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September 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Dahle recognized in 2018 Women to Watch

Dr. Tammi Dahle, vice president for enrollment and student affairs at the University of Montevallo was recognized among the 2018 Women to Watch at the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women’s Summit on Friday, Sept 21. In her role at UM, Dahle oversees more than 65 staff members in 11 University departments and is responsible for all strategic initiatives related to […]

September 24, 2018 | Press Releases

2019 Marketing Trends Presentation

Students from Dr. Amiee Mellon’s Marketing Communications class will present bite-sized presentations relevant to small businesses and nonprofits within Shelby County on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Humanities Hall Auditorium. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session. UM campus and community members are welcome to attend.  Agenda 12:30-12:40 […]

September 19, 2018 | Press Releases

UM students rank #1 in Bass Rankings

UM students Justin Barnes and Adam Caroll are ranked #1 for Bass Rankings’ 2-Year College Team Rankings. The 2-Year Team Rankings measure a team’s performance over the past two years with a six-tournament minimum and include ACA, BASS, FLW, and independent school opens, invitationals or qualifiers. The criteria demonstrate which programs are the most consistent […]

September 10, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo scores high marks in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges

The University of Montevallo continues to receive high accolades in the “Best Colleges,” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. According to rankings for the 2019 edition, released Sept. 10, Montevallo has retained the top spot among public regional universities in Alabama, a distinction it has held for ten years. MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS The […]

August 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Colleges of Distinction honors University of Montevallo College of Education

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges […]

August 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Colleges of Distinction honors University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges […]

July 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM music professor writes opera for Alabama Bicentennial

In celebration of the state of Alabama’s 200th anniversary, UM Professor of Music Joseph Landers has composed an original opera based on the historical book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by James Agee.    The production of the work is a joint collaboration between the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Alabama Opera Theatre and the University of Alabama School of Music. Additionally, the Alabama State Council on the Arts provided financial support […]

July 9, 2018 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program debuts first episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo is now sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, “Outdoor Scholars TV.”  The show’s first season will consist of 10 episodes running just under 10 minutes each. The first episode, released on July 1, is the longest at 14 minutes and follows the Outdoor Scholars […]

June 19, 2018 | Press Releases

Montevallo honored among National Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It continues to be one of only two schools in Alabama marked with the Public College of Distinction achievement.   UM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. “We are very pleased […]

June 11, 2018 | Press Releases

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

June 8, 2018 | Press Releases

UM named one of the best colleges for veterans in 2018

The University of Montevallo is one of the best higher education institutions for U.S veterans, according to a recently released ranking by college review aggregator, College Consensus.  Out of 192 total public and private colleges and universities included in the list, UM is ranked 37th, making it one of only three Alabama colleges included in the top 50.  To be considered, each institution had to meet several specific criteria, […]

May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

May 22, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Spanish Fort student selected as editor of The Tower

Laura DeRocher, a University of Montevallo student from Spanish Fort, was recently selected as editor of The Tower. The Tower is the student literary and arts magazine at UM. It welcomes creative works of all types from students across campus. It has been the campus arts magazine since 1932.  DeRocher is an English major and an upcoming senior at the University. In […]

May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Enterprise student selected as editor for The Alabamian

Jamie Haas, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, was recently selected as editor of the campus newspaper, The Alabamian. The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper since 1924, publishes campus news, features and entertainment news. It also provides a forum for the views of members of the University community. The newspaper gives aspiring journalists, copy editors, […]

May 21, 2018 | Press Releases

University announces new chief of police/director of public safety

The University of Montevallo has announced the appointment of Tim Alexander as chief of police and director of public safety. Alexander brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to the UMPD. For the past 12 years, Alexander has worked for the City of Montevallo Police Department, where he currently serves as captain. He […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

University names Bentley dean of education

Dr. Courtney Bentley has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Montevallo. She returns to UM from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has served as associate dean of programs for the School of Education. She will begin her duties at Montevallo June 1. Bentley holds an Ed.D. […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

Future UM student wins Congressional Art Competition

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer announced Grace Varner, a recent Hoover High School graduate and an incoming UM freshman, as the first-place winner of this year’s Alabama 6th Congressional District Art Competition.   Each year, this nation-wide contest features student artwork from more than 200 Congressional offices. The winning artwork from each district is later displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year.  A total of 64 students from 17 high schools […]

May 16, 2018 | Press Releases

UM ranked 6th best college in Alabama by College Consensus

According to a recent ranking by College Consensus, the University of Montevallo is the 5th best college in the state of Alabama.  To achieve the most accurate results, College Consensus averaged data from respected college ranking publishers (U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub) and student-written reviews (Niche.com, Cappex.com).  UM has a combined College Consensus score of 63.8, with a publisher consensus […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Spring Commencement 2018

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement “I’d like to thank the Academy, my director and castmates … oh, that’s the wrong speech. I keep wanting to give that one,” began character actor, Michael O’Neill during his commencement address at Flowerhill on May 5. He immediately added that he was extremely honored to serve as speaker […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Dr. Milly Slater Barranger receives honorary doctorate 

During the Spring Commencement ceremony held May 5 on Flowerhill, the University of Montevallo presented alumna Dr. Milly Slater Barranger ’58 with an honorary doctorate degree for her achievements. Barranger, an author, educator and producer in New York City, writes books about women and the modern American theater.  A Birmingham native, Barranger studied at the University of […]