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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 […]