May 10, 2022 | Press Releases

Fallin Encourages Spring Graduates to Strive for Better Than Your Best

        See the full Spring Commencement photo gallery. 2022 Spring Commencement Program 2022 Spring Commencement Photos Just before 350 University of Montevallo class of 2022 graduates walked across the stage during Saturday’s commencement ceremony on Flowerhill lawn, History Professor Emeritus Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. left graduates with three points to govern the […]

May 9, 2022 | Press Releases

Trip to Gulf Coast Educated and Inspired UM Environmental Studies Students

In April, nearly 30 students from the University of Montevallo traveled to the Alabama Coast for a two-day trip focused on coastal ecosystems and sustainability through hands-on learning. The students were split into two groups of 14. One group was a part of the Environmental Studies Program with Dr. Susan Caplow, an associate professor of […]

May 6, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Honors Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. by Naming Building After Him

The University of Montevallo held a building dedication ceremony May 4 officially renaming the University of Montevallo on Main to Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Hall. Fallin M.A. ’89 served as director of minority affairs at the University from 1988 to 1999 and was a history professor at Montevallo for 28 years, retiring in 2020. In […]

May 5, 2022 | Press Releases

Student Spotlight: Hope Hodges

A triplet born with arthrogryposis – a condition where the muscles in her legs never formed – University of Montevallo graduating senior Hope Hodges said she’s never let her disability, or anything else, hold her back from living life to its fullest. The 22-year-old Helena native who is known around campus for her red Volkswagen […]

April 19, 2022 | Press Releases

UM to Continue Waiving Test Score Requirement Through Fall 2024

The University of Montevallo will continue to waive the ACT/SAT test score requirement for admission through the fall 2024 semester, while also continuing to offer scholarships to students based on their high school GPA. UM originally made the decision in September 2020 to waive the test score requirements for admission due to the cancellation and […]

April 18, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Partnering with Follett Higher Education to Launch New Bookstore

The University of Montevallo bookstore on Main Street will have a new name and customer experience May 31, thanks to a new partnership with Follett Higher Education. The new name for the campus bookstore, Freddie’s Books and More, is based on the University’s mascot Freddie the Falcon. With nearly 150 years of experience in higher […]

April 15, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Cortez Bennett

Banking Commercial Credit Portfolio Manager Cortez Bennett remembers his days on the bricks with much fondness.  Born into a military family, Bennett spent his years growing up all over. But when he arrived at the University of Montevallo, he found a place to call home.  “I love Montevallo,” he said. “My time there was filled […]

April 13, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Celebrating Earth Day With Variety of Events April 18-23

The University of Montevallo is celebrating Earth Day 2022 with a wide variety of events both before and after the April 21 Earth Fest – UM’s celebration of earthen festivities. “We’ve invited dozens of organizations who will bring information about what they do, like the local river keepers and Oak Mountain State Park,” said Dr. […]

April 8, 2022 | Press Releases

UM’s Carmichael Library One of 33 Academic Libraries Nationwide Awarded Humanities Grant

The University of Montevallo’s Carmichael Library was selected as one of 200 libraries nationwide, and one of only 33 academic libraries, to receive a American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grant, awarded to libraries recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. “We are honored to be selected for this national grant and are excited about the […]

March 23, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Family and Consumer Sciences Adds Hospitality and Tourism as New Concentration

The University of Montevallo Family and Consumer Sciences Department will offer a new hospitality and tourism concentration beginning this fall. Dr. Donna Bell, associate professor of family consumer sciences, said the hospitality and tourism concentration will be an optional group of classes offered to students majoring in family and consumer sciences. “We’re creating this because […]

March 9, 2022 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Mourns Loss of Trustee David W. Wheeler

The University of Montevallo family is sad to announce the death of David W. Wheeler, a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008 and a UM alum ’72. In his term as a trustee, he served as vice chair of the board and chair of the personnel and trustee committees. After graduating from Montevallo […]

March 9, 2022 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Clark Maxwell

Fleetio Public Relations and Communications Manager Clark Maxwell remembers his days on the brick streets of the University of Montevallo as nothing short of magical. “I’ve come across alumni all over the country and I have yet to meet one that didn’t smile when they talked about their time in college,” Maxwell said. “Montevallo is […]

March 8, 2022 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Again Designated a Military Friendly School

The University of Montevallo was designated as a Military Friendly School for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 cycles – a designation the university has received multiple times in the past. “The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is thrilled to be awarded this honor,” said Traci Crenshaw, director of the Office of Veteran & Military Affairs. […]

March 1, 2022 | Press Releases

Anon(ymous) production opens March 3 at Center for the Arts

The University of Montevallo College of Fine Arts and Department of Theatre is proud to present Naomi Iizuka’s “ANON(YMOUS),” opening Thursday, March 3 at UM’s new Center for the Arts. The production is directed by Dr. Bart Pitchford, who also designed sound. Elements and performances are by UM students. Based on “The Odyssey” by Homer, […]

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 […]