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December 30, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Giving to others gives you more

By Dr. Amiee Mellon, assistant marketing professor & coordinator of service learning Guest Column, published Dec. 27, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter It’s that time of year – the time when people want to give back to the community through volunteering. What better way to show how thankful you are for what you have […]

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 >> Posted by ABC 33/40 on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 1, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Cindy Tidwell

Familiar Formulas Tidwell ’94 inspires students with lessons learned at UM Dr. Cindy Tidwell’s connection with the University began as an undergraduate. As a native of Calera, she was well aquainted with the opportunities offered at UM. She was awarded the Valedictorian Scholarship at Calera High School and began attending UM in 1989. As an […]

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 8, 2017 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Brandon Farmer

Where do you call home? Huntsville, Alabama Where are you from? Virginia Beach, Virginia Tell us about your family. We have a very full house. I am married with two children, two dogs and a cat: all girls, so I am completely outnumbered. We have two beautiful girls, Adelaide and Beatrice “Birdie.” My wife is […]

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. […]