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September 30, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Hannah Waki continues UM-Harvard connection 

As a California native, University of Montevallo senior Hannah Waki moved thousands of miles to find the University she will forever consider home.   “I truly cannot put into words the amount of gratitude I have for the University and the people who I have met in my time here,” Waki said. “The memories, opportunities and […]

September 17, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Armando Flores

Coming to the University of Montevallo as a transfer student a couple of years ago, senior Armando Flores wasted no time in getting involved with his new college home. His eagerness to join several of UM’s student organizations not only helped him to surround himself with new friends, it also helped to prepare him for […]

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 6, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Dakota DuBose  

As a Montevallo native, senior Dakota DuBose has a unique perspective on life as a UM student, and knows firsthand the importance of being involved in the community.   DuBose, who is majoring in education of the deaf and hard of hearing and is set to graduate in December, has made it a priority to volunteer on campus […]

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 […]

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 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 | 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 […]

April 29, 2021 | Press Releases

Student Spotlight – Meghan Hilley

University of Montevallo senior communication studies major Meghan Hilley feels confident about her future in the PR field. Through heavy involvement with College Night and several campus organizations over the last few years, Hilley has developed a strong foundation for professional success. Beginning with her freshman year, Hilley jumped straight into college life with College […]

April 15, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight: Justin Greene

University of Montevallo senior Justin Greene will forever have a place in the University’s history books. As one of the founding members of the UM men’s lacrosse team, Greene and his teammates helped to pave the way for generations to come. “I am very proud of the fact that I and my fellow seniors were […]

March 31, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Nadarria Inge 

If UM graduate student Nadarria Inge could go back to the beginning of her college career, she wouldn’t change a single thing.   “Being a student at Montevallo has truly been one of the best experiences,” Inge said. “If I had to go back in time, I’d choose Montevallo over and over again. I’ve met so many […]

March 18, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight: Rachael Smith

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 […]

February 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Jonathan Everheart

University of Montevallo senior musical theatre major Jonathan Everheart doesn’t shy away from tackling a challenge, even if it’s something no other student at the University has faced before. As a 2021 Gold Side leader along with Abby Jo Askins, Everheart was tasked with continuing the College Night tradition during the most unusual of times […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Marisa Snodgrass

University of Montevallo sophomore business management major Marisa Snodgrass has had a sizable impact on campus and throughout the region during her time as a UM student. As a member of the UM women’s basketball team, Snodgrass has been a regular fixture among the Gulf South Conference’s list of awards. During her first season as […]

January 14, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Molly Hansen

When sophomore accounting major Molly Hansen arrived on the UM campus for a tour as a high school senior, she immediately knew Montevallo was what she was looking for. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I took a tour of the school during my senior year of high school and loved the vibe on […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student spotlight: Dillard serves as SGA president during challenging times 

By Emily Reed  As the president of the University’s Student Government Association this year, Thomas Dillard has spent plenty of his time making sure the SGA is giving students at Montevallo the best college experience they can have under the unusual circumstances related to COVID-19.  “In planning events, we focus on first keeping students safe, […]

March 10, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Alyssa Williams 

University of Montevallo junior Alyssa Williams’ double major of history and communication studies is helping her to put a new perspective on historical events.   “I think it’s a really cool interplay, because history and communication really go together,” Williams said. “Communication helps you to understand why things happened the way they did throughout history.”  Williams, […]

March 3, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Alexandria Hawkins 

University of Montevallo junior Alexandria Hawkins has been set on a career field in law since she was in elementary school, and UM is helping her to build a solid foundation for her future goals.   Hawkins is majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology, and is completing a minor in African American studies.   “I like […]

February 25, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Lola Garcia 

Senior mass communication major Lola Garcia has future plans of breaking down cultural stereotypes through impactful journalism, and said the personalized attention she has received from her professors at the University of Montevallo is preparing her to make a difference.  Garcia, whose degree is focused on multimedia journalism, plans to use her UM education to […]

February 18, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Hannah Bolton

University of Montevallo junior dietetics major Hannah Bolton said she found the perfect collegiate fit when she visited UM for the first time. As one of about 10 people in her high school graduating class, Bolton wanted to feel the same small, close-knit sense of community in higher education. “I went to a really small […]