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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 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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