May 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Line Drives and Lipstick

Growing up in Prichard in the 1930s and ’40s, UM alumna Delores Brumfield wasn’t like the other girls. Instead of making paper dolls and hosting tea parties, the tomboy preferred having clay ball fights and pole-vaulting over the neighbor’s bushes. Better known as “Dolly” or “Dee,” the young athlete quickly fell in love with baseball, […]

May 20, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo reveals progress on downtown building

The University of Montevallo’s behavioral and social science program will move to the new University of Montevallo on Main building in time for the fall semester, UM officials announced during a May 16 Business After Hours event. Read the full story at

April 4, 2013 | UM in the News

Chapman named to Board of Trustees at University of Montevallo

Secretary of State Beth Chapman was recently appointed by Gov. Bentley to serve on the University of Montevallo’s Board of Trustees. She will serve in a state at large position for a term set to expire in 2023, according to a statement from the University of Montevallo. Chapman, a UM alumna, was selected as State […]

March 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Profile: seeking championships

Last season, Danny Young did something no men’s college basketball coach has ever done at Auburn or Alabama. Young guided the University of Montevallo Falcons to the national championship game. Read the full story at

March 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Profile: the 15th president

More than two years have passed since Dr. John W. Stewart III took the helm as president of the University of Montevallo, but he’s still brimming with enthusiasm about his role. He’s quick to share stories about students’ successes or a faculty member’s new project. He’s a regular presence on campus – cheering on the […]

March 11, 2013 | UM in the News

The University of Montevallo’s trees have a rich history

Montevallo is proud of its trees. Evidence is the fact that the city was just awarded its 22nd annual Tree City designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Herschel Hale, arborist and chair of the Arbor Board, told us some interesting stories about his favorites. He explained the huge red oaks in front of Main […]

February 19, 2013 | UM in the News

Space archaeologist to speak at University of Montevallo

Dr. Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2013 Hallie Farmer Lecturer. The event will be held in the theater at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. Read […]

January 29, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo on Main project underway

The University of Montevallo on Main project is well under way, according to members of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District during a meeting Jan. 28. The UMOM project involves renovation of the former Alabama Power building into seven classrooms and faculty offices for the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at

January 15, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo fishing team to compete nationally

One of the hottest sporting events in America currently is collegiate bass fishing, with recognized fishing organizations in more than 150 colleges and universities. While man has been catching fish for millennia, competition on the collegiate level is fairly new. The University of Montevallo has fielded a fishing team since 2007, and that team has […]

December 14, 2012 | UM in the News

UM implements cutting-edge safety technology

The University of Montevallo made history Dec. 13 as the first institution of higher education to fully implement “showcase innovation” that improves the safety of the institution,” according to Gov. Robert Bentley. Read the full story at  

December 6, 2012 | UM in the News

UM grad named third black Episcopal priest in diocese history

A University of Montevallo graduate was ordained as only the third black priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Dec. 2. Talladega native Brandt Montgomery graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2007. While attending UM, he was president of freshmen forum and student government president during his senior year, as well as president of […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Chris Sams flies as Peter Pan at Birmingham Children's Theatre

When Chris Sams got the call to return home to play one of his favorite childhood characters, he couldn’t resist it. “I grew up just loving the story of Peter Pan, just like everyone else,” he says. “I read it over and over and saw films like ‘Hook.’ It’s a dream for any little boy […]

November 28, 2012 | UM in the News

Hartselle student goes to Sesame Street

Leah Craft of Hartselle, a senior theatre major at the University of Montevallo, is currently working as an intern in the Jim Henson Creature Shop in New York. Other interns in the studio are students from Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, both high-profile design schools. Read the full story at

November 26, 2012 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo offers Music Connection

The University of Montevallo Community School of Music is offering a program to teach music to young people who may not have the financial resources to pay for private lessons. Read the full story at

November 18, 2012 | UM in the News

Glover wraps up season in National Championship race

University of Montevallo senior Kaley Glover wrapped up her collegiate cross country career by posting the second fastest time in school history in her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship 6K race Nov. 17, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. Read the full story at

November 7, 2012 | UM in the News

UM president lights anagama kiln

University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart became the second president to light the anagama kiln on UM’s campus Nov. 7. Dr. Scott Meyer and his ceramic students will keep vigilant watch over the traditional Japanese kiln, which will heat to at least 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit, over the next 100 hours. The 40-foot kiln […]

October 30, 2012 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo boasts largest freshmen class since 1994

The University of Montevallo’s freshmen class this fall reached its highest number since 1994, while overall enrollment marks seven consecutive years of growth for the institution. “Our enrollment we have increased in terms of first-time freshmen,” Dr. Michelle Johnston, senior vice president for administrative affairs, said today, calling it “the largest freshmen class we’ve had […]