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June 22, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Benedikt Schlederer 

When University of Montevallo international graduate student Benedikt Schlederer came to the University as an undergraduate freshman several years ago, he said he could not have asked for a more welcoming atmosphere.   Schlederer, who is from Austria and was a member of the UM men’s tennis team, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from UM’s Stephens College […]

June 17, 2021 | Press Releases

UM student project adds music wall at Child Study Center

Children at the University of Montevallo’s Child Study Center will be able to make their own music on the center’s playground when they return from summer, thanks to an innovative project completed by UM alumna Katharine Murray ’20 and her faculty mentor Tanner Young. Murray, a member of the University’s TRIO McNair Scholars program who […]

June 15, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo MBA program adds flexible online class options

In an effort to meet the needs of its students and their busy schedules, the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business is adding a new course option providing MBA students greater flexibility in pursuing their degree. The Stephens College of Business’ MBA program will continue with its successful in-person class offering that allows students […]

June 11, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Jamie Myers

When first-generation college student Jamie Myers came to Montevallo as a freshman, she immediately felt the University’s welcoming and close-knit atmosphere. “I know I belong at Montevallo because of the wonderful professors I’ve had and how extremely helpful all the staff are,” she said. “The relationships I’ve made here feel familial. At first, Montevallo was […]

June 9, 2021 | Press Releases

High school and transfer students invited to UM’s in-person Preview Days

The University of Montevallo invites prospective students to attend Summer Preview Days on June 18 and July 30, to discover why they belong at Montevallo. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon. The Preview Days will give high school and transfer students […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Celebrates Alumni Achievement

During this year’s Homecoming celebration in mid-March, themed We’re All in This Together, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM National Alumni Association recognized three alumni for their success and contributions to the community. The honorees received their awards during the virtual UMNAA Awards Presentation on Friday, March 12, and were honored during […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Collide of the Sides: Golds, Purples present joint College Night show

By Harrison Neville ’22 For this year’s College Night production, “Collide of the Sides; Royal and Loyal,” the Purple and Gold sides united to create a story that visited potential scripts of the past and told the story of a student who wants to join a side but is currently undecided. The two sides rehearsed […]

June 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Performing through the pandemic

The performing arts industry was one of the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for in-person performances ground to a halt beginning in March 2020. However, many of UM’s theatre alumni have shown incredible resilience as they have found success and adapted to a new normal.   Rebecca Aparicio ’07 Major: Musical theatre […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Center of attention: University opens state-of-the-art Center for the Arts

The University’s new Center for the Arts opened in August 2020 and began hosting classes and events with the start of the fall 2020 semester. The 36,750-square-foot building is located at the intersection of Oak Street and North Boundary Street and is unique among collegiate facilities in the state of Alabama. It brings together academic […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Educators use newfound creativity to continue teaching during COVID-19

Ted Seabury ’80 has been working in the education field for decades. But he, like nearly every other teacher in the country, had never experienced a disruption on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. Seabury, who is the director of bands at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, went from having […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Athletic department overcomes year like no other

By Emily Reed During an indoor track and field event in March 2020, everything changed for the Athletics Department at the University of Montevallo. “We were hosting the event at the Birmingham Crossplex when we got the call that the event was canceled due to everything shutting down with the pandemic,” said Athletics Director Mark […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

On- and off-campus telehealth programs serve UM, greater community

UM’s Student Health Services and Counseling Services adapted to continue delivering assistance to students and employees despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, and the University’s counseling master’s degree program is looking to expand its counseling services to rural areas in central Alabama. Over the past year, Student Health Services and Counseling Services pivoted to a […]

June 9, 2021 | Faculty Spotlight

Samuels leads University’s diversity, inclusion efforts

By Emily Reed After being named UM’s chief diversity and inclusion officer in 2020, Dr. Gregory Samuels has spent much of his time working to promote an all-inclusive campus environment. “My goals center around having a campus that strengthens, advances and sustains increased diversity, equity and inclusion and actively promotes social justice,” Samuels said. Samuels […]

June 9, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Smith continues UM’s legacy at Harvard Medical School

For Rachael Smith, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from UM in December 2020 was just the first step toward making groundbreaking discoveries in the international medical field. During her time as an undergraduate at Montevallo, Smith was selected to serve as an intern at Harvard University Medical School in […]

June 7, 2021 | Press Releases

UM working group studying campus building naming criteria

Following consultation with Board of Trustees leadership, University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III has appointed 13 Montevallo leaders to a trustee-led working group to review the naming criteria for buildings on the UM campus. Upon completion of their work, the group will make recommendations to the University’s Board of Trustees. The working […]

June 3, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces spring 2021 President’s List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 461 students named to the President’s List for the 2021 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.   Sarah Abualhaija Helena AL Daniela Altamirano […]

June 3, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces spring 2021 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 299 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 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 named to […]