May 3, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Lee chosen for 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Kristalyn Lee, the vice president for administration and liaison to the Board of Trustees at the University of Montevallo, was among 32 exemplary, senior-level higher education professionals chosen to participate in the 2021 Millennium Leadership Initiative. The MLI is a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. MLI […]

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 26, 2021 | Press Releases

Brittany Wagner teaching sports business at University of Montevallo

Brittany Wagner, a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and motivational speaker who starred in the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” has been preparing University of Montevallo students to enter the sports-related business field over the last several months. In fall 2020, Wagner began serving as an adjunct professor in the University’s Stephens College of […]

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 […]

April 12, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosting Warrior Challenge 5k, 1-mile Color Run

University of Montevallo students from DeAnna Smith’s Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability class are applying their academic knowledge to benefit local charity The Arc of Shelby County. The Warrior Challenge 5k and 1-mile run, presented by Southwest Water, will be held on Saturday, April 17, at the UM Disc Golf Course, located near the McChesney Student Activity Center on campus. […]

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 31, 2021 | Press Releases

UM named top college theatre program in Alabama 

The Department of Theatre in the University of Montevallo’s College of Fine Arts was recognized by as the Top College Theatre Program in Alabama in the website’s recent state rankings.   The website recognized “college programs that are doing some amazing things and giving their students fantastic preparation for their various industries” from across the nation.   Each […]

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 […]

March 17, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo sees enrollment growth in graduate programs

Enrollment in the University of Montevallo’s business and education graduate programs has grown significantly over the past year, as more students than ever are taking advantage of the University’s high-quality, flexible and affordable graduate programs. The MBA program in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business has set new enrollment records each of the past […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Keith Shoemaker ’98 receives Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

Keith Shoemaker ’98 of Atlanta is the recipient of the 2021 Nathalie Molton Gibons Alumni Achievement Award. Shoemaker is the commodity manager for inflight branded snacks and beverages with Delta Airlines, where he is responsible for the sourcing and procurement of all of the airline’s onboard branded snack and beverage products. He has worked in […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Kelly Curry '08 receives Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award

Kelly Curry ’08 is the recipient of the 2021 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award, which is given annually to an alumnus age 35 or younger whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or national level. Curry is a child family therapist, maternity supervisor and reunification counselor at Agape of […]

March 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Tim Lupinacci ’88 earns Distinguished Alumnus Award

Timothy Lupinacci ’88 is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which is the UM National Alumni Association’s highest annual honor. Lupinacci, a resident of Vestavia Hills, is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and has practiced law in Birmingham for nearly three decades. He is the chairman and chief executive officer […]

March 11, 2021 | Press Releases

UM holds on-campus vaccination clinic for employees

The University of Montevallo, in partnership with Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Montevallo Drug, held an on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic for more than 100 UM employees on March 4. The partnership is the latest in the University’s efforts to provide vaccines to educators and support personnel who are eligible to receive the vaccine under the […]

March 10, 2021 | Press Releases

UM’s Dean Craft moving to Oglethorpe, Mellon named interim dean

Dr. Stephen Craft, the dean of the University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business will be moving into the same position at Atlanta’s Oglethorpe University. Dr. Amiee Mellon, associate professor and department chair in the SCOB, will serve as interim dean until a new full-time dean is named. Craft has been at UM for more […]

March 3, 2021 | Press Releases

UM returning to full in-person classes in fall

The University of Montevallo will return to a traditional in-person class model for the fall 2021 semester. UM leaders made the decision utilizing the guidance of state and national medical experts and in consideration of wider distribution of vaccines throughout the United States. They also cited rapidly decreasing COVID-19 infection numbers statewide. With the announcement, […]

February 26, 2021 | Press Releases

UM receives federal grant to support telemental health, distance learning

The University of Montevallo has received a nearly $600,000 United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services grant to support its efforts in delivering telemental health and distance education programs to its neighbors in Bibb, Dallas and Talladega counties. Through the grant, the University will partner with Bibb County Schools, Dallas County Schools and Talladega […]

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 24, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces cyber tuition for graduate programs, discounted summer tuition 

Out-of-state students who enroll in the University of Montevallo’s online graduate programs beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year will pay the same as in-state graduate students, as a result of the University’s new cyber tuition rates. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the cyber tuition rates during its Feb. 12 meeting. As a result of the […]

February 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Environmental Studies Program receives $15k grant

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Studies Program has received a $15,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to support the University’s efforts to deliver free environmental education programs to Title 1 schools in Shelby, Bibb and Chilton counties. The Daniel Foundation supports effective organizations and programs throughout the state that are focused on building […]

February 15, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo naming stage in memory of alumna Rebecca Luker 

The University of Montevallo will be honoring the memory of alumna Rebecca Luker by naming the stage in its new Center for the Arts after her.    A 1984 UM graduate, Luker, who died on Dec. 23, 2020, led a lengthy and distinguished career as a Broadway actress.   A vocal performance major at UM, Luker was previously awarded an honorary doctorate […]