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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 28, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Brian Kirkwood & Amber Quinn

During the University of Montevallo’s Homecoming activities on Friday, Feb. 9, the student body crowned seniors Brian Kirkwood and Amber Quinn as Mr. and Ms. Montevallo. Each year, the titles of Mr. and Ms. Montevallo are awarded to two seniors whose peers believe exemplify the top qualities of a University of Montevallo student. In the […]

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 […]

February 27, 2018 | More Montevallo Stories

College of Education honors outstanding faculty member

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 also recognizes one faculty member for his or her excellence. Ernest Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award This year’s recipient of the […]

February 22, 2018 | Press Releases

College of Education honors outstanding staff member

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 also one staff member for his or her excellence. Bill Fancher Staff Excellence Award The Bill Fancher Staff Excellence Award was […]

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 […]

January 31, 2018 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Rebekah Koen

Inspired by Life By Madison Griggs ’17 Like most students on the cusp of graduation, Rebekah Koen is determined to make a difference. As a social work major at UM, Koen’s motivation to affect change in the world comes from a very real place. Her family was in and out of homeless shelters throughout Koen’s […]