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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 | More Montevallo Stories

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 13, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Anna Katherine Eastman

Though Anna Katherine Eastman originally planned to study biology, an interest in math and medicine drew her to the path of chemistry at the University of Montevallo. The recent UM graduate is Boston-bound this summer, as she has been selected for an internship at Harvard Medical School working alongside one of UM’s distinguished alumni, Dr. […]

May 6, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Jenny Bell

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Jenny Bell, director of student life. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m from Ruston, Louisiana and now reside in Hoover, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and from what schools? A B.A. […]

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 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 […]