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January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

UM’s new esports team the first of its kind in the state 

By Waid Jones ‘20  Esports is rapidly gaining recognition as a sport. Internationally, players and teams have earned millions of dollars and have garnered the notice of major athletics brands such as Nike and Adidas.   Esports is short for electronic sports and serves as a broad term to describe any video game played competitively. These games are typically played […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

UM Swim Team dives into competition 

By Chris Megginson ’05 When members of the University’s inaugural swim team took their mark and dove into the water at the Sewanee Invitational in Tennessee in October 2019, it marked the realization of a dream conceived half a century ago.   Fifty years after the first reported discussions of adding competitive swimming at Montevallo, the UM […]

January 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Jim Dunaway ’88 

Your home: Oak Mountain area of Shelby County   Your hometown: Born in Alabaster, Alabama  Education: B.A. in mass communication with an emphasis on public relations.  Tell us about your family: I’ve been married now for 21 years to Margaret Hahn (Dunaway) Class of 1995. We have two children, my oldest daughter, Harper Dunaway, is a freshman at Montevallo this semester. My son Carter […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Building projects transforming campus

On the afternoon of April 19, 2018, University leaders joined students, members of the community and campus guests near the intersection of Oak Street and University Promenade to break ground on UM’s new Center for the Arts.   While the ceremony marked the official start of construction on the new arts facility, it also represented the […]

January 13, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2019 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 475 students named to the President’s List for the 2019 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.   Alyah Abrams Pleasant Grove AL Marie […]

January 13, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 338 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 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.   Farrell Adams Montevallo AL Krystal Adams Eufaula AL Natalie […]

January 7, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo opens Grainger Family Center for Personal Development

The University of Montevallo will be able to greatly enhance its counseling services to students, faculty and staff after opening the new Grainger Family Center for Personal Development during a Jan. 6 ceremony. The center occupies the newly renovated Puryear House off Middle Street on the UM campus, and increases counseling service space by 85 […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Vallo Voice 2019

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for students. Issues for 2019 are available below. December 9, 2019 December 2, 2019 November 25, 2019 November 18, 2019 November 11, 2019 November 4, 2019 October 28, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 7, 2019 September 30, 2019 September 23, 2019 September 16, 2019 September […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty/Staff Vallo Voice 2019

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2019 are available below. (View 2018 issues) December 9, 2019 December 2, 2019 November 25, 2019 November 18, 2019 November 11, 2019 November 4, 2019 October 28, 2019 October 21, 2019 October 14, 2019 October 7, 2019 September 30, 2019 September 23, […]

December 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

The University of Montevallo celebrated the achievements of 144 students as they received their degrees during the University’s Fall Commencement on Dec. 13 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Todd Strange, the chairman of the UM Board of Trustees and former mayor of Montgomery, delivered the keynote address and received an honorary doctorate for his […]

December 5, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Trustmark National Bank Donates to Scholarship

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the University of Montevallo accepted a $20,000 donation for the Trustmark National Bank Scholarship which assists at-risk or economically disadvantaged students. The check was presented by Trustmark Bank President David Darby to UM Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs Scott Dillard. Learn more about this scholarship at montevallo.edu/general-scholarships.

December 5, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Danielle Lindsay 

University of Montevallo junior Danielle Lindsay has dreams of one day working in the political realm, and her time at UM is providing the perfect foundation for her future.  Fresh off an internship in the Office of Correspondents in the White House, Lindsay is ready to put the practical experience she has gained at Montevallo […]

November 25, 2019 | Press Releases

UM provost honored among ‘Women Who Shape the State’

Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Montevallo, has been named to the prestigious list of “Women Who Shape the State” by This is Alabama and Birmingham Magazine for the impact she has had on the University and the state as a whole. Armstrong was one of […]

November 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Todd Strange to serve as fall 2019 commencement speaker, receive honorary doctorate

WATCH COMMENCEMENT LIVE University of Montevallo Board of Trustees Chairman Todd Strange will deliver the keynote address and will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the University’s fall commencement at the McChesney Student Activity Center on campus on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Strange graduated from UM in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in political […]

November 21, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Heather Collier 

When UM sophomore Heather Collier walked into the University of Montevallo’s McChesney Student Activity Center for Preview Day during her senior year in high school, any apprehension she had about her future disappeared. For years, Collier had dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher, but she admits she was unsure what path she would take to […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Murphy awarded UM’s Adjunct Faculty Award

On Oct. 10, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. During the celebration, Amy Murphy was awarded the Adjunct Teaching Award in recognition for her innovative teaching methods and her dedication to improving students’ experiences at the University. Murphy, a voice lesson instructor for musical theatre […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Alexiou-Ray presented with UM Faculty Service Award

On Oct. 10, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. During the ceremony Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray was awarded the 2019 Faculty Service Award for her dedication and commitment to the University community. Since coming to the University in August 2010, Alexiou-Ray, an associate professor of instruction […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Murphy earns Outstanding Staff Service Award

During the celebration of its 123rd Founders’ Day, the University of Montevallo recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. On Oct. 10 the UM National Alumni Association recognized Donna Murphy with the Outstanding Staff Service Award. Murphy, commonly known by the UM community as Ms. Donna, has been working at the University for more than 30 […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Waters recognized by UMNAA with Alumnus Loyalty Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 123rd Founders’ Day, deserving faculty, staff and alumni were honored by UM. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Kit Waters with the Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award during the Oct. 10 celebration. Waters graduated from UM in 1978 with a bachelor’s of science […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

UM names Samuels 2019-2020 University Scholar

On Oct. 10, 2019, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized members of the faculty, staff and alumni communities for their outstanding commitment and dedication to the University. Dr. Gregory Samuels was selected as the University of Montevallo’s 2019-2020 University Scholar. Samuels was recognized by the University for his outstanding work […]