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November 27, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Jennifer A. Alexiou-Ray, Ph.D., director of graduate studies, program coordinator of Instructional Technology & Educational Master’s Programs and professor of instructional technology & leadership. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I grew up in Helena and attended […]

November 13, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Susan Caplow

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor and program coordinator of environmental studies. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I currently reside in Montevallo – I love to walk or bike to work! […]

October 30, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Sue Garrett

Sue Garrett never planned to become an online sensation. When the Harpersville native began posting pictures of her meals on her personal Facebook account, she didn’t imagine that her passion for cooking would rapidly evolve into a culinary adventure that she’d share with hundreds of thousands of people via social media. Garrett, known to internet […]

October 17, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Easton Fothergill

Just over a month after undergoing emergency surgery to remove an infected abscess on his brain, University of Montevallo senior Easton Fothergill won the 2023 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Lew’s by catching 11 pounds, 13 ounces on the final day at Milford Lake. The Grand Rapids, Minnesota, native earned a spot in the 2024 Academy Sports + […]

October 3, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Milad Jasemi

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? I’m Milad Jasemi, an Assistant Professor of Data Analytics at the Michael E. Stephens College of Business. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m originally from Iran and currently living in Alabaster. However, before coming to Alabama, […]

October 2, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Carolyn Carter

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Carolyn Carter, Special Assistant for Executive and Administrative Affairs Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Cleveland Heights, Ohio and currently reside in Montevallo, Alabama If you hold any degrees, what are they in and […]

August 31, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Josh Miller

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Josh Miller – Director of Counseling Services Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? From Decatur, Alabama, now live in Pelham, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and from what schools? BS Behavioral Sciences […]

August 24, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Tiffany R. Wang

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Tiffany R. Wang, professor of communication studies and basic course coordinator. Director of Progression to Profession QEP. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I was born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area and […]

August 11, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Tomeiko Scott

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? My name is Tomeiko Scott and I am the director of disability support services and the 504/ADA compliance officer. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Fairfield, Alabama. I live in Calera, Alabama. If you […]

June 20, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Professors Lead Conservation Biology Class on Trip to Belize

Adventures and discoveries were plentiful for University of Montevallo professors Dr. Susan Caplow and Dr. Jill Wicknick and a group of 16 students that they took on a trip to Belize in April. The class spent nine days exploring the country’s ecological offerings and learning about conservation efforts through a study abroad field program hosted […]

June 1, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Ken Wakabayashi '94

Your home: Coppell, Texas Your hometown: Yokohama, Japan, which is about 20 miles south of Tokyo. In the big picture, it is a part of Tokyo, but we proudly say Yokohama is the name of the city. Tell us about your family. My wife’s name is Harumi, and my daughter is Koharu. She’s 17, in […]

June 1, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Donor Profile: Jim Moss

It didn’t take long for Jim Moss ’69 to fnd success. After graduating from UM with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Moss launched a decades-long career in insurance that started as an underwriter with Liberty Mutual and ended as a partner and senior vice president at Marsh & Mc- Lennan Companies. Moss, who has […]

June 1, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Profile: Melanie Cervantes

When Melanie Cervantes turned 18 she had three goals: go to college to study business, get a great credit score and make her parents proud. Now 20, Cervantes is gearing up for a prestigious summer internship with Ernst & Young (EY), a Big 4 accounting firm. It won’t be her last. She already has another internship […]

June 1, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Profile: Dr. Rosa Stoops

It took just one visit for Dr. Rosa Stoops to learn the veracity of experiences shared by many of her acquaintances about their time on the red brick streets at UM. “The motto of the University ‘You belong at Montevallo’ is true for all individuals who study, teach and work here,” Stoops said. Stoops, who said […]

June 1, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon Brings Donors and Students Together

John Cox ’92 shared a story familiar to Montevallo alumni during his keynote speech at the annual donor scholarship luncheon March 1 in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. Speaking to a crowd of scholarship donors and the student recipients of their philanthropy, Cox said the impact the institution had on him remains apparent in his daily […]

April 20, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Jason Perry

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? My name is Jason Perry and my title is the director of student diversity recruitment and retention. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Hoover, Alabama, and I currently reside in Alabaster, Alabama. If you […]

March 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

University of Montevallo College of Education and Human Development Honors 2023 Outstanding Alumni

The University of Montevallo’s College of Education and Human Development held an awards dinner on Feb. 7 to recognize the achievements of its outstanding alumni. The awards are presented annually in several categories to alumni who have shown dedication and exemplary commitment to teaching. Counseling – Dr. Melanie Drake Wallace ‘86 Wallace earned her Bachelor’s […]

March 2, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Uncovering and Celebrating Black History at the University of Montevallo

Written by Jason Perry, University of Montevallo Director of Student Diversity  The University of Montevallo’s Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a trip on Feb. 17 to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, to give UM students the opportunity to honor Black History Month […]

February 24, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Marion Brown

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo?  Marion Brooks Brown, Director for University Events & the Calendar Office Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in?  I grew up in Eastaboga, Alabama — two stop signs, a post office and a gas station defined our “downtown.” I […]

January 19, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Tim Alexander

Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Montevallo, but I now reside in Helena. What is your title with the University of Montevallo? I am blessed to be the chief of police and director of public safety. What degrees do you hold and from what schools? I […]