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Founders' Day


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2021 Founders’ Day Schedule of Events

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Founders’ Day Art Auction

Melanie Poole pictured with Nelson Grice and the UM commemorative art piece.

Congratulations to Melanie Poole for being the winner of our Founders’ Day Art auction!

This Founders’ Day, the University of Montevallo will celebrate a major milestone as it commemorates 125 years of making a difference in students’ lives. Since 1896, UM has provided a liberal arts education that is one-of-a-kind in Alabama public higher education, creating well-rounded graduates who are prepared for success in their careers and lives.

Now in its 125th year, UM offers 75 majors and concentrations within four different colleges. The University is also home to 21 NCAA Division II athletics teams, including its most recent additions: swimming, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball and track & field.

As we all reflect on the University’s first 125 years, you now have a chance to help ensure UM continues its important mission well into the future. We ask you to consider making a $125 gift to the area of greatest need or the fund of your choice. Complete the form below to make a gift to support the University of Montevallo.