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January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Founders’ Day virtually celebrates UM’s 124 years 

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the format for the University’s 124th Founders’ Day on Oct. 8 was unlike any before it. However, its purpose of celebrating this year’s seniors and UM’s more than a century of making a difference in students’ lives remained unchanged.   The theme of this year’s Founders’ Day was “Building for the […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty spotlight: Williams teaches compassion through art 

By Lindsay Schluntz   During the COVID-19 pandemic, Collin Williams has felt the depth of value that his role as an art professor at UM brings to campus and to society as a whole.   In light of the pandemic, in addition to balancing multiple modalities and significantly increasing the amount of content prepared online, the most substantive change that he determined to make to his teaching has been to prioritize compassion.   “None of us asked for this,” Williams said. During […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Staff spotlight: Jones keeps UM going during pandemic 

By Emily Reed   When things changed this year due to COVID-19, UM Physical Plant Director Coty Jones was quick to step up with ideas to ensure students the ability to return to campus.  “One of the biggest challenges with helping students to prepare to come to campus was balancing everything with the constantly changing realities and […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student spotlight: Dillard serves as SGA president during challenging times 

By Emily Reed  As the president of the University’s Student Government Association this year, Thomas Dillard has spent plenty of his time making sure the SGA is giving students at Montevallo the best college experience they can have under the unusual circumstances related to COVID-19.  “In planning events, we focus on first keeping students safe, […]

January 5, 2021 | Press Releases

Trustmark Bank donates $20,000 to support UM scholarship

On Jan. 5, Trustmark Bank presented the University of Montevallo with a $20,000 donation to support the Trustmark Bank Scholarship, which assists at-risk or economically disadvantaged students. The donation was presented by Trustmark Bank President David Darby and Montevallo Branch Manager Michelle Lowery to UM Vice President of Advancement and External Affairs Scott Dillard. Trustmark bank […]

January 1, 2021 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Vallo Voice Faculty/Staff Edition

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 www.montevallo.edu/about-um/marcomm/vallo-voice/. Issues for 2021 are available below. October 4, 2021September 27, 2021September 20, 2021September 13, 2021September 7, 2021August 30, 2021August 23, 2021August 16, 2021August 9, 2021August 2, 2021July 26, […]

January 1, 2021 | Vallo Voice - Student Edition

Vallo Voice Student Edition

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 www.montevallo.edu/about-um/marcomm/vallo-voice/. Issues for 2021 are available below. October 4, 2021September 27, 2021September 20, 2021September 13, 2021September 7, 2021August 30, 2021August 23, 2021August 16, 2021August 9, 2021August 2, 2021July 26, […]

December 8, 2020 | Press Releases

Outstanding UM students honored at virtual Senior Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Senior Elite Night on Nov. 4, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty […]

December 3, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named best teaching school in Alabama  

The University of Montevallo has been named the best school in the state and one of the top schools in the southeast for graduate programs in instructional media design, specifically instructional technology. Teaching Degree Search recently released its 2021 Best Teaching Schools rankings, and UM was named the best instructional media design school in Alabama, the best […]

November 23, 2020 | Press Releases

UM freezes tuition for third consecutive year

To help maintain its status as one of the best quality-for-cost higher education institutions in the state, the University of Montevallo’s Board of Trustees voted on Feb. 12 to again freeze tuition, ensuring the University’s tuition will remain the same it was in 2018. “Montevallo’s tuition freeze is yet another example of our family of […]

November 12, 2020 | Press Releases

UM ranks high for on-campus and online offerings

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top accredited higher education institutions in the state for its mix of on-campus and online degree programs. EDsmart.org recently released its list of the “Best online and on-campus colleges in Alabama,” and UM placed in the top five in the state and was the highest-ranking […]

November 11, 2020 | Press Releases

Sides joining forces for UM’s 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. […]

November 5, 2020 | Press Releases

UM alumni donate more than 950 masks to students 

Alumni worked to ensure UM students remained safe and healthy during the fall semester, as they donated several hundred purchased and handmade masks for student use.   Last summer, the UM National Alumni Association purchased one cloth mask for each UM student, faculty and staff member to use when returning to campus for the fall semester. From […]

October 20, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s Carmichael Library awarded $50k technology grant

The University of Montevallo’s Carmichael Library has been awarded a nearly $50,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to make its offerings more accessible to remote users. The agency recently awarded the grants to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. UM was one of 68 institutions selected from 1,701 applications […]

October 16, 2020 | Press Releases

UM waives application fee from Oct. 19-23

High school seniors, transfer students and graduate students were able to apply to the University of Montevallo without paying an application fee during the week of Oct. 19-23. Montevallo participated in Alabama College Application Week, and waived its normal $30 application fee. Students who are interested in applying should visit montevallo.edu/apply. In September, the University also […]

October 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Founders’ Day virtually celebrates UM’s 124 years 

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the format for the University’s 124th Founders’ Day on Oct. 8 was unlike any before it. However, its purpose of celebrating this year’s seniors and UM’s more than a century of making a difference in students’ lives remained unchanged.   The theme of this year’s Founders’ Day was “Building for […]

September 18, 2020 | Press Releases

UM waives admission test score requirement, adds scholarships based on GPA

The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission, and is offering scholarships to students based on their high school GPA. UM made the decision to waive the test score requirements for admission due to the cancellation and limited availability of standardized testing dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a […]

September 17, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named among South’s most beautiful colleges

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the most picturesque college campuses in the South by Southern Living magazine. The publication recently released its 2020 list of the South’s Most Beautiful Colleges, which honored institutions in several states “where both the academics and aesthetics are impressive.” Montevallo’s campus features brick-lined streets and sidewalks […]

September 17, 2020 | Press Releases

UM Department of Theatre receives national accreditation 

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), meaning every visual and performing arts department at the University is now nationally accredited. Montevallo joins only about 190 other schools across the nation in holding the prestigious NAST accreditation. NAST voted to admit UM as […]

September 14, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo continues to climb in U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings

For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 14, and UM earned praise for its high value to students […]