December 2, 2021

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10.

The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, and the recipients typically have the highest major and overall GPA and will graduate with honors.

The following students were recognized as Senior Elite:

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology – Emma Lamoureaux

Chemistry – Brendan Miklos

Communication Science and Disorders – Hannah Strickland

Computer Science – Molly Tabb

English – Katelyn Mei-Ling Chadwick, Celine Milagros Smith

Environmental Studies – Madeleine Lasseter

Foreign Language – French – SarahAnn Funderburk

Foreign Language – Spanish – Claudia Bonney Amamoo

Health Professions – Hannah Waki

History – Alyssa Williams

Mathematics – Madison Lawrence, Gretchen Monson

Political Science – Claudia Bonney Amamoo

Psychology – Savannah Dodson

Social Work – Morgan Scott

Sociology – Michael Bunn

Stephens College of Business

Accounting – Marissa Fletcher

Computer Informatics – Hope Hodges

Finance – Emilly Williams

Management – Alex Langford

Marketing – Jack Baron

College of Education and Human Development

EDDH – Abagayle Barnett, Abigail Bennett

Elementary Education – Hannah Martin

Elementary Education – Collaborative – Casi Lovett

Family and Consumer Sciences – Human Development and Family Studies – Hayley Roberts

Family and Consumer Sciences – Retail Merchandising – Gracie Bynum

EXNS- Allied Health – Makenzie Deluca

EXNS- Health Promotion – Tamala Alexander

EXNS- Nutrition and Wellness – Hailey Vance

EXNS- Strength and Conditioning – Anja Kuys

College of Fine Arts

Art – Grace Varner

Communication Studies – Raina Verser, Alyssa Williams

Mass Communication – Jada Tubbs

Music – Grayson Sexton

Music Education – Joseph Ardovino, Jr.

Music Performance – Gretchen Monson

Theatre – Jared Sims

Several students were also honored as Who’s Who Among Students at the University based on their academic achievements, service to the UM community and campus involvement:

Dorian Bayles, Claudia Bonney Amamoo, Kristofer Carter, Abigail Clark, Delaney Eaves, Marissa Fletcher, Josiah Garrett, Emma Grider, Ariel Hall, Whitney Hamilton, Josie Jones, Madison Kirkland, Madison Lawrence, Eliza Nabors, Yasmin Nearor, Mackenzie Salter, Jayden Spear, Paige Stephens, Allison Swiney, Alyssa Williams and Jamiya Williams

Members of this year’s UM Student Government Association cabinet were also honored during the event:

Anakate Andrasko – SGA President

Jacob Heath – SGA Vice President

Caitlin Blackburn – Administrative VP

Heather Collier – Senior Class President

Alexandria Hawkins – UPC Coordinator

Cody Hodge – Student Trustee

Abigail Clark – Executive Secretary

Aubrie Chastain – Senate Clerk

Jamiya Williams – Director of Diversity and Campus Outreach

Paige Stephens – Director of Social Services

Abigail Heuton – Director of External Affairs

Riley Hickman – Director of Public Relations

Jayden Spear – President Pro-Tempore 

Montevallo Masters were also recognized as University ambassadors for exemplifying leadership for our campus:

Anna Blanchard

Braylee Clack

Abigail Clark

Marissa Fletcher

Rivers Haley

Riley Hickman

Cody Hodge

Hope Hodges

Justice Houser

Madison Lawrence

Justin MacMahon

Kaylan Martin

Madisen Ricks

Morgan Scott

Paige Stephens

Karly Wilmore

Candidates for Ms. and Mr. Montevallo were also recognized at the event.

The nominees for Ms. Montevallo are: 

Madison Kirkland

Paige Stephens

Jamiya Williams

The nominees for Mr. Montevallo are:

Armando Flores

Dashaun Morgan

Alex Smith

College Night leaders were also recognized during the event, including Purple side leaders Katheryn Barnes and Elicia Freeman, and Gold side leaders Joy Hill and Kensley Sandlin.