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November 18, 2012 | UM in the News

Glover wraps up season in National Championship race

University of Montevallo senior Kaley Glover wrapped up her collegiate cross country career by posting the second fastest time in school history in her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship 6K race Nov. 17, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. Read the full story at

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment - Payne-Rockco

MONTEVALLO—Tracy Payne-Rockco has been named Director of Alumni Affairs at the University of Montevallo. She will oversee all activities and programs related to alumni of the university. Payne-Rockco, a member of the UM staff since 1999, has served as director of the McNair Scholars Program since 2003 and was the student development coordinator for the […]

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment – Dahle

MONTEVALLO—Tammi Dahli has accepted the position of Dean of Students at the University of Montevallo. She will oversee operations of all departments within the division of student affairs. Dahle has served UM for 13 years, most recently as director of the Career Development Center and Counseling Services. She counseled students on personal, social and career […]

November 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo appointment – Hughes

MONTEVALLO—William L. Hughes has been named director of the University of Montevallo physical plant. He will manage all construction and renovation projects for the 72 buildings on campus and work with contractors as well as city and county staff to implement the Montevallo Development Cooperative District project. Hughes has served the university since 1992, most […]

November 15, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo student goes to Sesame Street®

MONTEVALLO—Leah Craft of Hartselle, a senior theatre major at the University of Montevallo, is currently working as an intern in the Jim Henson Creature Shop in New York. Other interns in the studio are students from Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, both high-profile design schools. In addition to patterning costumes for puppets […]

November 13, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo offers Music Connection

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is offering a program teaching music to young people who may not have the financial resources to pay for private lessons. The Montevallo Music Connection, in partnership with the D’Addario Music Foundation, Guitar Center Inc. and the Alabama Council on the Arts, will provide music lessons to […]

November 7, 2012 | UM in the News

UM president lights anagama kiln

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart became the second president to light the anagama kiln on UM’s campus Nov. 7. Dr. Scott Meyer and his ceramic students will keep vigilant watch over the traditional Japanese kiln, which will heat to at least 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, over the next 100 hours. The 40-foot kiln […]

November 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Arrest in Montevallo cat deaths

MONTEVALLO—An arrest has been made in the case of cats found dead of unnatural causes on the University of Montevallo campus. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Shelby County jail on Tuesday.  Cruelty to animals charges have been filed.

November 6, 2012 | Press Releases

Anagama kiln firing at University of Montevallo

WHAT: Firing of UM’s unique 40-foot anagama kiln WHEN: Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m. with a sake toast – UM president John W. Stewart becomes only the 2nd president to light this kiln. WHERE: Near the tennis courts on the UM campus (call for directions) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Many opportunities for dramatic photos and […]

October 31, 2012 | Press Releases

Suspect identified in cat deaths

MONTEVALLO— A comprehensive investigation conducted by the University of Montevallo’s police department has led to the identification of a person believed to be responsible for the unnatural deaths of cats that have been found on UM’s campus in recent weeks. The person in question was not a campus resident and has been prohibited from entering […]

October 30, 2012 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo boasts largest freshmen class since 1994

The University of Montevallo’s freshmen class this fall reached its highest number since 1994, while overall enrollment marks seven consecutive years of growth for the institution. “Our enrollment we have increased in terms of first-time freshmen,” Dr. Michelle Johnston, senior vice president for administrative affairs, said today, calling it “the largest freshmen class we’ve had […]

October 26, 2012 | UM in the News

Peachtree Bank names new president

Harvey N. Clapp, chairman of the board of Peachtree Bank, announced his retirement effective on Oct. 31 and the election of Darren Wilson as the new president of Peachtree Bank. “For many years, we have been fortunate to have great senior management in my brother Clem, Ronnie Mitchell, Wanda Lockhart and Darren Wilson,” Clapp said. […]

October 25, 2012 | Press Releases

State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice will join UM’s College of Education for workshop

WHAT: Ala. State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice will join UM’s College of Education for workshop featuring a “talk back” panel of UM students who graduated from Shelby County schools. WHEN: Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 4-6 p.m. WHERE: Merchants & Planters Bank Auditorium Comer Hall ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Good photo opportunity with Dr. Bice, the dean […]

October 25, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo’s Forrest a finalist in “Top HR Executive”

MONTEVALLO — Barbara Forrest, director of human resources and risk management at the University of Montevallo, was named a finalist in the “Top HR Executive” listing by the Birmingham Business Journal recently. Criteria included the impact of the individual on the organization and its workforce, as well as personal accomplishments. Forrest, a University of Montevallo […]

October 19, 2012 | UM in the News

Art Stalk creeps into Montevallo Oct. 27

With a “tip of the hat” to Halloween, the city of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo will host the fall version of Artwalk, themed “Art Stalk,” Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Montevallo. In addition to being a lively night on the town, the Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses […]

October 17, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts documentary film After the Fire

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host a viewing of After the Fire: A Story of Heroes and Cowards on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., in Palmer Auditorium on the UM campus. This is a documentary film about the January 2000 fire in a dormitory at Seton Hall University in New Jersey in which three […]

October 16, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named a College of Distinction

MONTEVALLO— The University of Montevallo is proud to announce that it has been named a College of Distinction, one of only four universities in Alabama and the only public institution in the state to receive this designation. Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is […]

October 12, 2012 | UM in the News

UM launches Vallo Opoly board game

Do you think you know everything about the University of Montevallo? Now, you can test your knowledge with Vallo Opoly, a board game, based on Monopoly, developed by students in the college’s game studies and design program, which is overseen by Dr. Cathlena Martin. Read the full story at

October 12, 2012 | Press Releases

Cooper receives UM Outstanding Staff Service Award

MONTEVALLO—Lois Reach Cooper, executive assistant to the president of the University of Montevallo, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Staff Service Award. A member of the UM family since 1983, Reach has served in the Admissions Office, the Division of University Advancement and the President’s Office. She was recognized at UM’s Founders’ […]

October 12, 2012 | Press Releases

Noerager named UM’s University Scholar

MONTEVALLO—University of Montevallo Assistant Professor of Biology Brett D. Noerager has been named the 2012 University Scholar. He was recognized at UM’s Founders’ Day convocation, held Oct. 11 in Palmer Hall. A member of the faculty since 2007, Noerager is an active member of the UM community. Noerager currently chairs the Health Professions Advisory committee […]