March 16, 2016

UM Alumni, President Named to Birmingham's Top 205 By B-Metro Magazine

Montevallo, Ala. – Four UM alumni and University of Montevallo President, Dr. John W. Stewart III have been named to the 2016 BHMBIZ 205, presented by B-metro Magazine. The new weekly newsletter highlights influential executives in the Birmingham business community.

“In the Birmingham 205, we put together a roster of top Birmingham business people across a range of industries,” the publication states. “It is a microcosm of business in this town, influential men and women who are leading great companies, who are at the top of their professional game, who are leading a charge to innovation.”

The BHMBIZ 205 included Montevallo alumni:


-Bill Dobbins ’94- Founder & Principal, Dobbins Group

-Tim Lupinacci ’88- Shareholder, Baker Donelson

-Jonathan Nelson ’93- General Manager, Birmingham Barons

-John Paul Strong ’02- Owner, Strong Automotive Merchandising

Dr. Stewart was also recognized as an industry leader in the publication’s health and education category. The publication highlighted Dr. Stewart’s endeavor to raise awareness of the school’s profile, citing a 22 percent increase in freshman enrollment in each of the last five years and a 105 percent increase in application for admission. The University’s rise to number one public master’s-level institution in Alabama in U.S. News and World Report rankings were also noted.

For more information on the BHMBIZ 205 please visit the BHMBIZ website.

About The University of Montevallo

 The University of Montevallo seeks to be unique in higher education in Alabama, by providing students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality. Settled within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and offering a tradition of innovative cultural expression, we seek to provide professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences that are designed for intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.