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October 12, 2015

Dr. John Stewart III, Vulcan Community Awards-Newcomer

Dr_John_Stewart“Stewart has raised the profile of the university, both statewide and nationally…since 2012, UM is the only public university in Alabama to be named a College of Distinction.” a piece of the article read, in the Vulcans Community Awards program that was held on October 8, 2015. Our own President Dr. John Stewart III was recognized as “Vulcan-Newcomer”.

This awards ceremony honors citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress within the seven-county metro area. Five award categories include: Lifetime Achievement, Servant Leadership, Hero, Game Changer and Newcomer. The Vulcans Community Awards symbolize the significant impact that community members have had on the quality of life in their community.

Since Dr. Stewart’s arrival in 2010, freshmen enrollment has increased by 17%. In the fall of 2014, his focus on incoming student enrollment resulted in the largest freshman class in the university’s history! And because of his leadership and UM’s dedication to providing students a private school experience, at an affordable price, UM was named one of America’s “100 Most Affordable Small Colleges” in 2015.

Dr. Stewart III has done a wonderful job to help guide UM to what it has become, since his arrival. The university has received multiple accolades and awards for its academic excellence, outstanding leadership and unique traditions and will continue to thrive in the future.

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Montevallo honored among National Colleges of Distinction 2018-2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It continues to be one of only two schools in Alabama marked with the Public College of Distinction achievement.   UM has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. “We are very pleased […]

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Press ReleasesJune 11, 2018

UM Concert Choir completes international concert tour of United Kingdom and France

The UM Concert Choir performed in a variety of prestigious locations across the United Kingdom and France as part of their second international concert tour, May 12-23.   Twenty-seven students, along with conductor Melinda Doyle, featured faculty soloist Roderick George and faculty documentarian Becky Halliday, performed in seven venues over 11 total days, including the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and King’s College in Cambridge.  “Traveling is one of the […]

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Press ReleasesJune 8, 2018

UM named one of the best colleges for veterans in 2018

The University of Montevallo is one of the best higher education institutions for U.S veterans, according to a recently released ranking by college review aggregator, College Consensus.  Out of 192 total public and private colleges and universities included in the list, UM is ranked 37th, making it one of only three Alabama colleges included in the top 50.  To be considered, each institution had to meet several specific criteria, […]

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