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May 8, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

From Montevallo
to Carnegie

Dr. Melinda Doyle offers students hands-on experience BY MADISON GRIGGS ’17 Dr. Melinda Doyle, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at UM, conducts the Concert Choir and University Chorus and teaches undergraduate choral conducting and choral methods. Through her position in the Department of Music, Doyle has enabled countless students to explore […]

May 7, 2019 | Student Spotlight

From Montevallo
to New York

Simone Maxwell applies her knowledge to internship in banking BY MADISON GRIGGS ’17 The best college education takes you far away from the bricks and follows you long after graduation day. Although just starting her career, senior Simone Maxwell has already taken UM with her across the states. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Maxwell found herself […]

May 6, 2019 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Falcon Digest transitioning to Vallo Voice 

In an effort to streamline email communication across campus, the Technology Advisory Council (TAC) has approved a change in email newsletter notifications to be piloted throughout the summer months and into the beginning of the fall semester.  The Falcon Digest daily email newsletter will cease to campus effective Friday, May 31.  Email news notifications will […]

May 2, 2019 | UM Happenings

Commencement announcement

The forecast for Saturday’s Commencement ceremony is uncertain.  In an effort to keep Commencement on Flowerhill Lawn, we are postponing making the final decision until Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. The University will notify you if the ceremony moves into the McChesney Student Activity Center via social media and email. What happens if it rains??? […]

May 1, 2019 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Vallo Voice

Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at montevallo.edu/vallovoice. *The deadline for submission is noon on Thursday each week prior to publication.  Faculty/Staff Submission Student Submission  Faculty/Staff Edition Student Edition

April 30, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM hosts ACE Women’s Network conference

On Wednesday, April 17, the Alabama Chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network held its spring conference at the University of Montevallo.   Coordinated by UM senior Danielle Parks as part of her capstone project, the event provided networking opportunities, a forum for attendees to share best practices and experiences, discover innovative ways to exceed the current vision […]

April 19, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to freeze tuition and simplify student fees 

In an effort to assist students with the rising costs of higher education, the University of Montevallo plans to freeze 2019-2020 tuition at the undergraduate level.   In addition to freezing tuition, university administration will also be restructuring the student fees. “The fee simplification will make it easier for students to predict and understand their bills,” said […]

April 19, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Tiffany Wang

If you mention the name ‘Dr. Wang’ across campus, you will be greeted by many excited students who boast “that’s my advisor!” Dr. Tiffany Wang started teaching communication studies at the University of Montevallo in 2012. As an associate professor in the Department of Communication, she teaches a variety of courses in communication theory, training […]

April 17, 2019 | Press Releases

2019 Spring Commencement speaker announced

Alumnus Dr. Richard D. Cummings, world-renowned researcher, will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Spring Commencement, which will be held Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. at Flowerhill on campus. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM National Alumni Association will precede the ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Cummings currently works […]

April 12, 2019 | Press Releases

University presents Forte Festival of Creativity

During April 18-20, the University of Montevallo campus will host a multitude of workshops and performances as part of the annual Forte Festival of Creativity.     The Forte Festival of Creativity celebrates creativity across disciplines as a collaboration between all four colleges at UM and the Montevallo Arts Council. The 2019 theme is Open Table. Guest presenters, UM student […]

April 12, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: DeAnna Smith

DeAnna Smith, instructor of accounting in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business shares more than just her 20 years of diverse experience in the field of accounting. She also shares the importance of social entrepreneurship and sustainability in the area of management, non-profit and environmental studies. DeAnna and her students are the individuals responsible […]

April 4, 2019 | Press Releases

Warrior Challenge to be held April 13

The third annual Warrior Challenge will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Montevallo’s Disc Golf Course, located near the McChesney Student Activity Center.     Students from DeAnna Smith’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. Expanding upon the […]

March 22, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Dr. Donna Bell

Dr. Donna Bell, assistant professor and program coordinator for Family and Consumer Sciences at UM, began her academic career at the University of Montevallo in the early 1980s pursuing her undergraduate degree. In 2006, Bell returned to campus to teach retail merchandising courses, including visual merchandising, textiles, retail buying and fashion forecasting.   While Bell’s primary goal in the classroom is teaching students how her field […]

March 20, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo and Wallace State-Hanceville announce partnership with ContinuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Wallace State Community College-Hanceville have announced a partnership to offer students an easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, ContinuUM, offers Wallace State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associate’s degree or 45 transferable credit hours. “We […]

March 18, 2019 | Press Releases

UM honors Office of Veteran & Military Affairs with ribbon cutting

The University of Montevallo held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 8, celebrating the opening of the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs. Housed in UM’s Global Community Outreach Building on the UM campus, this office has been created to serve UM’s veterans, those currently serving in the armed forces and their families. The space […]

March 15, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Friday: Amiee Mellon

Mellon says it’s finding your fit in the mix Dr. Amiee Mellon began her teaching career at the University of Montevallo in 2014. Dr. Mellon teaches a variety of marketing topics within the Stephens College of Business. Prior to teaching, Mellon spent several years working in advertising agencies and eventually freelancing while earning her Ph.D. […]

March 13, 2019 | UM in the News

UM Named Among Top 10 Best Colleges for Hunters and Anglers

The magazine “Field & Stream” recently named the University on their list of ten sportsmen-friendly colleges for prospective students to consider if they love to hunt and fish. According to Field & Stream, “These stand out from others for their unique course offerings, great geographical locations, abundant resources, and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.” […]

March 10, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts 71st annual ACETA conference  

The UM Department of English and Foreign Languages hosted the 71st iteration of the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) at Comer Hall on March 1-2.  The conference’s theme was “The Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy.” Works submitted for consideration focused broadly on themes such as phenomenology, the intersection of philosophies and […]

March 7, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host spring ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting a single-day ACT Prep Course for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on 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 […]

March 1, 2019 | Press Releases

UM Ranked Among Top Nutritional Science Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Center recently named the University of Montevallo in the 25 Best Bachelor’s in Nutritional Sciences Degree Programs for 2019. To determine the ranking, Bachelor’s Degree Center editors began by researching all of the nutrition and dietetics programs in the U.S. accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). From […]