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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 24, 2016 | UM in the News

UM hosts talk on race and law enforcement

MONTEVALLO–A capacity crowd filled LeBaron Recital Hall at the University of Montevallo on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to witness several local and state leaders discuss current race relations and how to improve those relationships moving forward.   Shelby Coutny Reporter

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, […]

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 […]

July 12, 2016 | UM in the News

Experiencing poverty: Simulation gives participants taste of hardships

The University worked in conjunction with Alabama Possible to offer a free community poverty simulation at the Shelby County Schools Instructional Services Center on June 29. The simulation allowed many Shelby County teachers to witness the issues that many of their students living below the poverty level experience. Read more about the simulation here:

July 11, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Nick Rivers

Montevallo’s interns learn, grow and contribute to professional settings both on the local and national level. Our students’ internship experiences help them find and pursue career paths and passions that combine their interests, values and skills to become successful both personally and professionally. With the assistance of alumni and dedicated professors, our students are able […]

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 28, 2016 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jacob Gordon

Jacob Gordon Class of 2016 Hometown: Dora, AL Major: History/Political Science Best UM memories: serving as SGA President and emcee at College Night   Upon arriving at UM, Jacob Gordon knew one thing for certain – he wanted to make a difference on campus and in the surrounding community during his college years. Jacob began […]

June 28, 2016 | UM in the News

ABC 33/40 with Dr. Stephen H. Craft

Dr. Stephen H. Craft represented UM on ABC 33/40 for Talk of Alabama on Thurs., June 23. Dean Craft discussed the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, the value of an MBA, UM’s impact on Montevallo’s Main Street and more. View his appearance here:

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. […]