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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 ReleasesJune 19, 2019

Montevallo grad student named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow

Montevallo grad student Jason Perry named Alabama Schweitzer Fellow University of Montevallo College of Education & Human Development graduate student Jason Perry has been selected as a member of the 2019-2020 class of Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, and will spend the next year learning to effectively address social factors impacting health while also developing lifelong leadership […]

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Press ReleasesMay 22, 2019

Outdoor Scholars Program receives funds to expand student opportunities

At the University of Montevallo President’s Outdoor Scholars end-of-year banquet on May 3, the Alabama Power Foundation and the Alabama Farmers Federation each donated $10,000 to the program. The money will be used to fund scholarships, environmental projects and experiential learning opportunities which are a core component of the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program. The Alabama Power Foundation’s […]

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Press ReleasesMay 21, 2019

Partnership provides valuable learning experiences to students and local bank

For more than a year, the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business (SCOB) has partnered with Central State Bank (CSB) to provide marketing support. This partnership allowed the SCOB to broaden the practical educational opportunities for students, providing them access to real-world experiential learning opportunities. The collaboration began with Stephen Craft, dean of the […]

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