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September 24, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jered Poland

UM freshman Jered Poland, a biology major and swim team member from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had visited larger universities while choosing his higher education destination, but none could top the kind of personalized attention he found at Montevallo. “The personalized classes were a big draw for me. There’s more one-on-one with your professors instead of […]

September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts professional learning workshop on empathy, empowerment

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach hosted local educators and UM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 19 during a professional development workshop aimed at cultivating student empathy and empowering young voices. The workshop was held in UM’s Montevallo Room, and featured speakers Lisa McNair, a civil rights advocate whose sister, Denise, […]

September 18, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives STARS Bronze Rating for sustainability achievements

The University of Montevallo has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Montevallo’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website […]

September 17, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Javisia Looney

From the first time she visited campus as a prospective student, UM graduate student Javisia Looney knew the University was the right fit for her. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UM and then moving on to the Stephens College of Business MBA program, Looney has never lost the feeling of belonging. “When […]

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University earns high praise in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

 For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 9, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 President's List  

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 443 students named to the President’s List for the 2019 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.   College of Arts and Sciences Alyah […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 Dean's List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 320 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 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.   College of Arts and Sciences Destiney N Amos Boaz […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Morgan’s breakout performance highlights success of UM track and field program 

As student-athlete DaShaun Morgan stood on the podium at the NCAA Division II national track and field meet in Kingsville, Texas, on May 23, he knew his coaches were right. After Morgan arrived on campus as a freshman the previous year, his coaches told him to expect nothing but greatness from himself.  When Morgan met UM men’s track and […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Todd and Linda Strange make a lasting impact on UM 

Hon. Todd Strange ’66 vividly remembers the first date he and his wife of nearly 53 years, Linda Davis Strange ’67, took while they were both students at what was then Alabama College.   Todd’s fraternity, which was then known as the Sigma Club and was the precursor to UM’s current Alpha Tau Omega chapter, had organized a hayride, and […]

September 12, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Joseph Landers creates opera in celebration of Alabama Bicentennial

In 1936, on assignment for Fortune Magazine, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans spent eight weeks documenting the lives of impoverished tenant farmers living in Tuscaloosa and Hale counties.  Though the article was never printed, Agee’s descriptions of life as a sharecropper under the weight of the Great Depression and Evans’ striking photography were eventually […]

September 12, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM senior bringing art to all 

As Alabama celebrates its 200th birthday this year, one University of Montevallo student is working to make sure one of civilization’s oldest and most important institutions is accessible to everyone.   For art major Cheyanne Smith ’20, art is an essential component of what it means to be human.  “There is evidence in cave paintings that show we have been […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

Alumni Affairs, led by new director, fosters connection between grads and campus 

While working from her office on the first floor of Reynolds Hall to plan the details of a summer alumni social in Washington, D.C., new Alumni Affairs Director Tiffany Bunt’s journey at Montevallo had come full circle.  As a public relations student employee during her time as an undergrad at UM, her office was on the second […]

September 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM has many connections to state’s Bicentennial celebration 

For the past three years, the state of Alabama has been in celebration mode.   In 1817, Alabama became a United States territory, and then transitioned into the nation’s 22nd state two years later. In recognition of two centuries of statehood, Alabama’s Bicentennial Commission has been holding events, organizing programs and blanketing the state with opportunities […]

September 12, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Julie Neussl Harrison

Alumni Profile: Julie Neussl Harrison ’00, M.Ed. ’02, Ed.S. ’08, M.Ed. ’12  Your home: Clanton, AL  Tell us about your family: I am extremely blessed. My family consists of my husband, Chad, of 18 years, two precious daughters (Ellie, 6 and Everlie, 2) and my parents. What is your profession? I am an elementary art teacher first and foremost, but my career has also […]

September 11, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Morgan Leonard

Growing up in Chilton County, UM junior Morgan Leonard’s teachers at Isabella High School had a major impact on shaping her into the woman she is today. Now, as an elementary education with collaborative teacher certification major at the University, Leonard is looking forward to doing the same for the next generation of Chilton County […]

September 11, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the […]

September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts unique census photo op

More than 400 University of Montevallo students, faculty and staff and members of the Montevallo community gathered at the UM Track and Lacrosse Field on the morning of Sept. 9 to highlight the importance of the 2020 United States census count. During the event, which was a partnership between UM, Shelby County and the City […]

September 9, 2019 | Press Releases

UM breaks ground on new College of Business building

The University of Montevallo broke ground on a new 10,000-square-foot Michael E. Stephens College of Business building on Sept. 5, officially beginning a project to greatly enhance the college’s offerings. The new home for the College of Business will be a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It will feature a large student commons and event space […]

September 5, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Kendall Criswell

When senior political science major Kendall Criswell visited campus with her family for the first time, she immediately knew she belonged at Montevallo. And it didn’t take long after setting foot on campus to convince Criswell’s father, who initially wasn’t sure what to expect from the small-university atmosphere, Montevallo was the right fit for his […]