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November 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Jones named Rising Star among Veterans of Influence

University of Montevallo student Waid Jones of Remlap, Alabama, has been selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence.  This honor seeks to recognize military veterans who have distinguished themselves in the world of Birmingham business. A special advisory committee was utilized to select honorees, with criteria including their contributions to their company, a track record of innovation and leadership […]

November 7, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Meadows receives Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni during the celebration of the University’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11. Mike Meadows ’79 was named the recipient of the 2018 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is bestowed to a UM alumnus who has demonstrated loyalty […]

October 30, 2018 | Press Releases

Horton receives Outstanding Staff Service Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, deserving faculty, staff and alumni were honored by UM.  The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Mary Horton, of Montevallo, with the Outstanding Staff Service Award during the Oct. 11 celebration.  “Mary’s dedication and hard work has helped make the University of Montevallo a richer and stronger institution,” said Dean of the […]

October 29, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Newell recognized as 2018 University Scholar

During the annual Founders’ Day celebration, the University of Montevallo recognizes one faculty member who has shown exemplary strides in creativity, research and scholarship. This year, Dr. Jason Newell, professor and director of the social work program, was formally honored with the distinction of University Scholar during UM’s 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11.   “Jason is a […]

October 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Herron receives 2018 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 122nd Founders’ Day, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni for their service.   On Oct. 13, the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association presented Dr. John Herron, an associate professor of mathematics at the University, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2018.  Herron received a […]

October 25, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo awarded GEAR UP grant

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of Montevallo a seven-year, $25 million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant. PARTNERING SCHOOLS The University will be partnering with five school systems in Jefferson County to serve a cohort of approximately 4,500 students from the following school systems: Bessemer […]

October 5, 2018 | Press Releases

Phillips and Snead deliver Founders' Day keynote address

The theme for Founders’ Day this year focused on the connections that form through our traditions and friendships while at the University of Montevallo. These traditions reflect our ideals, our priorities and our sense of belonging to create connections that begin on these bricks, but reach far beyond these gates.  To demonstrate this theme, alumni Willie […]

October 5, 2018 | Press Releases

Life Raft Debate panelists announced

The 21st annual Life Raft Debate panelists will be: Courtney Bentley—Curriculum and Teaching Alex Beringer—English Emily Gill—Theatre Laura McMillian—Art Scott Turner—Political Science Emcee—Scott Varagona (not eligible for votes this time!) The event sponsored by the Philosophy Club, will be held on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Palmer Auditorium. In the debate, the University imagines […]

September 26, 2018 | Press Releases

Sanders named UMPD officer of the year

Officer Jill Sanders, of Calera, has been recognized as the University of Montevallo Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2018. Sanders joined the UMPD in March 2011 and has since spent the majority of her time working the night shift. As of late, she has been called on to cover extra shifts due to […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Verbena student selected as Montevallo SGA President

Tori Irvin, a University of Montevallo student from Verbena, began her role as president of the UM Student Government Association this semester.     Irvin is a senior majoring in speech language pathology. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including vice president, executive secretary and member of Freshman Forum.  Her other activities at Montevallo include membership in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, where Irvin […]

September 25, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Enterprise student selected as Montevallo Student Trustee

Mary Light, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, began her role as student trustee for the UM Student Government Association this semester.    Light is a senior, double majoring in communication studies and political science. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including fine arts senator and sophomore senator.   Her other activities at Montevallo include Chi Omega, where Light currently serves as new member educator. Light is […]

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 […]