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August 7, 2012

Local students selected to leadership program

MONTEVALLO—Three University of Montevallo students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Leading Edge Institute (LEI), a leadership development program designed specifically for Alabama college women. Tavi Juarez of Helena, Madeline Mechum of Hoover and Rachel Swokowski of Enterprise attended the Summer Institute held recently at Judson College in Marion. They were joined by Jenny Bell, director of student life at UM.

Dr. Steven Parker, associate professor of sociology at Montevallo, served as a faculty member for LEI’s Summer Institute, presenting on gender inequality issues. Dr. Laurel Hitchcock, assistant professor of social work and director of the social work program at UM, has worked with the Montevallo students to provide course credit on women and leadership.

At LEI, students from all over Alabama come together to engage in mentoring relationships and leadership skill building within the context of major issues facing Alabama. The program uses a service-learning-based curriculum rooted in the social change model of leadership development. The three-phase program begins with the intensive weeklong Summer Institute followed by a fall leadership action project and ends with Winter Summit and graduation.

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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Press ReleasesMay 22, 2018

Huntsville student selected as Montage editor for second consecutive year

Erica Lewis, a University of Montevallo student from Huntsville, was recently selected as the 2018-2019 editor of UM’s yearbook, “Montage,” for the second consecutive year. “Montage,” UM’s yearbook since 1907, provides a complete annual history, primarily in pictorial form, of the University, representing the personality of the school and its students. This idea is best reflected in the yearbook’s motto: […]

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