July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as UPC Coordinator

Jonathan Mendoza, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently appointed to the position of University Program Council Coordinator.  Mendoza is a junior and communication studies major at the University. He graduated from Buckhorn High School in 2015 and expects to graduate from UM in 2019.   University Program Council is responsible for organizing the social events of […]

July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Rome student elected SGA senate clerk

Zelma Cable, a University of Montevallo student from Rome, Georgia, was recently elected the 2017 senate clerk for the UM Student Government Association.   Cable is an upcoming sophomore and communication studies major at the University. She graduated from Armuchee High School in 2016 and expects to graduate from UM in 2020.   The University of Montevallo SGA strives to facilitate better relationships between the faculty, staff and student body. They work to assess problems, […]

July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Decatur student elected senior class president

Lily Elmore, a University of Montevallo student from Decatur, was recently elected Senior Class President for the UM Student Government Association.   Elmore is an upcoming senior and political science major at the University. In addition to holding this position for the class of 2018, she will serve on the SGA’s Executive Cabinet and manage senior class activities such as the class gift and Senior Elite Night.  “I am […]

July 22, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as editor of The Alabamian

Gordon Kennedy, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the campus newspaper’s editor-in-chief.   Kennedy is a psychology major at the University and an upcoming junior.  “I am honored to be allowed such an opportunity,” said Kennedy. “This presents so much more than just a job, but a chance to learn as well as benefit the entire campus. […]

June 26, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Clarksville student elected SGA student trustee

Isaac Devine, a University of Montevallo student from Clarksville, Tennessee, was recently elected student trustee for UM’s Student Government Association.    Devine is a sophomore and history major at the University. He graduated from Sycamore High School in 2016 and expects to graduate from UM in 2019.   “I feel honored my peers would select me for this […]

June 25, 2017 | Press Releases

Hoover student to serve as SGA president

Lizbeth Juarez, a University of Montevallo student from Hoover, was recently elected president of the UM Student Government Association.   Juarez, an upcoming senior, will serve as UM’s first Hispanic SGA president. She is majoring in management and finance with a minor in management information systems. Prior to being elected president, she served as SGA treasurer during her junior year, […]

June 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Recent Montevallo graduate receives Humanitarian Award

Rachel Holmes, a University of Montevallo graduate from Pinson, Alabama recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.  Holmes, a psychology major and member of the 2017 spring graduating class, was honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for her work with Grace to Ukraine, an organization dedicated to the aid and betterment of orphans in the country of Ukraine.   She has worked with this organization as well as others with similar goals […]

May 12, 2017 | Student Spotlight

UM student to spend summer as research assistant at Harvard University

This summer, UM student Brian Kirkwood of Huntsville will act as a research assistant for Harvard Medical School researcher Dr. Richard Cummings at his lab housed in Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Kirkwood, a junior, is interested in joining the fight against cancer by either treating the disease as an oncologist or pursuing a […]

April 20, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Ian Lee selected as first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year

Junior Ian Lee, of Montevallo, is the recipient of the first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year award. Lee was selected by UM’s National Alumni Association out of 16 total nominees received by the Student Employment Office. Currently, the University employs more than 400 student employees across campus, ranging from clerical jobs to […]

April 14, 2017 | Press Releases

More than 500 students volunteer for annual Big Event

On Saturday, April 8, students across UM’s campus got an early start to perform volunteer work throughout the Montevallo community. This work was part of the annual Big Event, a community wide service project organized by the Student Government Association.   This year, 515 students from 33 different student groups and athletic teams completed 40 […]

April 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholar Showcase honors student volunteers at non-profit agencies

On Thursday, April 6, UM students and representatives from several Shelby County nonprofits gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to honor the hard work put forth by members of the Falcon Scholars In Action program. Each year, a group of approximately 25 student applicants are accepted to be Falcon Scholars. The students are matched up […]

March 10, 2017 | Press Releases

UM student accepted into national leadership academy

UM student Amber James is one of 12 students in the country selected by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences to participate in their National Leadership Academy.   This academy serves as a training ground for FCS professionals to later assume future leadership positions within the AAFCS and its affiliates.   James will […]

January 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo United Takes Top Place in United Way Social Media Challenge

On Jan. 13, a team of University of Montevallo students accepted a $2500 check for winning United Way of Central Alabama’s inaugural social media challenge. The competition, sponsored by Birmingham-based marketing firm blr/further, challenged five University teams to utilize the theme #ThisUnitesUs” to create a successful social media campaign to broaden United Way of Central […]

December 9, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Kiera Hood

Senior Kiera Hood is accustomed to roving deadlines, late work nights and the constant shift of new information. As a student reporter, those trends have consistently domineered over her college career. She is thankful her last semester has consisted of only two classes. “It’s really nice,” she laughed. “It’s given me the time to figure […]

November 16, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Neal Van Marter

The life of a modern college student often involves time management, stress maintenance and an active social life. Add one more responsibility for junior Neal Van Marter: service to his country. Van Marter currently serves as a first sergeant in the college Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Van Marter, who grew up in San Juan, […]

July 11, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Nick Rivers

Montevallo’s interns learn, grow and contribute to professional settings both on the local and national level. Our students’ internship experiences help them find and pursue career paths and passions that combine their interests, values and skills to become successful both personally and professionally. With the assistance of alumni and dedicated professors, our students are able […]

June 28, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jacob Gordon

Jacob Gordon Class of 2016 Hometown: Dora, AL Major: History/Political Science Best UM memories: serving as SGA President and emcee at College Night   Upon arriving at UM, Jacob Gordon knew one thing for certain – he wanted to make a difference on campus and in the surrounding community during his college years. Jacob began […]