Dear Fellow Alumni,
Over the past couple of weeks, we have all seen and felt the unrest in our communities and across the country resulting from the tragic death of George Floyd and others. We have witnessed anger and frustration at the issues of racial injustice and inequality. Many are hurting and feeling distressed as we watch the suffering and violence taking place around us.
The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association supports the Black Lives Matter movement. Our bylaws, policies and practices reflect diversity, sensitivity and a genuine desire to support the equal rights of all human beings. Our diversity as alumni is our strength and is the very asset that makes UM strong.
As we navigate through these difficult times, I encourage each one of us to support one another, listen with a heart to hear, and stand together in unity for the betterment of each other, our communities and our nation.
I am humbled to serve as your UMNAA President and want you to know that you are valued and loved. You are each an important part of our UM family.
Cynthia Todd, President
University of Montevallo National Alumni Association
On Thursday evening, June 11, the UMNAA and Jr. Board will host a panel discussion titled “Cultivate Change.” Learn more or reserve your spot.
UM National Alumni Association
The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association (UMNAA), organized in 1902, is the primary contact for Montevallo alumni with their alma mater. The Association’s mission is to “enhance the linkage between the alumni and the University, encourage members’ active participation in the Association and their commitment to the mission of the institution, build financial support for the Association and the University, and promote the University of Montevallo as a vital part of Alabama’s future.”
All graduates of the University of Montevallo are considered members of the UM National Alumni Association. To become an active member of the association, make a donation to the area of your choice and get involved.
Message from the UMNAA President Cynthia Todd ’88
For those of you who have not visited UM in a while, you will be amazed at the growth on campus. The beautiful red bricks beckon you to return and attend special events planned just for you — not just at Homecoming and Founders’ Day — but any time your schedule allows.
On behalf of the board of directors, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as president. I welcome you back to campus for all the exciting events planned in 2020 and beyond. It is never too late to give back to your alma mater. Perhaps you would like to serve in a leadership role in the alumni association — we welcome you to apply to express interest. Or, perhaps you simply prefer to contribute to the unrestricted account to help fund successful alumni events, award scholarships, and bestow coveted alumni awards. All alumni are encouraged to support UM in your own special way.
“You belong at Montevallo” and I look forward to meeting each and every one of you at an Alumni event soon!