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October 3, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Milad Jasemi

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? I’m Milad Jasemi, an Assistant Professor of Data Analytics at the Michael E. Stephens College of Business. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m originally from Iran and currently living in Alabaster. However, before coming to Alabama, […]

October 2, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Carolyn Carter

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Carolyn Carter, Special Assistant for Executive and Administrative Affairs Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Cleveland Heights, Ohio and currently reside in Montevallo, Alabama If you hold any degrees, what are they in and […]

October 2, 2023 | Press Releases

Dr. Jeanine Cannon Bozeman Chair of Social Work Established at UM

The University of Montevallo recently established the Dr. Jeanine Cannon Bozeman Chair of Social Work in memory of Mr. Henry Oliver Cannon, Mrs. Ruby Rowell Cannon, Dr. Thomas Welby Bozeman and Dr. Jeanine Cannon Bozeman. This is the University’s first social work chair. Bozeman, born and raised in Dozier, Alabama, earned her bachelor’s degree in […]

September 27, 2023 | Press Releases

Featured Falcons: Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez was acquainted with the University’s brick paths and historic halls long before becoming a student. Raised in the city of Montevallo and graduating from Montevallo High School, he spent plenty of time on campus due to the relationship between the University and Shelby County Schools. “I took my AP exam here,” Martinez said. […]

September 25, 2023 | Press Releases

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón to Deliver Dancy Lecture Oct. 4

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will deliver the 2023 Dancy Lecture at the University of Montevallo’s Center for the Arts on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., followed by a Q&A session and book signing. The 24th poet laureate of the United States and the first Latina poet laureate, Limón’s term was recently renewed by the […]

September 18, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Continues Climb in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges Rankings

The University of Montevallo is now ranked No. 4 among Best Values Schools in the Regional South according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges rankings. This marks the highest-ever ranking for UM among several categories as the school earned high marks for the 15th consecutive year. “We are proud of our record […]

September 12, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Moves AMSTI and Regional Inservice Education Center Closer to Campus

The University of Montevallo recently leased 54,000 square feet of industrial flex space near Interstate 65 in Calera, Alabama for use of the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) and announced the AMSTI and Regional Inservice Education Center personnel will now be housed on campus at Wills Hall. Shannon Waltchack Broker George Elliott represented […]

August 31, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Josh Miller

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Josh Miller – Director of Counseling Services Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? From Decatur, Alabama, now live in Pelham, Alabama. If you hold any degrees, what are they in and from what schools? BS Behavioral Sciences […]

August 24, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Tiffany R. Wang

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Tiffany R. Wang, professor of communication studies and basic course coordinator. Director of Progression to Profession QEP. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I was born in Vancouver, Canada, raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area and […]

August 18, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Earns Top Ten Distinction As Military Spouse Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has ranked 10th in the Top Ten Small Public Schools category for the Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation, which rates higher education institutions based on their ability to provide quality post-secondary education experiences for spouses of service members. Earlier this year, UM earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly Schools Award and Designation Status, […]

August 18, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Earns Top Ten Distinction As Military Spouse Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has ranked 10th in the Top Ten Small Public Schools category for the Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation, which rates higher education institutions based on their ability to provide quality post-secondary education experiences for spouses of service members. Earlier this year, UM earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly Schools Award and Designation Status, […]

August 11, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Tomeiko Scott

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? My name is Tomeiko Scott and I am the director of disability support services and the 504/ADA compliance officer. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Fairfield, Alabama. I live in Calera, Alabama. If you […]

August 7, 2023 | Student Spotlight

Featured Falcons: London Breedlove

More than ever before, college students are becoming increasingly involved in politics on a local and national level. For London Breedlove, a political science major going into her junior year at the University of Montevallo, an interest in politics soon led her to the path of law. “My dad is a super political person, and […]

July 20, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Invites Prospective Students for Summer Preview Day July 28

The University of Montevallo is inviting all prospective high school and transfer students to find out what #YouBelongAtMontevallo really means by attending its annual Summer Preview Day on Friday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The in-person open house provides welcoming information sessions that invite high school and college students to experience what […]

July 6, 2023 | Press Releases

Dr. Amiee Mellon Named Dean of Stephens College of Business

Dr. Amiee Mellon, associate professor of marketing at the University of Montevallo, has been promoted to Dean of the Michael E. Stephens College of Business. Mellon has served as interim dean of the college since July 2021 and has developed and co-developed multiple new concentrations and minors. She is heavily involved in the community and has worked to foster […]

July 6, 2023 | Press Releases

Anita McDaniel Brueck appointed to UM Board of Trustees

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Anita McDaniel Brueck to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees. She began her 12-year term in May 2023. Brueck, who graduated from UM with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1977, worked in the property insurance claims business for 41 years up until her retirement in 2018. […]

July 6, 2023 | Press Releases

Hon. Matt Fridy appointed to UM Board of Trustees

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Judge Matt Fridy to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees. He began his 12-year term in May 2023. Fridy graduated from UM with honors, earning a degree in history in 1998. After earning a degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, he served a one-year federal clerkship […]

June 30, 2023 | Press Releases

Michael and Donna Grainger Establish Master’s in Counseling Scholarship

The University of Montevallo is proud to announce the establishment of the John and Agnes Grainger Endowed Honors Scholarship for Master’s in Counseling, made possible by a generous donation from alums Michael and Donna Grainger. The scholarship is named in honor of Michael’s parents. This superior academic award will be granted annually to a student […]

June 20, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Professors Lead Conservation Biology Class on Trip to Belize

Adventures and discoveries were plentiful for University of Montevallo professors Dr. Susan Caplow and Dr. Jill Wicknick and a group of 16 students that they took on a trip to Belize in April. The class spent nine days exploring the country’s ecological offerings and learning about conservation efforts through a study abroad field program hosted […]

June 12, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named College of Distinction for 12th Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo has been named to the 2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction list, marking the 12th year in a row that the school has achieved the honor. UM has also been recognized as a 2023-2024 Public College of Distinction. Alongside the institution-wide Colleges of Distinction award, UM received special accolades specifically for the Stephens […]