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May 20, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold two MBA information sessions

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo Office of Graduate Admissions will hold two information sessions on UM’s Master of Business Administration degree program during the month of June. During small group sessions, staff members will answer individual admission questions and share tips about the application process, admission guidelines and the MBA fast track 12-month program. Montevallo’s MBA […]

May 17, 2014 | UM in the News

College News: May 18

More than 340 University of Montevallo students received their diplomas at spring commencement May 3. Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, a career Marine and the director of operations with plans, policies and operations at Marine headquarters in Arlington, Va., delivered the commencement address. Read the full story at

May 16, 2014 | Press Releases

Students named editors of Univ. of Montevallo publications

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of editors of UM’s student newspaper, yearbook, and arts and literary magazine for the 2014-2015 academic year. Alexis Duncan, of Huntsville, was named editor of The Tower, Montevallo’s arts and literary magazine. Duncan, a graduate of New Century Technology High School and a […]

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

UM staff reductions part of ‘greater plan’

The University of Montevallo eliminated seven administrative positions as part of a “greater plan” to save money at the university, UM President John Stewart said. Read the full story at        

May 13, 2014 | UM in the News

Birmingham native named dean of Alabama School of Law

The University of Alabama School of Law has chosen Mark E. Brandon as its new dean. Brandon, a Birmingham native who has been a law professor at Vanderbilt University since 2001, will begin the position July 1. Read the full story at

May 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Gift endows first academic faculty chair at University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce its first academic endowed chair in the school’s 117-year history. Michael and Donna Grainger of Franklin, Tennessee, have made a commitment of $500,000 to the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University. The gift establishes the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in […]

May 12, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Green Fund awards

MONTEVALLO–The University of Montevallo Sustainability Committee has announced its UM Green Fund awards for May 2014. Funding totaling $22,996 was provided for six projects that improve campus sustainability. “Calling All Pollinators! Mason Bee houses at the UM Organic Community Garden” received a grant in the amount of $40. This proposal was put forward by Bridget […]

May 12, 2014 | UM in the News

Southern authors present readings

Two South Carolina authors, John Warley and Cassandra King, both have newly published books both of which concern customs and mores indigenous to the South; however, each book presents these subjects as viewed through decidedly different lenses. Read the full story at

May 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Cougars face Montevallo Saturday night in PBC baseball tourney

By the time the Columbus State baseball team takes the field today in the Peach Belt Conference tournament, it will have been almost two full weeks since the Cougars ended the regular season. To make the wait even a little longer, the Cougars, as the No. 2 seed, drew the final game of four. They […]

May 5, 2014 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds spring commencement

MONTEVALLO – More than 350 diplomas were presented to University of Montevallo students May 3 at UM’s spring commencement. Holding spring graduation ceremonies on the lawn of Flowerhill, the home of UM’s president, is a long-held tradition. The combination of spring sunshine, graduates in caps and gowns, and a multitude of parents, families and friends […]

May 3, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo '14 spring commencement

With her friendly “hey, dudes” welcome to the University of Montevallo’s Class of 2014, outgoing Senior Class President Julia Erwin joked about one of the institution’s most prominent features. Noting the graduation ceremony’s arrival this morning, Erwin said that, “of course, every time we have tripped on the bricks is now worth it.” Read the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo student volunteers help nonprofits through Falcon Scholars in Action

When they’re not taking classes at the University of Montevallo, some students have been volunteering their time at nonprofit agencies through the Falcon Scholars in Action Program. The students received honors at the program’s annual showcase April 17 in Montevallo that spotlights the collaboration between Shelby County Community Services and the university. Participants used the […]

April 30, 2014 | UM Happenings

Spring Soirée set for Friday, May 9

Join us at Good People Brewing on Friday, May 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. for our annual Spring Soirée party and auction. The silent auction will end at 8 p.m. with a live auction going throughout the evening. Admission to the event is free, and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar will be available. Proceeds will […]

April 29, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to close Tuesday, April 29 at 1 p.m.

The University of Montevallo will close today (Tuesday, April 29) at 1 p.m. This includes all classes and activities. This will not impact exams that are scheduled to conclude by 12:30 p.m. We have elected not to begin the 1:30 p.m. exam session because the National Weather Service is predicting a high likelihood of severe […]

April 28, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM to close Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m.

The University of Montevallo will close today (Monday, April 28) at 1 p.m. This includes all classes and activities. This will not impact exams that are scheduled to conclude by 12:30 p.m. We are facing an unpredictable weather situation that has the potential to be very dangerous. A wide scope of weather activity ranging from […]

April 25, 2014 | UM in the News

Montevallo's Spring Artwalk bringing artists, music to downtown May 2

The University of Montevallo’s spring commencement on May 3 will begin celebration a day earlier thanks to the city’s Artwalk event happening in downtown. The university and city are getting together with more than 55 area artists for the Spring Artwalk from 4 to 8 p.m. on May 2. Visitors can expect plenty of artwork in a […]