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January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Minority initiatives build campus connections

A few days before Move-In Day in late August 2019, about 25 freshmen and their families began a journey to pioneer a new initiative aimed at recruiting and empowering minority students to become deeply rooted in the campus community during their time at UM.   These students became the inaugural members of the new four-year Montevallo M.A.D.E. initiative, […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Perez paves the way for future students 

By Lindsay Schluntz  When Alexis Perez ’21 transferred to UM from Bevel State Community College last year to pursue a social work major, she admits that she felt a little lost at first. “I attended new student orientation all by myself and really didn’t know what I was doing.”  This experience isn’t unique to Perez. She […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Co-taught classes tie into University’s philosophy 

By Dr. Bruce Finklea ’07  A map of Alabama’s multiple habitat zones colored in various shades of blue filled the screen in the Harman 104 biology lab while Dr. Jill Wicknick, associate professor of biology, led a group of students — a mixture of biology and art majors — in a discussion about bird migration patterns in the state.   She drew their attention to the boundary between the coastal plains region and […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

McDaniels’ legacy leading to success for Stephens College of Business grads 

While Steve McDaniel ’74 discussed the decision he and his wife, Donna, made to fund the installation of a professional interview room in the University’s Stephens College of Business, his eyes were alight with pride.   “I chose to give back because that’s what my family does,” Steve said. “My family is very strong in its […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

UM’s new esports team the first of its kind in the state 

By Waid Jones ‘20  Esports is rapidly gaining recognition as a sport. Internationally, players and teams have earned millions of dollars and have garnered the notice of major athletics brands such as Nike and Adidas.   Esports is short for electronic sports and serves as a broad term to describe any video game played competitively. These games are typically played […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

UM Swim Team dives into competition 

By Chris Megginson ’05 When members of the University’s inaugural swim team took their mark and dove into the water at the Sewanee Invitational in Tennessee in October 2019, it marked the realization of a dream conceived half a century ago.   Fifty years after the first reported discussions of adding competitive swimming at Montevallo, the UM […]

January 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Jim Dunaway ’88 

Your home: Oak Mountain area of Shelby County   Your hometown: Born in Alabaster, Alabama  Education: B.A. in mass communication with an emphasis on public relations.  Tell us about your family: I’ve been married now for 21 years to Margaret Hahn (Dunaway) Class of 1995. We have two children, my oldest daughter, Harper Dunaway, is a freshman at Montevallo this semester. My son Carter […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Building projects transforming campus

On the afternoon of April 19, 2018, University leaders joined students, members of the community and campus guests near the intersection of Oak Street and University Promenade to break ground on UM’s new Center for the Arts.   While the ceremony marked the official start of construction on the new arts facility, it also represented the […]

January 13, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2019 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 475 students named to the President’s List for the 2019 fall semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.   Alyah Abrams Pleasant Grove AL Marie […]

January 13, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 338 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2019 fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.   Farrell Adams Montevallo AL Krystal Adams Eufaula AL Natalie […]

January 7, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo opens Grainger Family Center for Personal Development

The University of Montevallo will be able to greatly enhance its counseling services to students, faculty and staff after opening the new Grainger Family Center for Personal Development during a Jan. 6 ceremony. The center occupies the newly renovated Puryear House off Middle Street on the UM campus, and increases counseling service space by 85 […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Vallo Voice 2020

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for students. Issues for 2020 are available below. (View 2019 issues.) December 7, 2020November 30, 2020November 16, 2020November 9, 2020November 2, 2020October 26, 2020October 19, 2020October 12, 2020October 5, 2020September 28, 2020September 21, 2020September 14, 2020September 8, 2020August 31, 2020August 24, 2020August 17, 2020August 10, 2020August 3, 2020July […]

January 1, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty/Staff Vallo Voice 2020

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2020 are available below. (View 2019 issues.) December 7, 2020November 30, 2020November 16, 2020November 9, 2020November 2, 2020October 26, 2020October 19, 2020October 12, 2020October 5, 2020September 28, 2020September 21, 2020September 14, 2020September 8, 2020August 31, 2020August 24, 2020August 17, 2020August 10, 2020August […]

December 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

The University of Montevallo celebrated the achievements of 144 students as they received their degrees during the University’s Fall Commencement on Dec. 13 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Todd Strange, the chairman of the UM Board of Trustees and former mayor of Montgomery, delivered the keynote address and received an honorary doctorate for his […]

December 5, 2019 | More Montevallo Stories

Trustmark National Bank Donates to Scholarship

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the University of Montevallo accepted a $20,000 donation for the Trustmark National Bank Scholarship which assists at-risk or economically disadvantaged students. The check was presented by Trustmark Bank President David Darby to UM Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs Scott Dillard. Learn more about this scholarship at montevallo.edu/general-scholarships.

December 5, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Danielle Lindsay 

University of Montevallo junior Danielle Lindsay has dreams of one day working in the political realm, and her time at UM is providing the perfect foundation for her future.  Fresh off an internship in the Office of Correspondents in the White House, Lindsay is ready to put the practical experience she has gained at Montevallo […]

November 25, 2019 | Press Releases

UM provost honored among ‘Women Who Shape the State’

Dr. Mary Beth Armstrong, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Montevallo, has been named to the prestigious list of “Women Who Shape the State” by This is Alabama and Birmingham Magazine for the impact she has had on the University and the state as a whole. Armstrong was one of […]

November 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Todd Strange to serve as fall 2019 commencement speaker, receive honorary doctorate

WATCH COMMENCEMENT LIVE University of Montevallo Board of Trustees Chairman Todd Strange will deliver the keynote address and will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the University’s fall commencement at the McChesney Student Activity Center on campus on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Strange graduated from UM in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in political […]

November 21, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Heather Collier 

When UM sophomore Heather Collier walked into the University of Montevallo’s McChesney Student Activity Center for Preview Day during her senior year in high school, any apprehension she had about her future disappeared. For years, Collier had dreamed of becoming an elementary school teacher, but she admits she was unsure what path she would take to […]

November 15, 2019 | Press Releases

Murphy awarded UM’s Adjunct Faculty Award

On Oct. 10, the University of Montevallo celebrated its 123rd Founders’ Day and recognized deserving faculty, staff and alumni. During the celebration, Amy Murphy was awarded the Adjunct Teaching Award in recognition for her innovative teaching methods and her dedication to improving students’ experiences at the University. Murphy, a voice lesson instructor for musical theatre […]