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August 6, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the […]

August 2, 2019 | Press Releases

UM Concert Choir chosen to perform at regional conference

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Melinda Doyle, has been chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Conference in Mobile from March 11-14, 2020. More than 100 performing choirs from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky submitted applications […]

July 26, 2019 | Press Releases

Olympic gold medalist visits UM

Cat Whitehill, a member of the gold-medal-winning 2004 U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team and veteran of two FIFA Women’s World Cups, encouraged a group of Olympic hopefuls to train hard to achieve their dreams during a July 19 visit to the University of Montevallo. Whitehill spoke to about 180 participants in the final session of […]

July 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo honored for on-campus and online offerings

The University of Montevallo has been named the top accredited higher education institution in the state for its mix of on-campus and online degree programs. EDsmart.org recently released its list of the “Best online and on-campus colleges in Alabama,” and UM topped the rankings with a perfect overall score of 100. The score was based […]

July 3, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of […]

June 29, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo student selected for Smithsonian internship

Montevallo student Katharine Murray selected for Smithsonian internship University of Montevallo student and Dothan, Alabama, native Katharine Murray is fulfilling one of her longtime goals this summer by interning at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., through August. One of just six students selected for the position, Murray’s Katzenberger Art History internship is with the […]

June 26, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

University of Montevallo names Armstrong provost

University of Montevallo names Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong provost Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Montevallo. This marks the latest advancement in Armstrong’s long history of service to UM, where she has been working in many capacities since she was hired by the […]

June 19, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo grad student named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow

Montevallo grad student Jason Perry named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow University of Montevallo College of Education & Human Development counseling graduate student Jason Perry has been selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, and will spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors impacting health while also developing lifelong […]

May 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program receives funds to expand student opportunities

At the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars end-of-year banquet on May 3, the Alabama Power Foundation and the Alabama Farmers Federation each donated $10,000 to the program. The money will be used to fund scholarships, environmental projects and experiential learning opportunities which are a core component of the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Alabama Power Foundation’s […]

May 21, 2019 | Press Releases

Partnership provides valuable learning experiences to students and local bank

For more than a year, the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business (SCOB) has partnered with Central State Bank (CSB) to provide marketing support. This partnership allowed the SCOB to broaden the practical educational opportunities for students, providing them access to real-world experiential learning opportunities. The collaboration began with Stephen Craft, dean of the […]

May 14, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement 2019

See the full Spring Commencement photo gallery. The threat of inclement weather nearly relocated the Spring Commencement ceremony, held May 4, from Flowerhill to the Student Activity Center. Facility and Event Scheduling staff worked diligently to prepare both locations for the event. With slight alterations to the ceremony, the University pressed on with the event […]

May 10, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Peevy

Alfred DeWayne Peevy ’96 From Falcons to Wildcats Your home: Lexington, Kentucky Your hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Tell us about your family: Allison (wife of 14 years), Kaitlyn (daughter, age 18), Braden (son, age 11) What is your profession? Deputy director of athletics at the University of Kentucky What made you choose this profession? Just a […]

May 8, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

From Montevallo
to Carnegie

Dr. Melinda Doyle offers students hands-on experience BY MADISON GRIGGS ’17 Dr. Melinda Doyle, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at UM, conducts the Concert Choir and University Chorus and teaches undergraduate choral conducting and choral methods. Through her position in the Department of Music, Doyle has enabled countless students to explore […]

May 7, 2019 | Student Spotlight

From Montevallo
to New York

Simone Maxwell applies her knowledge to internship in banking BY MADISON GRIGGS ’17 The best college education takes you far away from the bricks and follows you long after graduation day. Although just starting her career, senior Simone Maxwell has already taken UM with her across the states. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Maxwell found herself […]

May 6, 2019 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Falcon Digest transitioning to Vallo Voice 

In an effort to streamline email communication across campus, the Technology Advisory Council (TAC) has approved a change in email newsletter notifications to be piloted throughout the summer months and into the beginning of the fall semester.  The Falcon Digest daily email newsletter will cease to campus effective Friday, May 31.  Email news notifications will […]

May 2, 2019 | UM Happenings

Commencement announcement

The forecast for Saturday’s Commencement ceremony is uncertain.  In an effort to keep Commencement on Flowerhill Lawn, we are postponing making the final decision until Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. The University will notify you if the ceremony moves into the McChesney Student Activity Center via social media and email. What happens if it rains??? […]

May 1, 2019 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Vallo Voice

Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at montevallo.edu/vallovoice. Faculty/Staff Submission Student Submission  Faculty/Staff Edition Student Edition

April 30, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM hosts ACE Women’s Network conference

On Wednesday, April 17, the Alabama Chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network held its spring conference at the University of Montevallo.   Coordinated by UM senior Danielle Parks as part of her capstone project, the event provided networking opportunities, a forum for attendees to share best practices and experiences, discover innovative ways to exceed the current vision […]

April 19, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to freeze tuition and simplify student fees 

In an effort to assist students with the rising costs of higher education, the University of Montevallo plans to freeze 2019-2020 tuition at the undergraduate level.   In addition to freezing tuition, university administration will also be restructuring the student fees. “The fee simplification will make it easier for students to predict and understand their bills,” said […]

April 19, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Tiffany Wang

If you mention the name ‘Dr. Wang’ across campus, you will be greeted by many excited students who boast “that’s my advisor!” Dr. Tiffany Wang started teaching communication studies at the University of Montevallo in 2012. As an associate professor in the Department of Communication, she teaches a variety of courses in communication theory, training […]