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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 | 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 | 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 30, 2018 | Press Releases

UM students win second United Way of Central Alabama social media challenge

For the second consecutive year, UM students, under the team name Montevallo United, took the top collegiate honor during United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) and marketing firm blr | further’s second annual social media challenge. Five total teams from UM, Birmingham-Southern and UAB each planned a nine-week social media campaign to promote UWCA and other local agencies. The Montevallo United team included students Saralyn Campbell, Madison Mosley, Claire Quirk and Cage Williamson. Marketing faculty Amiee Mellon […]

January 26, 2018 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for professional clothing drive

On March 12, UM will host the annual professional clothing drive event for students to shop for donated business clothes and accessories in preparation for job interviews and other professional opportunities. The event, now in its third iteration, is hosted by the UM Office of Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta […]

January 24, 2018 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives largest donation to date

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce a $3.6 million gift bequeathed by Michael E. Stephens, namesake of the Stephens College of Business. This legacy gift, which is the largest gift received in UM’s history, is designated toward construction of a new facility for the Stephens College of Business. “Michael Stephens has made yet […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

UM alumna Tina Braziel wins national book contest

University of Montevallo alumna Tina Mozelle Braziel was recently announced as the winner of the 2017 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest by the Fresno State Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. The contest includes a $2,000 award and publication of Braziel’s debut full-length book, “Known by Salt.”  Fresno State sponsors the national prize, which honors the late poet and professor emeritus […]

January 12, 2018 | Press Releases

Health Services Influenza Season Recommendations

To avoid catching the flu: Get a flu shot at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or the UM flu clinic. Get adequate rest and nutrition to keep your immune system working at its best. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer frequently. Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with […]

December 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Dillard named vice president of advancement and external affairs

The University of Montevallo has announced the promotion of Scott Dillard to vice president of advancement and external affairs. At the University, Dillard has served as director of development and most recently special assistant to the president and executive director of advancement. He has more than 20 years of progressive fundraising, management and development experience. […]

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

Former White House Chief of Staff to Speak at Graduation

The University of Montevallo has announced that the speaker for fall commencement ceremonies will be Hon. Andrew H. Card Jr. The second longest tenured White House chief of staff, Card served in senior government roles for three U.S. presidents. Fall commencement at UM will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney […]

November 30, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Communication Studies Program honored at National Communication Association convention

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the University of Montevallo became the first higher education institution in the state of Alabama to receive the National Communication Association’s Undergraduate College and University Section Rex Mix Program of Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes excellence in small undergraduate communication departments with emphasis on curriculum, program quality, course design and […]

November 16, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Honors Who's Who

Students at UM selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges® are juniors and seniors that demonstrate exceptional leadership and scholarly ability through participation in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to Montevallo.   Founded by Henry Pettus Randall Jr. In 1934, Who’s Who Among Students is a collegiate honors program that strives to celebrate student achievement […]

November 16, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Honors Senior Elite

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 38 students were honored at Senior Elite Night at the University of Montevallo. A tradition since 1933, Senior Elite honors students of the highest academic achievement within their respective majors. Each student honored with this award was nominated by faculty in their specific department, and often graduate with honors. The following students were honored at Senior […]

November 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Oxford, Georgia student Cathryn Denard holds November Art Exhibition

Cathryn Denard, a University of Montevallo student from Oxford, Georgia, showcased her senior exhibition in The Gallery at UM from Nov. 12-16. Denard is an art major expecting her degree in December 2017.   Denard’s senior exhibition was a culmination of her work as an art major and included several drawings she’d been working on for the past few months. […]