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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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Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D., who teaches history at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, recently received an esteemed Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach American History in Slovakia in fall 2020 and spring 2021.

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OXFORD, Miss. — Several local students were recently named to the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss, Spring 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Dean’s Honor Roll and Chancellor’s Honor Roll.

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Five hundred ninety-five students graduated from Union University after the spring semester ended May 14, including Orlean Patterson, of Monroe, who obtained a doctorate in Pharmacy.

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University of Louisiana Monroe Assistant Professor of English Will Rogers, Ph.D., has received a prestigious ATLAS grant — Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars — from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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The following people recently were initiated 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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Several local students were among more than 5,400 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2020 at the University of Mississippi, or “Ole Miss,” during a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9.

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 Lisa Van Hoose, Ph.D., Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Louisiana Monroe, has been named to Gov. John Bel Edwards Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. She will serve on the Health Disparities and Research subcommittee, which provides research a…

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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved an agreement between The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Louisiana System that recognizes the quality undergraduate education provided by the nine member institutions and prioritizes Sys…

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Several locals studying at the University of Louisiana-Monroe were recently initiated 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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University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno recently announced that the spring commencement ceremony has been postponed and rescheduled tentatively for Aug. 8.

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