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The University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) offers up to 50 hours of professional development training for educators or caregivers of young children. If you provide care to children, birth to…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The De Queen quiz bowl team won the DMEC/SWAEC Quiz Bowl Tournament held last Tuesday in Nashville. They won by an average of over 250 points winning their closest game by 165 points. There were a total of 12 teams participating.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Monday, January 14, 2019
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Monday, January 07, 2019

The University of Arkansas Cossatot held a pinning ceremony for Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) LPN/LVN-to-RN transition program graduates on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on the Lockesburg Campus. This year the program g…

Astrid Jasso was recognized as the December Student of the Month by the De Queen Rotary Club. Jasso spoke with club members about her school activities and college plans. Rotary Club President Dustin Roberts presented Jasso with her award. Also pictured is her aunt Zemy Figueroa and cousin M…

The University of Arkansas Cossatot is now offering a new Criminal Justice Technical Certificate Program. The program prepares students to enter into the Criminal Justice field as a dispatcher/jailer. This program was developed in conjunction with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office with inpu…

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Thursday, December 27, 2018

Legacy Academy recently held two events to celebrate Christmas. The school held a Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 20, that included a number of songs sung by Pre-K and Kindergarten classes along with the grammar choir. One grammar class signed “O Come all ye Faithful” while the choir san…

Thursday, December 20, 2018

McKenna Caudle, a senior at De Queen High School, was named Student of the Month by the De Queen Lions Club. McKenna is a member of Future Farmers of America, is in Advanced Placement Art Class and rodeos for the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association where she served as secretary last year.…

Thursday, December 13, 2018

November/December Good Citizens for De Queen Middle School, left to right: Riley Cate Carlton, Keishla Trinidad, Luis Ahumada and Altin Kight.  Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Legacy Academy upper level students enjoyed hearing from American Airlines first officer Sarah Lipsey at Professional Day on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Lipsey spoke about the life and career of a pilot. Professional day is designed as a special day where upper level students dress up, go out for lun…

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The University of Arkansas Cossatot was awarded for Improving Institutional Efficiencies with their new Textbook Program by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE). Instead of renewing a lease with a book vendor, the college created its own textbook program.

Monday, December 03, 2018

The University of Arkansas Cossatot is offering pipe welding courses in 8-week and 16-week modules beginning January 2019 on the Nashville campus. Pipe welding is an advance welding career that is in high-demand across the country.

The University of Arkansas Cossatot Financial Aid Department will host FAFSA Fridays on the first two Fridays in December in order to assist current and incoming college students and their families complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA …

County Extension Agent, Rex Herring, will conduct two Private Applicator Training (PAT) sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at the Adams Building on UA Cossatot College Campus in De Queen. Anyone whose PAT license has expired or those who do not have a license and need to be ce…

Monday, November 26, 2018

Technical Sergeant Erick Angeles was a Mystery Reader for De Queen Elementary fourth grade students last week. Students were given clues each day to try to figure out who the mystery reader would be. Angeles, who is stationed with the US Air Force in the Middle East, read the book, "The Boss…

The De Queen High School Quiz Bowl team won the Ashdown tournament on Nov. 12. Pictured, front row: Sophie Burke and Noah Reed. Back row: Reed Renfro, Coach Thomas Sweeten, Ismeal Montero, Miguel Montero, Emily Riley. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Horatio Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 12 in the administration building. The board members approved emergency response team policy, athletics’ events concession policy, and agreement with Central Payment for acceptance of debit/credit cards.

Monday, November 19, 2018

De Queen Junior High October Good Citizens. Pictured left to right: Pedro Sanchez, Lorel Morphew, Alma Trejo and Luis Luna. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month. 

De Queen Junior High School physical science teacher Payton Covington was one of 116 educators awarded $500 from Arvest Bank. Arvest Bank had a Facebook contest for nominating educators and describing why that teacher should win.  For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank has awarded educa…

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Quinshaun Bennett-Hale was selected as the De Queen Rotary Club's Student of the Month for October.  Quinshaun spoke to club members about his involvement in sports at De Queen High School and his plans to pursue a degree in education. He is presented his award by Club President Dustin Roberts.

