March 10, 2016

UM Hosts 6th Annual National Association For Multicultural Education Conference

Montevallo, Ala. – The University of Montevallo will host the sixth annual National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, “Moving forward through multicultural competencies: Civic engagement, collective action, and social responsibility,” for Alabama Region 3 on Fri., March 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The conference will be held in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus.

The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work program and NAME chapter.

Featured speakers include Paulette Patterson Dilworth, vice president of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UAB and Janet WindWalker Jones, Long Hair Clan Mother to the Cherokee in Texas and co-founder of two American counseling association divisions, the Native American Interest Network and the Multi-Ethnic Interest Network.

Experts in the field of multicultural education and civic engagement will explore key dispositions and strategies for working with diverse populations. Teachers and social workers may receive eight (8) CEU credits and counselors may receive seven (7) NBCC approved CE credits.

The cost of the conference is $45 for NAME members and $65 for non-NAME members. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and payment remittal is open until March 11.

Those wishing to register may do so online by following the NAME registration link. For additional information, please contact Courtney Bentley, Malone Center Coordinator, at 205-665-6371 or


About The University of Montevallo

The University of Montevallo seeks to be unique in higher education in Alabama, by providing students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality. Settled within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and offering a tradition of innovative cultural expression, we seek to provide professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences that are designed for intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.