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July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as UPC Coordinator

Jonathan Mendoza, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently appointed to the position of University Program Council Coordinator.  Mendoza is a junior and communication studies major at the University. He graduated from Buckhorn High School in 2015 and expects to graduate from UM in 2019.   University Program Council is responsible for organizing the social events of […]

July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Rome student elected SGA senate clerk

Zelma Cable, a University of Montevallo student from Rome, Georgia, was recently elected the 2017 senate clerk for the UM Student Government Association.   Cable is an upcoming sophomore and communication studies major at the University. She graduated from Armuchee High School in 2016 and expects to graduate from UM in 2020.   The University of Montevallo SGA strives to facilitate better relationships between the faculty, staff and student body. They work to assess problems, […]

July 25, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Decatur student elected senior class president

Lily Elmore, a University of Montevallo student from Decatur, was recently elected Senior Class President for the UM Student Government Association.   Elmore is an upcoming senior and political science major at the University. In addition to holding this position for the class of 2018, she will serve on the SGA’s Executive Cabinet and manage senior class activities such as the class gift and Senior Elite Night.  “I am […]

July 22, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as editor of The Alabamian

Gordon Kennedy, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the campus newspaper’s editor-in-chief.   Kennedy is a psychology major at the University and an upcoming junior.  “I am honored to be allowed such an opportunity,” said Kennedy. “This presents so much more than just a job, but a chance to learn as well as benefit the entire campus. […]

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 […]

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 […]