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The state Department of Education released the names of 21 students selected as finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition, including several students from Ouachita Parish Schools and Monroe City Schools.

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Thanks to the contributors and volunteers for the University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College MLK Day of Service, more than 3,000 meals will go to feed the hungry in the community. 

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Tammy Ditta, of West Monroe, recently graduated with a master of science in nursing (family nurse practitioner) from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

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University of Louisiana Monroe alumnus Sheldon Jones, Richland Parish School District Superintendent, has received the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents highest honor, being named the 2021 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year. The award was announced at the association's fall c…

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Numerous residents from Ouachita Parish recently earned a spot on Louisiana Delta Community College’s honor roll for the fall 2020 semester.

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Wossman High School teacher Tramaine Maloney recently received at least $615 for classroom supplies through SONIC’s Limeades for Learning for Fall Voting Campaign.

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Jonah Finley of West Monroe recently achieved the dean’s list designation for the 2020 fall semester at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

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The Kitty Degree School of Nursing at the University of Louisiana Monroe has received 10-year reaccreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the graduate Master of Science in Nursing programs.

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Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful recently announced it received a clean-up supplies grant from Keep Louisiana Beautiful to help with litter prevention and beautification efforts in Ouachita Parish.

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James Aulds of West Monroe was recently initiated into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe will hold commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Fant Ewing Coliseum. Due to state regulations on the number of people who can be in the coliseum at one time, separate ceremonies for each college will be held throughout the day. 

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The Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) recently approved a grant proposal written by University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education instructor Molly Hill.  

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“Start Smart: 10 Essential Learnings for Kids before They Start School” By Gloria S. Camp, retired educator and former Citizen columnist, is now available at Blessings Book Store, 110 Splane Drive, West Monroe. It will be soon be available at other sites.

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Micaela Jolly of Calhoun, recently joined MC Worship Collective at Mississippi College for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Dr. Steve Martin, director of the physician assistant program at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi, recently welcomed 36 new students, including two local students.

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The state Department of Education is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (GOHSEP) and parish emergency management directors to ensure students and educators have the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need to begin the new school year.

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James Boldin, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music in the University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts, has been appointed publications editor for the International Horn Society. Boldin’s appointment is the result of an international search.

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Officials at four private schools in Ouachita Parish — Geneva Academy, Northeast Baptist School, Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School and St. Frederick High School — say their students are expected to resume classroom studies this fall.

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The West Monroe Community Center is partnering with Louisiana Delta Community College to once again offer ESL classes to the community.

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Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) has created new opportunities to help students get to class this fall as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt normal schedules and routines.

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Louisiana is joining forces with Healthy Blue for its annual back-to-school supply giveaway on Friday, July 24 from 2-5 p.m., in an effort to help jumpstart the students’ upcoming school year. The drive-through event will take place at the West Monroe club, …

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University of Louisiana Monroe Associate Professor Mkay Bonner, Ph.D., Licensed Industrial Organizational Psychologist, has received the Louisiana Psychological Association 2020 Psychology in the Public Interest award.

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Several students at University of Louisiana-Monroe were recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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“The phones are ringing off the hook!” is what’s going on in the “war room” at Ace’s Place in Sandel Hall. Student workers are answering the phones Monday through Friday, fielding hundreds of calls a week, mainly from other students needing help. 

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Applications for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program are due by Monday, June 8, and families are urged to apply for the federal assistance.

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