February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Rebecca Turner receives UM Alumni Achievement Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Rebecca Turner ’71 received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Alumni Achievement Award. […]

February 27, 2020 | Press Releases

Dr. Mike Malone receives UM Distinguished Alumnus Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Dr. Michael E. “Mike” Malone ’69 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Malone […]

February 26, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Coronavirus precautions

The University is closely monitoring the global COVID-19 outbreak, and we are taking proactive steps in an effort to keep our campus safe. The University is restricting official University travel to highly impacted areas. The University strongly advises individuals or groups planning travel to take all necessary precautions as directed by the U.S. Department of […]

February 26, 2020 | Press Releases

UM’s College of Education and Human Development honors outstanding alumni

On Feb. 4, the University of Montevallo’s College of Education and Human Development held an awards dinner to recognize the achievements of its outstanding alumni. The college presented awards in several categories to recognize accomplishments by alumni who have shown dedication and exemplary commitment to teaching.  Counseling – Katie Beaugez  Beaugez graduated from UM in 2017, and has […]

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 21, 2020 | Alumni Profile

UM alumna becomes first female African American presiding judge in Alabama 

University of Montevallo alumna Elisabeth French ’93 has become the first female African American presiding judge in the state of Alabama after she was recently selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system. She will replace Judge Joseph Boohaker who is retiring at the end of February.   The presiding judge is selected by the […]

February 21, 2020 | Press Releases

Sen. Doug Jones’ staff member visits with UM students 

Several members of the University of Montevallo Student Government Association received firsthand advice from a member of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ staff during a Feb. 18 visit.  Rebecca Howard, a legislative assistant who handles education and agriculture issues for Jones in Washington, D.C., spoke with the Montevallo SGA members on topics ranging from policy development to navigating […]

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 […]

February 13, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo freezes tuition for second consecutive year

To help maintain its status as one of the best quality-for-cost higher education institutions in the state, the University of Montevallo has frozen tuition for the second straight year. In addition to freezing tuition, the University also took the extra steps of freezing fees and housing rates. The UM Board of Trustees voted to approve […]

February 13, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni profile: Emily Bowen '19

While talking with other members in her cohort in George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, University of Montevallo alumna Emily Bowen discovered her liberal arts background gave her an uncommon advantage. The well-rounded and balanced nature of the education she received at Montevallo provided a perfect foundation for the myriad topics covered […]

February 11, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Amber Hayes

University of Montevallo senior theatre major Amber Hayes has already made great strides toward her dream job of acting in New York City, and she credits UM for helping her get there. Hayes recently returned from a 10-day experience in The Growing Studio’s LINK Program, which took her to New York City to meet and […]

February 10, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo shatters goal in largest campaign in school history

The University of Montevallo raised nearly $36.5 million over the past seven years to benefit scholarships, campus improvements, faculty development and more through the “It’s About Family” campaign. The announcement came during a Feb. 7 ceremony on campus, during which students, alumni, faculty and leaders celebrated nearly doubling the campaign’s original goal. “Today, we are […]

February 10, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Dr. Kristin Henson

Dr. Kristin Henson ’88 has built a successful career in the veterinary and pharmaceutical fields over the past few decades, and she attributes her education at the University of Montevallo for laying the foundation for all of it. Henson is a director at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a […]

January 31, 2020 | Press Releases

UM students learn coastal conservation at Florida Keys

A group of University of Montevallo students received firsthand experience in managing conservation efforts in one of the most environmentally unique parts of the country in December 2019. Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, Dr. Meredith Tetloff, associate professor of social work, and Dr. John W. Stewart III, UM president, led an eight-day trip […]

January 29, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Jay Mobley

As a University of Montevallo new student orientation leader, sophomore Jay Mobley frequently hears the same question from those who are beginning their journey at UM: “How did you know you belonged at Montevallo?” “We get that one a lot,” Mobley said with a laugh. “You hear the phrase ‘You belong at Montevallo” at lot, […]

January 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo M.A.D.E. Receives Donation from Alabama Power Foundation

On Friday, Jan. 24, the University of Montevallo accepted a donation from the Alabama Power Foundation for the Montevallo M.A.D.E. program. The M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) peer mentoring program serves first-year, minority students enrolled at UM. It is designed to assist participants in adjusting to the academic, social, personal and professional challenges experienced […]

January 23, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named among top in state for financial aid

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top universities in the state for financial aid by, earning high marks for student scholarships, grants, student loans and work-study programs. recently released its list of the Best Colleges for Financial Aid in Alabama, and UM ranked in the top five. It ranked […]

January 22, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight - Torian Blackburn

It didn’t take long for University of Montevallo senior Torian Blackburn to know she had found the right collegiate home after she arrived on campus. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I first stepped on the campus and it felt like home,” Blackburn said. “I felt like that was validated when I joined my […]

January 15, 2020 | UM Happenings

Meet the New Junior Alumni Board President 

By Emily Reed   When Kacie Kilpatrick graduated from the University in 2009, she started attending alumni activities immediately.  “I wanted to be involved as an alum, and give back to my University that had already given me so much,” Kilpatrick said. “We [alumni] have a lot of really fun events, such as a College Night […]

January 13, 2020 | UM Happenings

Dr. Sierra Turner focuses on creating more diversity at UM 

By Emily Reed   For Dr. Sierra Turner, creating opportunities for more diversity at the University is a key goal.  “I am responsible for cultivating relationships with minority communities in and around Montevallo in order to increase the diversity of our student population,” Turner, who is the University’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, said. “I am always looking […]