. of Marianna, May 23, 2012.

Betty Lee Hunt of Malvern, Sept. 5, 2012. Patsy L. Jones Hunter of Monticello, Oct. 29, 2012. Georgia Mae Jackson ‘10 of McGehee, April 24, 2012. Mike Jenkins of Crossett, Sept. 23, 2012. John “J. P.” Paul Jones of White Hall, Nov. 19, 2012. Dell Leveritt ‘42 of North Little Rock, Sept. 26, 2012. Annie LaNell Lewis ’52 of Dumas, Dec. 18, 2012. Lawrence “Larry” M. Lobitz of Monticello, Sept. 18, 2012. Mary Barbara Parish ‘56 of Flossmoor, Ill., Nov. 19, 2012. J. Ben Posey, Jr. of Crossett, Oct. 20, 2012. Frank Powell ‘58 of Parkdale, Nov. 16, 2012. Mahina Waikalani Powell ‘11 of Arkansas City, Oct. 17, 2012. Deborah Lynn Pfaffenberger Puryear of Dumas, Sept. 22, 2012. Mark A. Steigerwalt ‘48 of Springfield, June 2, 2012. Gwen D. Tucker of Sheridan, Aug. 24, 2012. Wayne Freemyer Williams of Fort Worth, Tex., Dec. 5, 2012. Matilda McFaddin Wynne ’76 of Warren, Dec.25, 2012.

ALUMNI DUES Dues paid from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013 Mr. Jesse F. Abbott Mr. Wayne R. Adams Mrs. Gloria R. Adkisson Mr. Joe L. Akers Mrs. Barbara J. Akin Mrs. Joy D. Akin Mrs. Patricia Busby Akin Ms. Ashley R. Albritton Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell W. Albritton Mr. Bennie B. Arnold Mr. and Mrs. John F. Arrechea Mrs. Nancy Reed Astin Mrs. Joy B. Ayer Mrs. Irma McCollum Badger Ms. Kristie Bailey Mr. James W. Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. Bailey Mr. David C. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Ball Mr. and Mrs. Pervis J. Ballew Mrs. Barbara A. Barnes Mr. Vernon D. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Barrett Dr. and Mrs. William B. Barrett Mr. David S. Barringer Mrs. Carolyn J. Baughman Mrs. Pamela S. Beard Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Beaty Mr. Donald E. Beavers Mrs. Sally M. Beebe Mrs. Fonda C. Bell Mrs. Norma J. Belonie Ms. LaShana Bethune Mr. Mark Binns Mr. Ron H. Blackwelder Mrs. Helen Troy Bladon Dr. Carl D. Blythe Mr. Rickey L. Booker, Jr. Mrs. Debra L. Borgognoni Mrs. and Mrs. Mack Borgognoni Mr. and Mrs. Nick F. Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. Boyd Mrs. Donna G. Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Bradshaw Mr. Herby Branscum, Jr. Mrs. Mildred F. Brazeel Ms. Velma D. Brock Mr. and Mrs. Freddy L. Brooks Mr. and Mrs. William D. Brooks Mrs. Carolyn Brown Mr. J. Taylor Brown Ms. Joen G. Bryant Mr. Dean M. Buckner Dr. Russell H. Bulloch Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bulloch Dr. and Mrs. James G. Burgess Mr. Louis N. Burgess Mr. David R. Burns Mr. and Mrs. A. Kelton Busby, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James Bush Mr. Bobby D. Buzbee Mr. Leon Ray Camp Ms. Sharon E. Cantrell Mr. and Mrs. Carl G. Carlson Mrs. June Carter Drs. Steve and Janet Cathey

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Mr. Maxie A. Gates Mrs. Barbara Gathen Mrs. Perry Jean Gathright Drs. Glen and Mary Jane Gilbert Mr. Willie R. Giles Mr. Verl Gill Dr. Diane Suitt Gilleland Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Glover Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Gober Mr. William M. Goyne Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Graham Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Grassi Mr. Alfred J. Graves Mr. Richard S. Green Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Green, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. James A. Grove Mr. and Mrs. Calvin E. Grubbs Mr. Robin M. Grubbs Mr. Adrian L. Haley, Jr. Mr. C. Barry Hall Mr. Robert A. Hall, Sr. Mr. Harry E. Halstead Mrs. Lereatha O. Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hammons Mr. Don M. Handley Mrs. Billie J. Handly Mr. and Mrs. Werner L. Haney Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hargis Mrs. Mary Louise Harp Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Carroll M. Harris Mr. and Mrs. George T. Harris Mr. Billy H. Hartness Mr. and Mrs. Hani W. Hashem Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Haynes Ms. Frances Hedrick Mr. and Mrs. Billy F. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Randy J. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. James P. Henley Mr. Joe S. Henry Mr. Shirley E. Henry Dr. and Mrs. Jim M. Hercher Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Herren Mr. Phillip D. Herring Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hickingbotham Mr. James R. Higgins Mrs. Kathryn J. Hilton Dr. and Mrs. James L. Hobgood Mr. David Hobson Mr. and Mrs. Farris A. Hogue, Jr. Mr. Tommy L. Hooks Mrs. Joyce Causey Hopkins Mr. Gordon Hornaday Mrs. Karen Wynn Houser Col. (Ret) and Mrs. Byron P. Howlett, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hudgens Mrs. Permelia A. Huffman Mr. and Mrs. C. Lewis Hyatt, Jr. Ms. Linda S. Jacks Mrs. Trudy G. Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Janes Mr. Peter H. Jerry Mrs. Barbie G. Johnson Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Donald

