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August 24, 2017

UM to celebrate College Colors Day 2017

College Colors Announcement

Lizbeth Juarez (UM SGA president), Freddie the Falcon, Gov. Kay Ivey and Tori Irvin (SGA vice president) at the Alabama State Capital in Montgomery.

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 the Montevallo community to get involved by showing off their purple and gold. Share your look with UM and other schools with the hashtags #CollegeColors2017 and #UMbecoming.  

“For the past decade, the Higher Education Partnership has worked closely with Alabama’s governors to celebrate the unique contributions of public universities to the state. We have more than 180,000 students, 70,000 employees and $20 billion of economic impact. Every Alabamian is encouraged to wear the colors of their favorite school on Sept. 1 as we collectively celebrate our universities. We thank Gov. Ivey for continuing this tradition,” said Gordon Stone, executive director of the Higher Education Partnership.  

College Colors Day is a national celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging people across America to wear apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day. Additionally, College Colors Day strives to advocate for higher education through increased public awareness, and celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their fundamental importance. 

The celebration is being organized statewide by the Higher Education Partnership, whose mission is to advocate the importance of higher education in bettering the lives of people in Alabama. For more information about the Partnership and College Colors Day, you can visit 

Those in need of purple and gold merchandise should visit Barnes & Noble Campus Bookstore. 


Established in 1896, the overriding mission of the University of Montevallo, unique in higher education in Alabama, is to provide to students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality, with a strong emphasis on undergraduate liberal studies and with professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences, designed for their intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship. 

To enhance student success within a vibrant campus community, the University of Montevallo provides a premier educational experience characterized by distinguished degree programs, personalized instruction delivered by highly qualified faculty and affordable tuition. Enriched by an array of opportunities, the UM experience prepares students to enter graduate or professional school or to begin their careers with an understanding of how to succeed in a constantly changing and complex world. 

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