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July 8, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: William Crawford

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? William Crawford, Outdoor Scholars Program director and head fishing coach. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m from Northport, Alabama, but have lived in Montevallo since 2011. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and […]

July 3, 2024 | Press Releases

Montevallo Communication Professors Awarded Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program Grant 

Two professors from the University of Montevallo’s Department of Communication were recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Jean O’Connor-Snyder Internship Program (JOIP). This is the third time that Dr. Sally Hardig and Dr. Sherry Ford, professors of communication studies, have earned the grant, which will go toward supporting the Falcon Facilitators program. Falcon Facilitators […]

July 1, 2024 | Press Releases

Prospective Students Invited to University of Montevallo for Preview Day July 19

The University of Montevallo is inviting all prospective high school and transfer students to attend its annual Summer Preview Day on Friday, July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come discover why “You Belong at Montevallo” at this interactive, in-person open house event. Preview Day offers welcoming information sessions and an opportunity to experience […]

June 20, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Traci Crenshaw

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Traci Crenshaw, Director of the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs (VMA) Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Omaha, Nebraska and currently reside in Pelham. If you hold any degrees, what are they in […]

June 16, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Freddie the Falcon

Freddie the Falcon here! They say birds of a feather flock together, and nowhere is that more true than at the University of Montevallo. When you join the Falcon family, you join generations of people that decided to spread their wings and fly and landed here on these beloved bricks. But how exactly did we […]

June 14, 2024 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Named College of Distinction for 13th Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo has been named a 2024-2025 College of Distinction, marking the 13th consecutive year that the institution has earned this recognition. This prestigious honor highlights UM’s commitment to providing an exceptional undergraduate education and fostering student success. “The University appreciates very much this recognition, which reflects our unique identity and the commitment […]

June 13, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo Fishing Team Earns Fourth Consecutive School of the Year Title

The University of Montevallo has set a new record of winning four consecutive Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia titles following the season-ending 2024 Bass Pro Shops Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship event May 23-24 at Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. Approximately 200 teams of the top collegiate anglers from across […]

June 6, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Alexander Mechitov 

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Alexander Mechitov, professor of management information systems in the Stephens College of Business. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I have been living in Montevallo for the last 23 years. My wife and I came here […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Easton Fothergill: Overcoming Obstacles and Reeling in Victories

Fishing has been a part of Easton Fothergill’s life for as long as he can remember. A member of UM’s champion fishing team, the senior relishes spending time outdoors, breathing in fresh air and seeing sunrises and sunsets as he competes in the sport he’s always been so passionate about. “I was born into it,” […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

GREAT MINDS: Richardson Talks Psych, Pain and Passing the Torch

It’s true that one college class can shape your entire future — in Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Richardson’s case, it was an introduction to psychology course. While the Florence native didn’t start out as a psychology major, her interest sparked when learning about the physical side of the subject. “There was one chapter that we covered […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Q-and-A with Bryan Marcus ‘99

Your home: Washington, D.C. Your hometown: Marion Tell us about your family. My husband, Richard, works here in Washington. He’s a research fellow at a think tank. I have two older sisters who both attended Montevallo. My parents still live in Marion. What is your profession? I am a State Department Foreign Service officer. The […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Kridakorn Provides for Future Falcon Family Members

By the time Dr. Kittilax “Apple” Kridakorn ’70 started at Montevallo (then Alabama College), people thought she’d already been a student beforehand because of how much time she spent on the bricks. “My brother attended Montevallo before me,” Kridakorn said. “I spent so many weekends down there my senior year. Montevallo has always been my […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Dinner Honors 2024 Homecoming Award Recipients

The UM National Alumni Association celebrated the recipients of its 2024 Homecoming awards on Feb. 16 at its Homecoming awards dinner and annual business meeting in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. Jim Vann ’76 received the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the UMNAA’s highest annual honor. Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins ’04 received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Celebrating the Impact of Scholarships at Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Members of the University community gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall for the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon on March 11. This event, hosted by UM’s Office of University Advancement, allows donors who have funded scholarships to meet the students who have benefited from their generosity, and gives those students an opportunity to express their gratitude. […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Gold Side Takes the Win in 2024 College Night and Homecoming Weekend

“At this school, we are pure as gold,” proclaimed Student Government Association President Colton Rodano as Gold Side students, alumni, friends and family filling Palmer Auditorium on Feb. 17, broke out into screams, cheers and even tears. This winning catchphrase revealed that the 2024 College Night and Homecoming weekend had ended in a Gold Victory. […]

May 29, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Students Visit Great Smoky Mountains on Class Trip 

For University of Montevallo students taking the National Parks and Public Lands class this year, spring break brought the opportunity to get outside the classroom and experience the wonder of national parks in person. Dr. Scott Turner, professor of political science, took the class to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, where they spent […]

May 23, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Zach Banks

Zach Banks knew he belonged at the University of Montevallo from his first full day on campus as a freshman. He and his father showed up early on Move-In Day prepared for the long haul of carrying his things all the way up to his room on the third floor of Fuller Hall. To their […]

May 21, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Carey Heatherly and Dr. Clark Hultquist

Watching the landscape of a college town shift over time is truly fascinating, from major changes like stately new buildings to something as small as a new tree. Though some things are different, those familiar with the University of Montevallo will still feel at home on the iconic campus and in its surrounding community, even […]

May 20, 2024 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to Launch Nursing Program in Fall 2024

The University of Montevallo is set to start its new Nursing Program in the newly established College of Health Professions in August. The program, which will offer a pre-licensure BSN track and an RN to BSN track, was approved by the Alabama Board of Nursing at their meeting on May 17. “We are delighted to […]

May 20, 2024 | Press Releases

Featured Falcons: Audrey Crawford

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Audrey Crawford, executive director of Admissions. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m from Greensboro, Alabama, and currently live here in Montevallo. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and from what schools? A Bachelor […]