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September 6, 2017 | Press Releases

University honored by Colleges of Distinction for extraordinary professional programming

National guide for colleges endorses University of Montevallo for holistic professional education  For years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability […]

August 24, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to celebrate College Colors Day 2017

On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, mascots, student leaders and other supporters of Alabama’s 14 public universities joined Gov. Kay Ivey to proclaim Sept. 1 as College Colors Day in Alabama. The proclamation signing event was held at 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Alabama State Capitol.  The University of Montevallo is a proud participant in College Colors Day, and encourages students, faculty, alumni and […]

August 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program named Conservation Educator of the Year

The University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program was recently awarded the Conservation Educator of the Year Award at the 2017 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) held the banquet, co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company and PowerSouth Energy on Friday, Aug. 4 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Tidwell awarded COPLAC Charles Dunn Award

Dr. Cynthia Tidwell, professor of chemistry at the University of Montevallo, was awarded COPLAC’s (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) 2017 Charles Dunn Award.   The COPLAC Charles Dunn Award recognizes a faculty member whose commitment to student success goes “above and beyond” the classroom and office, the traditional roles of teacher, academic advisor and […]

April 14, 2017 | Press Releases

More than 500 students volunteer for annual Big Event

On Saturday, April 8, students across UM’s campus got an early start to perform volunteer work throughout the Montevallo community. This work was part of the annual Big Event, a community wide service project organized by the Student Government Association.   This year, 515 students from 33 different student groups and athletic teams completed 40 […]

April 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Falcon Scholar Showcase honors student volunteers at non-profit agencies

On Thursday, April 6, UM students and representatives from several Shelby County nonprofits gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to honor the hard work put forth by members of the Falcon Scholars In Action program. Each year, a group of approximately 25 student applicants are accepted to be Falcon Scholars. The students are matched up […]

April 11, 2017 | Press Releases

Hernández to be 2017 Hallie Farmer Lecturer

Dr. Rafael M. Hernández, scholar of Cuban culture and society, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2017 Hallie Farmer Lecturer with a talk titled, Cuba at a Crossroads. The event, to be held in Comer Auditorium on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow […]

April 8, 2017 | Press Releases

Author Robert McCammon reading at Carmichael Library

On Monday, April 10, New York Times best-selling horror author Robert McCammon will offer a blood-curdling, spine-tingling reading to the University of Montevallo community.   McCammon, a native of Birmingham, published his first novel in 1978 and has written approximately 20 original novels since.   He is the recipient of several Bram Stoker Awards, with […]

April 4, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to Honor Student Volunteers at Annual Falcon Scholar Showcase

On Thursday, April 6, the University of Montevallo, in conjunction with Shelby County Commission, will honor students involved in the Falcon Scholars in Action program. The annual Falcon Scholar Showcase recognizes the important work put forth by these students as they volunteer with a local non-profit for two semesters. This semester, the work of 22 […]

March 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Former University Professor Receives 2017 Alabama World Languages Association Founders' Award

University of Montevallo Professor Emeritus Richard Thames is the recipient of the 2017 Founders’ Award for the Alabama World Languages Association (AWLA).  The AWLA urges educators to contribute to the betterment of foreign language study across the state. Thames taught courses in German language, literature and culture at UM for 34 years. He also served […]

March 14, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Bass Anglers Association ranked 8th in Nation

The University of Montevallo’s Bass Anglers Association is now ranked the 8th best collegiate fishing team in the country according to the most recent standings by Cabela’s School of the Year.   The designation comes after the team placed in the top 13 during the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Regional.   Between March 2 and […]

March 13, 2017 | Press Releases

UM announces Alabama High School Theatre Camp

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach is pleased to announce the creation of the Alabama High School Theatre Camp. This camp compliments the already established Young Musicians’ Camp, Coding Camp and ACT Prep Camp.   The Alabama High School Theatre Camp, held June 11-16, is a state-wide residential program that will provide […]

March 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Tim Lupinacci named to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Legislature confirmed the appointment of Tim Lupinacci, of Vestavia, to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees on March 9.   Lupinacci, shareholder in the Baker Donelson’s Birmingham office, is chair of the firm’s financial services department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, financial services and transactions, and […]

March 10, 2017 | Press Releases

UM student accepted into national leadership academy

UM student Amber James is one of 12 students in the country selected by the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences to participate in their National Leadership Academy.   This academy serves as a training ground for FCS professionals to later assume future leadership positions within the AAFCS and its affiliates.   James will […]