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October 20, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s Carmichael Library awarded $50k technology grant

The University of Montevallo’s Carmichael Library has been awarded a nearly $50,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to make its offerings more accessible to remote users. The agency recently awarded the grants to support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. UM was one of 68 institutions selected from 1,701 applications […]

October 16, 2020 | Press Releases

UM waives application fee from Oct. 19-23

High school seniors, transfer students and graduate students were able to apply to the University of Montevallo without paying an application fee during the week of Oct. 19-23. Montevallo participated in Alabama College Application Week, and waived its normal $30 application fee. Students who are interested in applying should visit montevallo.edu/apply. In September, the University also […]

October 14, 2020 | Press Releases

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 […]

September 18, 2020 | Press Releases

UM waives admission test score requirement, adds scholarships based on GPA

The University of Montevallo has waived the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission, and is offering scholarships to students based on their high school GPA. UM made the decision to waive the test score requirements for admission due to the cancellation and limited availability of standardized testing dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a […]

September 17, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named among South’s most beautiful colleges

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the most picturesque college campuses in the South by Southern Living magazine. The publication recently released its 2020 list of the South’s Most Beautiful Colleges, which honored institutions in several states “where both the academics and aesthetics are impressive.” Montevallo’s campus features brick-lined streets and sidewalks […]

September 17, 2020 | Press Releases

UM Department of Theatre receives national accreditation 

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), meaning every visual and performing arts department at the University is now nationally accredited. Montevallo joins only about 190 other schools across the nation in holding the prestigious NAST accreditation. NAST voted to admit UM as […]

September 14, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo continues to climb in U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings

For the 12th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 14, and UM earned praise for its high value to students […]

September 9, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s Center for the Arts earns Building Birmingham award

The University of Montevallo’s newly opened Center for the Arts has been selected as one of the most important construction projects in the Birmingham metropolitan area. The Birmingham Business Journal honored the Center for the Arts on its 2020 Building Birmingham list, which recognizes projects based on their impact, degree of difficulty and unique offerings. […]

September 3, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo opens new College of Business building

The University of Montevallo opened a new 10,000-square-foot facility adding space for the Michael E. Stephens College of Business with the start of the fall semester on Aug. 24, greatly enhancing the college’s offerings. The new home for the College of Business is a state-of-the-art and technology-rich facility. It features a large student commons and […]

August 27, 2020 | Press Releases

UM opens new Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo’s new Center for the Arts is completed, and began hosting classes with the start of the fall semester on Aug. 24. The 36,750-square-foot building is located at the intersection of Oak Street and North Boundary Street, and is unique among collegiate facilities in the state of Alabama. It brings together many […]

August 25, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment up for fall semester

During a time when many universities across the nation are experiencing declining enrollment, the University of Montevallo saw an overall increase in its number of students for the fall. The University began the fall semester on Aug. 24 with a total enrollment of 2,656, which is up about 2 percent compared to the fall 2019 […]

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 […]

July 27, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Outdoor Scholars Program sees record fall enrollment

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo will see its highest-ever enrollment this fall, nearly doubling in size thanks to a large incoming class. In the fall, the program will welcome 40 new students, bringing its total enrollment to 83 students. The program includes students from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, […]