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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 […]

October 9, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Annika Bastian 

Senior English major Annika Bastian, a native of Pell City, quickly canceled any plans she had of touring other college campuses after she got a taste of life at Montevallo during her junior year in high school.  Bastian’s cousin was a student living in the UM residence halls at the time, and invited her to […]

October 2, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Ben Ndalima

Senior business management major Ben Ndalima is a prime example of the benefits of a liberal-arts-focused higher education. While working to earn his business degree, Ndalima is also completing a minor in music and plans to use both to benefit his home country of Tanzania. Upon graduation, Ndalima plans to return to Tanzania to help […]

September 24, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jered Poland

UM freshman Jered Poland, a biology major and swim team member from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had visited larger universities while choosing his higher education destination, but none could top the kind of personalized attention he found at Montevallo. “The personalized classes were a big draw for me. There’s more one-on-one with your professors instead of […]

September 17, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Javisia Looney

From the first time she visited campus as a prospective student, UM graduate student Javisia Looney knew the University was the right fit for her. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UM and then moving on to the Stephens College of Business MBA program, Looney has never lost the feeling of belonging. “When […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 President's List  

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 443 students named to the President’s List for the 2019 spring 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.   College of Arts and Sciences Alyah […]

September 13, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM announces spring 2019 Dean's List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 320 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 spring 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.   College of Arts and Sciences Destiney N Amos Boaz […]

September 12, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM senior bringing art to all 

As Alabama celebrates its 200th birthday this year, one University of Montevallo student is working to make sure one of civilization’s oldest and most important institutions is accessible to everyone.   For art major Cheyanne Smith ’20, art is an essential component of what it means to be human.  “There is evidence in cave paintings that show we have been […]

September 11, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Morgan Leonard

Growing up in Chilton County, UM junior Morgan Leonard’s teachers at Isabella High School had a major impact on shaping her into the woman she is today. Now, as an elementary education with collaborative teacher certification major at the University, Leonard is looking forward to doing the same for the next generation of Chilton County […]

September 5, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Kendall Criswell

When senior political science major Kendall Criswell visited campus with her family for the first time, she immediately knew she belonged at Montevallo. And it didn’t take long after setting foot on campus to convince Criswell’s father, who initially wasn’t sure what to expect from the small-university atmosphere, Montevallo was the right fit for his […]

June 29, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo student selected for Smithsonian internship

Montevallo student Katharine Murray selected for Smithsonian internship University of Montevallo student and Dothan, Alabama, native Katharine Murray is fulfilling one of her longtime goals this summer by interning at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., through August. One of just six students selected for the position, Murray’s Katzenberger Art History internship is with the […]

June 19, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo grad student named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow

Montevallo grad student Jason Perry named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow University of Montevallo College of Education & Human Development counseling graduate student Jason Perry has been selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, and will spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors impacting health while also developing lifelong […]

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 […]