Skip to main content
June 25, 2017

Recent Montevallo graduate receives Humanitarian Award

Rachel Holmes recently received the Humanitarian Award.

Rachel Holmes, a University of Montevallo graduate from Pinson, Alabama recently received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. 

Holmes, a psychology major and member of the 2017 spring graduating class, was honored with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for her work with Grace to Ukraine, an organization dedicated to the aid and betterment of orphans in the country of Ukraine.  

She has worked with this organization as well as others with similar goals since 2008, and was presented the award for outstanding character and commitment to others. 

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a national award given to college seniors and community members who exhibit exemplary character through extracurricular humanitarian work.  

The Foundation is made up of a network of 70 colleges across the south, primarily small liberal arts universities. The Sullivan Award has been presented since 1890, predating the Foundation itself, and remains a humanitarian institution to this day.  

“Rachel is a wonderful student with an impressive academic record,” said Dr. Kristen Gilbert, professor of psychology at the University in her nomination of Holmes. “She is among the elite in the Psychology Program and at UM. She is very deserving of this award.” 

Other activities in which Holmes participated included Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Sorority and the BCM leadership team as missions leader. She was also the recipient of the 2016 Psychology Rising Scholars Award.

Student SpotlightNovember 30, 2018

Jones named Rising Star among Veterans of Influence

University of Montevallo student Waid Jones of Remlap, Alabama, has been selected as one of Birmingham Business Journal’s 2018 Veterans of Influence.  This honor seeks to recognize military veterans who have distinguished themselves in the world of Birmingham business. A special advisory committee was utilized to select honorees, with criteria including their contributions to their company, a track record of innovation and leadership […]

Read More
Student SpotlightSeptember 25, 2018

Verbena student selected as Montevallo SGA President

Tori Irvin, a University of Montevallo student from Verbena, began her role as president of the UM Student Government Association this semester.     Irvin is a senior majoring in speech language pathology. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including vice president, executive secretary and member of Freshman Forum.  Her other activities at Montevallo include membership in Alpha Delta Pi sorority, where Irvin […]

Read More
Student SpotlightSeptember 25, 2018

Enterprise student selected as Montevallo Student Trustee

Mary Light, a University of Montevallo student from Enterprise, began her role as student trustee for the UM Student Government Association this semester.    Light is a senior, double majoring in communication studies and political science. During her time at UM, she has held several positions on SGA, including fine arts senator and sophomore senator.   Her other activities at Montevallo include Chi Omega, where Light currently serves as new member educator. Light is […]

Read More