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June 4, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Environmental Education program launches summer offerings

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education program is working to keep kids connected to nature this summer by offering simple and fun activities children can complete at home. Although social distancing guidelines will prevent the Environmental Education program from holding in-person camps this summer, the program has partnered with the UM Office of Partnerships and […]

February 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Ricardo Conte receives UM Young Achiever's Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Ricardo Conte received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Conte, an […]

February 26, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Coronavirus precautions

The University is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, and we are taking proactive steps in an effort to keep our campus safe. The University is restricting official University travel to highly impacted areas. The University strongly advises individuals or groups planning travel to take all necessary precautions as directed by the U.S. Department of […]

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 […]

January 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo M.A.D.E. Receives Donation from Alabama Power Foundation

On Friday, Jan. 24, the University of Montevallo accepted a donation from the Alabama Power Foundation for the Montevallo M.A.D.E. program. The M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) peer mentoring program serves first-year, minority students enrolled at UM. It is designed to assist participants in adjusting to the academic, social, personal and professional challenges experienced […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Vallo Voice 2019

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for students. Issues for 2019 are available below. December 9, 2019 December 2, 2019 November 25, 2019 November 18, 2019 November 11, 2019 November 4, 2019 October 28, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 7, 2019 September 30, 2019 September 23, 2019 September 16, 2019 September […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty/Staff Vallo Voice 2019

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2019 are available below. (View 2018 issues) December 9, 2019 December 2, 2019 November 25, 2019 November 18, 2019 November 11, 2019 November 4, 2019 October 28, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 7, 2019 September 30, 2019 September 23, […]

December 5, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Trustmark National Bank Donates to Scholarship

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the University of Montevallo accepted a $20,000 donation for the Trustmark National Bank Scholarship which assists at-risk or economically disadvantaged students. The check was presented by Trustmark Bank President David Darby to UM Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs Scott Dillard. Learn more about this scholarship at

February 27, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

ACETA 2019 Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy

The Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) are presenting ACETA’s annual conference on March 1-2. The conference offers an opportunity for all Alabama college English faculty and students to present their scholarly work as well as hear from nationally recognized scholars. This conference broadly considers […]

January 15, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Softball named finalist for NCAA Award of Excellence

Twenty schools have been named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives over the past year. Coach Lindsay Vanover and the Falcons softball team were selected for their second annual Halloween Spooktacular event held in conjunction with the City of Montevallo’s Hometown Halloween. Softball student-athletes […]

January 11, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Connected for Life

Jeff & Tracey Adams Share a Love for Each Other and for Montevallo Technically, Jeff Adams ’85 and Tracey Morant-Adams ’88 were connected as sweethearts before they even knew each other. As a freshman, Tracey pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. That year, Jeff, a UM senior athlete, was selected as the sorority’s Sweetheart. Later that same […]

December 20, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Vallo Voice 2018

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2018 are available below. (View 2017 issues) Jan. 9, 2018 Jan. 23, 2018 Jan. 30, 2018 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 March 6 March 13 March 20 April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24(Biweekly for summer) May 1  […]

November 7, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

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 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 […]

April 5, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Undergraduate Research Day celebrates 20th annual event

The goal of Undergraduate Research Day is to involve students in their own learning, to develop teamwork and pride, to enhance interdisciplinary learning and to share in the exhilaration of discovery. Students from all four colleges at UM are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via […]

April 4, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

UM named one of safest college campuses in Alabama

Montevallo was named the safest college campus in the Birmingham metro area, ranking #4 for the state of Alabama. recently released rankings for the 2018 Safest College Campuses. In recognizing the 15 safest colleges in Alabama, reports “The rankings are based on a variety of factors, which include crime rate on campus property per 1,000 students; crime rates of […]

March 27, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Spring Break 2018

Ever wonder what the University of Montevallo administration does during Spring Break? Find out…

February 27, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

College of Education honors outstanding faculty member

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities on Feb. 6. At the annual dinner, the College of Education also recognizes one faculty member for his or her excellence. Ernest Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award This year’s recipient of the […]

February 14, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Kate Hayden wins 2018 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achievement Award

During the University of Montevallo’s annual homecoming luncheon, UM’s chapter of the National Alumni Association recognizes one alumnus under the age of 35 whose early career and community achievements have reflected positively at the local, state or national level.  Dr. Kate Hayden of Calera is this year’s recipient of the 2018 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achievement Award. Hayden graduated from UM with […]