June 22, 2022

Windgate grant will help UAM nursing program | Colleges and universities

The University of Arkansas at Monticello will receive a multi-year grant from the Windgate Foundation totaling $205,415.

The funds are intended to support three areas at UAM: need-based scholarships, nursing instructors, and lab upgrades. The grant period will run until June 30, 2024. The funds are distributed as follows: $100,000 for need-based scholarships, $55,000 for nursing instructors and $50,415 for placements. at laboratory level.

The partnership is the result of a grant proposal submitted on behalf of UAM by Dr. Peggy Doss, UAM Chancellor, Jeff Weaver, Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Chief of Staff, Crystal Halley, Vice-Chancellor Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Mark Spencer, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Curriculum Development, Assessment and Distance Learning.

This is the second grant the Windgate Foundation has awarded to UAM. In 2020, UAM received a $50,000 grant to support the visual arts. The grant funded the construction of a graphic design lab at UAM that enabled the university to develop an art minor with a specialization in graphic design.

Dr. Peggy Doss thanked the foundation and emphasized the importance of its support to UAM. “We are grateful to continue to grow UAM’s important relationship with the Windgate Foundation. The grant awarded in 2020 was instrumental in establishing the Graphic Design Lab and the minor focus on the art of graphic design. The current grants will allow UAM to continue its commitment to supporting students through need-based scholarships. Funding for nursing instructors will provide additional clinical nurses to the UAM School of Nursing, and the UAM School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences will receive funding for necessary upgrades to the UAM. laboratory equipment. We extend our sincere thanks to the Windgate Foundation for their support of UAM, and look forward to working together in the years to come.

The Windgate Foundation was established in 1993 and is a private family foundation based in Little Rock.