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July 27, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Outdoor Scholars Program sees record fall enrollment

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo will see its highest-ever enrollment this fall, nearly doubling in size thanks to a large incoming class. In the fall, the program will welcome 40 new students, bringing its total enrollment to 83 students. The program includes students from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, […]

July 16, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo earns Military Support recognition

The University of Montevallo has earned the Military Support accolade from Colleges of Distinction for 2020-2021 for its extensive efforts to serve military-related students. As the number of veterans pursuing higher education increases, so too does the demand for their personal and academic support. Veterans can be some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and capable […]

July 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Todd elected as first African American president of UMNAA

Cynthia Todd ’88 was elected as the first African American president of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association, and she is focusing her efforts on engaging the University’s alumni and supporting its students. Todd, a Hoover resident, was installed as the UMNAA president during the association’s awards luncheon and annual business meeting in February. […]

June 29, 2020 | Press Releases

Falcon Forward: An Overview of Fall Opening

Dear Montevallo family, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus in the coming months. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take this opportunity to update you on our plans for the fall semester. The amount of dedication and resiliency shown by everyone at […]

June 24, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo fishing team continues legacy of success

The University of Montevallo bass fishing team has been named one of the top teams in the nation by Bass Pro Shops, continuing its run as one of the most successful collegiate teams over the past several years. UM placed second on the 2020 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year list following the conclusion […]

June 16, 2020 | Press Releases

UM names group of University representatives to study campus building names

Following consultation with Board of Trustees leadership, University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III has appointed 11 Montevallo leaders to a trustee-led exploratory, working group to review the names of buildings on the UM campus. Upon completion of their work, the group may recommend possible changes or offer suggestions to the University’s full […]

June 11, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces Aug. 7 commencement speaker

Alabama Rep. William S. “Bill” Poole of Tuscaloosa will deliver the keynote address at a commencement ceremony for the University of Montevallo’s spring graduates on Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. at Flowerhill on campus. The commencement ceremony was originally scheduled for early May, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the outdoor ceremony […]

June 7, 2020 | Press Releases

A message from the University of Montevallo

We are aware of discourse on social media expressing concerns over the names of some buildings on the University of Montevallo campus, such as the Wallace Speech and Hearing Center, Bibb Graves Hall and others. Similar discourse is occurring at other universities across the state, as many campuses in Alabama have buildings named for these […]

June 4, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Environmental Education program launches summer offerings

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education program is working to keep kids connected to nature this summer by offering simple and fun activities children can complete at home. Although social distancing guidelines will prevent the Environmental Education program from holding in-person camps this summer, the program has partnered with the UM Office of Partnerships and […]

June 3, 2020 | Press Releases

UM alumna named to list of Most Influential Black Executives

University of Montevallo alumna Tracey Morant Adams ’88 has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2020 list of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America for the impact she has had during her career with Renasant Bank. The list is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. “Savoy is proud […]

June 2, 2020 | Press Releases

An important message from President Stewart

Dear Montevallo Family, Today, I write to you with a heavy heart, discouraged beyond measure over the senseless death of George Floyd– the latest tragedy in a long-standing and unfortunate history of racial injustice in our country. The University of Montevallo has a lengthy and proud history of acceptance, inclusion and unity and we actively […]

May 26, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names 2020-2021 SGA cabinet

The University of Montevallo’s Student Government Association’s leadership team has been finalized for the 2020-2021 academic year. The new SGA executive cabinet was sworn in during virtual meetings in April, as the University was operating under a distance education model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Dillard, a junior from Birmingham majoring in business administration, […]

May 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM professor earns national environmental award 

Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montevallo, has been named among the top instructors in her field by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.   Each year, the association recognizes faculty, scholars and students in environmental studies and sciences who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service to the education community.  The Association for Environmental […]

May 20, 2020 | Press Releases

UM named to national Colleges of Distinction list for ninth-consecutive year

For the ninth 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 Distinction designation, UM also achieved program-specific recognition for the Stephens […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 Dean’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 347 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 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.  The following students were named to the Dean’s List this […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 President’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 586 students named to the President’s List for the 2020 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.    Alyah  Abrams  Pleasant Grove  AL  Nemanja  Acimovic  […]

May 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Spring graduates earn degrees from University of Montevallo

Three hundred and seventy five students graduated from the University of Montevallo in early May after overcoming unprecedented obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months.   Because of social distancing guidelines, the graduation ceremony originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until Aug. 7, when all spring graduates will be invited back to campus […]

May 12, 2020 | Press Releases

UM adding scholarships for new and returning students

The University of Montevallo Foundation board of directors approved an additional $1.25 million in scholarship funding during a May 8 meeting to help offset the financial burden the COVID-19 outbreak has caused for students. The additional needs-based scholarships will assist new and returning students who are facing financial hardships due to the outbreak. “Our board […]

May 7, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo offers robust computer program curriculum

The University of Montevallo is working to prepare students for cutting-edge, high-demand jobs in emerging technology fields through its growing computer-related fields of study. UM currently offers a major and minor in computer informatics and minor in cybersecurity through the Stephens College of Business as well as a computer science major and minor through the […]

April 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM donating surplus food items to Shelby Emergency Assistance 

When the University of Montevallo campus was forced to move to a distance education model because of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, UM dining services created a positive outcome from a difficult situation. With students and faculty off campus, Jason Quarles, director of dining services for Falcon Foods/Chartwells, found himself with a surplus of food […]