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April 17, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo helping high schools stay connected

The University of Montevallo’s GEAR UP Jefferson County program is helping about 350 high school students stay connected with their education during social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this academic year, GEAR UP partnered with eighth-grade classrooms at Fultondale High School, Tarrant High School and Fairfield High Preparatory School through its 1:1 initiative. […]

April 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Ozley selected for University of Montevallo Faculty Service Award

Dr. Raymond Ozley, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Montevallo, has been selected by his peers to receive the University’s 2020 Faculty Service Award for his impact on and off campus. The UM Faculty Senate selected Ozley to receive the award, which will be presented during the 2020 UM Founders’ Day in […]

April 9, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo adding minor in peace and justice studies

A new minor being offered at the University of Montevallo beginning in fall 2020 will examine the causes and consequences of economic disparity, institutionalized inequality and strategies for building peace and resolving conflicts. The peace and justice studies minor will build on the University’s long history of working toward gender equality and inclusivity to equip […]

March 30, 2020 | Press Releases

UM supplying 3D printed face masks to Alabama hospitals, first responders

A group of employees at the University of Montevallo are putting their expertise and resources to work for the state’s health care industry in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A few weeks ago, Michael Price, the Digital Media and Emerging Technologies Librarian at UM’s Carmichael Library, heard news reports about hospitals across the […]

March 6, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Homegrown Heroines  

From being one of the first elementary school students to integrate during Alabama’s civil rights era to tackling large-scale renovations to multiple historic properties, four women shared stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives during a March 4 Homegrown Heroines event at the University of Montevallo.   During the event, which was held in recognition of […]

February 28, 2020 | Press Releases

UM Art Department hosting Blue Nature colloquium March 5-6 

The University of Montevallo Department of Art is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary colloquium on the theme of Blue Nature on the University’s campus from March 5-6. The events will take place in Humanities Hall and Bloch Hall. The colloquium features faculty research and creative endeavor, students’ art installations and research projects and guest lectures. The events […]

February 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Ricardo Conte receives UM Young Achiever's Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Ricardo Conte received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Conte, an […]

February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Rebecca Turner receives UM Alumni Achievement Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Rebecca Turner ’71 received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award. […]

February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Mike Malone receives UM Distinguished Alumnus Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Michael E. “Mike” Malone ’69 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Malone […]

February 26, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Coronavirus precautions

The University is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, and we are taking proactive steps in an effort to keep our campus safe. The University is restricting official University travel to highly impacted areas. The University strongly advises individuals or groups planning travel to take all necessary precautions as directed by the U.S. Department of […]

February 26, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s College of Education and Human Development honors outstanding alumni

On Feb. 4, the University of Montevallo’s College of Education and Human Development held an awards dinner to recognize the achievements of its outstanding alumni. The college presented awards in several categories to recognize accomplishments by alumni who have shown dedication and exemplary commitment to teaching.  Counseling – Katie Beaugez  Beaugez graduated from UM in 2017, and has […]

February 21, 2020 | Alumni Profile

UM alumna becomes first female African American presiding judge in Alabama 

University of Montevallo alumna Elisabeth French ’93 has become the first female African American presiding judge in the state of Alabama after she was recently selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system. She will replace Judge Joseph Boohaker who is retiring at the end of February.   The presiding judge is selected by the […]

February 21, 2020 | Press Releases

Sen. Doug Jones’ staff member visits with UM students 

Several members of the University of Montevallo Student Government Association received firsthand advice from a member of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ staff during a Feb. 18 visit.  Rebecca Howard, a legislative assistant who handles education and agriculture issues for Jones in Washington, D.C., spoke with the Montevallo SGA members on topics ranging from policy development to navigating […]

February 13, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo freezes tuition for second consecutive year

To help maintain its status as one of the best quality-for-cost higher education institutions in the state, the University of Montevallo has frozen tuition for the second straight year. In addition to freezing tuition, the University also took the extra steps of freezing fees and housing rates. The UM Board of Trustees voted to approve […]

February 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni profile: Emily Bowen '19

While talking with other members in her cohort in George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, University of Montevallo alumna Emily Bowen discovered her liberal arts background gave her an uncommon advantage. The well-rounded and balanced nature of the education she received at Montevallo provided a perfect foundation for the myriad topics covered […]

February 10, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo shatters goal in largest campaign in school history

The University of Montevallo raised nearly $36.5 million over the past seven years to benefit scholarships, campus improvements, faculty development and more through the “It’s About Family” campaign. The announcement came during a Feb. 7 ceremony on campus, during which students, alumni, faculty and leaders celebrated nearly doubling the campaign’s original goal. “Today, we are […]

January 31, 2020 | Press Releases

UM students learn coastal conservation at Florida Keys

A group of University of Montevallo students received firsthand experience in managing conservation efforts in one of the most environmentally unique parts of the country in December 2019. Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, Dr. Meredith Tetloff, associate professor of social work, and Dr. John W. Stewart III, UM president, led an eight-day trip […]

January 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo M.A.D.E. Receives Donation from Alabama Power Foundation

On Friday, Jan. 24, the University of Montevallo accepted a donation from the Alabama Power Foundation for the Montevallo M.A.D.E. program. The M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) peer mentoring program serves first-year, minority students enrolled at UM. It is designed to assist participants in adjusting to the academic, social, personal and professional challenges experienced […]

January 23, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named among top in state for financial aid

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top universities in the state for financial aid by Lendedu.com, earning high marks for student scholarships, grants, student loans and work-study programs. Lendedu.com recently released its list of the Best Colleges for Financial Aid in Alabama, and UM ranked in the top five. It ranked […]

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 […]