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October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates quasquicentennial anniversary

The University of Montevallo celebrated 125 years on Founders’ Day Oct. 14 on Main Quad on the University campus. Founders’ Day is an occasion to not only honor the founding of the University but also to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves. The sun shone on the procession of UM faculty members, followed by the graduating seniors, as […]

October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series debuts with Dr. Bernice A. King

The University of Montevallo welcomed Dr. Bernice A. King as the inaugural speaker for a lecture series that launched on Oct. 7 at the campus’ newly constructed Center for the Arts. In May, the Board of Trustees established the Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series to honor the history professor emeritus’ dedication to civil rights, […]

October 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM adding collegiate cycling team, course

The University of Montevallo will field a collegiate cycling team beginning in fall 2022 with a new home trail close to the UM campus. Members of the cycling team will be offered scholarships and will be led by head coach Dr. Shawn Mitchell, associate professor of health and human sciences at UM. The University is […]

October 1, 2021 | Press Releases

UM holding Faculty Research and Teaching Symposium Oct. 13

The University of Montevallo will recognize the accomplishments of its faculty in teaching and creative endeavor on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the J.A. Brown Room of Carmichael Library. The day will feature keynote addresses from the 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching award recipient, Dr. Bruce Finklea, and 2020 University Scholar, Dr. […]

September 30, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Stephens College of Business launches new marketing concentrations

Marketing students in the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business will be able to specialize their degrees and skillsets through the college’s new marketing concentrations. Through the new concentrations, marketing majors will be able to choose courses fitting their areas of interest and career aspirations, and will graduate prepared with the skills employers are […]

September 28, 2021 | Press Releases

UM wins prestigious National Communication Association award 

The University of Montevallo Lambda Nu chapter recently received the 2021 Chapter of the Year Award from the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta student organization, out of 451 chapters from across the nation. “It’s an honor to have our chapter recognized nationally with this award,” said Dr. Tiffany Wang, associate professor of communication studies and Lambda […]

September 17, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named top public school in state for English, history 

The University of Montevallo is the top overall college in the state for English majors, and is the top public university in Alabama for history majors, according to the recently released Niche.com 2022 Best Colleges rankings.   The ranking compared the top English programs in Alabama, and UM ranked at the top of the list of […]

September 13, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

U.S. News & World Report names UM among top schools in the South 

For the 13th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and again has earned a plethora of other accolades in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 13, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]

September 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

UM alum earns White House FERC nomination 

President Joe Biden will nominate University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips Jr. ’00 as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the White House announced on Sept. 9. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 years of legal expertise as a utility regulator, in private practice and as in-house counsel. He has an extensive background in the […]

September 8, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Donor profile – Greg Key ’82 

As a high school student in Florida, Greg Key ’82 had never heard of the University of Montevallo until a chance connection between his high school principal and the UM baseball program led him to the beautiful brick-lined Montevallo campus.   When then-UM head baseball coach Bob Riesener offered Key a tryout for the UM baseball […]

August 25, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment continues to grow 

The University of Montevallo continued to see enrollment growth this fall, posting its highest overall enrollment in several years.   The University began the fall semester on Aug. 23 with a total enrollment of about 2,700, which is up about 4 percent since the fall 2019 semester. UM welcomed 527 freshmen this semester, which is its […]

August 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Grace Hancock

For more than a year, University of Montevallo senior Grace Hancock’s job as a student employee in UM’s Carmichael Library has been helping her to hone skills she plans to use throughout her professional career. After she earns her degree in communication studies in December 2022, Hancock plans to pursue a Master of Library and […]

August 24, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Hultquist named Advanced Placement Chief Reader

Dr. Clark Hultquist, professor of history and chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Montevallo, has been appointed to serve a four-year term as the Advanced Placement European History Chief Faculty Consultant (also known as the Chief Reader). In this position, Hultquist will be responsible for overseeing the scoring […]

August 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM College of Business panel highlights diversity, equity and inclusion 

The University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business hosted a virtual panel of distinguished alums on July 15 to discuss the important roles diversity, equity and inclusion play in the college’s mission.   Panelists included UM Student Diversity Recruitment and Retention Coordinator Jason Perry, Sociallyin Executive Administrator Claire Quirk, University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business Academic Advisor Jasmine […]

August 16, 2021 | Press Releases

Broadcast studio named in Jordan’s memory

The ​University of Montevallo is proud to announce the naming of the Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio in Strong Hall, thanks to an anonymous gift in memory of Jordan. A plaque has been placed outside the studio space that reads, “The Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio is named in memory of Mr. Andy Jordan ’00 ‘Looking good, Gold Side!’” The Andy Jordan Broadcast Studio will serve to honor the memory of a […]

August 13, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives donation to benefit minority scholarships

The University of Montevallo Foundation has received a $50,000 gift to create the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Gerry Rivero Scholarship for UM’s Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) program. As a result of the donation, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 25 deserving students in the M.A.D.E. program during the next two academic years, […]

August 13, 2021 | Press Releases

Truss named dean of UM College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Ruth Truss will serve as the dean of the University of Montevallo’s College of Arts & Sciences beginning on Aug. 16 after serving in an interim capacity for the past few years. Truss joined the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at UM in 1993 as an adjunct instructor and joined the faculty full-time […]

July 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Gov. Kay Ivey honors UM fishing team for championship season

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey honored the University of Montevallo’s 2020-2021 bass fishing team during a ceremony at Beeswax Creek Park in Columbiana on July 27 for being crowned the top collegiate fishing team in the nation. The UM bass fishing team topped more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season […]

July 22, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Manuel Munoz 

During his time at the University of Montevallo, rising sophomore exercise and nutrition science major Manuel Munoz hasn’t just found a college home – he’s found a family.  From the first moment he arrived on campus, Munoz knew it was where he belonged.   “When I first stepped on the bricks to do a campus tour, I knew that […]

July 8, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics named one of top in nation

The University of Montevallo’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics is one of the top nutrition bachelor’s degree programs in the country, according to a nationwide ranking compiled by Heathdegrees.com. UM ranked No. 7 on the website’s list of the 25 Best Nutrition Bachelor’s Degrees in the nation, and was the only university in Alabama to make […]