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February 13, 2019 | Press Releases

Dr. Richard Cummings awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association bestowed its most prestigious award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to Dr. Richard D. Cummings, world renowned researcher. Cummings currently works as the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School in […]

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo Concert Choir to make Carnegie Hall debut

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir will perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. for the 2019 Gotham SINGS! Choral Festival and Ensemble Showcase. Festival organizers, Sechrist Travel, selected the UM Concert Choir to perform based on their international choral performances. “We carefully select and invite only […]

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Joe Howard awarded Alumni Achievement Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association awarded the 2019 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award to Joe Howard of Montevallo. Howard received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University in 1989. While in college, Howard stood out as a leader, serving as treasurer of […]

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Jefferson Walker awarded Young Achiever's Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association awarded the 2019 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award to Dr. Jefferson Walker, of Birmingham. Walker works as director of the Research Communication Certificate Program and the lead instructor for Academic Writing and Communication for the Graduate School at the […]

January 30, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo designated Military Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated a Military Friendly® School in the 2019-2020 list of “Better for Veterans” Institutions identified across the country by VIQTORY on Jan. 22. Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, along with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Now in […]

January 28, 2019 | Press Releases

University Closing Jan. 29

Due to the threat of snow and dangerous road conditions in and around the City of Montevallo, and for the safety of our campus community, the University of Montevallo will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29. This includes all classes and extracurricular activities. Anna Irvin Dining Hall will continue to operate on a normal schedule. Please […]

January 28, 2019 | Press Releases

University announces Esports team for fall 2019

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the development of its first Esports team. UM will join the Peach Belt Conference as an associate member for Esports and will begin full participation in fall 2019, playing “League of Legends” from Riot Games. “We are beyond excited to be launching our first UM Esports team within the Peach Belt Conference. Being the first structured college Esports team in the […]

January 15, 2019 | Press Releases

UM joins MERIT program

The Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program is a funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award from NIH/NIGMS. It is facilitated through a partnership of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lawson State Community College, Oakwood University, Stillman College, and the University of Montevallo. The primary goal of the MERIT Program is to provide Postdoctoral Scholars with outstanding research and teaching […]

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 28, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting single-day ACT Prep Courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, March 16 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 test-taking […]

December 11, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 7, the University of Montevallo recognized 159 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s Fall Commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power delivered the keynote address to the graduates, along with family members […]

December 4, 2018 | Press Releases

President of Alabama Power Foundation to deliver commencement address

 Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Fall Commencement, which will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM […]

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 […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Meadows receives Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni during the celebration of the University’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11. Mike Meadows ’79 was named the recipient of the 2018 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is bestowed to a UM alumnus who has demonstrated loyalty […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Horton receives Outstanding Staff Service Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, deserving faculty, staff and alumni were honored by UM.  The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Mary Horton, of Montevallo, with the Outstanding Staff Service Award during the Oct. 11 celebration.  “Mary’s dedication and hard work has helped make the University of Montevallo a richer and stronger institution,” said Dean of the […]

October 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Herron receives 2018 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni for their service.   On Oct. 13, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association presented Dr. John Herron, an associate professor of mathematics at the University, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2018.  Herron received a […]

October 25, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo awarded GEAR UP grant

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of Montevallo a seven-year, $25 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. PARTNERING SCHOOLS The University will be partnering with five school systems in Jefferson County to serve a cohort of approximately 4,500 students from the following school systems: Bessemer […]

October 5, 2018 | Press Releases

Phillips and Snead deliver Founders' Day keynote address

The theme for Founders’ Day this year focused on the connections that form through our traditions and friendships while at the University of Montevallo. These traditions reflect our ideals, our priorities and our sense of belonging to create connections that begin on these bricks, but reach far beyond these gates.  To demonstrate this theme, alumni Willie […]

October 5, 2018 | Press Releases

Life Raft Debate panelists announced

The 21st annual Life Raft Debate panelists will be: Courtney Bentley—Curriculum and Teaching Alex Beringer—English Emily Gill—Theatre Laura McMillian—Art Scott Turner—Political Science Emcee—Scott Varagona (not eligible for votes this time!) The event sponsored by the Philosophy Club, will be held on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. In the debate, the University imagines […]