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September 5, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo hires new Sports Information Director

The University of Montevallo announced the hiring of Wesley Hallman as the athletic department’s new Sports Information Director. “We are pleased to have Wesley join our department,” said University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy. “He brings a great understanding of our campus, community and marketplace to our publicity and promotional efforts.” Read the full […]

September 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Town hall meeting at UM: The Dollars and Sense of Sustainable Development

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo will host a town hall meeting featuring a presentation by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. McMahon will speak on “The […]

August 23, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment increases again

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has announced a nine percent increase in its freshman enrollment numbers for the fall 2012 semester, reflecting seven consecutive years of growth in the total student enrollment. Rick Barth, UM’s vice president for enrollment management, credited much of this year’s increase to an innovative enrollment management approach and a successful re-branding […]

August 22, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo and UM to collaborate for Artwalk on Saturday

Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. A collaboration between the city of Montevallo and University of Montevallo, the event takes place in the downtown area. In addition to live music, many businesses will remain open on Main Street to provide refreshments as artists display their work. A student exhibit is also included at UM’s Napier […]

August 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Local students selected to leadership program

MONTEVALLO—Three University of Montevallo students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Leading Edge Institute (LEI), a leadership development program designed specifically for Alabama college women. Tavi Juarez of Helena, Madeline Mechum of Hoover and Rachel Swokowski of Enterprise attended the Summer Institute held recently at Judson College in Marion. They were joined by […]

August 1, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo will host Japanese ceramics exhibition

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo art department will host an exhibition of Japanese wood-fired ceramics Aug. 6–Sept. 14. The exhibition, Heart of Echizen: Wood Fired Works by Contemporary Echizen Masters, includes work by 20 ceramic artists from Echizen, Japan. A reception will be held in The Gallery in Bloch Hall on the University of Montevallo campus […]

July 17, 2012 | UM in the News

Cost to run for Montevallo mayor

After serving on Montevallo’s City Council for two terms, Hollie Cost has decided to run for mayor. “I felt like it was time to step up and take a stronger role in city government,” Cost said. “With the partnership between the city, university and county, I feel like I’m in the best position to lead […]

June 21, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo professor is Fulbright Senior Scholar

MONTEVALLO—Karen Graffeo, professor of art and director of the photography concentration at the University of Montevallo, has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award for 2012-2013 to Romania. She plans to teach art studio courses and study the country’s multi-ethnic heritage and history through art. She says that her goal is to continue her photographic essay, […]

June 15, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo faculty featured

MONTEVALLO—Four faculty members at the University of Montevallo are featured in the cover article in Advance, a nationally recognized publication for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The article, titled Uniting in EI, speaks to the value of teaching the transdisciplinary approach between social work and speech-language pathology in order to better prepare pre-professionals to treat very […]

June 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Montevallo partnership celebrated

MONTEVALLO— The University of Montevallo, the City of Montevallo and Shelby County celebrated the formation of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District Wednesday, June 13, at a kickoff event on Main Street in Montevallo. This coalition will work to extend the university to downtown Montevallo, thereby revitalizing the city, promoting the “town and gown” relationship between […]

June 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Announcement of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District

WHAT: Announcement of the formation and purpose of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District and view the initial structure dedicated to that project WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 737 Main St. Montevallo (former Alabama Power building) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event will celebrate the beginning of a collaborative building project, the Montevallo Development Cooperative District, […]

June 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Three trustees confirmed to serve University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The Alabama Senate has recently confirmed three individuals to serve on the University of Montevallo board of trustees. Brian Hamilton has been selected to serve as a board member from the 7th Congressional District. Hamilton was previously appointed to this position to complete another member’s term. William Cobb “Chip” Hazelrig will replace outgoing 6th Congressional […]

June 1, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student honored for service

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently saw its first cohort of graduates wearing service cords walk across the stage at spring commencement. Joanna Hawkins of Birmingham, Carmen Lambert of Trussvillle, Molly McConville of Birmingham and Michelle Nash of Bessemer were four of eleven recent graduates at UM who were honored for exemplary service to the community. […]

June 1, 2012 | Press Releases

Local students honored for service

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently saw its first cohort of graduates wearing service cords walk across the stage at spring commencement. Lacey Brackner of Alabaster, Samantha Smith of Montevallo and Leigh Williams of Columbiana were three of eleven recent graduates at UM who were honored for exemplary service to the community. Smith and Williams, who […]

May 17, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo alumna honored with scholarship

MONTEVALLO—The Shelby County chapter of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association recently recognized Emma Dean Huston Nathews for her contributions to the university and the UMNAA by naming the scholarship awarded by that chapter in her honor. In a resolution adopted April 24, the award was named the Emma Dean Huston Nathews Shelby County […]

May 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Two award-winning high schools have UM connection

MONTEVALLO—Two high schools in Alabama were among only six in the nation that recently received the National School Change Award, sponsored by the National Principals Leadership Institute, and both have a connection to the University of Montevallo. At Minor High School in Adamsville, a suburb of Birmingham, achievement levels are up in every grade and […]

May 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Univ. of Montevallo commencement

WHAT: Spring Commencement WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. WHERE: Flowerhill lawn on the UM campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the home of UM’s president. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King […]

May 1, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold spring commencement

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the president’s home. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King Quad on the UM campus. The commencement speaker will be Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible, a campaign associated […]

April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Christopher Holder of Mobile as editor of Montage, UM’s yearbook, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Holder, a graduate of Murphy High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English and music. He assisted with copy editing on the staff […]

April 27, 2012 | More Montevallo Stories

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Heather Buckner of Hoover as editor of The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Buckner, a graduate of Oak Grove High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English with a concentration in journalism. She served […]