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April 15, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight: Justin Greene

University of Montevallo senior Justin Greene will forever have a place in the University’s history books. As one of the founding members of the UM men’s lacrosse team, Greene and his teammates helped to pave the way for generations to come. “I am very proud of the fact that I and my fellow seniors were […]

March 31, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Nadarria Inge 

If UM graduate student Nadarria Inge could go back to the beginning of her college career, she wouldn’t change a single thing.   “Being a student at Montevallo has truly been one of the best experiences,” Inge said. “If I had to go back in time, I’d choose Montevallo over and over again. I’ve met so many […]

March 18, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight: Rachael Smith

For Rachael Smith, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from UM in December 2020 was just the first step toward making groundbreaking discoveries in the international medical field. During her time as an undergraduate at Montevallo, Smith was selected to serve as an intern at Harvard University Medical School in […]

February 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Jonathan Everheart

University of Montevallo senior musical theatre major Jonathan Everheart doesn’t shy away from tackling a challenge, even if it’s something no other student at the University has faced before. As a 2021 Gold Side leader along with Abby Jo Askins, Everheart was tasked with continuing the College Night tradition during the most unusual of times […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Marisa Snodgrass

University of Montevallo sophomore business management major Marisa Snodgrass has had a sizable impact on campus and throughout the region during her time as a UM student. As a member of the UM women’s basketball team, Snodgrass has been a regular fixture among the Gulf South Conference’s list of awards. During her first season as […]

January 14, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Molly Hansen

When sophomore accounting major Molly Hansen arrived on the UM campus for a tour as a high school senior, she immediately knew Montevallo was what she was looking for. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I took a tour of the school during my senior year of high school and loved the vibe on […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student spotlight: Dillard serves as SGA president during challenging times 

By Emily Reed  As the president of the University’s Student Government Association this year, Thomas Dillard has spent plenty of his time making sure the SGA is giving students at Montevallo the best college experience they can have under the unusual circumstances related to COVID-19.  “In planning events, we focus on first keeping students safe, […]

March 10, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Alyssa Williams 

University of Montevallo junior Alyssa Williams’ double major of history and communication studies is helping her to put a new perspective on historical events.   “I think it’s a really cool interplay, because history and communication really go together,” Williams said. “Communication helps you to understand why things happened the way they did throughout history.”  Williams, […]

March 3, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Alexandria Hawkins 

University of Montevallo junior Alexandria Hawkins has been set on a career field in law since she was in elementary school, and UM is helping her to build a solid foundation for her future goals.   Hawkins is majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology, and is completing a minor in African American studies.   “I like […]

February 25, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Lola Garcia 

Senior mass communication major Lola Garcia has future plans of breaking down cultural stereotypes through impactful journalism, and said the personalized attention she has received from her professors at the University of Montevallo is preparing her to make a difference.  Garcia, whose degree is focused on multimedia journalism, plans to use her UM education to […]

February 18, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Hannah Bolton

University of Montevallo junior dietetics major Hannah Bolton said she found the perfect collegiate fit when she visited UM for the first time. As one of about 10 people in her high school graduating class, Bolton wanted to feel the same small, close-knit sense of community in higher education. “I went to a really small […]

February 11, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Amber Hayes

University of Montevallo senior theatre major Amber Hayes has already made great strides toward her dream job of acting in New York City, and she credits UM for helping her get there. Hayes recently returned from a 10-day experience in The Growing Studio’s LINK Program, which took her to New York City to meet and […]

January 29, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Jay Mobley

As a University of Montevallo new student orientation leader, sophomore Jay Mobley frequently hears the same question from those who are beginning their journey at UM: “How did you know you belonged at Montevallo?” “We get that one a lot,” Mobley said with a laugh. “You hear the phrase ‘You belong at Montevallo” at lot, […]

January 22, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight - Torian Blackburn

It didn’t take long for University of Montevallo senior Torian Blackburn to know she had found the right collegiate home after she arrived on campus. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I first stepped on the campus and it felt like home,” Blackburn said. “I felt like that was validated when I joined my […]

December 5, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Danielle Lindsay 

University of Montevallo junior Danielle Lindsay has dreams of one day working in the political realm, and her time at UM is providing the perfect foundation for her future.  Fresh off an internship in the Office of Correspondents in the White House, Lindsay is ready to put the practical experience she has gained at Montevallo […]

November 21, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Heather Collier 

When UM sophomore Heather Collier walked into the University of Montevallo’s McChesney Student Activity Center for Preview Day during her senior year in high school, any apprehension she had about her future disappeared. For years, Collier had dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher, but she admits she was unsure what path she would take to […]

November 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Katherine Pearce 

University of Montevallo senior Katherine Pearce has already mapped out her plan for the future, and she is laser-focused on achieving the personal and professional goals she has set for herself.  Pearce, a retail merchandising major who is also minoring in business, plans to earn her Master of Business Administration immediately after earning her undergrad.   From […]

November 6, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Marcos Lopez

UM senior Marcos Lopez is wrapping up a double major in biology and communication studies, and he feels the same sense of belonging and purpose in both departments. “With biology I like how it’s structured, because there’s a purpose for every class. Overall it’s a great department because you know everyone in there,” Lopez said. […]

October 31, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: DeAndra Hodge 

Like many students just entering college, DeAndra Hodge wasn’t sure what her future would hold or what path she would take to achieve her goals. But through involvement in campus life at the University of Montevallo, her journey to success has already seen a positive start.  “Just being on the campus and knowing there are so many other people on […]

October 22, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Tara Martin Shingleton

When looking for a place to continue her higher education journey, University of Montevallo graduate school student Tara Martin Shingleton was encouraged by how much the University’s faculty love what they do. “When I did my interview with the grad school and talked with the professors about the program and everything it offered, the passion […]