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September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Dothan student selected as Montevallo SGA Vice President

Olivia Eldridge, a University of Montevallo student from Dothan, became vice president of the UM Student Government Association this semester.     Eldridge is a junior chemistry major and an active participant in campus life at UM. Beyond SGA, Eldridge is involved with the Pre-Health Professions Society and Montevallo Civitan Club. She also works as a Montevallo Maven, providing campus tours to […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Sterrett student selected as Montevallo SGA Treasurer

Alex Weldon, a University of Montevallo student from Sterrett, recently began the position of treasurer of the UM Student Government Association.     Weldon is a senior, double majoring in biology and chemistry. As treasurer, Weldon will be responsible for handling day-to-day SGA finances, as well as delegation of funds to clubs and organizations on campus.  Weldon’s other activities at Montevallo include membership in Phi […]

September 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Dahle recognized in 2018 Women to Watch

Dr. Tammi Dahle, vice president for enrollment and student affairs at the University of Montevallo was recognized among the 2018 Women to Watch at the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women’s Summit on Friday, Sept 21. In her role at UM, Dahle oversees more than 65 staff members in 11 University departments and is responsible for all strategic initiatives related to […]

September 24, 2018 | Press Releases

2019 Marketing Trends Presentation

Students from Dr. Amiee Mellon’s Marketing Communications class will present bite-sized presentations relevant to small businesses and nonprofits within Shelby County on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Comer Auditorium. The presentations will be followed by a short Q&A session. UM campus and community members are welcome to attend.  Agenda 12:30-12:40 p.m. ……………………………………….. Creativity, Not Conformity 12:40-12:50 p.m. […]

September 20, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Terrance Boykin takes center stage

For most of July, UM musical theatre major Terrance Boykin wasn’t himself. In fact, he was often five different people: a guard, a beggar, the Duke of Buckingham, another guard named Debris and a man named Rochefort, a henchman of the evil Cardinal Richelieu. To clarify, Boykin performed as these characters in the Birmingham Children’s […]

September 19, 2018 | Press Releases

UM students rank #1 in Bass Rankings

UM students Justin Barnes and Adam Caroll are ranked #1 for Bass Rankings’ 2-Year College Team Rankings. The 2-Year Team Rankings measure a team’s performance over the past two years with a six-tournament minimum and include ACA, BASS, FLW, and independent school opens, invitationals or qualifiers. The criteria demonstrate which programs are the most consistent […]

September 17, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Alexander Mechitov Pushing Students to Academic Success

If you took classes in the Stephens College of Business within the last decade, there’s a high probability you’ve experienced firsthand the warm personality and engaged teaching of Dr. Alexander Mechitov. Thanks to his diverse academic background, Mechitov offers classes in three different business areas: management information systems, quantitative methods and international management classes. In […]

September 10, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Lisa Godwin

Your home: Kigali, Rwanda Your hometown: Mobile, Alabama Tell us about your family. I am married to a Spaniard named Juan Gonzalez and we have two little girls — Gloria (age 8) and Maria del Mar (age 5). Tell us about your educational foundation. I have a B.S. in biology from UM. I am also […]

September 10, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo scores high marks in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Colleges

The University of Montevallo continues to receive high accolades in the “Best Colleges,” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. According to rankings for the 2019 edition, released Sept. 10, Montevallo has retained the top spot among public regional universities in Alabama, a distinction it has held for ten years. MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS The […]

August 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Colleges of Distinction honors University of Montevallo College of Education

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges […]

August 24, 2018 | Press Releases

Colleges of Distinction honors University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges […]

August 20, 2018 | UM Happenings

You Belong At Montevallo

Over the past eight years, it has been my great privilege to meet countless students, alumni, faculty and staff of our University who share a strong devotion to the University of Montevallo. During those meetings, I have asked these individuals, “What brought you to Montevallo?” Their answer is often, “I just belonged here.” Alumni repeatedly […]

August 16, 2018 | Press Releases

City of Montevallo introduces MAX Transit Pilot System

On Monday, Aug. 13, the city of Montevallo, in partnership with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) and the University of Montevallo, debuted a pilot MAX Bus service for the local community. The bus will run Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. between several stops throughout the city and the University of […]

July 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM music professor writes opera for Alabama Bicentennial

In celebration of the state of Alabama’s 200th anniversary, UM Professor of Music Joseph Landers has composed an original opera based on the historical book, “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” by James Agee.    The production of the work is a joint collaboration between the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, The University of Alabama Opera Theatre and the University of Alabama School of Music. Additionally, the Alabama State Council on the Arts provided financial support […]

July 9, 2018 | Articles by faculty & staff

What veterans need to know about higher education

By Amanda Fox, registrar & interim coordinator of veteran affairs Guest Column, published July 4, 2018 in the Shelby County Reporter Veterans have the most sought-after skills employers value including leadership, management, problem solving, logistics, strategic thinking and teamwork, to name a few. If your occupational pursuit after service requires you to go to college, here […]

July 9, 2018 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program debuts first episode of Outdoor Scholars TV

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo is now sharing its special hunting and fishing trips with the rest of the world via its new YouTube series, “Outdoor Scholars TV.”  The show’s first season will consist of 10 episodes running just under 10 minutes each. The first episode, released on July 1, is the longest at 14 minutes and follows the Outdoor Scholars […]

June 19, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Penning New Chapters Where It Started: Mahaffey’s Montevallo Journey

By Madison Griggs ’17 Dr. Paul Mahaffey began his Montevallo journey in the spring of 1989 and is still on that journey today. As a freshman mass communication major, he quickly found UM to be a safe haven and somewhere he could call home. By his junior year, Mahaffey found himself taking more English classes […]

June 19, 2018 | Press Releases

Montevallo honored among National Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It continues to be one of only two schools in Alabama marked with the Public College of Distinction achievement.   UM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. “We are very pleased […]

June 11, 2018 | Press Releases

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

June 10, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Payne

Happiness Can be Found Even in the Darkest of Times: Jennifer Payne and The Schweitzer Fellows Each year, The Schweitzer Fellowship selects up to 16 graduate students across the state of Alabama to become Albert Schweitzer Fellows. Once selected, these students each plan a year-long service project to address a variety of public health issues in […]