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July 5, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Dual enrollment gives high school students college advantage

By Tiffany R. Bunt Guest Column, published June 21, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter   Is college in your child’s future? Looking for ways to save money on the cost of tuition? Want your child to have an advantage in college preparation?   Starting the college search and application process can be a daunting task. In […]

June 26, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Clarksville student elected SGA student trustee

Isaac Devine, a University of Montevallo student from Clarksville, Tennessee, was recently elected student trustee for UM’s Student Government Association.    Devine is a sophomore and history major at the University. He graduated from Sycamore High School in 2016 and expects to graduate from UM in 2019.   “I feel honored my peers would select me for this […]

June 26, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names McDonald provost

Dr. James H. McDonald has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Montevallo. He comes to UM from Southern Utah University where he has served as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of anthropology for the past nine years. He will begin his duties […]

June 25, 2017 | Press Releases

Hoover student to serve as SGA president

Lizbeth Juarez, a University of Montevallo student from Hoover, was recently elected president of the UM Student Government Association.   Juarez, an upcoming senior, will serve as UM’s first Hispanic SGA president. She is majoring in management and finance with a minor in management information systems. Prior to being elected president, she served as SGA treasurer during her junior year, […]

June 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Recent Montevallo graduate receives Humanitarian Award

Rachel Holmes, a University of Montevallo graduate from Pinson, Alabama recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.  Holmes, a psychology major and member of the 2017 spring graduating class, was honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for her work with Grace to Ukraine, an organization dedicated to the aid and betterment of orphans in the country of Ukraine.   She has worked with this organization as well as others with similar goals […]

June 23, 2017 | UM Happenings

Poole recognized as UM Good Neighbor

Melanie Poole, a resident of Montevallo, was recently awarded the Good Neighbor Award by the University of Montevallo.   The Good Neighbor Award is presented each year to a Montevallo resident, who has demonstrated unselfish service and exceptional leadership in supporting the progress of UM.   Poole, a 1986 graduate of the University of Montevallo, […]

June 15, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Investing In Your Own Human Capital

By Dr. Stephen Craft Guest Column, published May 17, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter   Careers have changed. Prior generations valued long term employment with one organization. Now staying too long with one employer raises concerns as to whether someone can adapt to a new culture. Although it is still important to network face-to-face, […]

May 25, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to host final weigh-in for Bassmaster College Series Wild Card Tournament

  On Saturday, June 10, approximately 200 anglers from more than 50 university teams will gather on the University of Montevallo campus for the final weigh-in of the Bassmaster College Series Wild Card tournament, presented by Bass Pro Shops.   Hosted by B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing organization, the tournament will take place June 8-10, […]

May 19, 2017 | Press Releases

UM’s College of Fine Arts to host Art Discovery Day Camp

On Friday, June 23, the University of Montevallo’s College of Fine Arts will host Art Discovery Day, a one-day art camp for high school students.   From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., students will be engaged in an integrative, intensive workshop in the visual arts.   The four offered sessions are designed to assist students […]

May 19, 2017 | UM Happenings

Montevallo announces new scholarship fund

The University of Montevallo Foundation is pleased to announce plans to add $1.1 million toward increasing scholarships. The UM Foundation Board approved the proposal for scholarships on Friday, May 12.   With rising tuition costs nationwide, the UM Foundation recognizes the need to assist the University of Montevallo in recruiting and retaining high achieving and […]

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 […]

May 12, 2017 | Student Spotlight

UM student to spend summer as research assistant at Harvard University

This summer, UM student Brian Kirkwood of Huntsville will act as a research assistant for Harvard Medical School researcher Dr. Richard Cummings at his lab housed in Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Kirkwood, a junior, is interested in joining the fight against cancer by either treating the disease as an oncologist or pursuing a […]

May 10, 2017 | UM Happenings

Congratulations Spring Graduates

Commencement ceremonies are milestones in the life of a university and in the lives of its extended family members. While in the narrowest sense each graduate is celebrating the mastery of a defined curriculum of intellectual skills and content, we know that the meaning of this commencement celebration will be much broader and deeper than […]

May 2, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

The World of a New Teacher By Dr. Alvin Taylor   Well, you’re almost there. Time to complete your degree in education and step out into the unknown. Are you ready? I will never forget my first year as a teacher. The excitement, the nervousness, and simply not knowing what to expect. Trust me, veteran teachers […]

April 26, 2017 | Alumni Profile

Q&A with Dr. Tina Thomas '06

Name: My name is Martina Thomas, but I go by Tina. Where do you call home? I currently live in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Where are you from? I was born in Brooklyn, New York, but I have lived in various places on the east and west coasts. Alabama has been a second home to me. Tell […]

April 25, 2017 | Press Releases

Kirk Saduski to speak at graduation

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for spring commencement ceremonies, May 6, will be Kirk Saduski.   Emmy-nominated documentarian, Saduski is the head of non-fiction film and television at Playtone, a production company in Santa Monica, California, established by Tom Hanks and producer Gary Goetzman. He also serves as an instructor at […]

April 23, 2017 | UM Happenings

Summer Camps offered at UM

The University of Montevallo will be offering a variety of camps this summer, both academic and athletic. Academic camps are offered for ages 10 and up, while athletic camps offer options for ages 5 and up. All camps are housed on the historic UM campus.   ACADEMIC CAMPS: · ACT Prep Camp May 30 – […]

April 21, 2017 | Press Releases

Students develop event to benefit The Arc of Shelby County

University of Montevallo marketing students from Dr. Amiee Mellon’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. Presented with the task of increasing awareness and funds for the organization, students have worked to plan and develop an obstacle course event. The Warrior Challenge, a 1-mile […]

April 20, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Ian Lee selected as first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year

Junior Ian Lee, of Montevallo, is the recipient of the first University of Montevallo Student Employee of the Year award. Lee was selected by UM’s National Alumni Association out of 16 total nominees received by the Student Employment Office. Currently, the University employs more than 400 student employees across campus, ranging from clerical jobs to […]