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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 […]

March 8, 2017 | Press Releases

Students campaign for higher education funding in Montgomery

On Thursday, Feb. 23, approximately 60 UM students traveled to Alabama’s state capitol alongside representatives from 13 of the state’s other public universities demonstrating the need for more funding for higher education.   According to Jenny Bell, director of Student Life, the University had the largest Higher Ed Day participation in three years thanks to […]

March 7, 2017 | Press Releases

UM accepting donations for second professional clothing drive

Throughout the month of March, the University of Montevallo will be accepting community donations for its second professional clothing drive. This drive is hosted by the UM Offices of Partnerships and Outreach, Service Learning, the Career Development Center and Phi Chi Theta business fraternity. Donations benefit UM students preparing for job interviews, internships or other […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Whiting named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Tom Whiting, senior account representative for U.S. Surgical Corporation, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Whiting earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from the University of Montevallo in 1979. As a student, he served as SGA president his senior year. Whiting resides in Wake Forest, North […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Schroeder named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Mitt Schroeder, CEO at Central State Bank, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Schroeder also serves as vice-chairman on the Calera Industrial and Economic Board and as a member of the National Center for Fire and Safety Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing and master of business […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Eiland named UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Mark Eiland, wealth advisor for Trustmark Bank, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Eiland currently serves on the Mobile Bar Association and the Alabama Coastal Foundation. After earning his bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Montevallo, Eiland went on to earn his juris doctor […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Brunner named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Scott Brunner to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Brunner is senior VP of communications and state legislative affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association. In addition to his work, Brunner has authored several books including “Due South: Dispatches from Down Home” and “Carryin’ On: and Other Strange Things […]

March 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Baker named to UM Foundation

The University of Montevallo has named Bob Baker, owner of Hinkle Roofing, to the UM Foundation Board of Directors. Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Montevallo in 1978. As a student, he played basketball for the Montevallo Falcons. He has remained an active supporter of UM athletics. Baker resides in […]

March 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo announces new Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce plans for a new multi-million dollar Center for the Arts. The UM Board of Trustees approved the proposal for the Center on Friday, Feb. 10. The estimated 36,000-square-foot facility will allow the College of Fine Arts at UM to provide a more comprehensive teaching and learning space […]

March 3, 2017 | Press Releases

UM makes list of most affordable colleges for freshmen with financial need

According to a recent report, the University of Montevallo is one of the most affordable colleges for incoming freshmen with financial need. This analysis was determined by the Student Loan Report, a website covering the latest in higher education financial aid.   Per Student Loan Report’s research, the average student who used loans to pay […]

February 28, 2017 | Press Releases

Matt Arnold appointed to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Legislature recently confirmed the appointment of Matt Arnold to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees.   Arnold is President/CEO at Marshall County Economic Development Council (MCEDC) in Alabama. MCEDC, the economic development agency for Marshall County, is a non-profit organization supported by local public money as well as private contributions from business […]

February 28, 2017 | Press Releases

Leroy Nix appointed to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Legislature recently confirmed the appointment of Leroy Nix to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees.   Nix is the manager of Corporate and Constituent Affairs at Alabama Power’s corporate headquarters in Birmingham where he promotes the company’s legislative and regulatory agenda in Alabama and Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he works closely […]

February 28, 2017 | Press Releases

Gary Ellis appointed to Board of Trustees

The Alabama Legislature recently confirmed the appointment of Gary Ellis to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees.   Ellis serves as the president and CEO of Compass Media, which he founded in 1988. Compass Media specializes in leisure tourism marketing for the Southern United States, providing a full suite of marketing services including custom […]

February 27, 2017 | 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. 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 The Outstanding Alumna Award […]

February 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Morant Adams receives inaugural Dr. Lonnie J. Edwards Distinguished Minority Alumna Award

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the University of Montevallo’s Minority Alumni club gathered for a homecoming brunch to bestow the organization’s inaugural award, the Dr. Lonnie J. Edwards Distinguished Minority Alumnus Award, to Birmingham’s Tracey Morant Adams ’88.   Cynthia Todd ’88, Minority Alumni club president, welcomed and thanked everyone for attending. She then invited alumnus […]

February 20, 2017 | Press Releases

UM names new registrar

Amanda Fox has been named registrar at the University of Montevallo. Fox has worked for UM for more than 13 years, most recently as the Director of Student Success and Coordinator of Veteran Affairs.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in education from UM.  Fox has progressively taken on more […]