October 3, 2023 | Alumni Profile

Questions and Answers with Corey Duke '13

Your home: Boston, Massachusetts Your hometown: Tecumseh, Oklahoma is where I usually say. I grew up in small towns, and I moved a lot. I moved to Fairhope, Alabama, and graduated from Fairhope High School. Tell us about your family. I have a small family — I have my mom, my younger brother and a […]

April 14, 2023 | Alumni Profile

Featured Falcons: Lindsay Shippey

Lindsay Shippey said there was always someone to hang out with when she attended the University of Montevallo. She even met her husband, Ian, at the University. That’s why the 2013 UM graduate loves it when she bumps into other graduates, whether that person attended the University during her time or not. It’s an “instant […]

March 3, 2023 | Alumni Profile

Featured Falcons: Julia Maloney

Originally from Jacksonville, Alabama, University of Montevallo alum Julia Maloney now resides in Arlington, Virginia, and works as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division. Maloney graduated from UM in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in pre-law. In the summer of 2012, she participated in […]

November 17, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Christina Powell

Christina Powell’s days at the University of Montevallo left her with something else besides a degree from the College of Education and Human Development. They filled her with confidence – the confidence she needed to tackle life, to get up each day and not only try, but thrive. “Montevallo gave me the independence and confidence to […]

October 18, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Eric SanInocencio

Eric SanInocencio was a baseball player. And that’s what he wanted to continue to be. But after high school, he didn’t know where to go to continue his career. In his senior year, his dad told him his choices were the U.S. Army or college. He felt like college was his best option. “I had […]

June 1, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Faculty Spotlight: DeAnna Smith

Accountants often graduate college with a standard career path in mind. Many set their sights on working for a Big Four firm or working their way up to CFO or vice president at a company. For University of Montevallo accounting instructor DeAnna Smith, however, her path always seemed different. Smith graduated at the top of […]

April 15, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Cortez Bennett

Banking Commercial Credit Portfolio Manager Cortez Bennett remembers his days on the bricks with much fondness.  Born into a military family, Bennett spent his years growing up all over. But when he arrived at the University of Montevallo, he found a place to call home.  “I love Montevallo,” he said. “My time there was filled […]

March 9, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Clark Maxwell

Fleetio Public Relations and Communications Manager Clark Maxwell remembers his days on the brick streets of the University of Montevallo as nothing short of magical. “I’ve come across alumni all over the country and I have yet to meet one that didn’t smile when they talked about their time in college,” Maxwell said. “Montevallo is […]

September 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

UM alum earns White House FERC nomination 

President Joe Biden will nominate University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips Jr. ’00 as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced on Sept. 9. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 years of legal expertise as a utility regulator, in private practice and as in-house counsel. He has an extensive background in the […]

September 8, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Donor profile – Greg Key ’82 

As a high school student in Florida, Greg Key ’82 had never heard of the University of Montevallo until a chance connection between his high school principal and the UM baseball program led him to the beautiful brick-lined Montevallo campus.   When then-UM head baseball coach Bob Riesener offered Key a tryout for the UM baseball […]

June 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Performing through the pandemic

The performing arts industry was one of the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for in-person performances ground to a halt beginning in March 2020. However, many of UM’s theatre alumni have shown incredible resilience as they have found success and adapted to a new normal.   Rebecca Aparicio ’07 Major: Musical theatre […]

August 14, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Cynthia Todd

Your name:  Cynthia Kay Todd Your home:  Hoover, Alabama Your hometown: Calera, Alabama Education: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in business management at UM in 1988 Master of Arts Degree in Public and Private Management Degree at Birmingham-Southern College in 2007   Educational achievements at UM:  I served in leadership roles during college — most notably president of Alpha […]

February 21, 2020 | Alumni Profile

UM alumna becomes first female African American presiding judge in Alabama 

University of Montevallo alumna Elisabeth French ’93 has become the first female African American presiding judge in the state of Alabama after she was recently selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system. She will replace Judge Joseph Boohaker who is retiring at the end of February.   The presiding judge is selected by the […]

February 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni profile: Emily Bowen '19

While talking with other members in her cohort in George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, University of Montevallo alumna Emily Bowen discovered her liberal arts background gave her an uncommon advantage. The well-rounded and balanced nature of the education she received at Montevallo provided a perfect foundation for the myriad topics covered […]

February 10, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Dr. Kristin Henson

Dr. Kristin Henson ’88 has built a successful career in the veterinary and pharmaceutical fields over the past few decades, and she attributes her education at the University of Montevallo for laying the foundation for all of it. Henson is a director at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a […]

January 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Jim Dunaway ’88 

Your home: Oak Mountain area of Shelby County   Your hometown: Born in Alabaster, Alabama  Education: B.A. in mass communication with an emphasis on public relations.  Tell us about your family: I’ve been married now for 21 years to Margaret Hahn (Dunaway) Class of 1995. We have two children, my oldest daughter, Harper Dunaway, is a freshman at Montevallo this semester. My son Carter […]

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 […]

May 10, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with DeWayne Peevy

Alfred DeWayne Peevy ’96 From Falcons to Wildcats Your home: Lexington, Kentucky Your hometown: Birmingham, Alabama Tell us about your family: Allison (wife of 14 years), Kaitlyn (daughter, age 18), Braden (son, age 11) What is your profession? Deputy director of athletics at the University of Kentucky What made you choose this profession? Just a […]

January 10, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Cameron Watson

Your home: Los Angeles, California Your hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee Tell us about your family: Most of my family is back in the south. After spending several years in New York City after college, I headed west to Los Angeles. I live in the Hollywood Hills with my partner, Steve Cubine, who is a producer and […]