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February 1, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Success as a Chain Reaction

  Cummings offers enriching internship at Harvard  With his educational roots established in the rich soil of the University of Montevallo, Dr. Richard D. Cummings has grown and flourished throughout his illustrious career. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from UM in 1974, he went on to hone his skills through training at Johns […]

January 31, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Rebekah Koen

Inspired by Life By Madison Griggs ’17 Like most students on the cusp of graduation, Rebekah Koen is determined to make a difference. As a social work major at UM, Koen’s motivation to affect change in the world comes from a very real place. Her family was in and out of homeless shelters throughout Koen’s […]

January 30, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Eddie Baker

Where do you call home? Huntsville, Alabama Where are you from? Birmingham, Alabama Tell us about your family. Married and just welcomed our first child, which was a girl (Parker) at the end of September. What is your profession? Department of the Army Civilian. I serve as an assistant product manager for the development of […]

January 30, 2018 | Press Releases

UM students win second United Way of Central Alabama social media challenge

For the second consecutive year, UM students, under the team name Montevallo United, took the top collegiate honor during United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and marketing firm blr | further’s second annual social media challenge. Five total teams from UM, Birmingham-Southern and UAB each planned a nine-week social media campaign to promote UWCA and other local agencies. The Montevallo United team included students Saralyn Campbell, Madison Mosley, Claire Quirk and Cage Williamson. Marketing faculty Amiee Mellon […]

January 30, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Meet the new Jr. Board President: Kristen Dechert

Leading Young alumni to reconnect with the University, Kristen Dechert ’03 serves as the new Junior Alumni Board president. Dechert earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UM and went on to earn a master’s in English from Mississippi State University. She currently serves as the communication director at the Research and Curriculum Unit at […]

January 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight


Encouraging Student Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement By Jamie Haas ’19 New student organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is making waves on the UM campus. First proposed to the Office of Student Life in December 2016, STAT has since hit the ground running in its effort to provide for University students through various acts of philanthropy. […]

January 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for professional clothing drive

On March 12, UM will host the annual professional clothing drive event for students to shop for donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. The event, now in its third iteration, is hosted by the UM Office of Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta […]

January 24, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives largest donation to date

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce a $3.6 million gift bequeathed by Michael E. Stephens, namesake of the Stephens College of Business. This legacy gift, which is the largest gift received in UM’s history, is designated toward construction of a new facility for the Stephens College of Business. “Michael Stephens has made yet […]

January 15, 2018 | UM in the News

Weather Update: Normal operations for Thursday, Jan. 18

UPDATE: The University of Montevallo will operate on a normal schedule Thursday, Jan. 18. We realize many students, faculty and staff may be driving to and from campus and we urge everyone to use their best judgment if they must travel. Please monitor a reliable source of weather information for updates on road conditions. The […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

UM alumna Tina Braziel wins national book contest

University of Montevallo alumna Tina Mozelle Braziel was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest by the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. The contest includes a $2,000 award and publication of Braziel’s debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”  Fresno State sponsors the national prize, which honors the late poet and professor emeritus […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

Health Services Influenza Season Recommendations

To avoid catching the flu: Get a flu shot at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or the UM flu clinic. Get adequate rest and nutrition to keep your immune system working at its best. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with […]

January 9, 2018 | UM in the News

UM accepts check for Shelby Academy scholarships

From the Shelby County Reporter: The University of Montevallo accepted a $298,000 check for Shelby Academy scholarships from donor Martha Eisenberg on Jan. 3. The check was funded from the liquidation of Shelby Academy, and was presented by Eisenberg to UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III on the steps of Calkins Hall on the […]

January 7, 2018 | UM in the News

Working for Mickey Mouse helps student find her niche

From the Shelby County Reporter: Xan Shivers, 21 and a senior art major at the University of Montevallo, discovered that her years of working with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama was preparing her for what she intends to be her career. She “found” herself at Disney World. Read more.