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August 3, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

UM’s Model United Nations Team Returned to In-Person Competition and Picked Up Multiple Awards

After competing online in 2020 due to the pandemic, the University of Montevallo’s Model United Nations team triumphantly returned to in-person competition and won a conference-wide Outstanding Position Paper and a Best Delegate award for the INTERPOL committee at the 2021 Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta at the end of November. Dr. […]

July 18, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Named Among Best Nutrition and Wellness Programs in the Nation

Intelligent magazine ranked the University of Montevallo’s Nutrition and Wellness Program as the fourth best nutrition degree program in the nation and the best nutrition program in the South in its Best Nutrition Degree Programs of 2022 rankings. Intelligent magazine,  which is centered around a lifelong commitment to continuous improvement, assessed 190 universities and colleges […]

July 15, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo Students Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Montevallo Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Turner took 20 UM students to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee   in March as part of his National Parks and Public Lands class. The class is an elective that’s a mix between political science, environmental studies and an honors course. It’s taught every other year and involves […]

July 12, 2022 | Press Releases

High school and transfer students invited to University of Montevallo Preview Day

The University of Montevallo is inviting all prospective high school and transfer students to find out what #YouBelongAtMontevallo really means by attending its annual Summer Preview Day on July 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The in-person open house provides welcoming information sessions that invite high school and college students to experience what it’s […]

July 6, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Hires Head Coach for New Collegiate Cycling Team

The University of Montevallo has hired Jennifer Nichols as the first head coach of the University’s collegiate cycling team. Nichols previously served as the team director and coach of the Helena High School Mountain Bike Team from September 2019 to July 2022. She is USA Cycling Safe Sport trained, has a coaching certification from the […]

June 22, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Stephens College of Business Computer Informatics Program Changes its Name to Data Analytics

The University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business has changed the name of its Computer Informatics Program to the Data Analytics Program. Dr. Amiee Mellon, interim dean of the Stephens College of Business, said the change was made to more accurately reflect the program’s curriculum. Dr. Milad Jasemi, assistant professor of data analytics, and Dr. […]

June 17, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Receives Another Military Friendly Designation: Military Spouse Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated as a 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly School for creating sustainable and meaningful education paths for military spouses. This honor comes just three months after UM was named a Military Friendly School for both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 cycles – a designation UM has received numerous times in previous […]

June 9, 2022 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named College of Distinction for 11th Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo has been named to the elite 2022-2023 Colleges of Distinction list for the 11th year in a row. UM was recognized as a 2022-2023 Alabama College of Distinction and 2022-2023 Public University College of Distinction. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of Distinction designation, UM received program-specific recognition for […]

June 2, 2022 | Press Releases

New UM Scholarship Seeks to Improve Teacher Shortage in Rural Alabama Schools

Throughout Alabama, rural school systems are experiencing teacher shortages that the University of Montevallo is stepping up to try and fill. UM’s College of Education and Human Development has committed to increasing the number of highly qualified teachers to serve in targeted rural public schools by offering the new Rural Recruitment Scholarship to support and […]

June 1, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jamiya Williams

When Jamiya Williams moved from Adamsville, Alabama, to the University of Montevallo to earn a degree in psychology, she was shy and reserved. But in the four years she spent at UM, everything for Williams – also known as Ms. Montevallo – changed. “Before I came to college, I was really quiet and shy and […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

College Night 2022 Returns with Renewed Vigor

After a virtual and relatively subdued College Night 2021 due to the pandemic, College Night 2022 returned with unbridled energy, passion, sharp execution of performances and fierce competition. Concluding the festivities of “Homecoming 2022: Back on the Bricks: Where We Belong!,” the Saturday performance of College Night stretched for nearly five hours in a packed […]

June 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons on Fire: Trailblazing Alumni Who Are Making a Big Impact

For a small university tucked away in a tiny town, Montevallo produces many purple and gold-clad giants. In this issue of Montevallo Today, we pay tribute to Falcons from the past quarter century who have been trailblazers in their respective fields. Nichole M. Harris ’13  Hueytown, Alabama, native Nichole M. Harris graduated from UM in […]

June 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Willie Phillips '00

Your home: Washington, D.C. Your hometown: Fairhope, Alabama Tell us about your family. I’ve been married to my wife, Gabrielle, for 14 years. We have two small children — Peyton and Tripp. What is your profession? Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). I am also an attorney. What made you choose this profession? After […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Alumni Profile: James and Jennifer Newman

The University proudly announced in December 2021, the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student who is the first […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Six Falcons Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The Athletic Department inducted six Falcons as a part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 on Jan. 28. The class includes two former UM standouts and four meritorious service selections with distinguished athletics and professional careers. The 2022 inductees were Daniel Tankersley ’07 (baseball), Gary O’Neill ’14 (men’s soccer), Jim Dunaway ’88 (broadcaster), Matt Orton […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

New Clinical Research Lab in Speech and Language Center Serves Campus and Community

The Department of Communication Science and Disorders Speech and Language Center opened a new full-service clinical research lab in 2021 to provide free specialized services for people with voice and swallowing conditions. The Swallowing and Voice Imaging (SAVI) Lab is a specialty clinic created to support ongoing research in dysphagia and voice disorders, and provides […]

June 1, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Faculty Spotlight: DeAnna Smith

Accountants often graduate college with a standard career path in mind. Many set their sights on working for a Big Four firm or working their way up to CFO or vice president at a company. For University of Montevallo accounting instructor DeAnna Smith, however, her path always seemed different. Smith graduated at the top of […]

June 1, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Hannah Waki

As a California native, senior Hannah Waki moved thousands of miles to find the University she will forever consider home. “I truly cannot put into words the amount of gratitude I have for the University and the people who I have met in my time here,” Waki said. “The memories, opportunities and relationships I have […]