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November 23, 2021 | Press Releases

UM dedicates Center for the Arts, Rebecca J. Luker Stage

The University of Montevallo held a dedication ceremony Nov. 18 for its new Center for the Arts facility. The event included a ribbon cutting and remarks from members of the UM administration, faculty and alumni, as well as representatives from Shelby County and Alabama Power.  In his remarks, Dr. Steven Peters, dean of the College […]

November 23, 2021 | Press Releases

Allison and Michael Stephens Hall dedicated on UM campus

The University of Montevallo held a grand opening and dedication for Allison and Michael Stephens Hall on campus Nov. 18. The new facility houses the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, named for its most generous alumni benefactor. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, Allison Stephens, widow of Michael E. Stephens, reflected on the characteristics of her […]

November 19, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Alum Confirmed to FERC by U.S. Senate

University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips ’00 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a term expiring June 30, 2026. Phillips was nominated to FERC by President Joe Biden on Sept. 20. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 […]

November 16, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Fishing Team Earns Second School of the Year Title

The University of Montevallo’s fishing team has earned its second School of the Year title after topping more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season. The UM fishing team recently took home the coveted title of Tackle Warehouse School of the Year, presented by QuikTrip, as the best team in […]

November 3, 2021 | Press Releases

Montevallo continues to rank among top institutions in Alabama

Once again, the University of Montevallo has been named one of the top institutions of higher learning in Alabama by Wallethub.com. This website recognizes those colleges and universities that provide a strong education at an affordable cost.    Recently released “2022 College and University Rankings” compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation. UM […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Finklea recognized by UMNAA with Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Dr. Bruce Finklea of Columbiana was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognized Finklea with the 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award during the celebration. Finklea received the award based on his dedication to […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Miller recognized by UMNAA with Outstanding Staff Service Award

Josh Miller of Pelham was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Miller with the 2021 Outstanding Service Award during the celebration. Miller received the award based on his excellence in service and loyalty to […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Falkenhagen recognized by UMNAA with Alumnus Loyalty Award

Sandi Falkenhagen of Hoover was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognized Falkenhhagen with the 2021 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumni Loyalty Award during the celebration. Falkenhagen, Class of 1968, received the award given […]

October 25, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight - Jay Houser

University of Montevallo senior business management major Jay Houser had already found professional success as a high school student before setting a foot on the UM campus. Now, he’s planning to use his Montevallo education to take his business to the next level. Houser founded his company, SkyRocket, when he was a junior in high […]

October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates quasquicentennial anniversary

The University of Montevallo celebrated 125 years on Founders’ Day, Oct. 14, on Main Quad. Founders’ Day is an occasion to not only honor the founding of the University but also to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves. The sun shone on the procession of UM faculty members and graduating seniors, as they advanced under the archway […]

October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series debuts with Dr. Bernice A. King

The University of Montevallo welcomed Dr. Bernice A. King as the inaugural speaker for a lecture series that launched on Oct. 7 at the campus’ newly constructed Center for the Arts. In May, the Board of Trustees established the Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series to honor the history professor emeritus’ dedication to civil rights, […]

October 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM adding collegiate cycling team, course

The University of Montevallo will field a collegiate cycling team beginning in fall 2022 with a new home trail close to the UM campus. Members of the cycling team will be offered scholarships and will be led by head coach Dr. Shawn Mitchell, associate professor of health and human sciences at UM. The University is […]

October 1, 2021 | Press Releases

UM holding Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium Oct. 13

The University of Montevallo will recognize the accomplishments of its faculty in teaching and creative endeavor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. The day will feature keynote addresses from the 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching award recipient, Dr. Bruce Finklea, and 2020 University Scholar, Dr. […]

September 30, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Hannah Waki continues UM-Harvard connection 

As a California native, University of Montevallo senior Hannah Waki moved thousands of miles to find the University she will forever consider home.   “I truly cannot put into words the amount of gratitude I have for the University and the people who I have met in my time here,” Waki said. “The memories, opportunities and […]

September 30, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Stephens College of Business launches new marketing concentrations

Marketing students in the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business will be able to specialize their degrees and skillsets through the college’s new marketing concentrations. Through the new concentrations, marketing majors will be able to choose courses fitting their areas of interest and career aspirations, and will graduate prepared with the skills employers are […]

September 28, 2021 | Press Releases

UM wins prestigious National Communication Association award 

The University of Montevallo Lambda Nu chapter recently received the 2021 Chapter of the Year Award from the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta student organization, out of 451 chapters from across the nation. “It’s an honor to have our chapter recognized nationally with this award,” said Dr. Tiffany Wang, associate professor of communication studies and Lambda […]

September 17, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named top public school in state for English, history 

The University of Montevallo is the top overall college in the state for English majors, and is the top public university in Alabama for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges rankings.   The ranking compared the top English programs in Alabama, and UM ranked at the top of the list of […]

September 17, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Armando Flores

Coming to the University of Montevallo as a transfer student a couple of years ago, senior Armando Flores wasted no time in getting involved with his new college home. His eagerness to join several of UM’s student organizations not only helped him to surround himself with new friends, it also helped to prepare him for […]

September 13, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

U.S. News & World Report names UM among top schools in the South 

For the 13th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and again has earned a plethora of other accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 13, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

UM alum earns White House FERC nomination 

President Joe Biden will nominate University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips Jr. ’00 as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced on Sept. 9. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 years of legal expertise as a utility regulator, in private practice and as in-house counsel. He has an extensive background in the […]