L. Johnson Mrs. Ginger T. Poole Johnson Mr. Jerry R. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Levin C. Johnson Mrs. Virginia Nell Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Jones Mr. Gerald L. Jones Mr. Harvey L. Jones Mrs. LaVerne M. Jones Mr. Marcell W. Jones Ms. Martha R. Jones Mrs. Yvonda A. Jones Dr. and Mrs. Billy J. Jordan Dr. Aubrey S. Joseph Mr. Martin W. Katilius Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Kea Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Keith Mrs. Cynthia M. Kern Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kerr Mr. William A. Kientz III Mr. S. Lee Kindle Mrs. Favyne A. King Dr. Lewis R. King Mr. and Mrs. Marvin C. King Ms. Sue King Mr. and Mrs. James Kirkley Mr. Lang Mitchell Kirshberger Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Kizer Ms. Octavia Avis Klick Mrs. Cynthia Snow Kopack Mr. Curtis W. Kyle, Jr Rep Sheilla and Judge Damon Lampkin Mr. and Mrs. Gerald I. Landfair Mr. Malcolm G. Lane Mrs. Marie Annette Langton Mr. and Mrs. C. Dale Lassiter Mr. and Mrs. Bill K. Lawrence, Jr. Dr. R. Hyatt Lee Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lee, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David S. Leech Mr. Joseph P. Leveritt Mr. John W. Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Linsy Mr. and Mrs. Willie C. Livingston Dr. Brian R. Lockhart Mr. and Mrs. John E. Lockwood Dr. James L. Lowry Mr. and Mrs. Chris Loyd Mr. and Mrs. Bob E. Lucky Mr. and Mrs. John H. Maines Mr. Gerald W. Majors Mr. and Mrs. Weaver L. Majors, Jr. Mr. Elliott J. Mangham Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Mann Mr. Marvin L. Mann, Jr. Ms. Marva D. Martin Mr. Ross W. Martin Mr. Robert F. Maskell Mrs. Nola G. Mason Mr. Oscar N. Matlock Dr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Mazzanti Mr. John E. McArthur

Mr. and Mrs. James E. McClain, Jr. Mr. John L. McClellan USN (Ret.) William C. McClintock Mrs. Monteene H. McCoy Mrs. Charlotte McGarr Mr. and Mrs. John M. McGinnis Dr. and Mrs. Patrick E. McGinnis Dr. and Mrs. Thomas B. McGinnis Ms. Hazel Honey McKee Mr. Garel L. McKiever Ms. S. Leslie McKiever Mr. and Mrs. William J. McKiever Mr. William Randall McKiever Ms. Cynthia K. McKinstry Mr. and Mrs. Lorin E. McLoud Mr. and Mrs. Michael B. Mettetal Mr. George W. Miles, Jr. Mr. Errol D. Miller Ms. Mishelle C. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Miller Mr. Joe D. Mitchell Mr. Travis C. Mitchell Mr. Jimmie W. Monk Mrs. Carolyn M. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Moore Mr. Lamar G. Moore Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Morris Mr. and Mrs. Carroll W. Mosley Dr. Steven C. Moss, Ph.D. Ms. Rhonda G. Mullikin Ms. Patricia Lynn Murray Dr. and Mrs. Joe A. Musick Mr. Allen Myers Mr. Eric T. Myers Mr. Robert O. Naylor Mr. Charles F. Neal Ms. Barbara R. Newton Mr. D. John Nichols Ms. Juanita D. Nowlen Mr. W. Roger Nutt, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. William M. O’Fallon Mrs. Joyce O’Neal Mr. John Ogles Dr. Walter R. Oglesby Mr. Steven W. Otwell Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Owen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey L. Owyoung Mr. Archie L. Paschall, Sr. Mr. Joseph D. Paschall Mr. Adam Patrick, Jr. Mr. Larry E. Patrick Mr. and Mrs. Scott Patterson Mrs. Marietta K. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. Pearce Mr. Donald S. Pearson Ms. Denisa J. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Pennington Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pennington Mrs. Carolyn Diane Perry

