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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. Cage 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 […]

November 16, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Honors Who's Who

Students at UM selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges® are juniors and seniors that demonstrate exceptional leadership and scholarly ability through participation in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to Montevallo.   Founded by Henry Pettus Randall Jr. In 1934, Who’s Who Among Students is a collegiate honors program that strives to celebrate student achievement […]

November 16, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Honors Senior Elite

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 38 students were honored at Senior Elite Night at the University of Montevallo. A tradition since 1933, Senior Elite honors students of the highest academic achievement within their respective majors. Each student honored with this award was nominated by faculty in their specific department, and often graduate with honors. The following students were honored at Senior […]

November 8, 2017 | UM in the News

UM student, Savannah Whitefield, recognized by COPLAC

2017 Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Conference by Emma Anderson The Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activities Conference was hosted by UVA-Wise April 21-22. Six COPLAC campuses were represented at the conference, five in person and one at a distance. COPLAC’s undergraduate conferences are interdisciplinary experiences where students can connect with colleagues across […]

November 1, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo and Jefferson State announce partnership with continuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Jefferson State Community College announced a partnership today to give students a smoother transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, continuUM, offers Jefferson State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associate’s degree or 45 transferable credit hours.   […]

October 25, 2017 | Press Releases

University dedicates Scales Special Collections Room

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place for the University of Montevallo’s new Pat Scales Special Collections Room during the annual Founders’ Day activities on Oct. 12.   The room, located on the second floor in UM’s Carmichael Library, is named in honor of 1966 alumna Pat Scales, children’s literature expert, librarian and advocate.   “I saw plans along the way, but seeing it today makes it more spectacular. […]

October 23, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jim Day honored Hometown Hero

University of Montevallo Professor of History, Dr. Jim Day, of Helena, was honored as a Hometown Hero at the Montevallo Mayor’s Hometown Heroes Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 13. Day also served as keynote speaker of the event.   Day, who was raised in Montevallo, graduated from Montevallo High School in 1975. He went on to earn a B.S. in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.A. in history from the University of […]

October 23, 2017 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo invites high school and transfer students to preview campus

The University of Montevallo invites prospective students and their families to attend Fall Preview Day on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Preview Day gives high school and transfer students a close-up look at the Montevallo experience. There’s […]

October 18, 2017 | Press Releases

UM students present at the annual meeting of the Society of Alabama Archivists

University of Montevallo students Mary-Haynes Furman and Savannah Willard presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Alabama Archivists (SALA) at the University of Alabama on Oct. 13. Their presentation, entitled “The Social Life of Production Books,” focused on their experience in the COPLAC Digital course as well as their research done for the class.   Mary-Haynes Furman is a senior […]

October 17, 2017 | Press Releases

Varagona wins 20th annual Life Raft Debate

On Oct. 12, concluding the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day festivities, Dr. Scott Varagona claimed victory at the 20th annual Life Raft Debate.   During the annual event hosted by the UM Philosophy Club, audience members are asked to imagine there has been a nuclear war, and the survivors (the audience) are setting sail to rebuild society from the ground up.  A group […]

October 17, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates 121st Founders’ Day

On Oct. 12, the University of Montevallo community gathered to celebrate 121 years as an institution of higher learning. Originally founded on Oct. 12, 1896 as the Alabama Girls’ Industrial School, UM has developed over the course of a century into the state’s premiere public liberal arts institution. The theme of Founders’ Day this year […]

October 16, 2017 | Press Releases

Byrd receives 2017 Faculty Service Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni for their service.  The Faculty Senate recognized Dr. Houston Byrd with the Faculty Service Award for 2017. Byrd joined the University of Montevallo faculty in 1995 as an instructor, and now serves […]

October 16, 2017 | Press Releases

Gray presented 2017 Adjunct Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni.  The University of Montevallo named Dr. Mary Ann Gray, adjunct instructor of teaching, leadership and technology, as the recipient of the 2017 Adjunct Teaching Award for her dedication to the University and to her students.   Gray received her bachelor’s degree in education of the deaf and hard of hearing from the University of Alabama in 1997 and her master’s degree in early […]

October 16, 2017 | Press Releases

Lowry receives the 2017 Academic Advising Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni.   The University recognized Dr. Deborah Lowry, associate professor of sociology, with the 2017 Advising Award for her dedication to providing the guidance necessary for students to navigate their time at the University.   Lowry has been a member of UM’s Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences for five years and […]

October 16, 2017 | Press Releases

Bawden recognized as 2017 University Scholar at 121st Founders’ Day

Each spring, the University recognizes one faculty member who has shown exemplary strides in creativity, research and scholarship. This year, Dr. John Bawden, associate professor of history, was formally honored with that distinction during UM’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12.  “Dr. Bawden certainly is a fine representative of UM’s model of excellence as a scholar-teacher,” wrote Dr. Ruth Truss, chair of behavioral and social sciences in a nomination letter for Bawden.  Bawden received both his bachelor’s and Ph.D. in history from […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Grainger receives 2017 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 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12.   Michael J. Grainger, former president and chief operating officer of Ingram Micro Inc., was the recipient of this year’s Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo recognized for low student loan debt

According to a recent report, the University of Montevallo is ranked 12th among the top 250 schools for the lowest student loan debt for parents. This analysis was determined by The Student Loan Report, a website covering the latest in higher education financial aid.   Using financial aid data licensed from Peterson’s to compile the latest listing, The Student Loan Report recognized the top colleges and universities in […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Battle receives 2017 Outstanding Staff Service Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni for their service during the celebration of the University’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association has recognized Tonja Battle with the Outstanding Staff Service Award for 2017.  Battle graduated from UM in 2005, and has served as office manager of the English and Foreign Languages Department, and most recently as administrative assistant to the […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Ford receives 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 121st Founders’ Day, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni for their service.   On Oct. 12, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Dr. Sherry Ford, professor of communication, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2017.  Ford’s journey through academia began at Jacksonville State University in 1992, where she received her bachelor’s degree in communication […]