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February 16, 2018 | Press Releases

College of Education honors outstanding alumni

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities on Feb. 6. At the annual dinner, the College of Education recognizes one alumnus in each area of study. The following professionals have distinguished themselves in their fields.   Elementary Education […]

February 14, 2018 | Articles by faculty & staff

The horsemen of failed relationships

By Sherry Ford, professor of communication studies Guest Column, published Feb. 14, 2018 in the Shelby County Reporter  Here we are again—at that date on the calendar that reminds us to express love and appreciation to our special someone. Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day if not accompanied by complex dinner plans, decadent chocolates […]

February 14, 2018 | Press Releases

Barbara Bonfield recognized as 2018 Distinguished Alumna

As University of Montevallo alumni gather each February to reunite with their classmates and fellow students during Homecoming week, UM’s chapter of the National Alumni Association makes a point to annually recognize one alumna who has reached major milestones by achieving significant accomplishments in their career.  This year, the UM National Alumni Association is proud to designate longtime Birmingham resident Barbara Bonfield ‘58 with the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award. Bonfield graduated from Alabama College in 1958 with […]

February 14, 2018 | Press Releases

Smitherman receives Dr. Lonnie J. Edwards Distinguished Minority Alumnus Award

On Saturday, Feb. 10, the University of Montevallo’s Minority Alumni Club gathered for a homecoming brunch to bestow the club’s award, the Dr. Lonnie J. Edwards Distinguished Minority Alumnus Award, to Hon. Rodger Smitherman, of Montgomery.   The award, established in 2017, seeks to recognize a minority alumnus whose contributions, through career or community service, reflect positively […]

February 14, 2018 | Press Releases

Cavale receives 2018 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

Every year, University of Montevallo students, alumni and friends come together in February to celebrate Homecoming. During this time, the UM National Alumni Association recognizes one alumnus over the age of 35 whose career and community achievements have reflected positively at the local, state or national level. Mountain Brook’s Jim Cavale is this year’s recipient of the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award. Cavale graduated from UM in 2005 with a degree in mass communication. While in college, he played baseball and founded the […]

February 14, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Kate Hayden wins 2018 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achievement Award

During the University of Montevallo’s annual homecoming luncheon, UM’s chapter of the National Alumni Association recognizes one alumnus under the age of 35 whose early career and community achievements have reflected positively at the local, state or national level.  Dr. Kate Hayden of Calera is this year’s recipient of the 2018 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Alumni Achievement Award. Hayden graduated from UM with […]

February 9, 2018 | Press Releases

UM bass team members qualify for collegiate national championship

University of Montevallo bass team members Justin Barnes and Adam Carroll have secured a spot in the forthcoming Bassmasters National Championship. This marks the second year in a row that a UM team has qualified for the championship. The two college anglers qualified by finishing in the Top 30 during the 2018 Carhartt College Central […]

February 2, 2018 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Stacy Bishop

Dr. Stacy Bishop on Strengthening the Reformed Exercise & Nutrition Science Program If Dr. Stacy Bishop does his job correctly, the students who graduate from his program could make anyone Batman. That is to say, graduates of the newly minted Exercise and Nutrition Science Program will have the means to design custom fitness routines capable […]

February 2, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Digital Evolution

Carmichael Library Offers Students Hands-on Experience By Rachel Crisson Far from its humble beginnings in an old commuter-lounge-turned-storage closet, the Digital Media Lab (DML) in Carmichael Library now also fills a former office and one-fifth of the main floor with digital workstations, whiteboards, a sound lab, 15 new Apple computers, a Surface Pro touchscreen tablet, […]

February 1, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Success as a Chain Reaction

  Cummings Offers Enriching Internship at Harvard With his educational roots established in the rich soil of the University of Montevallo, Dr. Richard D. Cummings has grown and flourished throughout his illustrious career. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from UM in 1974, he went on to hone his skills through training at Johns […]

January 31, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Rebekah Koen

Inspired by Life By Madison Griggs ’17 Like most students on the cusp of graduation, Rebekah Koen is determined to make a difference. As a social work major at UM, Koen’s motivation to affect change in the world comes from a very real place. Her family was in and out of homeless shelters throughout Koen’s […]

January 30, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Eddie Baker

Where do you call home? Huntsville, Alabama Where are you from? Birmingham, Alabama Tell us about your family. Married and just welcomed our first child, which was a girl (Parker) at the end of September. What is your profession? Department of the Army Civilian. I serve as an assistant product manager for the development of […]

January 30, 2018 | Press Releases

UM students win second United Way of Central Alabama social media challenge

For the second consecutive year, UM students, under the team name Montevallo United, took the top collegiate honor during United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and marketing firm blr | further’s second annual social media challenge. Five total teams from UM, Birmingham-Southern and UAB each planned a nine-week social media campaign to promote UWCA and other local agencies. The Montevallo United team included students Saralyn Campbell, Madison Mosley, Claire Quirk and Cage Williamson. Marketing faculty Amiee Mellon […]

January 30, 2018 | Alumni Profile

Meet the new Jr. Board President: Kristen Dechert

Leading Young alumni to reconnect with the University, Kristen Dechert ’03 serves as the new Junior Alumni Board president. Dechert earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UM and went on to earn a master’s in English from Mississippi State University. She currently serves as the communication director at the Research and Curriculum Unit at […]

January 30, 2018 | Student Spotlight

STAT

Encouraging Student Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement By Jamie Haas ’19 New student organization Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is making waves on the UM campus. First proposed to the Office of Student Life in December 2016, STAT has since hit the ground running in its effort to provide for University students through various acts of philanthropy. […]

January 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM accepting professional clothing donations for Dress for Success event

On March 12, UM will host Dress for Success, an annual event for students to shop for free donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. The event, now in its third iteration, is hosted by the UM office of Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi […]

January 24, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives largest donation to date

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce a $3.6 million gift bequeathed by Michael E. Stephens, namesake of the Stephens College of Business. This legacy gift, which is the largest gift received in UM’s history, is designated toward construction of a new facility for the Stephens College of Business. “Michael Stephens has made yet […]

January 15, 2018 | UM in the News

Weather Update: Normal operations for Thursday, Jan. 18

UPDATE: The University of Montevallo will operate on a normal schedule Thursday, Jan. 18. We realize many students, faculty and staff may be driving to and from campus and we urge everyone to use their best judgment if they must travel. Please monitor a reliable source of weather information for updates on road conditions. The […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

UM alumna Tina Braziel wins national book contest

University of Montevallo alumna Tina Mozelle Braziel was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest by the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. The contest includes a $2,000 award and publication of Braziel’s debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”  Fresno State sponsors the national prize, which honors the late poet and professor emeritus […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

Health Services Influenza Season Recommendations

To avoid catching the flu: Get a flu shot at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or the UM flu clinic. Get adequate rest and nutrition to keep your immune system working at its best. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with […]