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May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

May 22, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Spanish Fort student selected as editor of The Tower

Laura DeRocher, a University of Montevallo student from Spanish Fort, was recently selected as editor of The Tower. The Tower is the student literary and arts magazine at UM. It welcomes creative works of all types from students across campus. It has been the campus arts magazine since 1932.  DeRocher is an English major and an upcoming senior at the University. In […]

May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Enterprise student selected as editor for The Alabamian

Jamie Haas, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, was recently selected as editor of the campus newspaper, The Alabamian. The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper since 1924, publishes campus news, features and entertainment news. It also provides a forum for the views of members of the University community. The newspaper gives aspiring journalists, copy editors, […]

May 21, 2018 | Press Releases

University announces new chief of police/director of public safety

The University of Montevallo has announced the appointment of Tim Alexander as chief of police and director of public safety. Alexander brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to the UMPD. For the past 12 years, Alexander has worked for the City of Montevallo Police Department, where he currently serves as captain. He […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

University names Bentley dean of education

Dr. Courtney Bentley has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Montevallo. She returns to UM from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has served as associate dean of programs for the School of Education. She will begin her duties at Montevallo June 1. Bentley holds an Ed.D. […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

Future UM student wins Congressional Art Competition

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer announced Grace Varner, a recent Hoover High School graduate and an incoming UM freshman, as the first-place winner of this year’s Alabama 6th Congressional District Art Competition.   Each year, this nation-wide contest features student artwork from more than 200 Congressional offices. The winning artwork from each district is later displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year.  A total of 64 students from 17 high schools […]

May 16, 2018 | Press Releases

UM ranked 6th best college in Alabama by College Consensus

According to a recent ranking by College Consensus, the University of Montevallo is the 5th best college in the state of Alabama.  To achieve the most accurate results, College Consensus averaged data from respected college ranking publishers (U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub) and student-written reviews (Niche.com, Cappex.com).  UM has a combined College Consensus score of 63.8, with a publisher consensus […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Spring Commencement 2018

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement “I’d like to thank the Academy, my director and castmates … oh, that’s the wrong speech. I keep wanting to give that one,” began character actor, Michael O’Neill during his commencement address at Flowerhill on May 5. He immediately added that he was extremely honored to serve as speaker […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Dr. Milly Slater Barranger receives honorary doctorate 

During the Spring Commencement ceremony held May 5 on Flowerhill, the University of Montevallo presented alumna Dr. Milly Slater Barranger ’58 with an honorary doctorate degree for her achievements. Barranger, an author, educator and producer in New York City, writes books about women and the modern American theater.  A Birmingham native, Barranger studied at the University of […]

May 9, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Kelly Curry

Where do you call home? Birmingham  What degree(s) did you earn from UM? Bachelor of Science: Psychology / Bachelor of Science: Social Work (2008)   Tell us about your family: I am married to UM alumnus Lance Curry ’07 and we have one daughter, Ella who is almost 3 years old.  What did you BECOME with your degree? A helper Tell us about your profession: I […]

May 9, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Meet the UMNAA President

Q&A with Toni Leo Tell us about your UM path. My Montevallo journey began with a freshman scholarship and the knowledge that UM was a top teacher prep school in the state. I knew this through my coach and physical education teacher Gloria Birmingham, who told me all about the school and thought I would […]

May 9, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Donor Profile: Dr. Jeanetta Corbett Keller '75

By Jamie Haas ’19 There are few individuals with as many ties to Montevallo as Dr. Jeanetta Corbett Keller ’75. From growing up in the city to later attending, working, donating and serving as a trustee to the University, the journeys of Keller and the University itself are closely intertwined. A Montevallo native, Keller has […]

May 8, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Mary Light

When Mary Light interned with U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, one of her favorite aspects of the job was her morning routine. She would get up at 5 a.m., walk down to the D.C. metro, grab a quick breakfast and coffee and head into the city. It was a lifestyle she wasn’t familiar with at home in Enterprise, Alabama, but she grew to love the constant  hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital.  “Knowing that you’re […]

May 2, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

UM students inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

Over 80 students were initiated into the University of Montevallo’s chapter of national honors organization Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD).  ALD is a national honor society with a mission to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year attending institutions of higher education.   “Being inducted into ALD is just the first accomplishment for this group of students,” said Randi Tubbs, Montevallo’s ALD chapter adviser. “They will go on […]

May 1, 2018 | Press Releases

UM seniors receive recognition from Alpha Lambda Delta

During the month of April, over 40 students at the University of Montevallo were awarded the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (ALD) senior certificate.    Eligibility for membership in ALD is based on students having a grade point average of 3.5 or better during their first semester of college while enrolled full-time.  “Being inducted into ALD is […]