June 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Willie Phillips '00

Your home: Washington, D.C. Your hometown: Fairhope, Alabama Tell us about your family. I’ve been married to my wife, Gabrielle, for 14 years. We have two small children — Peyton and Tripp. What is your profession? Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). I am also an attorney. What made you choose this profession? After […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Alumni Profile: James and Jennifer Newman

The University proudly announced in December 2021, the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student who is the first […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Six Falcons Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The Athletic Department inducted six Falcons as a part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2022 on Jan. 28. The class includes two former UM standouts and four meritorious service selections with distinguished athletics and professional careers. The 2022 inductees were Daniel Tankersley ’07 (baseball), Gary O’Neill ’14 (men’s soccer), Jim Dunaway ’88 (broadcaster), Matt Orton […]

June 1, 2022 | Press Releases

New Clinical Research Lab in Speech and Language Center Serves Campus and Community

The Department of Communication Science and Disorders Speech and Language Center opened a new full-service clinical research lab in 2021 to provide free specialized services for people with voice and swallowing conditions. The Swallowing and Voice Imaging (SAVI) Lab is a specialty clinic created to support ongoing research in dysphagia and voice disorders, and provides […]

June 1, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Faculty Spotlight: DeAnna Smith

Accountants often graduate college with a standard career path in mind. Many set their sights on working for a Big Four firm or working their way up to CFO or vice president at a company. For University of Montevallo accounting instructor DeAnna Smith, however, her path always seemed different. Smith graduated at the top of […]

June 1, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Hannah Waki

As a California native, 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 relationships I have […]

May 27, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Fishing Team Named School of the Year for the Second Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo fishing team was once again crowned the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Nearly 200 collegiate bass fishing teams from across the nation competed in the Bass Pro Shops 2022 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship tournament at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama on May 26-27, but […]

May 26, 2022 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2022 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 489 students named to the President’s List for the 2022 spring 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. The following students were named to the […]

May 26, 2022 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2022 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 304 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2022 spring 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. The following students in each UM college were […]

May 24, 2022 | Press Releases

Stephens College of Business Adding Four New Concentrations this Fall

The swiftly growing Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo has added four new concentrations – two in management and two in finance – that will be available to students starting fall 2022. The new concentrations in finance are sustainable finance and financial sales. The new management concentrations are international management and human […]

May 23, 2022 | Press Releases

Christiane Angele Jacobson Endowed Spanish Chair Established at UM

Thanks to the generous $500,000 gift of a 1960 Alabama College alum and her husband, the University of Montevallo will create the Christiane Angele Jacobson Endowed Spanish Chair in English and World Languages. Christiane “Chris” Jacobson and her husband, Dr. Eric Jacobson, have pledged to donate the half-million-dollar gift to the Spanish program in the […]

May 16, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Hosting a Variety of Youth Summer Camps

The University of Montevallo will host a number of youth summer camps on its campus in June. Registration is now open for the following opportunities: Bass Fishing Camp The UM fishing team, reigning Bass Pro Shops School of the Year, will host a four-day Bass Fishing Camp June 20-23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

May 10, 2022 | Press Releases

Fallin Encourages Spring Graduates to Strive for Better Than Your Best

        See the full Spring Commencement photo gallery. 2022 Spring Commencement Program 2022 Spring Commencement Photos Just before 350 University of Montevallo class of 2022 graduates walked across the stage during Saturday’s commencement ceremony on Flowerhill lawn, History Professor Emeritus Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. left graduates with three points to govern the […]

May 9, 2022 | Press Releases

Trip to Gulf Coast Educated and Inspired UM Environmental Studies Students

In April, nearly 30 students from the University of Montevallo traveled to the Alabama Coast for a two-day trip focused on coastal ecosystems and sustainability through hands-on learning. The students were split into two groups of 14. One group was a part of the Environmental Studies Program with Dr. Susan Caplow, an associate professor of […]

May 6, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Honors Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. by Naming Building After Him

The University of Montevallo held a building dedication ceremony May 4 officially renaming the University of Montevallo on Main to Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Hall. Fallin M.A. ’89 served as director of minority affairs at the University from 1988 to 1999 and was a history professor at Montevallo for 28 years, retiring in 2020. In […]

May 5, 2022 | Press Releases

Student Spotlight: Hope Hodges

A triplet born with arthrogryposis – a condition where the muscles in her legs never formed – University of Montevallo graduating senior Hope Hodges said she’s never let her disability, or anything else, hold her back from living life to its fullest. The 22-year-old Helena native who is known around campus for her red Volkswagen […]

April 19, 2022 | Press Releases

UM to Continue Waiving Test Score Requirement Through Fall 2024

The University of Montevallo will continue to waive the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission through the fall 2024 semester, while also continuing to offer scholarships to students based on their high school GPA. UM originally made the decision in September 2020 to waive the test score requirements for admission due to the cancellation and […]

April 18, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Partnering with Follett Higher Education to Launch New Bookstore

The University of Montevallo bookstore on Main Street will have a new name and customer experience May 31, thanks to a new partnership with Follett Higher Education. The new name for the campus bookstore, Freddie’s Books and More, is based on the University’s mascot Freddie the Falcon. With nearly 150 years of experience in higher […]

April 15, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Cortez Bennett

Banking Commercial Credit Portfolio Manager Cortez Bennett remembers his days on the bricks with much fondness.  Born into a military family, Bennett spent his years growing up all over. But when he arrived at the University of Montevallo, he found a place to call home.  “I love Montevallo,” he said. “My time there was filled […]