University of Montevallo alumna Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson, author of The House by the Side of the Road, will speak at UM Wednesday, April 11, at 1 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Humanities Hall. A book signing will follow in Room 106 of Humanities Hall. The book is Jackson’s personal account of the Selma Civil Rights movement. The event, which is designed to help individuals understand more about the struggles and victories within the Civil Rights movement here in Alabama, is sponsored by the university’s department of behavioral and social sciences and Carmichael Library. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Clark Hultquist at 205-665-6187or Kathy Lowe at 205-665-6100.
Unified loyalty: Sides joining forces for 2021 College Night
In March, College Night will look significantly different than it has in the past, as the Purple and Gold leaders have developed a plan to celebrate the tradition while staying safe during the pandemic. College Night leaders, in coordination with advisors from the College Night Committee and University administration, finalized the plan in early October. […]Read More
Alumni spotlight: Rayfield ensures current students have same support she did
Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield’s life has taken her many places in the United States and abroad since she graduated from Montevallo in 1962. But regardless of where she has lived and worked, UM has never been far from her mind. Rayfield, the recipient of the 2020 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumna Loyalty Award during Founders’ […]Read More
UM mourns passing of former president
UM president emeritus Dr. John W. Stewart Sr., who served the University for more than 30 years from 1961 until his retirement in 1992, died at the age of 92 on Nov. 4. Stewart joined the University of Montevallo faculty in 1961 as a professor of music. He was promoted to department chair in 1963, serving in that position until 1978. […]Read More