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February 28, 2022 | Press Releases

Greer receives UMNAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association (UMNAA) awarded Rusty Greer with the Distinguished Alumni Award, its highest annual honor, on Saturday at its homecoming awards luncheon at Anna Irvin Dining Hall. The awards ceremony took place during the 2022 Homecoming celebration, themed “Back on the Bricks: Where We Belong.”  Greer, a major league baseball hall […]

February 28, 2022 | Press Releases

Weatherspoon awarded 2022 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the profound and historic work of freelance photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon could fill a library. Weatherspoon, a 2006 University of Montevallo graduate and McNair Scholar, was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award by the UM National Alumni Association (UMNAA) at […]

February 28, 2022 | Press Releases

Price awarded 2022 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award

The University of Montevallo National Alumni Association (UMNAA) awarded the 2022 Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award to 2009 UM graduate Marvin J. Price at its homecoming awards luncheon Saturday. The award is given annually to an alum age 35 or younger whose career and community contributions have reflected positively at the local, state or […]

February 25, 2022 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo continues tuition freeze

Tuition rates remain unchanged for fifth year in a row The University of Montevallo Board of Trustees voted at its Feb. 18 meeting to once again keep UM’s tuition rate the same as it’s been for the past four years, undeniably helping UM maintain its designation as one of the highest quality affordable institutions in […]

February 22, 2022 | Press Releases

Student Spotlight: Sydney Hollars

University of Montevallo Speech-Language Pathology Master’s Student Sydney Hollars was selected as the University’s first SLP Scholarship Program recipient from Sidekick Therapy Partners. Sidekick is a Tennessee-based pediatric private practice with over 125 speech-language pathologists, or SLPs, whose mission is to employ teamwork and therapeutic excellence to empower their clients to live full and purposeful […]

February 11, 2022 | Press Releases

Trustmark Bank provides annual donation to support UM scholarships

Trustmark Bank recently presented the University of Montevallo with another donation to support the Trustmark Bank Scholarship, which assists at-risk or economically disadvantaged students. Trustmark Bank has been supporting UM’s scholarship program for more than 30 years. The donation was presented by Trustmark Bank Assistant Vice President Kyle Hood, along with Branch Manager Michelle Lowery […]

February 8, 2022 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight - Ellie Tarpley

Ellie Tarpley is grateful for second chances. In 2007 she came to the University of Montevallo as a mass communication major with aspirations of becoming a writer. She graduated in 2011, but shortly afterward went through a divorce, became a single mom and struggled to find a job in her field. “Things didn’t turn out […]

January 31, 2022 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Reaffirmed for SACSCOC Accreditation

UM Reaches Nearly a Century of Being Accredited For the ninth consecutive time since 1925, the University of Montevallo was reaffirmed for its Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation.    “As president of our institution, it is extremely gratifying to know that our colleagues around the Southeast recognize our faculty and […]

January 25, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Online Graduate Education Programs Rank as Amongst the Best in Nation and State

The University of Montevallo’s online master’s in education programs have once again earned the distinction of being amongst the nation’s best online graduate education programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Online Graduate Programs Rankings. The online master’s degree programs in UM’s College of Education and Human Development ranked high nationally and […]

January 19, 2022 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2021 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 503 students named to the President’s List for the 2021 fall 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. FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY STATE Sarah […]

January 19, 2022 | Press Releases

UM announces fall 2021 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 330 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 fall 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 […]

January 1, 2022 | Vallo Voice - Faculty/Staff Edition

Vallo Voice Faculty/Staff Edition

Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at www.montevallo.edu/about-um/marcomm/vallo-voice/. Issues for 2022 are available below. May 23, 2022May 16, 2022May 9, 2022May 2, 2022April 25, 2022April 18, 2022April 11, 2022April 4, 2022March 21, 2022March 14, 2022March 7, […]

January 1, 2022 | Vallo Voice - Student Edition

Vallo Voice Student Edition

Vallo Voice is published every week on Mondays, followed by an update on Thursdays. Share news, announcements and upcoming events with campus by submitting requests at www.montevallo.edu/about-um/marcomm/vallo-voice/. Issues for 2022 are available below. May 23, 2022May 16, 2022May 9, 2022May 2, 2022April 25, 2022April 18, 2022April 11, 2022April 4, 2022March 21, 2022March 14, 2022March 7, […]

December 14, 2021 | Press Releases

UM celebrates Class of 2021 graduates at Fall Commencement

The University of Montevallo celebrated the achievements of 175 graduates as they received their degrees during the University’s Fall Commencement on Dec. 10 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. During the evening ceremony, Dr. John W. Stewart III conferred 130 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 45 candidates for graduate degrees. Willie L. Phillips ’00, a […]

December 7, 2021 | Press Releases

James and Jennifer Newman establish Endowed Accounting Scholarship

The University of Montevallo is proud to announce the establishment of the James and Jennifer Newman Endowed Accounting Scholarship in the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, made possible by a generous donation from the Newman family. The scholarship will be provided to a student pursuing a degree in accounting, with preference to a student […]

December 7, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight - Dorian Bayles

Dorian Bayles, a senior majoring in psychology, recalls that she felt an immediate connection to the University of Montevallo as soon as she stepped onto the bricks during her campus tour. She said that connection has strengthened over time, allowing her to enjoy the sense of community and support at UM. Bayles is active in […]

December 6, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo programs partner to help Shelby Emergency Assistance

Two student programs at the University of Montevallo recently joined together to serve Shelby Emergency Assistance (SEA), a local agency that assists those in crisis situations throughout Shelby County. Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) and the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program partnered to host a food and toiletry drive benefitting SEA. Jason Perry, student diversity recruitment and retention coordinator at […]

December 2, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Mary Haynes Furman '18

Your home: Montgomery  Your hometown: Mandeville, Louisiana  Tell us about your family: I am the oldest of eight children. Both of my parents were raised in Tennessee before meeting at The University of Alabama. I was born in New Orleans, and after a few years in Tennessee we moved back to Mandeville where I was raised.  What is […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Inducts 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Department of Athletics hosted the 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 12 in Trustmark Arena in the McChesney Student Activity Center honoring former Falcons who made a lasting impact, whether from athletic accomplishment or meritorious service. The 11-member Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame committee was tasked with selecting some of the best individuals […]