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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 […]

September 22, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Heather Tinsley recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Heather Tinsley, associate professor of biology and UM’s 2016 University Scholar, was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching Newsletter for her unique teaching methods. In an earlier newsletter, The Chronicle posed this question: “How have you helped students forge a deeper connection to your course? Are there strategies you’ve used to […]

July 6, 2017 | UM in the News

Michael E. Stephens

It is with great sadness we share the news that former UM board of trustee and namesake of the Stephens College of Business, Michael E. Stephens has passed away. Please keep his wife, family and friends in your thoughts. Mr. Stephens earned his bachelors degree in business from the University of Montevallo in 1973 after […]

May 16, 2017 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo named 2017 College of Distinction

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. UM is also one of only two schools in Alabama designated with a Public College of Distinction achievement.   The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable undergraduate experience and produce successful graduates […]

March 3, 2017 | Press Releases

UM makes list of most affordable colleges for freshmen with financial need

According to a recent report, the University of Montevallo is one of the most affordable colleges for incoming freshmen with financial need. This analysis was determined by the Student Loan Report, a website covering the latest in higher education financial aid.   Per Student Loan Report’s research, the average student who used loans to pay […]

November 22, 2016 | UM in the News

Black Belt exposes Montevallo students to outdoor Alabama occupations

The University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program continues to thrive in its second year. Recently, the students took a trip just south of Montgomery to Hope Hull to visit Gusto, a hunting preserve and cattle farm. While visiting, students heard from Ted DeVos, a wildlife biologist and forester, regarding what it took to return […]

October 24, 2016 | UM in the News

UM hosts talk on race and law enforcement

MONTEVALLO–A capacity crowd filled LeBaron Recital Hall at the University of Montevallo on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to witness several local and state leaders discuss current race relations and how to improve those relationships moving forward.   Shelby Coutny Reporter

July 12, 2016 | UM in the News

Experiencing poverty: Simulation gives participants taste of hardships

The University worked in conjunction with Alabama Possible to offer a free community poverty simulation at the Shelby County Schools Instructional Services Center on June 29. The simulation allowed many Shelby County teachers to witness the issues that many of their students living below the poverty level experience. Read more about the simulation here: http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2016/06/29/experiencing-poverty-simulation-gives-participants-taste-of-hardships/

June 28, 2016 | UM in the News

ABC 33/40 with Dr. Stephen H. Craft

Dr. Stephen H. Craft represented UM on ABC 33/40 for Talk of Alabama on Thurs., June 23. Dean Craft discussed the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, the value of an MBA, UM’s impact on Montevallo’s Main Street and more. View his appearance here: http://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-062316-university-of-montevallo

June 6, 2016 | UM in the News

UM College of Education partners with MHS Future Teachers

Seniors in the MHS Future Teachers organization partnered with Dr. Jennifer Davis’ advanced methods and materials in elementary education class during the spring semester. Both UM and MHS students worked together in professional learning community groups to learn about the selection and organization of instructional materials and teaching methods appropriate for elementary students.   Read […]

May 5, 2016 | UM in the News

UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program

Students in the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program worked with Alabama Power to deploy Christmas trees at Beeswax Landing on Lay Lake earlier this spring. Since 2003, Alabama Power has deployed more than 60,000 Christmas trees in company reservoirs to renew and create fish habitats. The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program is proud to have Alabama […]

April 13, 2016 | UM in the News

Jonathan Nelson

Montevallo graduate and Birmingham Barons General Manager, Jonathan Nelson, recently sat down with Birmingham magazine to discuss baseball and the positive growth of downtown Birmingham since the Barons took residence in Regions Field. Click here to read more.  

March 11, 2016 | UM in the News

Heather Andrews

Heather Andrews ’01 has joined DPR Group Inc. as account executive. In this position, Andrews will manage and implement public relations and marketing campaigns for several current and new high-tech clients. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., DPR Group is a full-service agency that specializes in providing public relations, marketing and communications services to a broad range […]

January 6, 2016 | UM in the News

Thom Gossom Jr.

UM graduate authors series of books recalling growing up in Alabama. Click the link to learn more about his work. http://weldbham.com/blog/2016/01/03/reconstructing-a-slice-of-life-thom-gossom-interview/

December 14, 2015 | UM in the News

UM Alumna, President nominated for BBJ CEO of the Year Awards

The University of Montevallo had two representatives at the recent Birmingham Business Journal CEO of the Year Awards held on December 3 at Regions Field. Darlene Wilson, CEO of RAM Accounting, was nominated in the Small Business category. Dr. John W. Stewart III, University of Montevallo President, was nominated for the Large Business category.   […]

December 14, 2015 | UM in the News

UM Graduate is Keynote Speaker at Autism Conference

Montevallo graduate, Hunter Manasco Ph.D., C.C.C.-S.L.P, associate professor of speech-language pathology at Misericordia University, was recently the keynote speaker at the Education Service Center-Region 19’s Together for Autism 12th Annual Conference in El Paso, Texas. Manasco holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Montevallo.   http://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?p=500&newsid=2568

September 28, 2015 | UM in the News

UM Professor Wins 6th Alabama State Chess Championship

Scott Varagona is the new Alabama State Chess Champion. Varagona, an assistant professor of math at the University of Montevallo, has won the state chess title six times since 2002. He was undefeated in his bid to regain the state championship. -See more at: http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/09/post_267.html

September 21, 2015 | UM in the News

UM faculty member displays exhibition at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Karen Graffeo, an associate professor of art and director of photography concentration at The University of Montevallo, has an exhibit on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The exhibit is titled ‘Let us Now Praise the Roma Photography,’ and will be on display until Sunday, Sept. 27 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery. – See […]