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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 montevallo.edu/general-scholarships.

November 25, 2019 | Press Releases

UM provost honored among ‘Women Who Shape the State’

Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Montevallo, has been named to the prestigious list of “Women Who Shape the State” by This is Alabama and Birmingham Magazine for the impact she has had on the University and the state as a whole. Armstrong was one of […]

November 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Todd Strange to serve as fall 2019 commencement speaker, receive honorary doctorate

University of Montevallo Board of Trustees Chairman Todd Strange will deliver the keynote address and will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the University’s fall commencement at the McChesney Student Activity Center on campus on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Strange graduated from UM in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and served […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Murphy awarded UM’s Adjunct Faculty Award

On Oct. 10, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. During the celebration, Amy Murphy was awarded the Adjunct Teaching Award in recognition for her innovative teaching methods and her dedication to improving students’ experiences at the University. Murphy, a voice lesson instructor for musical theatre […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Alexiou-Ray presented with UM Faculty Service Award

On Oct. 10, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. During the ceremony Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray was awarded the 2019 Faculty Service Award for her dedication and commitment to the University community. Since coming to the University in August 2010, Alexiou-Ray, an associate professor of instruction […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Murphy earns Outstanding Staff Service Award

During the celebration of its 123rd Founders’ Day, the University of Montevallo recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. On Oct. 10 the UM National Alumni Association recognized Donna Murphy with the Outstanding Staff Service Award. Murphy, commonly known by the UM community as Ms. Donna, has been working at the University for more than 30 […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Waters recognized by UMNAA with Alumnus Loyalty Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 123rd Founders’ Day, deserving faculty, staff and alumni were honored by UM. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Kit Waters with the Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award during the Oct. 10 celebration. Waters graduated from UM in 1978 with a bachelor’s of science […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

UM names Samuels 2019-2020 University Scholar

On Oct. 10, 2019, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized members of the faculty, staff and alumni communities for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the University. Dr. Gregory Samuels was selected as the University of Montevallo’s 2019-2020 University Scholar. Samuels was recognized by the University for his outstanding work […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Day receives 2019 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During celebration of the 123rd Founders’ Day, the University of Montevallo recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. On Oct. 10 the UM National Alumni Association recognized Dr. Jim Day, professor of history, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2019. He has more than 30 years of collegiate teaching experience and 22 years of […]

November 14, 2019 | Press Releases

Outstanding UM students recognized at Senior Elite Night

Dozens of University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during Senior Elite Night on Nov. 6. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

November 7, 2019 | Press Releases

High schoolers explore communication majors at Montevallo

More than 100 high school students from throughout Alabama got a chance to learn more about the University of Montevallo’s mass communication majors while touring the University’s state-of-the-art broadcast and production facilities on Nov. 1. During the day, faculty in the Department of Communication held several breakout sessions in Strong Hall covering everything from gathering […]

November 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM online MBA program named one of top in state

The University of Montevallo’s Michael E. Stephens College of Business has been named one of the top universities in the state for online Master of Business Administration programs. Collegeconsensus.com recently released its list of the Best Online MBA Programs in Alabama, and Montevallo came in at No. 2 on a list including public and private […]

October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

UM offering free application to high school students Nov. 4-8 

The University of Montevallo will waive its application fee during College Application Week from Nov. 4-8, giving high school students a perfect opportunity to submit their applications.    UM is participating in the week, which is a program organized by Alabama Possible and the Alabama Department of Education’s Alabama College Campaign.   To take advantage of the […]

October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

UM ranked among 10 Best Affordable Schools in Alabama for bachelor's degrees

  The University of Montevallo has been ranked among the 10 best affordable schools in Alabama for a bachelor’s degree by Affordable Schools. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database and each school’s website. The top 20 universities […]

October 23, 2019 | Press Releases

JaRon Thomas named UM Officer of the Year

University of Montevallo police officer JaRon Thomas has been honored by his peers as the department’s Officer of the Year for the dedication he shows in keeping the University’s students, faculty and staff safe each day. Thomas was recognized as the Officer of the Year during The Shelby County Chamber’s 2019 Safety Awards Luncheon at […]

October 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo named one of top schools in state

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top higher education institutions in the state by Wallethub.com for providing a strong education at an affordable cost. The website recently released its “2020 College and University Rankings,” which compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation. UM placed in the top three […]

October 21, 2019 | Press Releases

UM’s Crenshaw recognized as a Veteran of Influence

University of Montevallo Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Coordinator Traci Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy veteran, has been honored by the Birmingham Business Journal for the impact she has had on the University’s military veterans and their families. The BBJ named Crenshaw one of its 2019 Veterans of Influence honorees, which is a recognition created […]

October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrates 123rd Founders’ Day

The University celebrated 123 years of making a difference in students’ lives during its annual Founders’ Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration was “A great institution is born of its time” and focused on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama […]

October 7, 2019 | Press Releases

UM continuing Ghost Walk tradition on Oct. 26

The University of Montevallo will continue its October Ghost Walk tradition by holding multiple events on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes. Ghost Walk tours will […]

October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrating 123rd Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo will celebrate its 123rd Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration will be “A great institution is born of its time” and will focus on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama College, 1896-1969″ written by former UM professor […]