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February 22, 2018

College of Education honors outstanding staff member

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities on Feb. 6. At the annual dinner, the College of Education also one staff member for his or her excellence.

Bill Fancher Staff Excellence Award

The Bill Fancher Staff Excellence Award was presented to Amanda Grauel of Randolph, Alabama. Grauel works as an administrative assistant for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at UM. In this role, she is often the first person that students encounter in FCS. At the award ceremony, it was noted that the first impressions people gain of FCS are positive due to her helpfulness and thoughtfulness.

“I was walking around trying to find my classes and she came out into the hall and asked if she could assist me. She helped me find the classrooms and her friendly manner helped ease my anxiety,” a student nominator wrote. Another student added, “Her kindness is a daily routine and she makes Bloch Hall a welcoming place.”

Amanda Grauel

Professor of Elementary Education Almir Smajic presents Amanda Grauel with the Bill Fancher Staff Excellence Award.

Press ReleasesMay 22, 2019

Outdoor Scholars Program receives funds to expand student opportunities

At the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars end-of-year banquet on May 3, the Alabama Power Foundation and the Alabama Farmers Federation each donated $10,000 to the program. The money will be used to fund scholarships, environmental projects and experiential learning opportunities which are a core component of the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Alabama Power Foundation’s […]

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Press ReleasesMay 21, 2019

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Press ReleasesMay 14, 2019

University of Montevallo celebrates Spring Commencement 2019

See the full Spring Commencement photo gallery. The threat of inclement weather nearly relocated the Spring Commencement ceremony, held May 4, from Flowerhill to the Student Activity Center. Facility and Event Scheduling staff worked diligently to prepare both locations for the event. With slight alterations to the ceremony, the University pressed on with the event […]

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