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December 14, 2015 | Press Releases

Nanni Urges Graduates to Help Others

Montevallo, Ala. – Christopher Nanni delivered the keynote address to the fall graduates of the University of Montevallo, encouraging the students to keep their eyes open for opportunities to help others and learn to align their decisions with what they feel is most meaningful.   The University of Montevallo celebrated the accomplishments of over 200 […]

December 10, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Fall Commencement Speaker Announcement

Montevallo, Ala. – Christopher Nanni, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham will provide the University of Montevallo’s keynote address on Friday, Dec. 11.   Around 200 students will participate in the 2015 Fall Commencement Exercises beginning at 5 p.m. in McChesney Student Activity Center. The University of Montevallo National […]

December 8, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Recognizes Outstanding Students at Senior Elite Night

Over 50 University of Montevallo students were recently honored at Senior Elite Night held in mid-November.   The night is a UM tradition dating back to the 1930’s, and serves as an occasion to recognize students who show outstanding leadership and academic ability through participation in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to Montevallo. […]

November 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Kirk Saduski, Documentary Film Producer, Visits The University of Montevallo to Honor Dr. Eugene Sledge

MONTEVALLO, AL- Kirk Saduski, an Emmy-nominated documentarian, visited Alabama on Wednesday for several special events surrounding Veterans Day at the University of Montevallo.   Saduski began his Veterans Day activities with a wreath-laying at The American Village, a landmark that is dedicated to preserving history and honoring veterans.   He then participated in the dedication […]

November 11, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Designated “Military Friendly” School

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo has recently been awarded the designation of 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. The University has held the special honor every year since 2009. Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education […]

November 10, 2015 | Press Releases

Alabama Marine Corps League Donates $20,000 for Sledge Memorial

Montevallo, Ala. – With the approaching dedication of the Dr. Eugene B. Sledge Memorial on Wednesday, November 11, the University of Montevallo would like to recognize the Alabama Marine Corps League for their generous gift to the memorial.   Members of the Marine Corps League donated $20,000 in October to assist in the completion of […]

November 9, 2015 | Press Releases

Dr. Brett Noerager Honored as Inaugural Distinguished Professor

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brett Noerager to the Todd and Linda Strange Endowed Professorship.   Dr. Noerager was formally recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on the University of Montevallo campus on Friday, November 6.   Dr. Noerager is a 1993 graduate of […]

November 5, 2015 | Press Releases

Run for Research Hits Record Attendance in Tenth Year

  Montevallo, Ala. – The tenth annual UM Run for Research was held on Thursday, October 29 at the Student Activity Center. All proceeds from the event benefit the undergraduate research efforts at the University of Montevallo.   Despite rain and cloudy conditions, the event attracted a record 70 participants who took part in either […]

October 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Dr. John Stewart III, Vulcan Community Awards-Newcomer

“Stewart has raised the profile of the university, both statewide and nationally…since 2012, UM is the only public university in Alabama to be named a College of Distinction.” a piece of the article read, in the Vulcans Community Awards program that was held on October 8, 2015. Our own President Dr. John Stewart III was […]

October 9, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Host Founders’ Day This Week

Montevallo, AL– Each year, the second Thursday of October is celebrated on campus at The University of Montevallo as ‘Founders’ Day.’ In 1896, the community of Montevallo was selected as the site for a new state educational institution. The school opened on October 12 in Reynolds Hall, an 1851 building that still houses classrooms and […]

September 28, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Social Work Program Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Year in Coordination with ‘Advocacy Day’

The University of Montevallo Social Work Program is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Originally founded in 1925 at ‘Alabama College’ the social work program began during a time when social work was an underdeveloped profession and only taught in urban universities. Miss Myrtle Brooke, Chairperson of the Sociology Department at the time, organized summer […]

September 21, 2015 | Press Releases

UM Hosting Internationally Acclaimed Artist Monty Cole

Montevallo, AL– Internationally acclaimed clarinet and saxophone artist Monty Cole will be performing at the University of Montevallo on Wed., Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lebaron Recital Hall on the university’s campus. Cole will be presenting “Into the Wind: Masterworks for Clarinet & Saxophone” to kick off the College of Fine Arts Marquee […]

April 30, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Announces First Academic Faculty Chair for Michael E. Stephens College of Business- Dr. Helen Moshkovich

In May of 2014, the University of Montevallo announced its first academic endowed chair in the university’s 119-year history. Michael and Donna Grainger of Franklin, Tennessee made a commitment of $500,000 to the Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University. The gift established the Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in […]

April 29, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates Spring Graduation on May 2 with Former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor and U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson

The University of Montevallo will have a distinguished guest delivering the keynote at their spring commencement ceremonies on May 2, Bill Richardson. Richardson is a former U.N. Ambassador, New Mexico Governor, Secretary of Energy and U.S. Congressman. He is well-known for his distinguished public-service career spanning over three decades. Richardson has also started two foundations: […]

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholars in Action recognized at dinner

Twenty-one University of Montevallo Falcon Scholars in Action were honored for their service at an annual appreciation dinner held April 16 on the UM campus. Falcon Scholars and their guests were joined by Community Services Manager Reggie Holloway and Shelby County Chief Operating Officer Phil Burns, as well as social services agency directors and staff […]

April 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Almost 700 volunteer for UM’s The Big Event

Five years ago, the University of Montevallo began its participation in a project called The Big Event. It was a big hit, and this year featured the largest number of volunteers and job sites in its Montevallo history. One of the largest, one-day, student-run service projects in the nation, The Big Event provides an opportunity […]

March 25, 2015 | Press Releases

Former baseball players endow University of Montevallo athletic scholarship

MONTEVALLO, ALABAMA — On October 31, 2014, a group of former University of Montevallo baseball players, led by Hall of Famer Mike Dunn, got together in Helena, Alabama, and decided to start a baseball athletics endowment for their college coach, Robert “Bob” Riesener. What happened next is another one for the record books. In just […]

March 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Jim Day to give University Scholar lecture at UM

Jim Day, professor of history, will give the University Scholar presentation Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the J. A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library. His talk is titled “Wilson’s Raid through Alabama: A Sesquicentennial Retrospective.” Day was honored as the University Scholar at the annual Founders’ Day activities in October 2014. The award is […]

March 10, 2015 | Press Releases

UM dedicates New 3D Art Building at Homecoming

A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony took place for the University of Montevallo’s New 3D Art Building Saturday, February 14, during the annual 2015 Homecoming festivities. Located where the building known as “The Laundry” had stood since its construction in the early 1900s, the new building gives a respectful nod to the past, including a triangular […]

February 26, 2015 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold conference on multicultural education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the fifth annual Alabama Region 4 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, “Beyond Translation: Building Capacities for Cross-Cultural Communication,” Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program […]

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