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October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrates 123rd Founders’ Day

The University celebrated 123 years of making a difference in students’ lives during its annual Founders’ Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration was “A great institution is born of its time” and focused on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama […]

October 9, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Annika Bastian 

Senior English major Annika Bastian, a native of Pell City, quickly canceled any plans she had of touring other college campuses after she got a taste of life at Montevallo during her junior year in high school.  Bastian’s cousin was a student living in the UM residence halls at the time, and invited her to […]

October 7, 2019 | Press Releases

UM continuing Ghost Walk tradition on Oct. 26

The University of Montevallo will continue its October Ghost Walk tradition by holding multiple events on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes. Ghost Walk tours will […]

October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrating 123rd Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo will celebrate its 123rd Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration will be “A great institution is born of its time” and will focus on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama College, 1896-1969″ written by former UM professor […]

October 2, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Ben Ndalima

Senior business management major Ben Ndalima is a prime example of the benefits of a liberal-arts-focused higher education. While working to earn his business degree, Ndalima is also completing a minor in music and plans to use both to benefit his home country of Tanzania. Upon graduation, Ndalima plans to return to Tanzania to help […]

October 1, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM intern and volunteer fair connects students with agencies

Dozens of University of Montevallo students found ways to give back to the community and get connected with area agencies during a Sept. 25 internship and volunteer fair in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. The fair featured booths for 17 agencies from throughout central Alabama, and gave students a chance to learn more about getting involved […]

September 24, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jered Poland

UM freshman Jered Poland, a biology major and swim team member from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had visited larger universities while choosing his higher education destination, but none could top the kind of personalized attention he found at Montevallo. “The personalized classes were a big draw for me. There’s more one-on-one with your professors instead of […]

September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts professional learning workshop on empathy, empowerment

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach hosted local educators and UM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 19 during a professional development workshop aimed at cultivating student empathy and empowering young voices. The workshop was held in UM’s Montevallo Room, and featured speakers Lisa McNair, a civil rights advocate whose sister, Denise, […]

September 18, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives STARS Bronze Rating for sustainability achievements

The University of Montevallo has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Montevallo’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website […]

September 17, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Javisia Looney

From the first time she visited campus as a prospective student, UM graduate student Javisia Looney knew the University was the right fit for her. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UM and then moving on to the Stephens College of Business MBA program, Looney has never lost the feeling of belonging. “When […]

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University earns high praise in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

 For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 9, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 President's List  

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 443 students named to the President’s List for the 2019 spring semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.   College of Arts and Sciences Alyah […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 Dean's List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 320 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.   College of Arts and Sciences Destiney N Amos Boaz […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Morgan’s breakout performance highlights success of UM track and field program 

As student-athlete DaShaun Morgan stood on the podium at the NCAA Division II national track and field meet in Kingsville, Texas, on May 23, he knew his coaches were right. After Morgan arrived on campus as a freshman the previous year, his coaches told him to expect nothing but greatness from himself.  When Morgan met UM men’s track and […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Todd and Linda Strange make a lasting impact on UM 

Hon. Todd Strange ’66 vividly remembers the first date he and his wife of nearly 53 years, Linda Davis Strange ’67, took while they were both students at what was then Alabama College.   Todd’s fraternity, which was then known as the Sigma Club and was the precursor to UM’s current Alpha Tau Omega chapter, had organized a hayride, and […]

September 12, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Joseph Landers creates opera in celebration of Alabama Bicentennial

In 1936, on assignment for Fortune Magazine, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans spent eight weeks documenting the lives of impoverished tenant farmers living in Tuscaloosa and Hale counties.  Though the article was never printed, Agee’s descriptions of life as a sharecropper under the weight of the Great Depression and Evans’ striking photography were eventually […]

September 12, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM senior bringing art to all 

As Alabama celebrates its 200th birthday this year, one University of Montevallo student is working to make sure one of civilization’s oldest and most important institutions is accessible to everyone.   For art major Cheyanne Smith ’20, art is an essential component of what it means to be human.  “There is evidence in cave paintings that show we have been […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Alumni Affairs, led by new director, fosters connection between grads and campus 

While working from her office on the first floor of Reynolds Hall to plan the details of a summer alumni social in Washington, D.C., new Alumni Affairs Director Tiffany Bunt’s journey at Montevallo had come full circle.  As a public relations student employee during her time as an undergrad at UM, her office was on the second […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM has many connections to state’s Bicentennial celebration 

For the past three years, the state of Alabama has been in celebration mode.   In 1817, Alabama became a United States territory, and then transitioned into the nation’s 22nd state two years later. In recognition of two centuries of statehood, Alabama’s Bicentennial Commission has been holding events, organizing programs and blanketing the state with opportunities […]

September 12, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Julie Neussl Harrison

Alumni Profile: Julie Neussl Harrison ’00, M.Ed. ’02, Ed.S. ’08, M.Ed. ’12  Your home: Clanton, AL  Tell us about your family: I am extremely blessed. My family consists of my husband, Chad, of 18 years, two precious daughters (Ellie, 6 and Everlie, 2) and my parents. What is your profession? I am an elementary art teacher first and foremost, but my career has also […]