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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 […]

May 4, 2012 | Press Releases

Univ. of Montevallo commencement

WHAT: Spring Commencement WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. WHERE: Flowerhill lawn on the UM campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the home of UM’s president. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King […]

May 1, 2012 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold spring commencement

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold spring commencement Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. on the lawn of Flowerhill, the president’s home. A reception to honor graduates will be held at 8 a.m. on King Quad on the UM campus. The commencement speaker will be Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible, a campaign associated […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Christopher Holder of Mobile as editor of Montage, UM’s yearbook, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Holder, a graduate of Murphy High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English and music. He assisted with copy editing on the staff […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Heather Buckner of Hoover as editor of The Alabamian, UM’s student newspaper, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Buckner, a graduate of Oak Grove High School and a sophomore at UM, is majoring in English with a concentration in journalism. She served […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student named editor of Univ. of Montevallo publication

MONTEVALLO—The Student Publications Committee at the University of Montevallo recently announced the selection of Ahmad Jackson of Pike Road as editor of The Tower, UM’s arts and literary magazine, for the 2012-2013 academic year. Jackson, a graduate of Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School and a junior at UM, is majoring in English and theatre […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Univ. of Montevallo Organic Community Garden

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Organic Community Garden has plots available to students and other community members who wish to grow fresh vegetables this summer and fall. Plots are 6’ x 12’ with walking space all around. They can be rented for $10 each to UM students and $20 each to other members of the community. […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student breaks Peach Belt baseball record

MONTEVALLO—Will Fulmer, a graduate of East Lake High School in Palm Harbor and an infielder for the University of Montevallo baseball team in Alabama, recently broke the Peach Belt Conference record for hits in a season in conference play with 52. Fulmer drove a single to left field in the sixth inning of a game […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student published

MONTEVALLO—An essay written by University of Montevallo graduate student Sarah Nichole Peacock has been accepted for publication in the St. John’s University Humanities Review. The essay, titled “O for a Muse of Fire: The Role of Linguistics in the Assertion of National Identity in Shakespeare’s Richard II and Henry V,” examines how the historical events […]

April 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Local student receives Lespi Fellowship

MONTEVALLO—Wes Finlayson of Southside was recently awarded the 2012 Jeremy Lespi Poetry Fellowship as part of the 10th annual University of Montevallo Literary Festival. A senior majoring in art, he is the first non-English major to receive the award. Finlayson read his work as part of the festival. The Lespi Fellowship seeks to honor and […]

April 23, 2012 | Press Releases

Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will hold its 15th annual Undergraduate Research Day April 25 from noon until 3:30 p.m. in Harman Hall on the UM campus. Students from all four colleges at Montevallo are invited to engage in research, scholarship and creative activity with faculty mentors, demonstrating their research via posters, oral and PowerPoint presentations. […]

April 16, 2012 | Press Releases

“Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest”

MONTEVALLO – A celebration in anticipation of Earth Day will be held at the University of Montevallo’s James Wylie Shepherd Observatory on Thursday, April 19, from 4 until 9:30 p.m. “Stars Fell on Montevallo Earthfest” is a community-wide event featuring live music by Them Natives and Love Bunny, free food, as well as tours of […]