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October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Grainger receives 2017 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni during the celebration of the University’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12.   Michael J. Grainger, former president and chief operating officer of Ingram Micro Inc., was the recipient of this year’s Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo recognized for low student loan debt

According to a recent report, the University of Montevallo is ranked 12th among the top 250 schools for the lowest student loan debt for parents. This analysis was determined by The Student Loan Report, a website covering the latest in higher education financial aid.   Using financial aid data licensed from Peterson’s to compile the latest listing, The Student Loan Report recognized the top colleges and universities in […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Battle receives 2017 Outstanding Staff Service Award

The University of Montevallo honored deserving UM staff, faculty and alumni for their service during the celebration of the University’s 121st Founders’ Day on Oct. 12. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association has recognized Tonja Battle with the Outstanding Staff Service Award for 2017.  Battle graduated from UM in 2005, and has served as office manager of the English and Foreign Languages Department, and most recently as administrative assistant to the […]

October 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Ford receives 2017 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

During the celebration of the University of Montevallo’s 121st Founders’ Day, UM honored deserving staff, faculty and alumni for their service.   On Oct. 12, the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Dr. Sherry Ford, professor of communication, with the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award for 2017.  Ford’s journey through academia began at Jacksonville State University in 1992, where she received her bachelor’s degree in communication […]

October 8, 2017 | UM Happenings

University Weather Announcement

The University of Montevallo is monitoring the forecast for Hurricane Nate. Tropical storm weather is predicted for the Birmingham area during the midday hours on Sunday, Oct. 8. At this point, the University plans to operate on a normal schedule Monday, Oct. 9. We realize many students may be traveling back to campus today and we urge […]

October 3, 2017 | More Montevallo Stories

A Legacy Worth Sharing

The University of Montevallo is steeped in traditions passed down from class to class — whether it’s the robing of the seniors at Founders’ Day, the intellectual smackdown of the Life Raft Debate or the month-long celebration of school spirit in College Night. However, some alumni share an even greater sense of lineage with members […]

September 29, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

UM creating quality journalists

By Dr. Bruce Finklea, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Guest Column, published September 27, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter. “I want to be on TV.” I hear that often from prospective students visiting the University of Montevallo who want to study multimedia journalism. But being a reporter is much more than just being on TV […]

September 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Kirkwood spends summer as Harvard medical research intern

Brian Kirkwood, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, Alabama, spent the summer working alongside UM alumnus Dr. Richard Cummings at the National Center for Glycomics Research lab, located in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard University. As a founding father of Phi Gamma Delta, former SGA vice president and current College Night […]

September 22, 2017 | Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Heather Tinsley recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dr. Heather Tinsley, associate professor of biology and UM’s 2016 University Scholar, was recently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Teaching Newsletter for her unique teaching methods. In an earlier newsletter, The Chronicle posed this question: “How have you helped students forge a deeper connection to your course? Are there strategies you’ve used to […]

September 20, 2017 | Press Releases

President’s Outdoor Scholars Program promote National Hunting & Fishing Day at state press conference

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, representatives from several Alabama outdoor organizations gathered for a press conference at the Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club to promote the forthcoming National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 23.  William Crawford, director of the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, was one of six speakers at the press conference. He discussed how the program not only engages […]

September 20, 2017 | Press Releases

Hazel Green student elected student trustee for SGA

Colton Williamson, a University of Montevallo senior from Hazel Green, Alabama, was recently elected student trustee for UM’s Student Government Association.   Williamson is a senior finance and marketing double major at the University. In addition to serving on SGA as trustee, he also serves as the college of business senator. Williamson is an honorary member of the National […]

September 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Montevallo and Lawson State announce partnership with continuUM program

The University of Montevallo and Lawson State Community College have announced a partnership to offer students easy transition from the community college to the four-year public university. The formalized program, continuUM, offers Lawson State students guaranteed admission to UM and eligibility for scholarships after earning an associates degree or 45 transferable credit hours. “This collaborative effort […]

September 12, 2017 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named School of Value in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges

According to the newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, the University of Montevallo now ranks 13th on the regional south listing for Great Schools, Great Prices, which measures the value of education received. For the majority of prospective college students and their families, cost is a major factor in determining which schools are viable […]

September 6, 2017 | Press Releases

University honored by Colleges of Distinction for extraordinary professional programming

National guide for colleges endorses University of Montevallo for holistic professional education  For years, students across the country have known that they could turn to Colleges of Distinction as a one-of-a-kind resource to find the best-fit school for them. Part of what makes Colleges of Distinction unique is how it evaluates schools based on their ability […]

September 5, 2017 | Articles by faculty & staff

Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew

By Dr. Alvin Taylor, Assistant Professor of Instructional/Teacher Leadership Guest Column, published August 23, 2017 in the Shelby County Reporter The beginning of school is upon us. This is the time of year when students, parents, educators and educational support staff are all making preparations and setting goals. One goal that all of these vested stakeholders have? Student success. The most important skill teachers and […]

August 24, 2017 | Press Releases

UM to celebrate College Colors Day 2017

On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, mascots, student leaders and other supporters of Alabama’s 14 public universities joined Gov. Kay Ivey to proclaim Sept. 1 as College Colors Day in Alabama. The proclamation signing event was held at 11:30 a.m. on the front steps of the Alabama State Capitol.  The University of Montevallo is a proud participant in College Colors Day, and encourages students, faculty, alumni and […]

August 23, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Student Profile: Hannah Garner

If she’s not in class or spending time with her sisters in Chi Omega, it might prove difficult to pinpoint exactly where junior Hannah Garner could be. There’s a strong possibility she is camouflaged somewhere in the great outdoors of Alabama, poised and ready for passing wildlife. Garner grew up in the small town of […]

August 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Outdoor Scholars Program named Conservation Educator of the Year

The University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program was recently awarded the Conservation Educator of the Year Award at the 2017 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) held the banquet, co-sponsored by Alabama Power Company and PowerSouth Energy on Friday, Aug. 4 at The Marriott Legends at Capitol […]

August 1, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Huntsville student selected as editor of The Tower

Ryann Taylor, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as The Tower’s editor-in-chief.   Taylor is an English major and an upcoming senior at the University. In addition to her new position with The Tower, she is an active member of Chi Omega Sorority, the Montevallo Honors Program, Golden Key, Montevallo College Democrats, […]

July 28, 2017 | Student Spotlight

Daniel Yates receives professional achievement award

William Daniel Yates, a University of Montevallo student from Alabaster, was recently selected to receive the Professional Achievement Award for his commitment and dedication to the National Association for Music Education.    Yates is an upcoming senior and music education major at the University. He and four other students across the United States were selected for the Professional Achievement Award, […]