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May 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Spring graduates earn degrees from University of Montevallo

Three hundred and seventy five students graduated from the University of Montevallo in early May after overcoming unprecedented obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months.   Because of social distancing guidelines, the graduation ceremony originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until Aug. 7, when all spring graduates will be invited back to campus […]

May 12, 2020 | Press Releases

UM adding scholarships for new and returning students

The University of Montevallo Foundation board of directors approved an additional $1.25 million in scholarship funding during a May 8 meeting to help offset the financial burden the COVID-19 outbreak has caused for students. The additional needs-based scholarships will assist new and returning students who are facing financial hardships due to the outbreak. “Our board […]

May 7, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo offers robust computer program curriculum

The University of Montevallo is working to prepare students for cutting-edge, high-demand jobs in emerging technology fields through its growing computer-related fields of study. UM currently offers a major and minor in computer informatics and minor in cybersecurity through the Stephens College of Business as well as a computer science major and minor through the […]

April 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM donating surplus food items to Shelby Emergency Assistance 

When the University of Montevallo campus was forced to move to a distance education model because of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, UM dining services created a positive outcome from a difficult situation. With students and faculty off campus, Jason Quarles, director of dining services for Falcon Foods/Chartwells, found himself with a surplus of food […]

April 17, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo helping high schools stay connected

The University of Montevallo’s GEAR UP Jefferson County program is helping about 350 high school students stay connected with their education during social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this academic year, GEAR UP partnered with eighth-grade classrooms at Fultondale High School, Tarrant High School and Fairfield High Preparatory School through its 1:1 initiative. […]

April 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Ozley selected for University of Montevallo Faculty Service Award

Dr. Raymond Ozley, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Montevallo, has been selected by his peers to receive the University’s 2020 Faculty Service Award for his impact on and off campus. The UM Faculty Senate selected Ozley to receive the award, which will be presented during the 2020 UM Founders’ Day in […]

April 9, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo adding minor in peace and justice studies

A new minor being offered at the University of Montevallo beginning in fall 2020 will examine the causes and consequences of economic disparity, institutionalized inequality and strategies for building peace and resolving conflicts. The peace and justice studies minor will build on the University’s long history of working toward gender equality and inclusivity to equip […]

March 30, 2020 | Press Releases

UM supplying 3D printed face masks to Alabama hospitals, first responders

A group of employees at the University of Montevallo are putting their expertise and resources to work for the state’s health care industry in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A few weeks ago, Michael Price, the Digital Media and Emerging Technologies Librarian at UM’s Carmichael Library, heard news reports about hospitals across the […]

March 10, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Alyssa Williams 

University of Montevallo junior Alyssa Williams’ double major of history and communication studies is helping her to put a new perspective on historical events.   “I think it’s a really cool interplay, because history and communication really go together,” Williams said. “Communication helps you to understand why things happened the way they did throughout history.”  Williams, […]

March 6, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Homegrown Heroines  

From being one of the first elementary school students to integrate during Alabama’s civil rights era to tackling large-scale renovations to multiple historic properties, four women shared stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives during a March 4 Homegrown Heroines event at the University of Montevallo.   During the event, which was held in recognition of […]

March 3, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Alexandria Hawkins 

University of Montevallo junior Alexandria Hawkins has been set on a career field in law since she was in elementary school, and UM is helping her to build a solid foundation for her future goals.   Hawkins is majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology, and is completing a minor in African American studies.   “I like […]

February 28, 2020 | Press Releases

UM Art Department hosting Blue Nature colloquium March 5-6 

The University of Montevallo Department of Art is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary colloquium on the theme of Blue Nature on the University’s campus from March 5-6. The events will take place in Comer Hall and Bloch Hall. The colloquium features faculty research and creative endeavor, students’ art installations and research projects and guest lectures. The events are free and open […]

February 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Ricardo Conte receives UM Young Achiever's Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Ricardo Conte received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Conte, an […]

February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Rebecca Turner receives UM Alumni Achievement Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Rebecca Turner ’71 received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award. […]

February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Mike Malone receives UM Distinguished Alumnus Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Michael E. “Mike” Malone ’69 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Malone […]

February 26, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Coronavirus precautions

The University is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, and we are taking proactive steps in an effort to keep our campus safe. The University is restricting official University travel to highly impacted areas. The University strongly advises individuals or groups planning travel to take all necessary precautions as directed by the U.S. Department of […]

February 26, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s College of Education and Human Development honors outstanding alumni

On Feb. 4, the University of Montevallo’s College of Education and Human Development held an awards dinner to recognize the achievements of its outstanding alumni. The college presented awards in several categories to recognize accomplishments by alumni who have shown dedication and exemplary commitment to teaching.  Counseling – Katie Beaugez  Beaugez graduated from UM in 2017, and has […]

February 25, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Lola Garcia 

Senior mass communication major Lola Garcia has future plans of breaking down cultural stereotypes through impactful journalism, and said the personalized attention she has received from her professors at the University of Montevallo is preparing her to make a difference.  Garcia, whose degree is focused on multimedia journalism, plans to use her UM education to […]

February 21, 2020 | Alumni Profile

UM alumna becomes first female African American presiding judge in Alabama 

University of Montevallo alumna Elisabeth French ’93 has become the first female African American presiding judge in the state of Alabama after she was recently selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system. She will replace Judge Joseph Boohaker who is retiring at the end of February.   The presiding judge is selected by the […]