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October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

UM offering free application to high school students Nov. 4-8 

The University of Montevallo will waive its application fee during College Application Week from Nov. 4-8, giving high school students a perfect opportunity to submit their applications.    UM is participating in the week, which is a program organized by Alabama Possible and the Alabama Department of Education’s Alabama College Campaign.   To take advantage of the […]

October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

UM ranked among 10 Best Affordable Schools in Alabama for bachelor's degrees

  The University of Montevallo has been ranked among the 10 best affordable schools in Alabama for a bachelor’s degree by Affordable Schools. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database and each school’s website. The top 20 universities […]

October 23, 2019 | Press Releases

JaRon Thomas named UM Officer of the Year

University of Montevallo police officer JaRon Thomas has been honored by his peers as the department’s Officer of the Year for the dedication he shows in keeping the University’s students, faculty and staff safe each day. Thomas was recognized as the Officer of the Year during The Shelby County Chamber’s 2019 Safety Awards Luncheon at […]

October 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo named one of top schools in state

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top higher education institutions in the state by Wallethub.com for providing a strong education at an affordable cost. The website recently released its “2020 College and University Rankings,” which compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation. UM placed in the top three […]

October 21, 2019 | Press Releases

UM’s Crenshaw recognized as a Veteran of Influence

University of Montevallo Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Coordinator Traci Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy veteran, has been honored by the Birmingham Business Journal for the impact she has had on the University’s military veterans and their families. The BBJ named Crenshaw one of its 2019 Veterans of Influence honorees, which is a recognition created […]

October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrates 123rd Founders’ Day

The University celebrated 123 years of making a difference in students’ lives during its annual Founders’ Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration was “A great institution is born of its time” and focused on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama […]

October 7, 2019 | Press Releases

UM continuing Ghost Walk tradition on Oct. 26

The University of Montevallo will continue its October Ghost Walk tradition by holding multiple events on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes. Ghost Walk tours will […]

October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrating 123rd Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo will celebrate its 123rd Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration will be “A great institution is born of its time” and will focus on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama College, 1896-1969″ written by former UM professor […]

September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts professional learning workshop on empathy, empowerment

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach hosted local educators and UM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 19 during a professional development workshop aimed at cultivating student empathy and empowering young voices. The workshop was held in UM’s Montevallo Room, and featured speakers Lisa McNair, a civil rights advocate whose sister, Denise, […]

September 18, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives STARS Bronze Rating for sustainability achievements

The University of Montevallo has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Montevallo’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website […]

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University earns high praise in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

 For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 9, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 11, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the […]

September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts unique census photo op

More than 400 University of Montevallo students, faculty and staff and members of the Montevallo community gathered at the UM Track and Lacrosse Field on the morning of Sept. 9 to highlight the importance of the 2020 United States census count. During the event, which was a partnership between UM, Shelby County and the City […]

September 9, 2019 | Press Releases

UM breaks ground on new College of Business building

The University of Montevallo broke ground on a new 10,000-square-foot Michael E. Stephens College of Business building on Sept. 5, officially beginning a project to greatly enhance the college’s offerings. The new home for the College of Business will be a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It will feature a large student commons and event space […]

August 27, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts Alabama Conference of Theatre fall summit

Dozens of theatre educators from across the state gathered at the University of Montevallo on Saturday, Aug. 24, as they sought out ways to make theatre and arts education more inclusive and diverse statewide. UM hosted the Alabama Conference of Theatre fall summit at Reynolds Hall throughout the day, and participants took part in several […]

August 2, 2019 | Press Releases

UM Concert Choir chosen to perform at regional conference

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Melinda Doyle, has been chosen to perform at the American Choral Directors Association Southern Region Conference in Mobile from March 11-14, 2020. More than 100 performing choirs from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky submitted applications […]

July 26, 2019 | Press Releases

Olympic gold medalist visits UM

Cat Whitehill, a member of the gold-medal-winning 2004 U.S. women’s Olympic soccer team and veteran of two FIFA Women’s World Cups, encouraged a group of Olympic hopefuls to train hard to achieve their dreams during a July 19 visit to the University of Montevallo. Whitehill spoke to about 180 participants in the final session of […]

July 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo honored for on-campus and online offerings

Learn at the pace of life and complete undergraduate courses or earn a master’s degree online. The University of Montevallo has been named the top accredited higher education institution in the state for its mix of on-campus and online degree programs. EDsmart.org recently released its list of the “Best online and on-campus colleges in Alabama,” […]

July 3, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year

Montevallo makes national Colleges of Distinction list for eighth-straight year For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of […]

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 […]