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March 1, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Two UM Alums Named to BBJ Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2024

Two University of Montevallo alums were recently named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2024 list. Megan Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UM in 2006. Randolph is a tax partner at Warren Averett and serves as the firm’s division leader over tax operations. Nathan Pocus earned a […]

February 28, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Jasyn Fowler and Ben Kaiser

Celebrations steeped in purple, gold and green are nothing new for members of the University of Montevallo community. Two UM alumni, Jasyn Fowler and Ben Kaiser, have made an artistic splash in Mobile’s Mardi Gras festivities. Fowler creates intricate gowns, trains and costumes for krewe balls and parties, and Kaiser owns a company that designs […]

February 26, 2024 | Press Releases

Hallie Farmer Lecture Series Welcoming John Archibald March 6

Two-time Pulitzer winner, columnist, podcaster and author John Archibald will deliver the 2024 Hallie Farmer Lecture in LeBaron Recital Hall at Davis Hall on the University of Montevallo campus Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Archibald has been a journalist in the South for more than 35 […]

February 21, 2024 | Press Releases

Gold Side Takes the Win in 2024 College Night and Homecoming Weekend 

“At this school, we are pure as gold,” proclaimed Student Government Association President Colton Rodano as Gold Side students, alumni, friends and family filling Palmer Auditorium on Feb. 17 broke out into screams, cheers and even tears. This winning catchphrase revealed that the 2024 College Night and Homecoming weekend had ended in a Gold Victory.  […]

February 20, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Tuition Rates Frozen for Seventh Year in a Row

As a leader in quality-for-cost among higher education institutions in the state of Alabama, the University of Montevallo will once again freeze tuition at the same rate it has been for the past seven years following a vote by the UM Board of Trustees on Feb. 16. When combining the costs of tuition and institutional […]

February 20, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Paul D. Mahaffey

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Paul D. Mahaffey, Chair of the Department of English and World Languages Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Thorsby, Alabama and currently reside in Calera, Alabama If you hold any degrees, what are they […]

February 19, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Cuts Ribbon on New Nursing Program Facilities in Myrick Hall

The University of Montevallo hosted a ribbon cutting for its new nursing facilities in Myrick Hall on Feb. 16, during the school’s Homecoming weekend events. Guests gathered around the front steps of the health sciences building, which has recently undergone renovations to house the proposed nursing program. The ribbon cutting also served as an introduction […]

February 9, 2024 | Press Releases

Montevallo Alum Named Chair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

University of Montevallo alum Willie Phillips Jr. ’00 has been named chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Joe Biden, as announced by the White House on Feb. 9. He has served as acting chairman of FERC since Jan. 3, 2023, becoming the first Black person to lead the commission. Phillips was previously […]

February 7, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Tiffany R. Bunt

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo?  Tiffany R. Bunt, director of alumni affairs.  Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in?  I was born in Dallas, Texas, but moved to the Birmingham area as a child. I currently live in Montevallo.  If you hold any […]

February 7, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Online Graduate Education Rankings

The University of Montevallo’s online graduate education programs in the College of Education and Human Development have moved up from 97th to 73rd in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Graduate Programs national rankings. UM is once again ranked among the top 75 programs nationwide and is in the top four in Alabama.  […]

January 30, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Anna Brasfield and Abi Dewilde

Anna Brasfield started the school year off flying solo as Gold Side leader. Luckily, the person who was ready to step up to the plate and stand by her side happened to be her best friend, Abi Dewilde. Now, Gold Side is looking to make a strong comeback, and the duo is pumped to lead […]

January 24, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Josh Giles and Abby Sledd

Coming off last year’s win, this year’s Purple Side leaders, Josh Giles and Abby Sledd, are eager to secure another Purple Victory. Their journey as leaders has been a major learning experience so far, and in times of stress the duo has received lots of encouragement from each other and Purple Side, where they’ve both […]

January 11, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Honors 335 Students on 2023 Fall Semester Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 335 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2023 fall 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. The following students in each UM college […]

January 11, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Recognizes 542 Students on 2023 Fall Semester President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 542 students named to the President’s List for the 2023 fall 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. The following students were named to the […]

January 10, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Welcomes Dr. Lynne Richardson as Interim Dean of Stephens College of Business

The University of Montevallo has appointed Dr. Lynne Richardson ’80 as interim dean of the Michael E. Stephens College of Business for the next two years. Richardson will lead the college through its AACSB accreditation process and assist with the search for a new dean who will lead the college beginning January 2026. “I’m excited […]

December 14, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Kaley Martin and DeAndra Hodge

Whether it’s in the classroom or on stage at College Night, students at the University of Montevallo have a chance to collaborate creatively in many ways — but that doesn’t stop after graduation. Two UM alumni, Kaley Martin and DeAndra Hodge, have teamed up to produce the creative assets for an interactive story-style game to […]

December 11, 2023 | Press Releases

UM's Fall Commencement Ceremony Honors Class of 2023

The University of Montevallo celebrated the academic achievements of 156 graduates as they received their degrees during the Fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 8 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. “You graduate today from a very special university — one that has placed an indelible mark on you during your years here as a student […]

December 11, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Ji Ji Davis

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Ji Ji Davis, associate professor of elementary education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology and program coordinator for elementary, elementary/collaborative and deaf and hard of hearing education in the College of Education and Human Development. Where are you from and […]

December 8, 2023 | Press Releases

Dr. Donna Ploessl Named Dean of College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Donna Ploessl, associate professor of special education at the University of Montevallo, has been promoted to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). She has served as the interim dean of the college since June 2022 and has demonstrated a strong commitment to preparing highly skilled and knowledgeable students for careers […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Graduate Opportunities Continue to Grow for UM Alumni

The University offers graduate programs and certificates for anyone seeking to further their education, whether they just completed an undergraduate degree on the bricks or are coming back to school after years of career work. You still belong at Montevallo. UM offers graduate programs in business, counseling, education, English, exercise science, instructional technology and speech […]