The University of Montevallo has the oldest homecoming tradition in America.
The community of Calera is fortunate to have this tradition, known as College Night, right in their own backyard. Since 1919, the entire UM campus divides into Purple or Gold sides, and there are events and intramurals, pitting the sides against each other.
Calera businessman Jeffrey Purvis knows about this tradition all too well. Purvis, performance management analyst at A.C. Legg, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Montevallo, and is still very active at his alma mater today.
Read more about Purvis at shelbycountyreporter.com.