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March 17, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo sees enrollment growth in graduate programs

Enrollment in the University of Montevallo’s business and education graduate programs has grown significantly over the past year, as more students than ever are taking advantage of the University’s high-quality, flexible and affordable graduate programs. The MBA program in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business has set new enrollment records each of the past […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Keith Shoemaker ’98 receives Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

Keith Shoemaker ’98 of Atlanta is the recipient of the 2021 Nathalie Molton Gibons Alumni Achievement Award. Shoemaker is the commodity manager for inflight branded snacks and beverages with Delta Airlines, where he is responsible for the sourcing and procurement of all of the airline’s onboard branded snack and beverage products. He has worked in […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Kelly Curry '08 receives Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award

Kelly Curry ’08 is the recipient of the 2021 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award, which is given annually to an alumnus age 35 or younger whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level. Curry is a child family therapist, maternity supervisor and reunification counselor at Agape of […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Tim Lupinacci ’88 earns Distinguished Alumnus Award

Timothy Lupinacci ’88 is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which is the UM National Alumni Association’s highest annual honor. Lupinacci, a resident of Vestavia Hills, is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and has practiced law in Birmingham for nearly three decades. He is the chairman and chief executive officer […]

March 11, 2021 | Press Releases

UM holds on-campus vaccination clinic for employees

The University of Montevallo, in partnership with Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Montevallo Drug, held an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic for more than 100 UM employees on March 4. The partnership is the latest in the University’s efforts to provide vaccines to educators and support personnel who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the […]

March 10, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Dean Craft moving to Oglethorpe, Mellon named interim dean

Dr. Stephen Craft, the dean of the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business will be moving into the same position at Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University. Dr. Amiee Mellon, associate professor and department chair in the SCOB, will serve as interim dean until a new full-time dean is named. Craft has been at UM for more […]

March 3, 2021 | Press Releases

UM returning to full in-person classes in fall

The University of Montevallo will return to a traditional in-person class model for the fall 2021 semester. UM leaders made the decision utilizing the guidance of state and national medical experts and in consideration of wider distribution of vaccines throughout the United States. They also cited rapidly decreasing COVID-19 infection numbers statewide. With the announcement, […]

February 26, 2021 | Press Releases

UM receives federal grant to support telemental health, distance learning

The University of Montevallo has received a nearly $600,000 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services grant to support its efforts in delivering telemental health and distance education programs to its neighbors in Bibb, Dallas and Talladega counties. Through the grant, the University will partner with Bibb County Schools, Dallas County Schools and Talladega […]

February 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Jonathan Everheart

University of Montevallo senior musical theatre major Jonathan Everheart doesn’t shy away from tackling a challenge, even if it’s something no other student at the University has faced before. As a 2021 Gold Side leader along with Abby Jo Askins, Everheart was tasked with continuing the College Night tradition during the most unusual of times […]

February 24, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces cyber tuition for graduate programs, discounted summer tuition 

Out-of-state students who enroll in the University of Montevallo’s online graduate programs beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year will pay the same as in-state graduate students, as a result of the University’s new cyber tuition rates. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the cyber tuition rates during its Feb. 12 meeting. As a result of the […]

February 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Environmental Studies Program receives $15k grant

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Studies Program has received a $15,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to support the University’s efforts to deliver free environmental education programs to Title 1 schools in Shelby, Bibb and Chilton counties. The Daniel Foundation supports effective organizations and programs throughout the state that are focused on building […]

February 15, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo naming stage in memory of alumna Rebecca Luker 

The University of Montevallo will be honoring the memory of alumna Rebecca Luker by naming the stage in its new Center for the Arts after her.    A 1984 UM graduate, Luker, who died on Dec. 23, 2020, led a lengthy and distinguished career as a Broadway actress.   A vocal performance major at UM, Luker was previously awarded an honorary doctorate […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Marisa Snodgrass

University of Montevallo sophomore business management major Marisa Snodgrass has had a sizable impact on campus and throughout the region during her time as a UM student. As a member of the UM women’s basketball team, Snodgrass has been a regular fixture among the Gulf South Conference’s list of awards. During her first season as […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

UM named one of top nutrition degree programs in the nation

The University of Montevallo has one of the top nutrition degree programs in the nation, according to a ranking recently published by intelligent.com. The website recently released its 2021 list of The Top 50 Nutrition Degree Programs in the nation, and UM’s Exercise and Nutrition Science Program ranked as the top in the South and […]

January 26, 2021 | Press Releases

UM ranks among top online education master’s programs

The University of Montevallo offers one of the top online education master’s degree programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.   The publication recently released its 2021 list of the Best Online Programs, and UM’s College of Education & Human Development ranked among the top in Alabama and in the top 70 in […]

January 15, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces President’s List for fall 2020

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 516 students named to the President’s List for the 2020 fall semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. Andrew Abbott Pelham AL Sarah Abualhaija Helena […]

January 15, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces Dean’s List for fall 2020

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 316 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. Alyah Abrams Pleasant Grove AL Luis Alcantara Helena AL Zoey […]

January 14, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Molly Hansen

When sophomore accounting major Molly Hansen arrived on the UM campus for a tour as a high school senior, she immediately knew Montevallo was what she was looking for. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I took a tour of the school during my senior year of high school and loved the vibe on […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Unified loyalty: Sides joining forces for 2021 College Night 

In March, College Night will look significantly different than it has in the past, as the Purple and Gold leaders have developed a plan to celebrate the tradition while staying safe during the pandemic.  College Night leaders, in coordination with advisors from the College Night Committee and University administration, finalized the plan in early October.  […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Alumni spotlight: Rayfield ensures current students have same support she did 

Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield’s life has taken her many places in the United States and abroad since she graduated from Montevallo in 1962. But regardless of where she has lived and worked, UM has never been far from her mind.   Rayfield, the recipient of the 2020 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumna Loyalty Award during Founders’ […]