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May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

May 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Enterprise student selected as editor for The Alabamian

Jamie Haas, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, was recently selected as editor of the campus newspaper, The Alabamian. The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper since 1924, publishes campus news, features and entertainment news. It also provides a forum for the views of members of the University community. The newspaper gives aspiring journalists, copy editors, […]

May 21, 2018 | Press Releases

University announces new chief of police/director of public safety

The University of Montevallo has announced the appointment of Tim Alexander as chief of police and director of public safety. Alexander brings more than 20 years of law enforcement experience to the UMPD. For the past 12 years, Alexander has worked for the City of Montevallo Police Department, where he currently serves as captain. He […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

University names Bentley dean of education

Dr. Courtney Bentley has been named dean of the College of Education at the University of Montevallo. She returns to UM from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she has served as associate dean of programs for the School of Education. She will begin her duties at Montevallo June 1. Bentley holds an Ed.D. […]

May 18, 2018 | Press Releases

Future UM student wins Congressional Art Competition

Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer announced Grace Varner, a recent Hoover High School graduate and an incoming UM freshman, as the first-place winner of this year’s Alabama 6th Congressional District Art Competition.   Each year, this nation-wide contest features student artwork from more than 200 Congressional offices. The winning artwork from each district is later displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year.  A total of 64 students from 17 high schools […]

May 16, 2018 | Press Releases

UM ranked 5th best college in Alabama by College Consensus

According to a recent ranking by College Consensus, the University of Montevallo is the 5th best college in the state of Alabama.  To achieve the most accurate results, College Consensus averaged data from respected college ranking publishers (U.S. News & World Report, Wallethub) and student-written reviews (Niche.com, Cappex.com).  UM has a combined College Consensus score of 63.8, with a publisher consensus […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Spring Commencement 2018

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement “I’d like to thank the Academy, my director and castmates … oh, that’s the wrong speech. I keep wanting to give that one,” began character actor, Michael O’Neill during his commencement address at Flowerhill on May 5. He immediately added that he was extremely honored to serve as speaker […]

May 11, 2018 | Press Releases

Dr. Milly Slater Barranger receives honorary doctorate 

During the Spring Commencement ceremony held May 5 on Flowerhill, the University of Montevallo presented alumna Dr. Milly Slater Barranger ’58 with an honorary doctorate degree for her achievements. Barranger, an author, educator and producer in New York City, writes books about women and the modern American theater.  A Birmingham native, Barranger studied at the University of […]

April 23, 2018 | Press Releases

University announces Spring Commencement speaker

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 5, will be character actor Michael O’Neill. Montgomery native, O’Neill earned a degree in economics from Auburn University in 1974. While in college, O’Neill received a call from character actor Will Geer encouraging him to try acting before working in a […]

April 22, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds groundbreaking for new Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo held the groundbreaking for its new multi-million-dollar Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The 36,000-square-foot facility will allow the College of Fine Arts at UM to provide a more comprehensive teaching and learning space giving fine arts programs a location to collaborate more across disciplines. “This […]

April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Marcus Moore named 2017-18 UM Student Employee of the Year

Senior communication studies major Marcus Moore was recently honored with the University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year Award.  This annual recognition is given by the UM Office of Student Employment and UM’s Chapter of the National Alumni Association (UMNAA) to one UM student employee who exhibits outstanding commitment and dedication to their position.  Moore currently serves the Admissions Office as lead maven, providing […]

April 17, 2018 | Press Releases

Shelby County students with special needs soar in UM’s Falcon Flight Program

Thanks to a new collaboration between UM and Shelby County Schools, five students with special needs students have started an academic journey at UM that, a year ago, wouldn’t have been possible. The collaborative program, called Falcon Flight, allows Shelby County students with learning disabilities to attend classes at UM and learn essential life and jobs skills that will allow them to continue their journey into adulthood after finishing […]

April 13, 2018 | Press Releases

Forte Festival offers weekend of lectures, performances and creativity

On the weekend of April 19-21, the University of Montevallo campus will host a multitude of workshops, lectures and performances as part of the annual Forte Festival of Creativity. The interdisciplinary collaboration is co-hosted by the UM College of Fine Arts, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Montevallo Arts Council. Media sponsors include the Shelby County Reporter, […]

April 4, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

UM named one of safest college campuses in Alabama

Montevallo was named the safest college campus in the Birmingham metro area, ranking #4 for the state of Alabama. Niche.com recently released rankings for the 2018 Safest College Campuses. In recognizing the 15 safest colleges in Alabama, AL.com reports “The rankings are based on a variety of factors, which include crime rate on campus property per 1,000 students; crime rates of […]

April 2, 2018 | Press Releases

UM to offer free Wi-Fi to downtown Montevallo

The University of Montevallo is partnering with the City of Montevallo to offer Wi-Fi access to downtown Montevallo in May 2018. The Wi-Fi system is intended for UM students, Montevallo residents and visitors for personal use while enjoying the downtown area. The University of Montevallo, City of Montevallo and Shelby County formed a strong partnership […]

March 27, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

Spring Break 2018

Ever wonder what the University of Montevallo administration does during Spring Break? Find out…

March 22, 2018 | Press Releases

Second annual MoYo Festival set for May 19

The second annual Montevallo Yoga Festival (MoYo) will be held Saturday, May 19, on the University of Montevallo campus. MoYo event organizers believe Yoga is for Every Body. If you’ve never done yoga before, come and be amazed. Attendees will find that yoga benefits people of all ages, genders, shapes, sizes, and experience and fitness […]

March 3, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo extends comprehensive campaign with new goal

The Campaign for the University of Montevallo: It’s About Family surpassed its $20 million goal on Dec. 20, 2017, two years ahead of schedule. This marks the campaign as UM’s most successful fundraising effort to date. Building on this success, the Montevallo Board of Trustees announced the extension of the campaign at their February board […]

February 27, 2018 | Press Releases

Adams receives 2018 College Night Dedication

Each year, the University of Montevallo’s College Night Committee votes to dedicate UM’s annual homecoming tradition to one deserving faculty, staff or alumnus whose involvement has impacted the tradition for the better.  On Friday, Feb. 9, UM alumna and staff member Kathy Weese Adams walked onto the stage of Palmer Auditorium to be officially recognized […]