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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 […]

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 […]