The University of Arkansas at Monticello-College of Technology at Crossett recently named its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for 2022.

Born and raised in Hamburg, Julie Bays, who “cheered pretty much every year” of high school, decided she would pursue a communications degree when she attended college. 

“I really loved the studies involved in how people interact with each other,” Bays said. “It was also something I could do and keep pretty good grades.”