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January 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight


Encouraging Student Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement By Jamie Haas ’19 New student organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is making waves on the UM campus. First proposed to the Office of Student Life in December 2016, STAT has since hit the ground running in its effort to provide for University students through various acts of philanthropy. […]

January 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for professional clothing drive

On March 12, UM will host the annual professional clothing drive event for students to shop for donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. The event, now in its third iteration, is hosted by the UM Office of Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta […]

January 24, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives largest donation to date

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce a $3.6 million gift bequeathed by Michael E. Stephens, namesake of the Stephens College of Business. This legacy gift, which is the largest gift received in UM’s history, is designated toward construction of a new facility for the Stephens College of Business. “Michael Stephens has made yet […]

January 15, 2018 | UM in the News

Weather Update: Normal operations for Thursday, Jan. 18

UPDATE: The University of Montevallo will operate on a normal schedule Thursday, Jan. 18. We realize many students, faculty and staff may be driving to and from campus and we urge everyone to use their best judgment if they must travel. Please monitor a reliable source of weather information for updates on road conditions. The […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

UM alumna Tina Braziel wins national book contest

University of Montevallo alumna Tina Mozelle Braziel was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest by the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. The contest includes a $2,000 award and publication of Braziel’s debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”  Fresno State sponsors the national prize, which honors the late poet and professor emeritus […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

Health Services Influenza Season Recommendations

To avoid catching the flu: Get a flu shot at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or the UM flu clinic. Get adequate rest and nutrition to keep your immune system working at its best. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with […]

January 9, 2018 | UM in the News

UM accepts check for Shelby Academy scholarships

From the Shelby County Reporter: The University of Montevallo accepted a $298,000 check for Shelby Academy scholarships from donor Martha Eisenberg on Jan. 3. The check was funded from the liquidation of Shelby Academy, and was presented by Eisenberg to UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III on the steps of Calkins Hall on the […]

January 7, 2018 | UM in the News

Working for Mickey Mouse helps student find her niche

From the Shelby County Reporter: Xan Shivers, 21 and a senior art major at the University of Montevallo, discovered that her years of working with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama was preparing her for what she intends to be her career. She “found” herself at Disney World. Read more.

December 31, 2017 | More Montevallo Stories

Vallo Voice 2017

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December 30, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Giving to others gives you more

By Dr. Amiee Mellon, assistant marketing professor & coordinator of service learning Guest Column, published Dec. 27, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter It’s that time of year – the time when people want to give back to the community through volunteering. What better way to show how thankful you are for what you have […]

December 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Paris Nelson

Paris Nelson doesn’t take being a first-generation college student lightly. From the very beginning, she has done everything possible to get her hands in every aspect of the college experience, cherishing the opportunities she made for herself along the way.   Nelson grew up with her father in Haleyville, Alabama, where the two made ends meet on their own. Her brother […]

December 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Dillard named vice president of advancement and external affairs

The University of Montevallo has announced the promotion of Scott Dillard to vice president of advancement and external affairs. At the University, Dillard has served as director of development and most recently special assistant to the president and executive director of advancement. He has more than 20 years of progressive fundraising, management and development experience. […]

December 15, 2017 | UM Happenings

Congratulations December Graduates

Commencement ceremonies are milestones in the life of a university and in the lives of its extended family members. While in the narrowest sense each graduate is celebrating the mastery of a defined curriculum of intellectual skills and content, we know that the meaning of this commencement celebration will be much broader and deeper than […]

December 13, 2017 | UM in the News

Scott Turner serves as election panel expert

University of Montevallo Professor of Political Science, Scott Turner serves as election panel expert for ABC 33/40: Election Night Coverage LIVE | The AP has declared Doug Jones the winner. Watch for continuous special coverage of the Alabama U.S. Senate race.Election returns >> Posted by ABC 33/40 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 1, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Cindy Tidwell

Familiar Formulas Tidwell ’94 inspires students with lessons learned at UM Dr. Cindy Tidwell’s connection with the University began as an undergraduate. As a native of Calera, she was well aquainted with the opportunities offered at UM. She was awarded the Valedictorian Scholarship at Calera High School and began attending UM in 1989. As an […]

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

Former White House Chief of Staff to Speak at Graduation

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for fall commencement ceremonies will be Hon. Andrew H. Card Jr. The second longest tenured White House chief of staff, Card served in senior government roles for three U.S. presidents. Fall commencement at UM will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney […]

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Communication Studies Program honored at National Communication Association convention

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the University of Montevallo became the first higher education institution in the state of Alabama to receive the National Communication Association’s Undergraduate College and University Section Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in small undergraduate communication departments with emphasis on curriculum, program quality, course design and […]

November 29, 2017 | UM Happenings

Pack the SAC

Join us for Falcons basketball first home game of the season Nov. 29 | Falcons vs. UAH | Women’s game at 6 p.m. | Men’s game at 8 p.m. Event includes: Block party outside the SAC before the game with your chance to prizes such as food vouchers, gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods, t-shirts, […]

November 29, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Understanding the stakes: the U.S. Senate special election & you

By Dr. Andrea Eckelman, assistant professor of political science  Guest Column, published Nov. 22, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter Many of us currently have Thanksgiving and Christmas plans on our minds. But this year, Alabamians have one really important civic duty to tend to on Dec. 12 – a special election for one of […]

November 21, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Cage Williamson

By the time Cage Williamson stepped onto the brick streets to begin his freshman year, he had  already founded a non-profit and was operating his own custom car parts business. Williamson was raised in the small town of Hazel Green, Alabama, where he learned from an early age to take every opportunity given to him and run with it. “I knew that I needed to be involved and not just because my […]