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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 17, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Alexander Mechitov Pushing Students to Academic Success

If you took classes in the Stephens College of Business within the last decade, there’s a high probability you’ve experienced firsthand the warm personality and engaged teaching of Dr. Alexander Mechitov. Thanks to his diverse academic background, Mechitov offers classes in three different business areas: management information systems, quantitative methods and international management classes. In […]

September 10, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Lisa Godwin

Your home: Kigali, Rwanda Your hometown: Mobile, Alabama Tell us about your family. I am married to a Spaniard named Juan Gonzalez and we have two little girls — Gloria (age 8) and Maria del Mar (age 5). Tell us about your educational foundation. I have a B.S. in biology from UM. I am also […]

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 […]

August 20, 2018 | UM Happenings

You Belong At Montevallo

Over the past eight years, it has been my great privilege to meet countless students, alumni, faculty and staff of our University who share a strong devotion to the University of Montevallo. During those meetings, I have asked these individuals, “What brought you to Montevallo?” Their answer is often, “I just belonged here.” Alumni repeatedly […]

August 16, 2018 | Press Releases

City of Montevallo introduces MAX Transit Pilot System

On Monday, Aug. 13, the city of Montevallo, in partnership with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and the University of Montevallo, debuted a pilot MAX Bus service for the local community. The bus will run Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. between several stops throughout the city and the University of […]

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 | Articles by faculty & staff

What veterans need to know about higher education

By Amanda Fox, registrar & interim coordinator of veteran affairs Guest Column, published July 4, 2018 in the Shelby County Reporter Veterans have the most sought-after skills employers value including leadership, management, problem solving, logistics, strategic thinking and teamwork, to name a few. If your occupational pursuit after service requires you to go to college, here […]

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 | Faculty Spotlight

Penning New Chapters Where It Started: Mahaffey’s Montevallo Journey

By Madison Griggs ’17 Dr. Paul Mahaffey began his Montevallo journey in the spring of 1989 and is still on that journey today. As a freshman mass communication major, he quickly found UM to be a safe haven and somewhere he could call home. By his junior year, Mahaffey found himself taking more English classes […]

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 10, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Payne

Happiness Can be Found Even in the Darkest of Times: Jennifer Payne and The Schweitzer Fellows Each year, The Schweitzer Fellowship selects up to 16 graduate students across the state of Alabama to become Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Once selected, these students each plan a year-long service project to address a variety of public health issues in […]

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 […]