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January 6, 2014

UM assistant professor sweeps 2013 chess tournaments

Scott Varagona, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Montevallo, recently scored a chess grand slam as he took the 2013 Alabama Dual-rated Championship, held in Montgomery in December. Varagona had won the Blitz Championship, the Quick Championship and the State Championship titles earlier in the year.

The various championships are differentiated by the time it takes to play them. The blitz match is played with each contestant having five minutes on his or her clock.

This is the first time one player has won all four championship events in the same year.

A past editor of Antics, the magazine of the Alabama Chess Federation, Varagona has been instrumental in bringing the 2014 Alabama Scholastic Chess Championship to the University of Montevallo in March.

 

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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