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Old 08-01-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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There is nothing great about Monticello, Arkansas or UAM. It is average to below average and very isolated.
And you know this how?
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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1) I know about Monticello, Arkansas because I lived there; however, one can determine Monticello's relatively isolated location by glancing at a map.
2) I am familiar with UAM because I went there, lived on the same street as the university, and even attended numerous boll weevil football games.
3) I know how to make educated comparisons regarding student learning and learning environments because I have a graduate degree which required me to do so.

I did not mean to offend you. It would be accurate to say I attended an average university too. Very few universities are actually above average.

Kind Regards.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Enjoy your education there.http://weber.ninecomputer.com/1.jpg
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: MS
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1) I know about Monticello, Arkansas because I lived there; however, one can determine Monticello's relatively isolated location by glancing at a map.
2) I am familiar with UAM because I went there, lived on the same street as the university, and even attended numerous boll weevil football games.
3) I know how to make educated comparisons regarding student learning and learning environments because I have a graduate degree which required me to do so.

I did not mean to offend you. It would be accurate to say I attended an average university too. Very few universities are actually above average.

Kind Regards.
1) Isolated compared to what? It's about 2 hours from Little Rock. I've driven there after class, seen a concert and made it back home before midnight. Even Memphis isn't too far away. I'm right outside of Memphis and made a 9am meeting in Monticello a few months ago. Some people don't want to be in the middle of an urban area.
2) I lived 25 miles from there for 18 years and then spent 4 years in Monticello proper. Not actually on campus but for a while on Bowser Road behind campus, 6 months living in the old funeral home near the drive-in (if you are old enough to remember where it was) and finally in the trailer park north of town. And I attended numerous Boll Weevil games as well. I still try to catch a few games whenever the team plays near me.
3) Although I don't have a degree that gives me the tools to compare educational institutions, I do know that the majority of my friends and acquaintances from my UAM days are extremely successful. I went on to get a graduate degree from Fayetteville. My wife and brother-in-law went on to get a graduate degree from Little Rock. I have numerous fraternity brothers with graduate degrees up to Phd. Others have professional certifications like CPA and RN.

On the other hand, I could have a different perspective since I graduated from what was at the time the 5th worst high school in Arkansas. So anything was better than an English teach that could not speak proper English.
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Haha, well, I guess my perspective is different. I was raised in, what was considered by locals, a very small town...it was half the size of Little Rock. So, Monticello's 9000 population was a shock. We drove to Monroe, LA just to shop at Sams. We drove to Little Rock weekly for doctor appointments (our son was born in Little Rock because, at the time, locals in Monticello recommended against using the local hospital because it wasnt fully accredited?!).

Anyways, I will say I enjoyed the trees there because I grew up in a desert!
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