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December 13, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates December Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 9, the University of Montevallo recognized 263 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s fall commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A massive crowd of family, friends and other supporters cheered as UM presented its last class of 2016. Adding to the evening’s festivities, graduating senior and vocalist Margaret […]

November 22, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Students Volunteer at Bibb County Alligator Glade Complex

This semester, 28 University of Montevallo students spent a day working in the Bibb County Alligator Glade complex to help restore critical habitat for numerous rare and endangered plant species.    The UM volunteers worked alongside members of the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance (APCA), educators, plant professionals and enthusiastic citizens dedicated to preserving Alabama’s rarest […]

November 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Boys and Girls Club Visits UM for Trick-Or-Treating Fun

On Thursday, Oct. 27, 60 young trick-or-treaters arrived on the bricks of the University of Montevallo campus with a singular goal: leave with as much candy as their bags could carry. The children were participating in an annual collaboration between the Montevallo Boys and Girls Club and UM Housing & Residence Life. Each year, resident […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Truss awarded 2016 Faculty Service Award during 120th Founders' Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. For her more than 20 years of teaching at UM, the University faculty senate selected Professor of History Ruth Truss of Clanton, Alabama for the 2016 Faculty Service Award. The award […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Robinson Receives Alumna Loyalty Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and alumni for their service. This year’s Alumna Loyalty Award went to Mel Robinson of Cullman, Alabama. Robinson graduated from UM in 1952 with a degree in social work and used her education to advocate for […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Tinsley Recognized as 2016 University Scholar During UM’s 120th Founders’ Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. This year, Heather Tinsley was recognized as the 2016 University Scholar. Each year, this honor is bestowed to a faculty member with significant achievements in research, creativity or scholarship. Tinsley, a […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Hardig Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Teaching and Superior Academic Advising

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and fellow alumni for their service. This year, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Sally Hardig of Brierfield, Alabama with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. Hardig also received the University’s Academic Advising Award […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Smith Recognized as Outstanding Staff Member

-During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and fellow alumni for their service. This year, Montevallo’s National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Staff Service Award was awarded to DeAnna Smith of Morris, Alabama, for her time served as UM’s Vice President for Business Affairs and […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Faulkner Receives 2016 Adjunct Faculty Award During 120th Founders’ Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. While several full-time faculty are often honored, the University’s Provost Office annually recognizes the hard work of a member of the University’s adjunct faculty, as well. This year, Lynn Faulkner, adjunct […]

October 24, 2016 | Press Releases

Center for Professional Practice Dedicated to Montevallo Alumni Donors

On Oct. 18, UM’s center for professional practice was officially dedicated to Michael J. Grainger ’73 and his wife, Donna Grainger ’74, as part of The Campaign for the University of Montevallo: It’s About Family. Now referred to as the Grainger Center for Professional Practice, the space will continue to serve as a valuable resource […]

October 20, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Celebrates 120th Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo celebrated the 120th year of its founding on Oct. 13. UM was founded on Oct. 12, 1896 as Alabama Girls’ Industrial School and has since grown into the state’s premiere public liberal arts institution. The theme of this year’s Founders’ Day was “Truth and Honor Crown Thy Name,” a reference to […]

October 17, 2016 | Press Releases

Trust and Communication Among Topics Discussed During UM Race & Law Enforcement Symposium

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the University of Montevallo President’s Office hosted “Better Together: A Conversation on Race and Law Enforcement” in LeBaron Recital Hall. The numerous racial conflicts across the country this summer inspired UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III and UM trustees Brian Hamilton and LeRoy Nix to hold the symposium. Cedric Norman, […]

September 30, 2016 | Press Releases

UM to host talk on race and law enforcement with state leaders

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the University of Montevallo President’s Office will host “Better Together: A Conversation on Race and Law Enforcement,” at 6:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.   The symposium will feature an impressive lineup of guest panelists. These include Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Director of Minority Affairs for Governor Robert Bentley’s Office Nichelle Nix, Reverend […]

September 30, 2016 | Press Releases

Montevallo alumna makes old homes new in HGTV pilot Vintage Savannah

For University of Montevallo alumna Linn Gresham, what’s old can be easily transformed into something stunning and new. That’s the premise of her potential show with Home & Garden Television (HGTV). Titled “Vintage Savannah,” the program follows Gresham and her design partner, Leah Bailey, as they work to restore Savannah’s antiquated homes into contemporary treasures. […]

September 23, 2016 | Press Releases

Montevallo alumnus endows new scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of University of Montevallo alumnus Jon Meacham, a new scholarship will help fund the education of incoming UM art students. Meacham, a 1983 graduate of UM, has donated a gift of $100,000 to the University in order to endow a new academic scholarship to benefit new students majoring in art. The […]

September 2, 2016 | Press Releases

Porter James receives Buckmasters scholarship

Porter James of Russellville, Alabama was recently awarded the Buckmasters Scholarship at the University of Montevallo. The Buckmasters American Deer Foundation established the scholarship in 2015 to promote the outdoor experience in connection with the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. UM’s Outdoor Scholars Program is committed to educating the next generation on the […]

August 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Marines name scholarship in memory of E. B. Sledge

The University of Montevallo recently recognized the Howlin Mad Smith Detachment 592 of the Alabama Marine Corps League for their generous gift to name a scholarship in memory of Dr. Eugene B. Sledge. The scholarship will be awarded each year to help a fellow Marine further his or her education and become a leader in […]

August 2, 2016 | Press Releases

UM honored as 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education honored the University of Montevallo as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. on July 20. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, who was instrumental in the process, attended the ceremony on behalf of the University. “It’s a huge honor […]

July 25, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names Heuton Vice President for Business Affairs

MONTEVALLO – Mary Ellen Heuton has been named Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer at the University of Montevallo. Heuton comes to UM from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she has served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the past five years. She will assume her duties at […]