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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 ReleasesDecember 11, 2018

University of Montevallo celebrates Fall Commencement

On Friday, Dec. 7, the University of Montevallo recognized 159 students for the completion of degrees at UM’s Fall Commencement held in the McChesney Student Activity Center. Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power delivered the keynote address to the graduates, along with family members […]

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Press ReleasesDecember 4, 2018

President of Alabama Power Foundation to deliver commencement address

 Myla E. Calhoun, president of Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power will deliver the keynote address for the University of Montevallo Fall Commencement, which will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. in the McChesney Student Activity Center. A reception for graduates and their families hosted by the UM […]

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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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