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May 7, 2019 | Student Spotlight

From Montevallo
to New York

Simone Maxwell applies her knowledge to internship in banking BY MADISON GRIGGS ’17 The best college education takes you far away from the bricks and follows you long after graduation day. Although just starting her career, senior Simone Maxwell has already taken UM with her across the states. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Maxwell found herself […]

February 28, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM Announces Fall 2018 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 460 students named to the President’s List for the 2018 fall semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students were named to the President’s […]

February 28, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM Announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 356 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students were named to the […]

January 10, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Saluting a Promising Future

Mary Light Completes Internship at White House by Reed Strength ’16 Mary Light’s hustle to begin a career in politics started as a pre-teen. In middle school, her extracurricular activities involved serving as a page for various state senators and legislators along with more traditional pursuits like music and athletics. Approximately 10 years later, Light […]

November 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Jones named Rising Star among Veterans of Influence

University of Montevallo student Waid Jones of Remlap, Alabama, has been selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence.  This honor seeks to recognize military veterans who have distinguished themselves in the world of Birmingham business. A special advisory committee was utilized to select honorees, with criteria including their contributions to their company, a track record of innovation and leadership […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Verbena student selected as Montevallo SGA President

Tori Irvin, a University of Montevallo student from Verbena, began her role as president of the UM Student Government Association this semester.     Irvin is a senior majoring in speech language pathology. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including vice president, executive secretary and member of Freshman Forum.  Her other activities at Montevallo include membership in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, where Irvin […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Enterprise student selected as Montevallo Student Trustee

Mary Light, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, began her role as student trustee for the UM Student Government Association this semester.    Light is a senior, double majoring in communication studies and political science. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including fine arts senator and sophomore senator.   Her other activities at Montevallo include Chi Omega, where Light currently serves as new member educator. Light is […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Dothan student selected as Montevallo SGA Vice President

Olivia Eldridge, a University of Montevallo student from Dothan, became vice president of the UM Student Government Association this semester.     Eldridge is a junior chemistry major and an active participant in campus life at UM. Beyond SGA, Eldridge is involved with the Pre-Health Professions Society and Montevallo Civitan Club. She also works as a Montevallo Maven, providing campus tours to […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Sterrett student selected as Montevallo SGA Treasurer

Alex Weldon, a University of Montevallo student from Sterrett, recently began the position of treasurer of the UM Student Government Association.     Weldon is a senior, double majoring in biology and chemistry. As treasurer, Weldon will be responsible for handling day-to-day SGA finances, as well as delegation of funds to clubs and organizations on campus.  Weldon’s other activities at Montevallo include membership in Phi […]

September 20, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Terrance Boykin takes center stage

For most of July, UM musical theatre major Terrance Boykin wasn’t himself. In fact, he was often five different people: a guard, a beggar, the Duke of Buckingham, another guard named Debris and a man named Rochefort, a henchman of the evil Cardinal Richelieu. To clarify, Boykin performed as these characters in the Birmingham Children’s […]

June 10, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Payne

Happiness Can be Found Even in the Darkest of Times: Jennifer Payne and The Schweitzer Fellows Each year, The Schweitzer Fellowship selects up to 16 graduate students across the state of Alabama to become Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Once selected, these students each plan a year-long service project to address a variety of public health issues in […]

May 8, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Mary Light

When Mary Light interned with U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, one of her favorite aspects of the job was her morning routine. She would get up at 5 a.m., walk down to the D.C. metro, grab a quick breakfast and coffee and head into the city. It was a lifestyle she wasn’t familiar with at home in Enterprise, Alabama, but she grew to love the constant  hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital.  “Knowing that you’re […]

February 28, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Brian Kirkwood & Amber Quinn

During the University of Montevallo’s Homecoming activities on Friday, Feb. 9, the student body crowned seniors Brian Kirkwood and Amber Quinn as Mr. and Ms. Montevallo. Each year, the titles of Mr. and Ms. Montevallo are awarded to two seniors whose peers believe exemplify the top qualities of a University of Montevallo student. In the […]

January 31, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Rebekah Koen

Inspired by Life By Madison Griggs ’17 Like most students on the cusp of graduation, Rebekah Koen is determined to make a difference. As a social work major at UM, Koen’s motivation to affect change in the world comes from a very real place. Her family was in and out of homeless shelters throughout Koen’s […]

January 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight

STAT

Encouraging Student Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement By Jamie Haas ’19 New student organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is making waves on the UM campus. First proposed to the Office of Student Life in December 2016, STAT has since hit the ground running in its effort to provide for University students through various acts of philanthropy. […]

December 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Paris Nelson

Paris Nelson doesn’t take being a first-generation college student lightly. From the very beginning, she has done everything possible to get her hands in every aspect of the college experience, cherishing the opportunities she made for herself along the way.   Nelson grew up with her father in Haleyville, Alabama, where the two made ends meet on their own. Her brother […]

November 21, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Cage Williamson

By the time Cage Williamson stepped onto the brick streets to begin his freshman year, he had  already founded a non-profit and was operating his own custom car parts business. Williamson was raised in the small town of Hazel Green, Alabama, where he learned from an early age to take every opportunity given to him and run with it. “I knew that I needed to be involved and not just because my […]

October 18, 2017 | Press Releases

UM students present at the annual meeting of the Society of Alabama Archivists

University of Montevallo students Mary-Haynes Furman and Savannah Willard presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Alabama Archivists (SALA) at the University of Alabama on Oct. 13. Their presentation, entitled “The Social Life of Production Books,” focused on their experience in the COPLAC Digital course as well as their research done for the class.   Mary-Haynes Furman is a senior […]

September 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Kirkwood spends summer as Harvard medical research intern

Brian Kirkwood, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, Alabama, spent the summer working alongside UM alumnus Dr. Richard Cummings at the National Center for Glycomics Research lab, located in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University. As a founding father of Phi Gamma Delta, former SGA vice president and current College Night […]

August 23, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Hannah Garner

If she’s not in class or spending time with her sisters in Chi Omega, it might prove difficult to pinpoint exactly where junior Hannah Garner could be. There’s a strong possibility she is camouflaged somewhere in the great outdoors of Alabama, poised and ready for passing wildlife. Garner grew up in the small town of […]