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February 27, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

ACETA 2019 Conference on the Sympathetic Imagination: Literature, Film, and Writing of Sympathy and Empathy

The Department of English and Foreign Languages and the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) are presenting ACETA’s annual conference on March 1-2. The conference offers an opportunity for all Alabama college English faculty and students to present their scholarly work as well as hear from nationally recognized scholars. This conference broadly considers […]

February 26, 2019 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for professional clothing drive

On Wednesday, March 20, the University of Montevallo will host the annual professional clothing drive event, Dress to Impress, where students have the opportunity to shop for donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Anna […]

February 25, 2019 | Press Releases

Kelli Holmes named to Top 40 Under 40

Kelli Johnson Holmes, director of development at the University of Montevallo, was honored among the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 at a reception held, Feb. 21 at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham-Irondale Campus. Holmes was one of the 40 finalists selected from more than 350 nominations for the 2019 list. For this honor, the Birmingham […]

February 22, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Davis has the Montevallo Connection

Dr. Jennifer (JiJi) Davis is no stranger to the brick streets on campus. She started her Montevallo path as a student in 1995. Davis began teaching as an adjunct for the University in 2006 and became a full-time faculty member in 2008. Now, Davis not only teaches at the University of Montevallo, but she also […]

February 13, 2019 | Press Releases

Dr. Richard Cummings awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association bestowed its most prestigious award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, to Dr. Richard D. Cummings, world renowned researcher. Cummings currently works as the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School in […]

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo Concert Choir to make Carnegie Hall debut

The University of Montevallo Concert Choir will perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. for the 2019 Gotham SINGS! Choral Festival and Ensemble Showcase. Festival organizers, Sechrist Travel, selected the UM Concert Choir to perform based on their international choral performances. “We carefully select and invite only […]

February 12, 2019 | UM Happenings

forUM to shut down on Friday

IS&T will permanently shut down the forUM portal on Friday, Feb. 15. Faculty and staff will still have access to Canvas, Banner and email through Faculty and Staff Resources on the UM website. Student access can be found through Student Resources.

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Joe Howard awarded Alumni Achievement Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association awarded the 2019 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award to Joe Howard of Montevallo. Howard received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University in 1989. While in college, Howard stood out as a leader, serving as treasurer of […]

February 12, 2019 | Press Releases

Jefferson Walker awarded Young Achiever's Award

During the Homecoming Luncheon on Feb. 9, 2019, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association awarded the 2019 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award to Dr. Jefferson Walker, of Birmingham. Walker works as director of the Research Communication Certificate Program and the lead instructor for Academic Writing and Communication for the Graduate School at the […]

January 30, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo designated Military Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated a Military Friendly® School in the 2019-2020 list of “Better for Veterans” Institutions identified across the country by VIQTORY on Jan. 22. Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, along with educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Now in […]

January 28, 2019 | Press Releases

University Closing Jan. 29

Due to the threat of snow and dangerous road conditions in and around the City of Montevallo, and for the safety of our campus community, the University of Montevallo will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29. This includes all classes and extracurricular activities. Anna Irvin Dining Hall will continue to operate on a normal schedule. Please […]

January 15, 2019 | Press Releases

UM joins MERIT program

The Mentored Experiences in Research, Instruction, and Teaching (MERIT) Program is a funded Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award from NIH/NIGMS. It is facilitated through a partnership of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Lawson State Community College, Oakwood University, Stillman College, and the University of Montevallo. The primary goal of the MERIT Program is to provide Postdoctoral Scholars with outstanding research and teaching […]

January 15, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Softball named finalist for NCAA Award of Excellence

Twenty schools have been named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives over the past year. Coach Lindsay Vanover and the Falcons softball team were selected for their second annual Halloween Spooktacular event held in conjunction with the City of Montevallo’s Hometown Halloween. Softball student-athletes […]

January 11, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Connected for Life

Jeff & Tracey Adams Share a Love for Each Other and for Montevallo Technically, Jeff Adams ’85 and Tracey Morant-Adams ’88 were connected as sweethearts before they even knew each other. As a freshman, Tracey pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. That year, Jeff, a UM senior athlete, was selected as the sorority’s Sweetheart. Later that same […]

January 10, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Saluting a Promising Future

Mary Light Completes Internship at White House by Reed Strength ’16 Mary Light’s hustle to begin a career in politics started as a pre-teen. In middle school, her extracurricular activities involved serving as a page for various state senators and legislators along with more traditional pursuits like music and athletics. Approximately 10 years later, Light […]

January 10, 2019 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Cameron Watson

Your home: Los Angeles, California Your hometown: Shelbyville, Tennessee Tell us about your family: Most of my family is back in the south. After spending several years in New York City after college, I headed west to Los Angeles. I live in the Hollywood Hills with my partner, Steve Cubine, who is a producer and […]

January 9, 2019 | Faculty Spotlight

Connections Bloom

Dr. Kristen Gilbert’s Career Blossoms from Montevallo Tradition by Madison Griggs ’17 Few faculty are as deeply rooted at the University as Dr. Kristen Gilbert, professor of psychology. Her academic journey has taken her across the U.S., but also continuously strengthened her connections at UM and encouraged her to grow. In addition to her role […]

December 28, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to host ACT Prep Course

The University of Montevallo will be hosting single-day ACT Prep Courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The purpose of this course is to equip students with test-taking strategies to enable them to be better prepared for the ACT. “During this course, we provide students the test-taking […]

December 20, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Vallo Voice 2018

VALLO VOICE is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2018 are available below. (View 2017 issues) Jan. 9, 2018 Jan. 23, 2018 Jan. 30, 2018 Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Feb. 20 Feb. 27 March 6 March 13 March 20 April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24(Biweekly for summer) May 1  […]

December 11, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 7, the University of Montevallo recognized 159 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s Fall Commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power delivered the keynote address to the graduates, along with family members […]