Lions Club President Jeff Brown introduced Student of the Month Katelyn Patterson, a senior at De Queen High School, to club members during their regular noon meeting Tuesday at Tres Agaves Restaurant. Patterson is president of the National Honor Society, student council and show choir. She …

Monday, November 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas Cossatot honors Marvin Terrell, of Nashville, as 2018 Outstanding Faculty and Christine Vertiz, of De Queen, as 2018 Outstanding Staff at an award ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference at the Little Rock Marriott. 

LITTLE ROCK - The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored Fernando Balderas, of De Queen, as 2018 Outstanding Alum and Andrea Jones, of Foreman, as 2018 Academic All-Star at an award ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference at the Little Rock Marriott. 

On Nov. 5, the state Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program (HIPPY) held its yearly conference at the Convention Center in Hot Springs. This event recognizes someone in Arkansas to receive the 2018 Arkansas Home Visiting Professional of the Year Award. This year, Karen …

The University of Arkansas Cossatot honored staff and faculty members for five, 10, and 20 years of distinguished service during the college’s October Faculty/Staff Meeting. Recipients are Christine Vertiz, Susanne Ward, Erika Buenrrostro, and David Sirmon.

Vertiz, a resident of De Queen, has been with the college for 20 years. Before joining UA Cossatot, she worked 25 years in the poultry industry until her young daughter’s battles with cancer forced her to leave work. Her own health then declined, landing her in a nursing home for two years. During that time, Vertiz started classes at UA Cossatot while also working as a part-time tutor.  She completed her Associate of Arts degree and then Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Vertiz is now the college’s Testing Coordinator. She loves making students feel a little more at ease as they come in to take an exam. Always wearing a smile, Vertiz strives to make a difference in whatever way she can, just as she feels the college has made a difference in her life.

Ward is a lifelong resident of Ashdown and has been with UA Cossatot for 10 years. An alumni of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education, she began her service as the Disability Coordinator and transitioned to Director of Student Services in 2017. She completed the Little River County Leadership class in 2010 and the Arkansas Community Colleges Leadership program in 2018. During her time as Disability Coordinator, Ward assisted students with disabilities in overcoming obstacles and accomplishing their academic and career goals. As Director of Student Services, Ward works to improve retention and attainment by ensuring all student serving departments work together for a better student experience. She continues to add value through her commitment to students and their success. 

Buenrrostro, a resident of De Queen, has been with UA Cossatot for 5 years. She began her time at the college as a college recruiter, continuing to focus on Hispanic recruitment. Buenrrostro’s efforts, along with a college wide effort, lead to the college being named as a Hispanic-Serving Intuition (HSI) by the US Department of Education for the year 2017-2018. This made UA Cossatot the first and only HSI in the state of Arkansas. Buenrrostro now serves as the new Center for Student Success Coordinator, providing workshops, study space, mentoring, and food assistance on campus and community outreach in the college’s service areas. She has also served as Colts Club Soccer Sponsor, Student Diversity Association Sponsor, and now Rotaract Co-Sponsor. Her energy and care for students continue to push the college to increase student success.

Sirmon, a resident of Dierks, has been with the college for 5 years as a Workforce Development Coordinator.  Sirmon leverages his previous managerial experience within the poultry industry and 12 years as a retail business owner to assist companies and their employees in becoming more competitive through quality, cost-effective training.  He also manages a variety of activities involving the placement of graduates, students, and community members into identified employment opportunities---including the college’s Virtual Career Center at and Arkansas Career Readiness Certifications recognized by multiple area employers.


Friday, November 09, 2018
Thursday, November 08, 2018

De Queen Middle School October Good Citizens: Keri Staggs, Olivia Cooley, Joshua Mendez, Ian Johnson. Students that have demonstrated Good Citizenship (helpful to teachers and other students, no office referrals, etc.) are chosen at the end of each month. 

A group of Pre-AP Biology students from De Queen High School, traveled to Magnolia for the 2018 Stem Science and Engineering Open House held at the SAU Campus on Oct. 26. The students had the opportunity to experience virtual reality, type their own blood, and read each other’s brainwave act…

Monday, November 05, 2018
Thursday, November 01, 2018