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January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Malone Center prepares faculty for remote teaching 

In the months leading up to the fall 2020 semester, the Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching played a major role in equipping the University’s faculty to offer online delivery methods for courses.   Because the effects of COVID-19 required a hybrid education model for the fall semester, the staff of five in the Malone Center performed […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM supplies 3D printed face masks to hospitals, first responders 

A group of employees at the University put their expertise and resources to work for the state’s health care industry last spring and summer in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  In March, Michael Price ’15, the digital media and emerging technologies librarian at UM’s Carmichael Library, heard news reports about hospitals across the nation facing a severe shortage of personal protective equipment such […]

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 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Vallo Voice 2021

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for students. Issues for 2021 are available below. (View 2020 issues.) December 6, 2021November 29, 2021November 15, 2021November 8, 2021November 1, 2021October 25, 2021October 18, 2021October 11, 2021October 4, 2021September 27, 2021September 20, 2021September 13, 2021September 7, 2021August 30, 2021August 23, 2021August 16, 2021August 9, 2021August 2, 2021July […]

January 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty/Staff Vallo Voice 2021

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2021 are available below. (View 2020 issues.) December 6, 2021November 29, 2021November 15, 2021November 8, 2021November 1, 2021October 25, 2021October 18, 2021October 11, 2021October 4, 2021September 27, 2021September 20, 2021September 13, 2021September 7, 2021August 30, 2021August 23, 2021August 16, 2021August 9, 2021August […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Purple Side Victory Highlights 2020 Homecoming 

Campus was a flurry of activity during this year’s Homecoming festivities, as hundreds of UM alumni, students and friends celebrated being a part of the Montevallo family. The University hosted reunions for Alabama College; the classes of 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010; Young Alumni, Old Golds and Vintage Purples.   The festivities also included several […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Honors Outstanding Alumni Achievement 

During this year’s Homecoming celebration themed 20/20 Vision: Eye on the Future, the UM National Alumni Association honored three alumni for their outstanding contributions to the community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Saturday Homecoming Recognition Luncheon.   The luncheon also served as the […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Bosdell’s Gift Will Impact Many Generations

During her 88 years on earth, Dr. Betty J. Bosdell ’49 showcased the gift of being able to foster positivity and encourage everyone around her to strive for greatness in their lives.   Bosdell, who passed away in 2017, lived a life of selflessness, generosity and loyalty to her loved ones. These were traits prompted by her father’s […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

University Shatters Goal in Largest Campaign in School History  

The University raised more than $36.5 million over the past seven years to benefit scholarships, campus improvements, faculty development and more through the “It’s About Family” comprehensive campaign.    The big announcement came during a Feb. 7 ceremony on campus, during which alumni, faculty and University leaders gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to celebrate nearly doubling the […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons Celebrate Hall of Fame and Student-Athlete Alumni Reunion 

The University of Montevallo Athletics Department inducted seven individuals as part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 during an induction ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Anna Irvin Dining Hall.   Coinciding with the Hall of Fame induction was the University’s inaugural student-athlete alumni reunion on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. The reunion brought together […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

The faces of success 

Montevallo’s students and young alumni have a vision for the future and are already taking actions to ensure it’s a bright one.   Whether preparing the next generation of leaders in a middle school classroom or preparing for a successful career on Broadway, the students and young alumni are setting the bar for success. And no […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Chemistry Major Olivia Eldridge ’20 Finds Chemistry with UM

By Lindsay Schluntz  Olivia Eldridge developed her vision for the future the first time she set foot on Montevallo’s campus.   The small class sizes, generous scholarships and chances to work with faculty members on undergraduate research projects were major factors in her decision to attend UM.   She attributes part of the success of her journey at […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Dr. JiJi Davis Connects a Community of Educators 

By Emily Reed  Each day holds something different for Dr. Jennifer “JiJi” Davis ’99 M.Ed. ’01, as she keeps her eye on the future by preparing tomorrow’s educators to achieve success wherever life takes them after college.   In her 11th year of teaching at UM, Davis works to build partnerships between the University and Montevallo […]

June 4, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Environmental Education program launches summer offerings

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education program is working to keep kids connected to nature this summer by offering simple and fun activities children can complete at home. Although social distancing guidelines will prevent the Environmental Education program from holding in-person camps this summer, the program has partnered with the UM Office of Partnerships and […]

February 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Ricardo Conte receives UM Young Achiever's Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Ricardo Conte received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Conte, an […]

February 26, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Coronavirus precautions

The University is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, and we are taking proactive steps in an effort to keep our campus safe. The University is restricting official University travel to highly impacted areas. The University strongly advises individuals or groups planning travel to take all necessary precautions as directed by the U.S. Department of […]

February 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni profile: Emily Bowen '19

While talking with other members in her cohort in George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, University of Montevallo alumna Emily Bowen discovered her liberal arts background gave her an uncommon advantage. The well-rounded and balanced nature of the education she received at Montevallo provided a perfect foundation for the myriad topics covered […]