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February 20, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Paul D. Mahaffey

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Paul D. Mahaffey, Chair of the Department of English and World Languages Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Thorsby, Alabama and currently reside in Calera, Alabama If you hold any degrees, what are they […]

February 7, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Tiffany R. Bunt

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo?  Tiffany R. Bunt, director of alumni affairs.  Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in?  I was born in Dallas, Texas, but moved to the Birmingham area as a child. I currently live in Montevallo.  If you hold any […]

January 30, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Anna Brasfield and Abi Dewilde

Anna Brasfield started the school year off flying solo as Gold Side leader. Luckily, the person who was ready to step up to the plate and stand by her side happened to be her best friend, Abi Dewilde. Now, Gold Side is looking to make a strong comeback, and the duo is pumped to lead […]

January 24, 2024 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Josh Giles and Abby Sledd

Coming off last year’s win, this year’s Purple Side leaders, Josh Giles and Abby Sledd, are eager to secure another Purple Victory. Their journey as leaders has been a major learning experience so far, and in times of stress the duo has received lots of encouragement from each other and Purple Side, where they’ve both […]

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 | 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 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 […]

November 27, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Jennifer Alexiou-Ray

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Jennifer A. Alexiou-Ray, Ph.D., director of graduate studies, program coordinator of Instructional Technology & Educational Master’s Programs and professor of instructional technology & leadership. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I grew up in Helena and attended […]

November 13, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Dr. Susan Caplow

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor and program coordinator of environmental studies. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I’m originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I currently reside in Montevallo – I love to walk or bike to work! […]

October 30, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Sue Garrett

Sue Garrett never planned to become an online sensation. When the Harpersville native began posting pictures of her meals on her personal Facebook account, she didn’t imagine that her passion for cooking would rapidly evolve into a culinary adventure that she’d share with hundreds of thousands of people via social media. Garrett, known to internet […]

October 17, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Easton Fothergill

Just over a month after undergoing emergency surgery to remove an infected abscess on his brain, University of Montevallo senior Easton Fothergill won the 2023 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket presented by Lew’s by catching 11 pounds, 13 ounces on the final day at Milford Lake. The Grand Rapids, Minnesota, native earned a spot in the 2024 Academy Sports + […]

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 […]

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 […]