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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 […]

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 […]