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April 11, 2024 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to celebrate Earth Week April 15-19

The University of Montevallo is celebrating Earth Week 2024 with a wide variety of events hosted by the Environmental Club and Sustainability@UM. “Every year the students work hard to bring the community together around celebrating our planet,” said Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor and program coordinator of environmental studies. “We look forward to engaging with […]

April 3, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Anglers Compete on the Highest Stage of Professional Fishing Circuits

University of Montevallo anglers Easton Fothergill and Dalton Head made bass fishing history in the month of March by competing against the top professional anglers in the world, while teammates Tyler Cory and Scott Sledge claimed the title at the Strike King Bassmaster College Classic presented by Bass Pro Shops in an eventful month for […]

March 27, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Retains Military Friendly School Status 

The University of Montevallo has once again earned the Military Friendly School designation for the 2024-2025 cycle. This is the fourth time UM has received the award since the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs opened in 2019.   “We are honored to be awarded the Military Friendly School designation again this year,” said Traci Crenshaw, […]

March 26, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo opening doors to students affected by Birmingham-Southern College closure

The University of Montevallo is working to help students affected by the recently announced closure of Birmingham-Southern College and is offering them an opportunity to seamlessly transition to UM to complete their education. Multiple academic scholarship opportunities are available to eligible students who transfer to Montevallo. UM admissions counselors are standing by to ensure a […]

March 22, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Salaam Green

Salaam Green is a storyteller at heart. Writing poetry helped her through dark times in her life. She never expected it to become part of her career or something she could one day use to help others, but she will be doing exactly that as the city of Birmingham’s inaugural poet laureate.  “I am a […]

March 20, 2024 | Press Releases

Nelson Receives UMNAA Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever's Award

Matthew Nelson ’11 received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award, which is given annually to an alum age 35 or younger whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level, at its 2024 Homecoming awards dinner and annual business meeting Feb. 16 in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. Starting as […]

March 20, 2024 | Press Releases

Gassel Perkins Receives UMNAA Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

Dr. Elizabeth Gassel Perkins ’04 received the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association’s Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award, which is given annually to an alum age 35 or older whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level, at its 2024 Homecoming awards dinner and annual business meeting […]

March 20, 2024 | Press Releases

Vann Receives UMNAA Distinguished Alum Award

Jim Vann ’76 received the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association’s highest annual honor, at the 2024 Homecoming awards dinner and annual business meeting Feb. 16 in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. Vann is president, board member and shareholder of Dentons Sirote law firm in Alabama, where he is a […]

March 19, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Lizbeth Juarez 

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? My name is Lizbeth Juarez and I am the director of comprehensive campaign and special giving. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Mexico and currently reside in Hoover, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, […]

March 19, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Eun-Hee Park

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Eun-Hee Park, associate professor of music and head of the keyboard area. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am originally from South Korea, and I currently live in Alabaster. If you hold any degrees, what […]

March 13, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Kimberly Miller

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Kimberly Miller, director of the Student Aid Office. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? My brother and I were both born in Jacksonville, Florida, while my father was stationed there during his time in the U.S. Navy, […]

March 11, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Earns National Ranking for Best One-Year Online MBA Programs 

The University of Montevallo has been ranked among the best one-year online Master of Business Administration programs in the nation by College Consensus. The Stephens College of Business added the online MBA option in fall 2021 in an effort to meet the needs of its students and their busy schedules. Students can choose any combination […]

March 6, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Sofiia Vaida 

The challenges of attending college in a country at war are all too familiar to Sofiia Vaida, an exchange student from Ukraine attending the University of Montevallo this semester. Between threats of missile strikes each day and constantly interrupted classes, getting a high-quality education has proven difficult ever since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of […]

March 1, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Two UM Alums Named to BBJ Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2024

Two University of Montevallo alums were recently named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2024 list. Megan Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UM in 2006. Randolph is a tax partner at Warren Averett and serves as the firm’s division leader over tax operations. Nathan Pocus earned a […]

February 28, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Jasyn Fowler and Ben Kaiser

Celebrations steeped in purple, gold and green are nothing new for members of the University of Montevallo community. Two UM alumni, Jasyn Fowler and Ben Kaiser, have made an artistic splash in Mobile’s Mardi Gras festivities. Fowler creates intricate gowns, trains and costumes for krewe balls and parties, and Kaiser owns a company that designs […]

February 26, 2024 | Press Releases

Hallie Farmer Lecture Series Welcoming John Archibald March 6

Two-time Pulitzer winner, columnist, podcaster and author John Archibald will deliver the 2024 Hallie Farmer Lecture in LeBaron Recital Hall at Davis Hall on the University of Montevallo campus Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Archibald has been a journalist in the South for more than 35 […]

February 21, 2024 | Press Releases

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.  […]

February 20, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Tuition Rates Frozen for Seventh Year in a Row

As a leader in quality-for-cost among higher education institutions in the state of Alabama, the University of Montevallo will once again freeze tuition at the same rate it has been for the past seven years following a vote by the UM Board of Trustees on Feb. 16. When combining the costs of tuition and institutional […]

February 20, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Paul D. Mahaffey

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Paul D. Mahaffey, Chair of the Department of English and World Languages Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Thorsby, Alabama and currently reside in Calera, Alabama If you hold any degrees, what are they […]

February 19, 2024 | Press Releases

UM Cuts Ribbon on New Nursing Program Facilities in Myrick Hall

The University of Montevallo hosted a ribbon cutting for its new nursing facilities in Myrick Hall on Feb. 16, during the school’s Homecoming weekend events. Guests gathered around the front steps of the health sciences building, which has recently undergone renovations to house the proposed nursing program. The ribbon cutting also served as an introduction […]