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January 28, 2019 | Press Releases

University Closing Jan. 29

Due to the threat of snow and dangerous road conditions in and around the City of Montevallo, and for the safety of our campus community, the University of Montevallo will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29. This includes all classes and extracurricular activities. Anna Irvin Dining Hall will continue to operate on a normal schedule. Please […]

January 15, 2019 | Press Releases

UM joins MERIT program

The Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program is a funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award from NIH/NIGMS. It is facilitated through a partnership of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lawson State Community College, Oakwood University, Stillman College, and the University of Montevallo. The primary goal of the MERIT Program is to provide Postdoctoral Scholars with outstanding research and teaching […]

January 15, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Softball named finalist for NCAA Award of Excellence

Twenty schools have been named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives over the past year. Coach Lindsay Vanover and the Falcons softball team were selected for their second annual Halloween Spooktacular event held in conjunction with the City of Montevallo’s Hometown Halloween. Softball student-athletes […]

January 11, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Connected for Life

Jeff & Tracey Adams Share a Love for Each Other and for Montevallo Technically, Jeff Adams ’85 and Tracey Morant-Adams ’88 were connected as sweethearts before they even knew each other. As a freshman, Tracey pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. That year, Jeff, a UM senior athlete, was selected as the sorority’s Sweetheart. Later that same […]

January 10, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Saluting a Promising Future

Mary Light Completes Internship at White House by Reed Strength ’16 Mary Light’s hustle to begin a career in politics started as a pre-teen. In middle school, her extracurricular activities involved serving as a page for various state senators and legislators along with more traditional pursuits like music and athletics. Approximately 10 years later, Light […]

January 10, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Cameron Watson

Your home: Los Angeles, California Your hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee Tell us about your family: Most of my family is back in the south. After spending several years in New York City after college, I headed west to Los Angeles. I live in the Hollywood Hills with my partner, Steve Cubine, who is a producer and […]

January 9, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Connections Bloom

Dr. Kristen Gilbert’s Career Blossoms from Montevallo Tradition by Madison Griggs ’17 Few faculty are as deeply rooted at the University as Dr. Kristen Gilbert, professor of psychology. Her academic journey has taken her across the U.S., but also continuously strengthened her connections at UM and encouraged her to grow. In addition to her role […]

December 28, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting single-day ACT Prep Courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 19 and 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 […]

December 20, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Vallo Voice 2018

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2018 are available below. (View 2017 issues) Jan. 9, 2018 Jan. 23, 2018 Jan. 30, 2018 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 March 6 March 13 March 20 April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24(Biweekly for summer) May 1  […]

December 11, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 7, the University of Montevallo recognized 159 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s Fall Commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power delivered the keynote address to the graduates, along with family members […]

December 4, 2018 | Press Releases

President of Alabama Power Foundation to deliver commencement address

 Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Fall Commencement, which will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM […]

November 30, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Montevallo's Jim Day named Veteran of Influence

Professor of history at the University of Montevallo, Dr. Jim Day has been selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence.  This honor seeks to recognize military veterans who have distinguished themselves in the world of Birmingham business. A special advisory committee was utilized to select honorees, with criteria including their contributions to […]

November 30, 2018 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo Honors Senior Elites

The University of Montevallo honored 32 students at Elite Night held at the end of the fall 2018 semester.  Beginning in 1933, Elite Night has served as a way to honor students who excel academically, have shown outstanding leadership abilities and a commitment to service. Each student honored was nominated by the faculty in their respective […]

November 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Jones named Rising Star among Veterans of Influence

University of Montevallo student Waid Jones of Remlap, Alabama, has been selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence.  This honor seeks to recognize military veterans who have distinguished themselves in the world of Birmingham business. A special advisory committee was utilized to select honorees, with criteria including their contributions to their company, a track record of innovation and leadership […]

November 7, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Meadows receives Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni during the celebration of the University’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11. Mike Meadows ’79 was named the recipient of the 2018 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is bestowed to a UM alumnus who has demonstrated loyalty […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Horton receives Outstanding Staff Service Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, deserving faculty, staff and alumni were honored by UM.  The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Mary Horton, of Montevallo, with the Outstanding Staff Service Award during the Oct. 11 celebration.  “Mary’s dedication and hard work has helped make the University of Montevallo a richer and stronger institution,” said Dean of the […]

October 29, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Newell recognized as 2018 University Scholar

During the annual Founders’ Day celebration, the University of Montevallo recognizes one faculty member who has shown exemplary strides in creativity, research and scholarship. This year, Dr. Jason Newell, professor and director of the social work program, was formally honored with the distinction of University Scholar during UM’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11.   “Jason is a […]

October 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Herron receives 2018 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni for their service.   On Oct. 13, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association presented Dr. John Herron, an associate professor of mathematics at the University, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2018.  Herron received a […]

October 25, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo awarded GEAR UP grant

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of Montevallo a seven-year, $25 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. PARTNERING SCHOOLS The University will be partnering with five school systems in Jefferson County to serve a cohort of approximately 4,500 students from the following school systems: Bessemer […]