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THE CITY of Monroe’s First Lady Ashley Ellis spoke earlier this week at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (VCOM) convocation ceremony on the campus of University of Louisiana-Monroe where more than 160 incoming students from around the country were welcomed to the city to begi…

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John Sutherlin, Ph.D., the University of Louisiana Monroe’s first Chief Innovation and Research Officer, says the university could offer short courses to expand the skillsets of students and provide them with certification while pursuing another degree.

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Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has added an interview agreement with Centenary College in Shreveport to its growing list of partnerships with collegiate institutions across the country.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell announced last week that Magy Nicholson of Ouachita Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 school year.

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The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi recently celebrated more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 during the university’s 168th Commencement exercises April 29 - May 2.

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Leann Bond, Executive Director for the Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana (CCNELA), was appointed to the Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board (CCAB) by Gov. John Bel Edwards last month.

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Several locals 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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Fresh from their third consecutive national championship, the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Hawkline is on the competition road again, headed to Daytona, FL. 

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Ashlyn Elizabeth Hilburn of Monroe was recently named to the Fall 2020 Dean’s List at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

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A Louisiana Tech University faculty member was recently recognized with an award by the University of Louisiana System for their contributions to to the future of higher education.

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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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