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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 | Press Releases

High school and transfer students invited to UM’s in-person Preview Days

The University of Montevallo invites prospective students to attend Summer Preview Days on June 18 and July 30, to discover why they belong at Montevallo. Activities for the day begin at the McChesney Student Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and conclude in the early afternoon. The Preview Days will give high school and transfer students […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Celebrates Alumni Achievement

During this year’s Homecoming celebration in mid-March, themed We’re All in This Together, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM National Alumni Association recognized three alumni for their success and contributions to the community. The honorees received their awards during the virtual UMNAA Awards Presentation on Friday, March 12, and were honored during […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Collide of the Sides: Golds, Purples present joint College Night show

By Harrison Neville ’22 For this year’s College Night production, “Collide of the Sides; Royal and Loyal,” the Purple and Gold sides united to create a story that visited potential scripts of the past and told the story of a student who wants to join a side but is currently undecided. The two sides rehearsed […]

June 9, 2021 | Alumni Profile

Performing through the pandemic

The performing arts industry was one of the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for in-person performances ground to a halt beginning in March 2020. However, many of UM’s theatre alumni have shown incredible resilience as they have found success and adapted to a new normal.   Rebecca Aparicio ’07 Major: Musical theatre […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Center of attention: University opens state-of-the-art Center for the Arts

The University’s new Center for the Arts opened in August 2020 and began hosting classes and events with the start of the fall 2020 semester. The 36,750-square-foot building is located at the intersection of Oak Street and North Boundary Street and is unique among collegiate facilities in the state of Alabama. It brings together academic […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Educators use newfound creativity to continue teaching during COVID-19

Ted Seabury ’80 has been working in the education field for decades. But he, like nearly every other teacher in the country, had never experienced a disruption on the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020. Seabury, who is the director of bands at Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, went from having […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Athletic department overcomes year like no other

By Emily Reed During an indoor track and field event in March 2020, everything changed for the Athletics Department at the University of Montevallo. “We were hosting the event at the Birmingham Crossplex when we got the call that the event was canceled due to everything shutting down with the pandemic,” said Athletics Director Mark […]

June 9, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

On- and off-campus telehealth programs serve UM, greater community

UM’s Student Health Services and Counseling Services adapted to continue delivering assistance to students and employees despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, and the University’s counseling master’s degree program is looking to expand its counseling services to rural areas in central Alabama. Over the past year, Student Health Services and Counseling Services pivoted to a […]

June 9, 2021 | Faculty Spotlight

Samuels leads University’s diversity, inclusion efforts

By Emily Reed After being named UM’s chief diversity and inclusion officer in 2020, Dr. Gregory Samuels has spent much of his time working to promote an all-inclusive campus environment. “My goals center around having a campus that strengthens, advances and sustains increased diversity, equity and inclusion and actively promotes social justice,” Samuels said. Samuels […]

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 […]

June 7, 2021 | Press Releases

UM working group studying campus building naming criteria

Following consultation with Board of Trustees leadership, University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III has appointed 13 Montevallo leaders to a trustee-led working group to review the naming criteria for buildings on the UM campus. Upon completion of their work, the group will make recommendations to the University’s Board of Trustees. The working […]

June 3, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces spring 2021 President’s List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 461 students named to the President’s List for the 2021 spring 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.   Sarah Abualhaija Helena AL Daniela Altamirano […]

June 3, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces spring 2021 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 299 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring 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 […]

May 28, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo fishing team wins School of the Year

The University of Montevallo’s bass fishing team topped more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season to earn the distinction of the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year presented by Abu Garcia. Throughout the year, the UM fishing team competed in many tournaments against some of the largest universities […]

May 27, 2021 | Press Releases

UM offering in-person summer day camps

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education Program is offering in-person day camps for school-aged children throughout the summer, giving students plenty of opportunities to learn more about the world around them. The Ebenezer’s Explorers Day Camps will allow students to explore the natural world with STEM activities, games and crafts. The middle school and high […]

May 13, 2021 | Press Releases

UM celebrates Commencement for classes of 2020 and 2021

The University of Montevallo celebrated the achievements of hundreds of graduates spanning more than a year during a pair of Commencement ceremonies in picturesque weather on Flowerhill Lawn May 8. The ceremonies featured more than 500 graduates from the spring 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. During the morning ceremony, UM President Dr. John […]

May 10, 2021 | Press Releases

UM opening doors to students affected by Judson College closure

The University of Montevallo is working to help students affected by the recently announced closure of Judson College, and is offering them an opportunity to seamlessly transition to UM to complete their education. Multiple academic scholarship opportunities are available to eligible students who transfer to Montevallo. UM admissions counselors are standing by to ensure a […]

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 […]