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September 17, 2012 | Press Releases

Town Hall Meeting featuring a presentation by Ed McMahon

WHAT: Town Hall Meeting featuring a presentation by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A leading authority on topics related to sustainable development, land conservation, […]

September 17, 2012 | Press Releases

Vaughn inducted into Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame

MONTEVALLO—Dr. Susan Vaughn, professor of social work and director of the social work program at the University of Montevallo emerita, was inducted into the State of Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame Sept. 14. Vaughn, a University of Montevallo alumna who served UM for most of her career, joined the faculty there in 1975. She […]

September 13, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo retains high ranking in U.S. News & World Report

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo continues to receive accolades through the rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News & World Report. According to rankings for the 2013 edition, released September 12, UM is once again ranked as the No. 1 public master’s-level university in Alabama, a distinction it has held each year since 2008. […]

September 13, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo welcomes Fulbright Scholar

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has been selected to host a Fulbright scholar-in-residence from Brazil during the 2012-2013 academic year. Marli Rosa, an expert in Brazilian studies and applied linguistics and former visiting professor at Federal University for the Latin American Integration (UNILA), was awarded the Fulbright grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. […]

September 5, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo hires new Sports Information Director

The University of Montevallo announced the hiring of Wesley Hallman as the athletic department’s new Sports Information Director. “We are pleased to have Wesley join our department,” said University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy. “He brings a great understanding of our campus, community and marketplace to our publicity and promotional efforts.” Read the full […]

September 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Town hall meeting at UM: The Dollars and Sense of Sustainable Development

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo will host a town hall meeting featuring a presentation by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. McMahon will speak on “The […]

August 23, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment increases again

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has announced a nine percent increase in its freshman enrollment numbers for the fall 2012 semester, reflecting seven consecutive years of growth in the total student enrollment. Rick Barth, UM’s vice president for enrollment management, credited much of this year’s increase to an innovative enrollment management approach and a successful re-branding […]

August 22, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo and UM to collaborate for Artwalk on Saturday

Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. A collaboration between the city of Montevallo and University of Montevallo, the event takes place in the downtown area. In addition to live music, many businesses will remain open on Main Street to provide refreshments as artists display their work. A student exhibit is also included at UM’s Napier […]

August 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Local students selected to leadership program

MONTEVALLO—Three University of Montevallo students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Leading Edge Institute (LEI), a leadership development program designed specifically for Alabama college women. Tavi Juarez of Helena, Madeline Mechum of Hoover and Rachel Swokowski of Enterprise attended the Summer Institute held recently at Judson College in Marion. They were joined by […]

August 1, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo will host Japanese ceramics exhibition

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo art department will host an exhibition of Japanese wood-fired ceramics Aug. 6–Sept. 14. The exhibition, Heart of Echizen: Wood Fired Works by Contemporary Echizen Masters, includes work by 20 ceramic artists from Echizen, Japan. A reception will be held in The Gallery in Bloch Hall on the University of Montevallo campus […]

July 17, 2012 | UM in the News

Cost to run for Montevallo mayor

After serving on Montevallo’s City Council for two terms, Hollie Cost has decided to run for mayor. “I felt like it was time to step up and take a stronger role in city government,” Cost said. “With the partnership between the city, university and county, I feel like I’m in the best position to lead […]

June 21, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo professor is Fulbright Senior Scholar

MONTEVALLO—Karen Graffeo, professor of art and director of the photography concentration at the University of Montevallo, has received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award for 2012-2013 to Romania. She plans to teach art studio courses and study the country’s multi-ethnic heritage and history through art. She says that her goal is to continue her photographic essay, […]

June 15, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo faculty featured

MONTEVALLO—Four faculty members at the University of Montevallo are featured in the cover article in Advance, a nationally recognized publication for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The article, titled Uniting in EI, speaks to the value of teaching the transdisciplinary approach between social work and speech-language pathology in order to better prepare pre-professionals to treat very […]

June 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Montevallo partnership celebrated

MONTEVALLO— The University of Montevallo, the City of Montevallo and Shelby County celebrated the formation of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District Wednesday, June 13, at a kickoff event on Main Street in Montevallo. This coalition will work to extend the university to downtown Montevallo, thereby revitalizing the city, promoting the “town and gown” relationship between […]

June 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Announcement of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District

WHAT: Announcement of the formation and purpose of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District and view the initial structure dedicated to that project WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 737 Main St. Montevallo (former Alabama Power building) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This event will celebrate the beginning of a collaborative building project, the Montevallo Development Cooperative District, […]

June 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Three trustees confirmed to serve University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The Alabama Senate has recently confirmed three individuals to serve on the University of Montevallo board of trustees. Brian Hamilton has been selected to serve as a board member from the 7th Congressional District. Hamilton was previously appointed to this position to complete another member’s term. William Cobb “Chip” Hazelrig will replace outgoing 6th Congressional […]

June 1, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student honored for service

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently saw its first cohort of graduates wearing service cords walk across the stage at spring commencement. Joanna Hawkins of Birmingham, Carmen Lambert of Trussvillle, Molly McConville of Birmingham and Michelle Nash of Bessemer were four of eleven recent graduates at UM who were honored for exemplary service to the community. […]

June 1, 2012 | Press Releases

Local students honored for service

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo recently saw its first cohort of graduates wearing service cords walk across the stage at spring commencement. Lacey Brackner of Alabaster, Samantha Smith of Montevallo and Leigh Williams of Columbiana were three of eleven recent graduates at UM who were honored for exemplary service to the community. Smith and Williams, who […]

May 17, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo alumna honored with scholarship

MONTEVALLO—The Shelby County chapter of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association recently recognized Emma Dean Huston Nathews for her contributions to the university and the UMNAA by naming the scholarship awarded by that chapter in her honor. In a resolution adopted April 24, the award was named the Emma Dean Huston Nathews Shelby County […]

May 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Two award-winning high schools have UM connection

MONTEVALLO—Two high schools in Alabama were among only six in the nation that recently received the National School Change Award, sponsored by the National Principals Leadership Institute, and both have a connection to the University of Montevallo. At Minor High School in Adamsville, a suburb of Birmingham, achievement levels are up in every grade and […]