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April 17, 2019 | Press Releases

2019 Spring Commencement speaker announced

Alumnus Dr. Richard D. Cummings, world-renowned researcher, will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Spring Commencement, which will be held Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. at Flowerhill on campus. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM National Alumni Association will precede the ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Cummings currently works […]

April 12, 2019 | Press Releases

University presents Forte Festival of Creativity

During April 18-20, the University of Montevallo campus will host a multitude of workshops and performances as part of the annual Forte Festival of Creativity.     The Forte Festival of Creativity celebrates creativity across disciplines as a collaboration between all four colleges at UM and the Montevallo Arts Council. The 2019 theme is Open Table. Guest presenters, UM student […]

April 12, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: DeAnna Smith

DeAnna Smith, instructor of accounting in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business shares more than just her 20 years of diverse experience in the field of accounting. She also shares the importance of social entrepreneurship and sustainability in the area of management, non-profit and environmental studies. DeAnna and her students are the individuals responsible […]

April 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Warrior Challenge to be held April 13

The third annual Warrior Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Montevallo’s Disc Golf Course, located near the McChesney Student Activity Center.     Students from DeAnna Smith’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. Expanding upon the […]

March 22, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Dr. Donna Bell

Dr. Donna Bell, assistant professor and program coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences at UM, began her academic career at the University of Montevallo in the early 1980s pursuing her undergraduate degree. In 2006, Bell returned to campus to teach retail merchandising courses, including visual merchandising, textiles, retail buying and fashion forecasting.   While Bell’s primary goal in the classroom is teaching students how her field […]

March 20, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo and Wallace State-Hanceville announce partnership with ContinuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Wallace State Community College-Hanceville have announced a partnership to offer students an easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, ContinuUM, offers Wallace State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associate’s degree or 45 transferable credit hours. “We […]

March 18, 2019 | Press Releases

UM honors Office of Veteran & Military Affairs with ribbon cutting

The University of Montevallo held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8, celebrating the opening of the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs. Housed in UM’s Global Community Outreach Building on the UM campus, this office has been created to serve UM’s veterans, those currently serving in the armed forces and their families. The space […]

March 15, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Amiee Mellon

Mellon says it’s finding your fit in the mix Dr. Amiee Mellon began her teaching career at the University of Montevallo in 2014. Dr. Mellon teaches a variety of marketing topics within the Stephens College of Business. Prior to teaching, Mellon spent several years working in advertising agencies and eventually freelancing while earning her Ph.D. […]

March 13, 2019 | UM in the News

UM Named Among Top 10 Best Colleges for Hunters and Anglers

The magazine “Field & Stream” recently named the University on their list of ten sportsmen-friendly colleges for prospective students to consider if they love to hunt and fish. According to Field & Stream, “These stand out from others for their unique course offerings, great geographical locations, abundant resources, and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.” […]

March 10, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts 71st annual ACETA conference  

The UM Department of English and Foreign Languages hosted the 71st iteration of the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) at Comer Hall on March 1-2.  The conference’s theme was “The Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy.” Works submitted for consideration focused broadly on themes such as phenomenology, the intersection of philosophies and […]

March 7, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host spring 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, March 16, 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 test-taking […]

March 1, 2019 | Press Releases

UM Ranked Among Top Nutritional Science Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Center recently named the University of Montevallo in the 25 Best Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences Degree Programs for 2019. To determine the ranking, Bachelor’s Degree Center editors began by researching all of the nutrition and dietetics programs in the U.S. accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). From […]

February 28, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM Announces Fall 2018 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 460 students named to the President’s List for the 2018 fall 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. The following students were named to the President’s […]

February 28, 2019 | Student Spotlight

UM Announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 356 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2018 fall 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. The following students were named to the […]

February 28, 2019 | Press Releases

University announces Esports team for fall 2019

UPDATE: Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 9 in Strong Hall Room 106. Registration: 11 a.m. • Gaming: 12-3 p.m. The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the development of its first Esports team. UM will join the Peach Belt Conference as an associate member for Esports and will begin full participation in fall 2019, playing “League of Legends” from Riot Games. “We are […]

February 27, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

ACETA 2019 Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy

The Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) are presenting ACETA’s annual conference on March 1-2. The conference offers an opportunity for all Alabama college English faculty and students to present their scholarly work as well as hear from nationally recognized scholars. This conference broadly considers […]

February 26, 2019 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for professional clothing drive

On Wednesday, March 20, the University of Montevallo will host the annual professional clothing drive event, Dress to Impress, where students have the opportunity to shop for donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Anna […]

February 25, 2019 | Press Releases

Kelli Holmes named to Top 40 Under 40

Kelli Johnson Holmes, director of development at the University of Montevallo, was honored among the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 at a reception held, Feb. 21 at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham-Irondale Campus. Holmes was one of the 40 finalists selected from more than 350 nominations for the 2019 list. For this honor, the Birmingham […]

February 22, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Davis has the Montevallo Connection

Dr. Jennifer (JiJi) Davis is no stranger to the brick streets on campus. She started her Montevallo path as a student in 1995. Davis began teaching as an adjunct for the University in 2006 and became a full-time faculty member in 2008. Now, Davis not only teaches at the University of Montevallo, but she also […]

February 13, 2019 | Press Releases

Dr. Richard Cummings awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association bestowed its most prestigious award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to Dr. Richard D. Cummings, world renowned researcher. Cummings currently works as the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School in […]