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December 14, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Kaley Martin and DeAndra Hodge

Whether it’s in the classroom or on stage at College Night, students at the University of Montevallo have a chance to collaborate creatively in many ways — but that doesn’t stop after graduation. Two UM alumni, Kaley Martin and DeAndra Hodge, have teamed up to produce the creative assets for an interactive story-style game to […]

December 11, 2023 | Press Releases

UM's Fall Commencement Ceremony Honors Class of 2023

The University of Montevallo celebrated the academic achievements of 156 graduates as they received their degrees during the Fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 8 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. “You graduate today from a very special university — one that has placed an indelible mark on you during your years here as a student […]

December 11, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Ji Ji Davis

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Ji Ji Davis, associate professor of elementary education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Technology and program coordinator for elementary, elementary/collaborative and deaf and hard of hearing education in the College of Education and Human Development. Where are you from and […]

December 8, 2023 | Press Releases

Dr. Donna Ploessl Named Dean of College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Donna Ploessl, associate professor of special education at the University of Montevallo, has been promoted to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). She has served as the interim dean of the college since June 2022 and has demonstrated a strong commitment to preparing highly skilled and knowledgeable students for careers […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Graduate Opportunities Continue to Grow for UM Alumni

The University offers graduate programs and certificates for anyone seeking to further their education, whether they just completed an undergraduate degree on the bricks or are coming back to school after years of career work. You still belong at Montevallo. UM offers graduate programs in business, counseling, education, English, exercise science, instructional technology and speech […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Award Winners Recognized on Founders' Day

The UM National Alumni Association held its annual awards reception and dinner on Oct. 12 to honor the outstanding service of a staff member, faculty member and alum, closing the celebration of the University’s founding. Outstanding Staff Service Award Kira Thomas ’12, director of University Marketing & Communications, received the Outstanding Staff Service Award, which recognizes a […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Founders' Day Recognizes 127 Years of Forward Momentum

The University community convened on Oct. 12 to celebrate the institution’s 127-year history on Founders’ Day. This year’s theme was “Momentum,” which rang true as the day’s events recognized various forward strides that the University is taking. The festivities began with the morning convocation, where the senior class donned their graduation robes for the first time […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Donor Profile: Bob Baker

As a transfer student from Walker College in Jasper, Bob Baker ’78 came to UM for the quality accounting program and a chance to play on the men’s basketball team. He didn’t know he would be leaving with an affordable education that would help him thrive in the business field and friendships that would last […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Profile: Dr. Ashley Wurzbacher

Before Dr. Ashley Wurzbacher was a writer, she was a reader. While delving into the worlds of Latin American magical realism, literary fiction centered on complicated women and short story collections, the Titusville, Pennsylvania, native discovered an eagerness to tell her own stories. Wurzbacher, associate professor of English, published her debut novel in August. “How […]

December 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Kevin Harvey

Before being recruited to play lacrosse here, senior Kevin Harvey had never heard of the University of Montevallo. After his first visit to UM, an 11-hour drive away from his hometown of Parkland, Florida, he immediately knew that he belonged on the bricks. “I absolutely fell in love with the size,” he said. “I’ve always […]