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April 27, 2012

Local student receives Lespi Fellowship

MONTEVALLO—Wes Finlayson of Southside was recently awarded the 2012 Jeremy Lespi Poetry Fellowship as part of the 10th annual University of Montevallo Literary Festival. A senior majoring in art, he is the first non-English major to receive the award. Finlayson read his work as part of the festival.

The Lespi Fellowship seeks to honor and promote excellence in student poetry at the University of Montevallo. It was established by UM professors and alumni in memory of English Department graduate Jeremy Lespi, a gifted poet, critic and teacher.

More Montevallo StoriesJanuary 15, 2019

UM Softball named finalist for NCAA Award of Excellence

Twenty schools have been named finalists for the 2019 Division II Award of Excellence, an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives over the past year. Coach Lindsay Vanover and the Falcons softball team were selected for their second annual Halloween Spooktacular event held in conjunction with the City of Montevallo’s Hometown Halloween. Softball student-athletes […]

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More Montevallo StoriesJanuary 11, 2019

Connected for Life

Jeff & Tracey Adams Share a Love for Each Other and for Montevallo Technically, Jeff Adams ’85 and Tracey Morant-Adams ’88 were connected as sweethearts before they even knew each other. As a freshman, Tracey pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. That year, Jeff, a UM senior athlete, was selected as the sorority’s Sweetheart. Later that same […]

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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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