Mr. Thomas A. Pevey Mr. and Mrs. Doye W. Phillips Mrs. Patricia K. Phillips Mrs. Lela B. Pickett Mr. Thomas J. Pierce, Jr. Mr. David O. Plunkett Mr and Mrs. Bain L. Poole Mr. Douglass B. Pope Mr. Robert W. Prestridge Mr. John Porter Price Mrs. Reathel J. Privett Mrs. Charles T. Puckett Mr. Charles T. Purvis Mr. and Mrs. R. David Ray Mr. Kirby Reep Dr. Amy C. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Reynolds Mr. Dick E. Reynolds Mr. W. Scott Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Roberts Mr. Robert N. Robinette Mr. Phillip I. Roby Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Rodgers, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Russ Rodgers Dr. Tommy G. Roebuck Mr. Albert B. Rogers, Jr. Mr. Don H. Ross Mr. and Mrs. James A. Ross, Jr. Mr. William F. Ross Mrs. Carol Cleo Rudder Mr. James Parker Rundel Dr. James D. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Russell Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas D. Ryburn Dr. and Mrs. Jimmie S. Sadler Mr. Kenneth Z. Saffold Mr. and Mrs. Scott Saffold Ms. Lou Ann Sales Mr. J. Howard Sandage Mrs. Martha H. Scifres Mr. Jerry L. Seamans Ms. Yvonne Y. Shao Mr. Edwin G. Shepherd, Jr. Mr. Richard C. Shepherd Mr. and Mrs. Nassar Shirakbari Ms. Theresa M. Sikole Mrs. Carolina A. Simmons Mrs. Delores M. Skender Mr. and Mrs. Phillip D. Slaughter Mr. and Mrs. Coy B. Smith Mr. David Russell Smith Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Smith Dr. Kirby Smith Ms. Jeanie L. Smith Mr. Johnny H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Kevin W. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Timothy H. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Woody L. Smithey Mrs. Barbara Avery Speakman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Spurlock, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony N. Stanford Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stephens Mr. and Mrs. G. Warren Stephenson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stephenson Mr. and Mrs. Travis E. Stephenson Mr. Jeffrey V. Stewart Mr. Arthur R. Stoker Mrs. Linda D. Stringfellow Rev. Ross W. Stuckey Mrs. Zelma R. Stuckey Mr. James R. Stueart Mr. Charles R. Summerford Mr. Andrew L. Summers Mr. Grady Tabor Mrs. Audie M. Taylor Grubbs Mr. and Mrs. Al R. Taylor Mr. Michael A. Taylor Mrs. Vonda K. Taylor Mrs. Mary L. Thomason Mr. Ted D. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Thornton Mr. and Mrs. Dennis V. Thurman Mrs. Benetta Tindall Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Toombs Mrs. Kathy L. Trites Mr. Paul T. Turner Dr. Pieter J. Van Huizen Mr. Donald L. Vaught Mr. Charles E. Venus Mr. James V. Vinyard Mr. and Mrs. James J. Waggoner, Jr. Ms. Amber L. Waite Mr. Jack V. Walker Dr. and Mrs. Tom T. Walker Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Wall Mrs. Sara E. Wall Mr. Kim Ward Mrs. Mary Sue Watson Mr. and Mrs. Jerome F. Wayman Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. West Mrs. Sandra D. West Mr. Matt Whiting Dr. and Mrs. Tom D. Whiting Mr. Will Whiting Mr. and Mrs. William A. Whiting, Sr. Mr. J. Vanoy Wilbanks Mr. Charles P. Willeford Mr. Robert G. Willett Mr. Bruce Willey Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Williams Mr. George David Williams Dr. Kenneth C. Williams Mr. Paul Williams Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Wilson Mr. Thomas David Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Kenny W. Wiscaver Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wisener Dr. Barbara C. Wood Mrs. Glenda Kay Wood Mr. John C. Woodie, Jr. Dr. Jill Fairris Wright Mr. Zane D. Wright

Fall 2012


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UAM Night At Dickey-Stephens Park

A Dream Becomes A Reality

Who: Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals Where: Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock When: June 18 / Gates Open 6:10 p.m. / First Pitch 7:10 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults / $5 children (Price includes ticket and all you can eat hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks.) Reservations: Required. Call the Office of Advancement at (870) 460-1028

The George H. Clippert Forest Resources Annex Will Be Formally Dedicated On Friday, October 12 At 2 p.m. All Alumni And Friends Are Invited To Attend This Landmark Event.

University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni Magazine  

General interest magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Arkansas at Monticello

University of Arkansas at Monticello Alumni Magazine  

General interest magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Arkansas at Monticello