Skip to main content
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 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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More