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May 23, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Zach Banks

Zach Banks knew he belonged at the University of Montevallo from his first full day on campus as a freshman. He and his father showed up early on Move-In Day prepared for the long haul of carrying his things all the way up to his room on the third floor of Fuller Hall. To their […]

May 21, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Carey Heatherly and Dr. Clark Hultquist

Watching the landscape of a college town shift over time is truly fascinating, from major changes like stately new buildings to something as small as a new tree. Though some things are different, those familiar with the University of Montevallo will still feel at home on the iconic campus and in its surrounding community, even […]

May 13, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Anna Katherine Eastman

Though Anna Katherine Eastman originally planned to study biology, an interest in math and medicine drew her to the path of chemistry at the University of Montevallo. The recent UM graduate is Boston-bound this summer, as she has been selected for an internship at Harvard Medical School working alongside one of UM’s distinguished alumni, Dr. […]

May 6, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Jenny Bell

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Jenny Bell, director of student life. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m from Ruston, Louisiana and now reside in Hoover, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and from what schools? A B.A. […]

March 26, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo opening doors to students affected by Birmingham-Southern College closure

The University of Montevallo is working to help students affected by the recently announced closure of Birmingham-Southern College and is offering them an opportunity to seamlessly transition to UM to complete their education. Multiple academic scholarship opportunities are available to eligible students who transfer to Montevallo. UM admissions counselors are standing by to ensure a […]

March 22, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Salaam Green

Salaam Green is a storyteller at heart. Writing poetry helped her through dark times in her life. She never expected it to become part of her career or something she could one day use to help others, but she will be doing exactly that as the city of Birmingham’s inaugural poet laureate.  “I am a […]

March 19, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Lizbeth Juarez 

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? My name is Lizbeth Juarez and I am the director of comprehensive campaign and special giving. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Mexico and currently reside in Hoover, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, […]

March 19, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Eun-Hee Park

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Eun-Hee Park, associate professor of music and head of the keyboard area. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am originally from South Korea, and I currently live in Alabaster. If you hold any degrees, what […]

March 13, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Kimberly Miller

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Kimberly Miller, director of the Student Aid Office. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? My brother and I were both born in Jacksonville, Florida, while my father was stationed there during his time in the U.S. Navy, […]

March 6, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Sofiia Vaida 

The challenges of attending college in a country at war are all too familiar to Sofiia Vaida, an exchange student from Ukraine attending the University of Montevallo this semester. Between threats of missile strikes each day and constantly interrupted classes, getting a high-quality education has proven difficult ever since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 | 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 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 […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Award Winners Recognized on Founders' Day

The UM National Alumni Association held its annual awards reception and dinner on Oct. 12 to honor the outstanding service of a staff member, faculty member and alum, closing the celebration of the University’s founding. Outstanding Staff Service Award Kira Thomas ’12, director of University Marketing & Communications, received the Outstanding Staff Service Award, which recognizes a […]