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September 30, 2016 | Press Releases

UM to host talk on race and law enforcement with state leaders

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the University of Montevallo President’s Office will host “Better Together: A Conversation on Race and Law Enforcement,” at 6:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall.   The symposium will feature an impressive lineup of guest panelists. These include Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Director of Minority Affairs for Governor Robert Bentley’s Office Nichelle Nix, Reverend […]

September 30, 2016 | Press Releases

Montevallo alumna makes old homes new in HGTV pilot Vintage Savannah

For University of Montevallo alumna Linn Gresham, what’s old can be easily transformed into something stunning and new. That’s the premise of her potential show with Home & Garden Television (HGTV). Titled “Vintage Savannah,” the program follows Gresham and her design partner, Leah Bailey, as they work to restore Savannah’s antiquated homes into contemporary treasures. […]

September 23, 2016 | Press Releases

Montevallo alumnus endows new scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of University of Montevallo alumnus Jon Meacham, a new scholarship will help fund the education of incoming UM art students. Meacham, a 1983 graduate of UM, has donated a gift of $100,000 to the University in order to endow a new academic scholarship to benefit new students majoring in art. The […]

September 2, 2016 | Press Releases

Porter James receives Buckmasters scholarship

Porter James of Russellville, Alabama was recently awarded the Buckmasters Scholarship at the University of Montevallo. The Buckmasters American Deer Foundation established the scholarship in 2015 to promote the outdoor experience in connection with the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. UM’s Outdoor Scholars Program is committed to educating the next generation on the […]

August 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Marines name scholarship in memory of E. B. Sledge

The University of Montevallo recently recognized the Howlin Mad Smith Detachment 592 of the Alabama Marine Corps League for their generous gift to name a scholarship in memory of Dr. Eugene B. Sledge. The scholarship will be awarded each year to help a fellow Marine further his or her education and become a leader in […]

August 2, 2016 | Press Releases

UM honored as 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

The U.S. Department of Education honored the University of Montevallo as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. on July 20. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, who was instrumental in the process, attended the ceremony on behalf of the University. “It’s a huge honor […]

July 25, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names Heuton Vice President for Business Affairs

MONTEVALLO – Mary Ellen Heuton has been named Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer at the University of Montevallo. Heuton comes to UM from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where she has served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the past five years. She will assume her duties at […]

June 29, 2016 | Press Releases

Goldspiel named 2016 Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellow

Montevallo, Ala. – Chair and Professor of Music, Dr. Alan Goldspiel, was recently awarded a fellowship at the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) June meeting in Montgomery. Goldspiel received a music grant from ASCA for $5,000. Goldspiel’s compositions exhibit a variety of thematic melodies that are well suited for musicians and audiences. He […]

June 17, 2016 | Press Releases

University Of Montevallo AMSTI Hosts Summer Teacher Training

Helena, Ala. – The Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative at the University of Montevallo (AMSTI-UM) is holding its yearly training for nearly 1,400 teachers, trainers and participants at three different week-long summer institutes. The first institute is being held June 13-24 on weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Helena Middle School. “AMSTI […]

June 6, 2016 | Press Releases

UM facility named in honor of former Birmingham healthcare administrator

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo recently celebrated the dedication of the Robert C. and June Chapman Sports Medicine Facility. The training room, housed in the McChesney Student Activity Center, is being named in honor of Robert Chapman ’63 and his late wife, June. “We are very grateful for the donation from Mr. Chapman. […]

May 11, 2016 | Press Releases

University Of Montevallo Bond Rating Upgraded To Highest Level Ever

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo is pleased to announce that Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services has recently upgraded the University’s rating from “A” to “A+,” and notes the outlook as stable. At a time when many other universities are experiencing financial instability, the University of Montevallo has received two bond rating upgrades by […]

May 9, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Named 2016 Public College Of Distinction

Montevallo, Ala. – For the fifth consecutive year, University of Montevallo has been named a College of Distinction. The University of Montevallo is one of only two universities in the state to be selected for the Public Colleges of Distinction 2016. The Colleges of Distinction guidebook features colleges and universities that consistently provide a remarkable […]

April 29, 2016 | Press Releases

UM Celebrates Strong Hall Groundbreaking

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Strong Hall on Wed., April 27 in a ceremonial, yet unique fashion. Opening the ceremony, Steven Peters, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, referenced that rain is often a symbol of good luck when beginning new endeavors. This was the case […]

April 27, 2016 | Press Releases

UM To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For Strong Hall

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for Strong Hall on Wed., April 27 at 4:30 p.m. Strong Hall consists of new construction and an expansion to the existing Mass Communication building on the University campus. This new facility will bring together the Communication Studies and Mass Communication faculty and […]

April 26, 2016 | Press Releases

UM's Spring 2016 Commencement Speaker

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo will host special guest Will Pearson, president and co-founder of Mental Floss, as the keynote speaker for Spring Commencement on Sat., May 7. Since launching mental__floss magazine from his dorm room at Duke University in 2001, Pearson and fellow co-founder Mangesh Hattikudur have grown the media company to […]

April 22, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School

Montevallo, Ala. – The U.S. Department of Education has recognized the University of Montevallo as a 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School in the Postsecondary Sustainability Award category. The University is one of 11 higher education institutions honored for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, ensure effective sustainability education and […]

April 15, 2016 | Press Releases

The UM English Department Presents “Comics Around The World”

Montevallo, Ala. – The fourth annual comics exhibit at the University of Montevallo is set to run continuously in Carmichael Library from Monday, April 18 – May 20. An opening reception that will include conversation with exhibit creators and food from Eclipse will be hosted on April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. This year’s […]

April 12, 2016 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Receives “Storm Ready” Designation

Montevallo, Ala. – The National Weather Service recognized the University of Montevallo as StormReady, a nationwide program that helps communities plan for severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. “We have put extensive time and effort to receive this distinction, and our University has always and will continue to provide exceptional communication and preparedness […]

March 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Phelps Becomes First Falcon To Earn NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – University of Montevallo senior Rebekah Phelps recently became the first student-athlete at the University to earn a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Postgraduate Scholarship. Phelps, who carries a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in her elementary education coursework, will pursue a graduate degree at Montevallo following graduation this spring. “I’m really excited […]