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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 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 […]

December 13, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Celebrates December Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 9, the University of Montevallo recognized 263 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s fall commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A massive crowd of family, friends and other supporters cheered as UM presented its last class of 2016. Adding to the evening’s festivities, graduating senior and vocalist Margaret […]

November 22, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Students Volunteer at Bibb County Alligator Glade Complex

This semester, 28 University of Montevallo students spent a day working in the Bibb County Alligator Glade complex to help restore critical habitat for numerous rare and endangered plant species.    The UM volunteers worked alongside members of the Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance (APCA), educators, plant professionals and enthusiastic citizens dedicated to preserving Alabama’s rarest […]

November 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Boys and Girls Club Visits UM for Trick-Or-Treating Fun

On Thursday, Oct. 27, 60 young trick-or-treaters arrived on the bricks of the University of Montevallo campus with a singular goal: leave with as much candy as their bags could carry. The children were participating in an annual collaboration between the Montevallo Boys and Girls Club and UM Housing & Residence Life. Each year, resident […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Truss awarded 2016 Faculty Service Award during 120th Founders' Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. For her more than 20 years of teaching at UM, the University faculty senate selected Professor of History Ruth Truss of Clanton, Alabama for the 2016 Faculty Service Award. The award […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Robinson Receives Alumna Loyalty Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and alumni for their service. This year’s Alumna Loyalty Award went to Mel Robinson of Cullman, Alabama. Robinson graduated from UM in 1952 with a degree in social work and used her education to advocate for […]

November 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Tinsley Recognized as 2016 University Scholar During UM’s 120th Founders’ Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. This year, Heather Tinsley was recognized as the 2016 University Scholar. Each year, this honor is bestowed to a faculty member with significant achievements in research, creativity or scholarship. Tinsley, a […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Hardig Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Teaching and Superior Academic Advising

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and fellow alumni for their service. This year, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Sally Hardig of Brierfield, Alabama with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. Hardig also received the University’s Academic Advising Award […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Smith Recognized as Outstanding Staff Member

-During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 120th Founders’ Day, the University honored deserving UM staff, faculty members and fellow alumni for their service. This year, Montevallo’s National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Staff Service Award was awarded to DeAnna Smith of Morris, Alabama, for her time served as UM’s Vice President for Business Affairs and […]

October 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Faulkner Receives 2016 Adjunct Faculty Award During 120th Founders’ Day

As part of the University of Montevallo’s Founders’ Day tradition, deserving faculty are annually honored for their achievements and work to better the University. While several full-time faculty are often honored, the University’s Provost Office annually recognizes the hard work of a member of the University’s adjunct faculty, as well. This year, Lynn Faulkner, adjunct […]

October 24, 2016 | Press Releases

Center for Professional Practice Dedicated to Montevallo Alumni Donors

On Oct. 18, UM’s center for professional practice was officially dedicated to Michael J. Grainger ’73 and his wife, Donna Grainger ’74, as part of The Campaign for the University of Montevallo: It’s About Family. Now referred to as the Grainger Center for Professional Practice, the space will continue to serve as a valuable resource […]

October 20, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Celebrates 120th Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo celebrated the 120th year of its founding on Oct. 13. UM was founded on Oct. 12, 1896 as Alabama Girls’ Industrial School and has since grown into the state’s premiere public liberal arts institution. The theme of this year’s Founders’ Day was “Truth and Honor Crown Thy Name,” a reference to […]

October 17, 2016 | Press Releases

Trust and Communication Among Topics Discussed During UM Race & Law Enforcement Symposium

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the University of Montevallo President’s Office hosted “Better Together: A Conversation on Race and Law Enforcement” in LeBaron Recital Hall. The numerous racial conflicts across the country this summer inspired UM President Dr. John W. Stewart III and UM trustees Brian Hamilton and LeRoy Nix to hold the symposium. Cedric Norman, […]