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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 […]

March 2, 2017 | UM Happenings

UM Announces Dean’s List for Fall

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize the following 375 students named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. Arts & Sciences NAME HOMETOWN STATE Abounassar, […]

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 […]

February 19, 2017 | UM Happenings

UM Announces President’s List for Fall

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize the following 523 students named to the President’s List. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. Arts & Sciences NAME HOMETOWN STATE Dhakir M. Abdullah Dadeville AL […]

February 16, 2017 | Press Releases

Fuller awarded Lifetime Commitment to Teaching Award

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities. The top honor, the Lifetime Commitment to Teaching Award was presented to Randy Fuller, superintendent of Shelby County Schools. Fuller obtained the M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Education from the University of Montevallo. […]

February 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Methvin receives UM Distinguished Alumnus Award

During the Homecoming festivities, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognizes an alumnus who has reached major milestones by achieving significant accomplishments in their career. This year, Jim Methvin ’73 of Homewood is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award. As a student, Methvin was a member of Pi Alpha (which would […]

February 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Newton receives UM Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

Each year, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level.   The recipient of the 2017 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award is Stephanie Comer Newton of Brentwood, Tennessee.   In 2003, Newton graduated magna […]

February 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Styres receives Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever's Award

Each year, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognizes an alumnus under the age of 35 whose early career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level. Montgomery native Jason Styres is the recipient of the 2017 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Styres graduated from UM in […]

February 13, 2017 | Press Releases

UM celebrates Homecoming/College Night 2017

On Saturday, Feb. 11, University of Montevallo alumni across several class years reunited on UM’s brick streets to participate in a variety of homecoming activities and the University’s near century-old homecoming tradition, College Night.   Since 1919, the University’s student body splits into two sides to compete in various creative competitions. This divide first occurred […]

February 6, 2017 | Press Releases

UM Offers Free Tax Filing

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 11, the University of Montevallo will once again offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.   Offered now for six consecutive years, the service allows low-to-moderate income citizens to get their taxes filed for free by certified student volunteers. This no-cost method also offers invaluable experience for student volunteers.   The […]

January 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Local business leaders cautiously optimistic

The second annual Shelby County Business Outlook Conference held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Pelham Civic Complex, offered data indicating a positive economic outlook for 2017. The event cohosted by the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business and the Greater Shelby County, Montevallo and South Shelby chambers of commerce included a panel discussion […]

January 26, 2017 | UM Happenings

UM Environmental Studies Program to Host Book Talk With Lee Rozelle

On Jan. 30, the University of Montevallo’s Environmental Studies program will host a discussion exploring the decaying ruins of various American Zombiescapes displayed in the latest book by Associate Professor of English Lee Rozelle.   The book “Zombiescapes and Phantom Zones: Ecocriticism and the Liminal from ‘Invisible Man’ to the ‘Walking Dead’” was recently released […]

January 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo United Takes Top Place in United Way Social Media Challenge

On Jan. 13, a team of University of Montevallo students accepted a $2500 check for winning United Way of Central Alabama’s inaugural social media challenge. The competition, sponsored by Birmingham-based marketing firm blr/further, challenged five University teams to utilize the theme #ThisUnitesUs” to create a successful social media campaign to broaden United Way of Central […]

January 19, 2017 | Uncategorized

Squirrels

UM’s campus, nestled in the heart of Alabama, is home not only to students but also to many squirrels. Throughout the years, students have commented about the abundance of squirrels on campus and their iconic nature. In 1946, the Alabama College Alumnae Office formed a partnership with Wedgwood to highlight this campus. Reynolds Hall was chosen […]

January 10, 2017 | Vallo Voice

Campus news updates

VALLO VOICE, is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2017 are available below: Jan. 10, 2017 Vallo Voice Jan. 17, 2017 Vallo Voice Jan. 24, 2017 Vallo Voice Jan. 31, 2017 Vallo Voice Feb. 7, 2017 Vallo Voice Feb. 14, 2017 Vallo Voice  Feb. 21, 2017 Vallo Voice Feb. 28, 2017 Vallo […]