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July 22, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces summer commencement

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold summer commencement Friday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 4 p.m. in the lobby of Reynolds Hall. Both locations are on the UM campus. John O. Hudson III will deliver the commencement address. Hudson is an attorney who […]

July 22, 2014 | UM Happenings

Young Alumni Happy Hour

The UM Junior Board invites young alumni to grab a friend and come join us for cocktails and appetizers for our last summer Happy Hour! If you are interested in earning a graduate degree, representatives from UM Graduate Admissions and Records will be on hand to answer some questions. This event is open to all UM […]

July 15, 2014 | UM in the News

University, town break ground on softball complex

University of Montevallo softball coach Lindsay Vanover is building a collegiate softball program from the ground up — literally. The University of Montevallo, in a partnership with the Montevallo Development Cooperative District and Shelby County, recently broke ground on a new softball complex located at Orr Park. Read the full story at

July 3, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to offer Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology

Beginning in Fall 2014, the University of Montevallo will offer a new graduate degree. The Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology has been created to address identified regional and national needs as the use of technology in schools and other educational settings continues to grow. In the 21st century it is no longer sufficient for […]

June 30, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo faculty members receive ASCA awards

MONTEVALLO—Bryn Chancellor and Ted Metz, both members of the faculty at the University of Montevallo, have been awarded individual fellowship grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. These grants are given to outstanding artists who create important works of art and make valuable contributions to the state in the disciplines of arts administration, […]

June 27, 2014 | UM in the News

Times-Journal names Heather Buckner managing editor

Heather Buckner has been named as the new managing editor of the Times-Journal, and associated magazines, effective Monday. Buckner, 22, is a recent graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she was editor of The Alabamian for two years. Read the full story at  

June 24, 2014 | UM in the News

UM addresses educational technology needs with new master's degree

The University of Montevallo seeks to offer degree programs that fall within its mission as a public liberal arts university and that meet identified regional and national needs. As the use of technology in schools and other educational settings continues to grow, there is an increased demand for highly trained individuals who are responsible for […]

June 19, 2014 | UM in the News

Fairhope native Haley Evans 'thru-hiking' Appalachian Trail

Haley Evans, a Fairhope High School graduate and one of the most decorated runners in the University of Montevallo’s history, is in the middle of a challenge that only a handful of people in America have done. Read the full story at

June 18, 2014 | UM in the News

Tucker to hold book signing at DPL on Friday

A new “lest we forget” kind of book will make its debut in a book signing Friday at 2 p.m. at the Demopolis Library. Dr. Betty Jean Tucker’s book, On a Darkling Plain, is a collection of ten short stories with the unifying theme of the effect of The Great Depression on people in the […]

June 17, 2014 | UM in the News

New UM athletic director 'excited' about opportunities

It’s safe to say that recently hired University of Montevallo athletic director Mark Richard brings a wealth of experience to the Falcons’ athletic department. Richard, who was named to the position June 12, has more than 26 years in collegiate sports administration. Read the full story at

June 16, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo young alumni increase scholarship

MONTEVALLO–When the University of Montevallo Alumni Association Junior Board of Directors held their recent Spring Soirée and Silent Auction at Good People Brewing Company in Birmingham, it resulted in a big win for the UM Young Alumni Scholarship Fund. The taproom manager at Good People, UM alumnus Joel Harris, welcomed the Soirée with a pledge […]

June 12, 2014 | UM in the News

Students paint mural in downtown Montevallo

Elementary, high school and university students are working together to paint a colorful mural on the side of the Subway building, facing McDonald’s, in downtown Montevallo. Read the full story at

June 12, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo names new AD

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III announced the hiring of Mark Richard on Thursday, June 12 as the ninth full-time Director of Athletics at the University. Read the full story at

June 12, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds second MBA information session

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo Office of Graduate Admissions will hold its second information session on the university’s Master of Business Administration degree program on Thursday, June 19, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., at the Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park Hotel. Staff members will answer individual admission questions and share tips about the application process, admission guidelines and the […]

June 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Helena students at the University of Montevallo

Helena resident Gregory Roth joined almost 40 students who participated in the University of Montevallo’s 17th annual Undergraduate Research Day, held recently in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students across UM were invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, PowerPoint and oral presentations. Read […]

June 2, 2014 | UM Happenings

Undergraduate Admissions Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

First-time freshmen and transfer students can now apply for fall 2015! For first-time freshmen applications, submit your official high school transcripts and standardized test scores. For transfer students, submit official transcripts from any and all universities attended after high school. For assistance contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-292-4349. Undergraduate Application Redirect

May 22, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo sponsors art camp

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo Office of Service Learning and Community Engagement will sponsor a summer camp for students who are entering 5th through 12th grades and who are interested in creating art in a community setting. Funded by CAWACO Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc., the camp will consist of three sessions spanning the first […]