January 31, 2020

UM students learn coastal conservation at Florida Keys

A group of University of Montevallo students received firsthand experience in managing conservation efforts in one of the most environmentally unique parts of the country in December 2019.

Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, Dr. Meredith Tetloff, associate professor of social work, and Dr. John W. Stewart III, UM president, led an eight-day trip to the Florida Keys as part of a one-credit class titled “Coastal Conservation Education.”

The course focused on informal education experiences on and near the Florida Keys. Students explored both strategies and content of coastal conservation education.

Excursions included programs at the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary, Everglades National Park, Frost Science Center, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Windley Key Geologic State Park, Theater of the Sea, Aquarium Encounters, the Turtle Hospital, University of Miami’s Rosenstiel’s School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences and a visit with the Miami Waterkeeper.

The experience provided numerous benefits to the students who participated. Most of the students had never spent time in south Florida, so the exposure to the physical landscape was new and exciting. The students had opportunities to learn about careers in a variety of organizations focused on environmental protection, management, education and policy.

“The students were able to connect with other UM students committed to environmental protection,” Caplow said. “They were also able to have some fun as part of their UM experience!”

Press ReleasesDecember 7, 2021

James and Jennifer Newman establish Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The University of Montevallo is proud to announce the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship will be provided to a student pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student […]

Read More
Press ReleasesDecember 6, 2021

University of Montevallo programs partner to help Shelby Emergency Assistance

Two student programs at the University of Montevallo recently joined together to serve Shelby Emergency Assistance (SEA), a local agency that assists those in crisis situations throughout Shelby County. Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) and the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program partnered to host a food and toiletry drive benefitting SEA. Jason Perry, student diversity recruitment and retention coordinator at […]

Read More
More Montevallo StoriesDecember 2, 2021

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

Read More