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March 19, 2013

Local University of Montevallo students recognized as leaders

MONTEVALLO— Three University of Montevallo students were among almost 40 recent graduates of the Leading Edge Institute Class XI. Tavi Juarez of Helena, Madeline Mechum of Hoover and Rachael Swokowski of Enterprise completed an intensive nine-month leadership program that began with a summer boot camp and concluded with a winter summit, held March 8-9 in Birmingham. The graduation ceremony was held at the UAB Alumni House on Saturday, March 9. Swokowski was chosen by her fellow LEI class members to give the closing speech at graduation.

Leading Edge Institute (LEI) is a leadership development program designed specifically for Alabama college women. 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.

Three more UM students have been selected to participate in LEI Class XII, which will begin in June. They are Laura Beth Askelson of Birmingham, Tanya Hoang of Florence and Emily Pennington of Calera.

Press ReleasesJune 19, 2019

Montevallo grad student named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow

Montevallo grad student Jason Perry named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow University of Montevallo College of Education & Human Development graduate student Jason Perry has been selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, and will spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors impacting health while also developing lifelong leadership […]

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Press ReleasesMay 22, 2019

Outdoor Scholars Program receives funds to expand student opportunities

At the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars end-of-year banquet on May 3, the Alabama Power Foundation and the Alabama Farmers Federation each donated $10,000 to the program. The money will be used to fund scholarships, environmental projects and experiential learning opportunities which are a core component of the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Alabama Power Foundation’s […]

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Press ReleasesMay 21, 2019

Partnership provides valuable learning experiences to students and local bank

For more than a year, the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business (SCOB) has partnered with Central State Bank (CSB) to provide marketing support. This partnership allowed the SCOB to broaden the practical educational opportunities for students, providing them access to real-world experiential learning opportunities. The collaboration began with Stephen Craft, dean of the […]

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