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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 […]

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 […]