Scott Varagona, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Montevallo and sponsor of UM’s chess club, recently won the 2013 Alabama State Chess Championship, the largest annual chess tournament in Alabama. Varagona, who achieved the title of National Master in 2012, has won the state title five times. He scored 5.5 points out of 6 (five wins, one draw, no losses) to claim a clear first place win in the open section, which is the top division.
University of Montevallo faculty member garners fifth chess title
UM Announces Spring 2023 President's List
The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 499 students named to the President’s List for the 2023 spring semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students were named to the […]Read More
UM Announces Spring 2023 Dean's List
The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 318 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2023 spring semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students in each UM college were […]Read More
Questions and Answers with Ken Wakabayashi '94
Your home: Coppell, Texas Your hometown: Yokohama, Japan, which is about 20 miles south of Tokyo. In the big picture, it is a part of Tokyo, but we proudly say Yokohama is the name of the city. Tell us about your family. My wife’s name is Harumi, and my daughter is Koharu. She’s 17, in […]Read More