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December 14, 2021 | Press Releases

UM celebrates Class of 2021 graduates at Fall Commencement

The University of Montevallo celebrated the achievements of 175 graduates as they received their degrees during the University’s Fall Commencement on Dec. 10 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. During the evening ceremony, Dr. John W. Stewart III conferred 130 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 45 candidates for graduate degrees. Willie L. Phillips ’00, a […]

December 7, 2021 | Press Releases

James and Jennifer Newman establish Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The University of Montevallo is proud to announce the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship will be provided to a student pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student […]

December 7, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight - Dorian Bayles

Dorian Bayles, a senior majoring in psychology, recalls that she felt an immediate connection to the University of Montevallo as soon as she stepped onto the bricks during her campus tour. She said that connection has strengthened over time, allowing her to enjoy the sense of community and support at UM. Bayles is active in […]

December 6, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo programs partner to help Shelby Emergency Assistance

Two student programs at the University of Montevallo recently joined together to serve Shelby Emergency Assistance (SEA), a local agency that assists those in crisis situations throughout Shelby County. Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) and the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program partnered to host a food and toiletry drive benefitting SEA. Jason Perry, student diversity recruitment and retention coordinator at […]

December 2, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Mary Haynes Furman '18

Your home: Montgomery  Your hometown: Mandeville, Louisiana  Tell us about your family: I am the oldest of eight children. Both of my parents were raised in Tennessee before meeting at The University of Alabama. I was born in New Orleans, and after a few years in Tennessee we moved back to Mandeville where I was raised.  What is […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Inducts 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Department of Athletics hosted the 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 12 in Trustmark Arena in the McChesney Student Activity Center honoring former Falcons who made a lasting impact, whether from athletic accomplishment or meritorious service. The 11-member Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame committee was tasked with selecting some of the best individuals […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Renovations modernize Carmichael Library and Harman Hall

Over the last several months, a pair of renovation projects has helped modernize UM’s Carmichael Library, Harman Hall and Sims House allowing programs in the two facilities to better serve students, faculty and the community.  Carmichael Library transformed Throughout summer 2021, crews worked to transform several areas of the library into state-of-the-art spaces for instruction, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Profile: UM involvement preparing path to United Nations for Amamoo

By Emily Reed Senior Claudia Bonney Amamoo made it a goal to be actively involved during her time as a student at UM. Amamoo said when deciding where she would attend college, she chose the University of Montevallo because she believed she belonged. “I was vastly impressed by the welcoming staff and the serene environment,” […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Profile: Heatherly preserves the past

By Emily Reed Carey Heatherly has a penchant for uncovering things about the past, something he often does in his role as the UM archivist and special collections librarian. “I love being able to snoop through old documents and uncover interesting tidbits of information,” Heatherly said. “Reading old newspapers is one of my absolute favorite […]