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September 17, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named top public school in state for English, history 

The University of Montevallo is the top overall college in the state for English majors, and is the top public university in Alabama for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges rankings.   The ranking compared the top English programs in Alabama, and UM ranked at the top of the list of […]

September 17, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Armando Flores

Coming to the University of Montevallo as a transfer student a couple of years ago, senior Armando Flores wasted no time in getting involved with his new college home. His eagerness to join several of UM’s student organizations not only helped him to surround himself with new friends, it also helped to prepare him for […]

September 13, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

U.S. News & World Report names UM among top schools in the South 

For the 13th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and again has earned a plethora of other accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 13, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

UM alum earns White House FERC nomination 

President Joe Biden will nominate University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips Jr. ’00 as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced on Sept. 9. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 years of legal expertise as a utility regulator, in private practice and as in-house counsel. He has an extensive background in the […]

September 8, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Donor profile – Greg Key ’82 

As a high school student in Florida, Greg Key ’82 had never heard of the University of Montevallo until a chance connection between his high school principal and the UM baseball program led him to the beautiful brick-lined Montevallo campus.   When then-UM head baseball coach Bob Riesener offered Key a tryout for the UM baseball […]

August 25, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment continues to grow 

The University of Montevallo continued to see enrollment growth this fall, posting its highest overall enrollment in several years.   The University began the fall semester on Aug. 23 with a total enrollment of about 2,700, which is up about 4 percent since the fall 2019 semester. UM welcomed 527 freshmen this semester, which is its […]

August 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Grace Hancock

For more than a year, University of Montevallo senior Grace Hancock’s job as a student employee in UM’s Carmichael Library has been helping her to hone skills she plans to use throughout her professional career. After she earns her degree in communication studies in December 2022, Hancock plans to pursue a Master of Library and […]

August 24, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Hultquist named Advanced Placement Chief Reader

Dr. Clark Hultquist, professor of history and chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Montevallo, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as the Advanced Placement European History Chief Faculty Consultant (also known as the Chief Reader). In this position, Hultquist will be responsible for overseeing the scoring […]

August 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM College of Business panel highlights diversity, equity and inclusion 

The University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business hosted a virtual panel of distinguished alums on July 15 to discuss the important roles diversity, equity and inclusion play in the college’s mission.   Panelists included UM Student Diversity Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Jason Perry, Sociallyin Executive Administrator Claire Quirk, University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business Academic Advisor Jasmine […]

August 16, 2021 | Press Releases

Broadcast studio named in Jordan’s memory

The ​University of Montevallo is proud to announce the naming of the Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio in Strong Hall, thanks to an anonymous gift in memory of Jordan. A plaque has been placed outside the studio space that reads, “The Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio is named in memory of Mr. Andy Jordan ’00 ‘Looking good, Gold Side!’” The Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio will serve to honor the memory of a […]

August 13, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives donation to benefit minority scholarships

The University of Montevallo Foundation has received a $50,000 gift to create the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Gerry Rivero Scholarship for UM’s Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) program. As a result of the donation, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 25 deserving students in the M.A.D.E. program during the next two academic years, […]

August 13, 2021 | Press Releases

Truss named dean of UM College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Ruth Truss will serve as the dean of the University of Montevallo’s College of Arts & Sciences beginning on Aug. 16 after serving in an interim capacity for the past few years. Truss joined the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at UM in 1993 as an adjunct instructor and joined the faculty full-time […]

August 6, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Dakota DuBose  

As a Montevallo native, senior Dakota DuBose has a unique perspective on life as a UM student, and knows firsthand the importance of being involved in the community.   DuBose, who is majoring in education of the deaf and hard of hearing and is set to graduate in December, has made it a priority to volunteer on campus […]

July 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Gov. Kay Ivey honors UM fishing team for championship season

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey honored the University of Montevallo’s 2020-2021 bass fishing team during a ceremony at Beeswax Creek Park in Columbiana on July 27 for being crowned the top collegiate fishing team in the nation. The UM bass fishing team topped more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season […]

July 22, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Manuel Munoz 

During his time at the University of Montevallo, rising sophomore exercise and nutrition science major Manuel Munoz hasn’t just found a college home – he’s found a family.  From the first moment he arrived on campus, Munoz knew it was where he belonged.   “When I first stepped on the bricks to do a campus tour, I knew that […]

July 8, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics named one of top in nation

The University of Montevallo’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics is one of the top nutrition bachelor’s degree programs in the country, according to a nationwide ranking compiled by Heathdegrees.com. UM ranked No. 7 on the website’s list of the 25 Best Nutrition Bachelor’s Degrees in the nation, and was the only university in Alabama to make […]

July 1, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named College of Distinction for 10th-consecutive year

For the 10th-consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only three public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of Distinction designation, UM also achieved program-specific recognition for the Stephens College […]

June 22, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Benedikt Schlederer 

When University of Montevallo international graduate student Benedikt Schlederer came to the University as an undergraduate freshman several years ago, he said he could not have asked for a more welcoming atmosphere.   Schlederer, who is from Austria and was a member of the UM men’s tennis team, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from UM’s Stephens College […]

June 17, 2021 | Press Releases

UM student project adds music wall at Child Study Center

Children at the University of Montevallo’s Child Study Center will be able to make their own music on the center’s playground when they return from summer, thanks to an innovative project completed by UM alumna Katharine Murray ’20 and her faculty mentor Tanner Young. Murray, a member of the University’s TRIO McNair Scholars program who […]

June 15, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo MBA program adds flexible online class options

In an effort to meet the needs of its students and their busy schedules, the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business is adding a new course option providing MBA students greater flexibility in pursuing their degree. The Stephens College of Business’ MBA program will continue with its successful in-person class offering that allows students […]