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December 27, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Paris Nelson

Paris Nelson doesn’t take being a first-generation college student lightly. From the very beginning, she has done everything possible to get her hands in every aspect of the college experience, cherishing the opportunities she made for herself along the way.   Nelson grew up with her father in Haleyville, Alabama, where the two made ends meet on their own. Her brother […]

December 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Dillard named vice president of advancement and external affairs

The University of Montevallo has announced the promotion of Scott Dillard to vice president of advancement and external affairs. At the University, Dillard has served as director of development and most recently special assistant to the president and executive director of advancement. He has more than 20 years of progressive fundraising, management and development experience. […]

December 15, 2017 | UM Happenings

Congratulations December Graduates

Commencement ceremonies are milestones in the life of a university and in the lives of its extended family members. While in the narrowest sense each graduate is celebrating the mastery of a defined curriculum of intellectual skills and content, we know that the meaning of this commencement celebration will be much broader and deeper than […]

December 13, 2017 | UM in the News

Scott Turner serves as election panel expert

University of Montevallo Professor of Political Science, Scott Turner serves as election panel expert for ABC 33/40: Election Night Coverage LIVE | The AP has declared Doug Jones the winner. Watch for continuous special coverage of the Alabama U.S. Senate race.Election returns >> http://bit.ly/21Bka5E Posted by ABC 33/40 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

Former White House Chief of Staff to Speak at Graduation

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for fall commencement ceremonies will be Hon. Andrew H. Card Jr. The second longest tenured White House chief of staff, Card served in senior government roles for three U.S. presidents. Fall commencement at UM will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney […]

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Communication Studies Program honored at National Communication Association convention

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the University of Montevallo became the first higher education institution in the state of Alabama to receive the National Communication Association’s Undergraduate College and University Section Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in small undergraduate communication departments with emphasis on curriculum, program quality, course design and […]

November 29, 2017 | UM Happenings

Pack the SAC

Join us for Falcons basketball first home game of the season Nov. 29 | Falcons vs. UAH | Women’s game at 6 p.m. | Men’s game at 8 p.m. Event includes: Block party outside the SAC before the game with your chance to prizes such as food vouchers, gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods, t-shirts, […]

November 29, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Understanding the stakes: the U.S. Senate special election & you

By Dr. Andrea Eckelman, assistant professor of political science  Guest Column, published Nov. 22, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter Many of us currently have Thanksgiving and Christmas plans on our minds. But this year, Alabamians have one really important civic duty to tend to on Dec. 12 – a special election for one of […]

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. Williamson 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 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Oxford, Georgia student Cathryn Denard holds November Art Exhibition

Cathryn Denard, a University of Montevallo student from Oxford, Georgia, showcased her senior exhibition in The Gallery at UM from Nov. 12-16. Denard is an art major expecting her degree in December 2017.   Denard’s senior exhibition was a culmination of her work as an art major and included several drawings she’d been working on for the past few months. […]

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 […]