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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 ReleasesDecember 4, 2018

President of Alabama Power Foundation to deliver commencement address

 Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Fall Commencement, which will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM […]

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More Montevallo StoriesNovember 7, 2018

Education professor earns national recognition

Jennifer Alexiou-Ray, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Montevallo, was recently awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen Award at the annual Alabama Leaders in Educational Technology (ALET) conference. Alexiou-Ray now joins the ranks of the only 600 educators from across the world to have received this award since its inception in 1995.    The ISTE Making It Happen Award honors […]

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Press ReleasesOctober 30, 2018

Meadows receives 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 122nd Founders’ Day on Oct. 11. Mike Meadows ’79 was named the recipient of the 2018 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award. Each year, this distinguished honor is bestowed to a UM alumnus who has demonstrated loyalty […]

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