December 14, 2022 | Press Releases

Montevallo Fishing Team Wins Another Back-to-Back School of the Year Title

All they do is win. For the second year back-to-back, the University of Montevallo fishing team was named the Major League Fishing (MLF) National School of the Year. UM Head Fishing Coach William Crawford said the fishing team, which is part of the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, beat out 176 schools to win the coveted […]

December 14, 2022 | Press Releases

Chris Stewart ’92 Speaks at University of Montevallo Fall Commencement

Chris Stewart, the men’s basketball play-by-play announcer for the Crimson Tide Sports Network for the past two decades, told 114 undergraduate and 55 graduate students who walked across the commencement stage Friday, that the University of Montevallo doesn’t teach a person everything they need to know. But what the institution does teach its students is […]

December 13, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Angel Perry

Angel Perry, a University of Montevallo graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in counseling with a specialization in clinical mental health counseling, was selected as a recipient of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama. The Alabama Fellows Program is one of thirteen active Schweitzer programs across the U.S. dedicated to developing a pipeline of […]

December 5, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Student Groups Helping Others for the Holidays

At the University of Montevallo, there’s no shortage of holiday good cheer and spreading it to others through the gift of giving. Several student groups gathered items for those in need for the holidays. After being inactive for two years due to COVID-19 precautions, the Social Work Club returned to active status in November and […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo Alumni Lead Top State Law Schools

Two of the top law schools in Alabama have Montevallo alumni at their helm. Dr. Mark Brandon ’75 is dean of the University of Alabama School of Law. And since July 1, Blake Hudson ’02 is dean of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Blake Hudson Hudson came to Cumberland this summer in […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons In Law: Alumni Lawyers Soar Far in the Field of Law

Montevallo doesn’t have a law school, but many graduates hold juris doctorates. These Falcons who have made their mark in the legal field share their Montevallo experience. Ben Mark Baxley ’87 Wetumpka, Alabama, assistant attorney general chief of the Opinions Division Office of the Attorney General for the State of Alabama “I entered the University of Montevallo […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Latofia Parker

Raised by a grandmother with alcohol addiction in a dysfunctional home in a trailer park in the small, rural Pike County town of Brundidge, Alabama, Grainger Community Counseling and Wellness Clinic Director Dr. Latofia Parker knew from an early age that academic success was the way to rise above her circumstances. “My mom was 16 when […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Spotlight: Jordan Dacus

Montevallo junior Jordan Dacus is making an impact on the lives of her classmates through her work in the Student Government Association. She hopes to take that servant’s heart into her career. In addition to her studies, she’s focusing on her work serving her fellow students as a member of the executive committee of the […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Life is Better Together on the Bricks

UM hosted multiple events for incoming freshmen, returning students, high school students, faculty and staff during fall semester, ranging from Move-In Day and food trucks to goat yoga and business networking during the Fall 2022 semester. These events demonstrate just how much Life is Better Together on the Bricks. See pages 14 and 15 of […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Awards Dinner Recognizes Outstanding Faculty, Staff and Alumni

The UM National Alumni Association held its annual awards reception and dinner on Oct. 13 to honor the outstanding service of a staff member, faculty member and alum, closing the celebration of the University’s 126th Founders’ Day. “This evening we come together as alumni and the University community to honor character and commitment,” said Stephanie […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

New Sports on the Horizon

UM Hires Head Coach for New Collegiate Cycling Team Jennifer Nichols has been hired as the first head coach of the University’s new collegiate cycling team created in the fall of 2021. Nichols previously served as the team director and coach of the Helena High School Mountain Bike Team from September 2019 to July 2022. […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Kacie Slaughter Kilpatrick '09

Your home: Calera Your hometown: Guntersville, Alabama What is your profession? Director of recruitment at UM What made you choose this profession? After I graduated from Montevallo, I worked in sales/advertising for a few years, but I didn’t enjoy it. I had previously worked as a student worker and orientation leader during my time at UM, so […]

December 1, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Senior Elite students recognized at ceremony in Palmer Hall Auditorium

The University of Montevallo held its Senior Elite ceremony recognizing outstanding students Nov. 9 in Palmer Hall Auditorium. Dr. Tammi Dahle, vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs, said the ceremony honors “the best and brightest of Montevallo students.” Prior to the Senior Elite presentation, the Elite Night dedication was announced by senior class president […]

November 28, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Allie Dishman

This past summer, Allie Dishman, a junior majoring in biology on a pre-med track, participated in the opportunity of a lifetime. She worked at the Harvard Medical School National Center for Functional Glycomics under the esteemed Dr. Richard Cummings ’74, the Center’s director and a University of Montevallo alum. “Words can’t describe how amazing it […]

November 17, 2022 | Press Releases

UM's Jason Perry Selected for Alabama Leadership Initiative

University of Montevallo Director of Student Diversity Recruitment and Retention Jason Perry ’18 M.Ed. ’20 was recently selected to participate in the 2022-2023 class of the Alabama Leadership Initiative sponsored by Leadership Alabama. The Alabama Leadership Initiative is a six-month program that aims to expose young leaders to decision-makers in Alabama. Those selected for the […]

November 17, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Christina Powell

Christina Powell’s days at the University of Montevallo left her with something else besides a degree from the College of Education and Human Development. They filled her with confidence – the confidence she needed to tackle life, to get up each day and not only try, but thrive. “Montevallo gave me the independence and confidence to […]

November 16, 2022 | Press Releases

Dr. Rosa Stoops Selected as UM’s First Christiane Angele Jacobson Endowed Spanish Chair

Dr. Rosa Maria Stoops, a professor of French and Spanish in the Department of English and World Languages at the University of Montevallo since 2005, has been selected as the first Christiane Angele Jacobson Endowed Spanish Chair in English and World Languages. Her appointment, which was recommended by the Faculty Development Advisory Committee with the […]

November 11, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Honors Veterans, Past and Present

The University of Montevallo Office of Veteran and Military Affairs honored veterans and hosted events for their dependents in association with Veterans Day. On Nov. 8, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs participated in a flag placement ceremony at the Alabama National Cemetery. The Campus Veterans Association, the student organization that is associated with […]

November 7, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Theatre Department Hosting "Punk Rock Girl!" Nov. 17-20

The University of Montevallo Department of Theatre presents “Punk Rock Girl!” on the Rebecca J. Luker Stage at the DiscoverShelby Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Performances are scheduled Nov. 17-19 nightly at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. each day. Tickets can […]

October 28, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Gemali Alcantara

Gemali Alcantara is a first-generation college student from Honduras. Without any guidance, he aspired for more and so he sought it out. College was the route that he decided would be best, but he wasn’t sure how he’d pull that off. Then, the University of Montevallo opened a door. “Many schools accepted me, but none […]