December 13, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Angel Perry

Angel Perry, a University of Montevallo graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling, was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama. The Alabama Fellows Program is one of thirteen active Schweitzer programs across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of […]

November 28, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Allie Dishman

This past summer, Allie Dishman, a junior majoring in biology on a pre-med track, participated in the opportunity of a lifetime. She worked at the Harvard Medical School National Center for Functional Glycomics under the esteemed Dr. Richard Cummings ’74, the Center’s director and a University of Montevallo alum. “Words can’t describe how amazing it […]

October 28, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Gemali Alcantara

Gemali Alcantara is a first-generation college student from Honduras. Without any guidance, he aspired for more and so he sought it out. College was the route that he decided would be best, but he wasn’t sure how he’d pull that off. Then, the University of Montevallo opened a door. “Many schools accepted me, but none […]

August 31, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Cody Hodge

The University of Montevallo wasn’t on SGA President Cody Hodge’s radar when he was a high school senior in his hometown of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. But that changed with one letter. “I came to the University of Montevallo because I received a letter in the mail that described the Montevallo experience,” he said. “It immediately […]

June 1, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jamiya Williams

When Jamiya Williams moved from Adamsville, Alabama, to the University of Montevallo to earn a degree in psychology, she was shy and reserved. But in the four years she spent at UM, everything for Williams – also known as Ms. Montevallo – changed. “Before I came to college, I was really quiet and shy and […]

June 1, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Hannah Waki

As a California native, senior Hannah Waki moved thousands of miles to find the University she will forever consider home. “I truly cannot put into words the amount of gratitude I have for the University and the people who I have met in my time here,” Waki said. “The memories, opportunities and relationships I have […]

February 22, 2022 | Press Releases

Student Spotlight: Sydney Hollars

University of Montevallo Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Student Sydney Hollars was selected as the University’s first SLP Scholarship Program recipient from Sidekick Therapy Partners. Sidekick is a Tennessee-based pediatric private practice with over 125 speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, whose mission is to employ teamwork and therapeutic excellence to empower their clients to live full and purposeful […]

February 8, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight - Ellie Tarpley

Ellie Tarpley is grateful for second chances. In 2007 she came to the University of Montevallo as a mass communication major with aspirations of becoming a writer. She graduated in 2011, but shortly afterward went through a divorce, became a single mom and struggled to find a job in her field. “Things didn’t turn out […]