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January 19, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Tim Alexander

Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Montevallo, but I now reside in Helena. What is your title with the University of Montevallo? I am blessed to be the chief of police and director of public safety. What degrees do you hold and from what schools? I […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo Alumni Lead Top State Law Schools

Two of the top law schools in Alabama have Montevallo alumni at their helm. Dr. Mark Brandon ’75 is dean of the University of Alabama School of Law. And since July 1, Blake Hudson ’02 is dean of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Blake Hudson Hudson came to Cumberland this summer in […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons In Law: Alumni Lawyers Soar Far in the Field of Law

Montevallo doesn’t have a law school, but many graduates hold juris doctorates. These Falcons who have made their mark in the legal field share their Montevallo experience. Ben Mark Baxley ’87 Wetumpka, Alabama, assistant attorney general chief of the Opinions Division Office of the Attorney General for the State of Alabama “I entered the University of Montevallo […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Latofia Parker

Raised by a grandmother with alcohol addiction in a dysfunctional home in a trailer park in the small, rural Pike County town of Brundidge, Alabama, Grainger Community Counseling and Wellness Clinic Director Dr. Latofia Parker knew from an early age that academic success was the way to rise above her circumstances. “My mom was 16 when […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Spotlight: Jordan Dacus

Montevallo junior Jordan Dacus is making an impact on the lives of her classmates through her work in the Student Government Association. She hopes to take that servant’s heart into her career. In addition to her studies, she’s focusing on her work serving her fellow students as a member of the executive committee of the […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Life is Better Together on the Bricks

UM hosted multiple events for incoming freshmen, returning students, high school students, faculty and staff during fall semester, ranging from Move-In Day and food trucks to goat yoga and business networking during the Fall 2022 semester. These events demonstrate just how much Life is Better Together on the Bricks. See pages 14 and 15 of […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Awards Dinner Recognizes Outstanding Faculty, Staff and Alumni

The UM National Alumni Association held its annual awards reception and dinner on Oct. 13 to honor the outstanding service of a staff member, faculty member and alum, closing the celebration of the University’s 126th Founders’ Day. “This evening we come together as alumni and the University community to honor character and commitment,” said Stephanie […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

New Sports on the Horizon

UM Hires Head Coach for New Collegiate Cycling Team Jennifer Nichols has been hired as the first head coach of the University’s new collegiate cycling team created in the fall of 2021. Nichols previously served as the team director and coach of the Helena High School Mountain Bike Team from September 2019 to July 2022. […]

December 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Kacie Slaughter Kilpatrick '09

Your home: Calera Your hometown: Guntersville, Alabama What is your profession? Director of recruitment at UM What made you choose this profession? After I graduated from Montevallo, I worked in sales/advertising for a few years, but I didn’t enjoy it. I had previously worked as a student worker and orientation leader during my time at UM, so […]

September 7, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo M.A.D.E. Program Receives $25,000 Donation from Holle Family Foundation

The Holle Family Foundation donated $25,000 to the University of Montevallo’s M.A.D.E. (Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence) program in early September. The Holle Family Foundation was established in 2014 to continue the philanthropic commitments of Everett Holle and his family by promoting individuals and institutions throughout Central Alabama that nurture individual accomplishment and worth by […]

August 3, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

UM’s Model United Nations Team Returned to In-Person Competition and Picked Up Multiple Awards

After competing online in 2020 due to the pandemic, the University of Montevallo’s Model United Nations team triumphantly returned to in-person competition and won a conference-wide Outstanding Position Paper and a Best Delegate award for the INTERPOL committee at the 2021 Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta at the end of November. Dr. […]

July 15, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Montevallo Students Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Montevallo Political Science Professor Dr. Scott Turner took 20 UM students to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee   in March as part of his National Parks and Public Lands class. The class is an elective that’s a mix between political science, environmental studies and an honors course. It’s taught every other year and involves […]

June 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons on Fire: Trailblazing Alumni Who Are Making a Big Impact

For a small university tucked away in a tiny town, Montevallo produces many purple and gold-clad giants. In this issue of Montevallo Today, we pay tribute to Falcons from the past quarter century who have been trailblazers in their respective fields. Nichole M. Harris ’13  Hueytown, Alabama, native Nichole M. Harris graduated from UM in […]

June 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Willie Phillips '00

Your home: Washington, D.C. Your hometown: Fairhope, Alabama Tell us about your family. I’ve been married to my wife, Gabrielle, for 14 years. We have two small children — Peyton and Tripp. What is your profession? Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). I am also an attorney. What made you choose this profession? After […]

January 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Vallo Voice 2022

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for students. Issues for 2022 are available below. (View 2021 issues.) December 5, 2022November 28, 2022November 14, 2022November 7, 2022October 31, 2022October 24, 2022October 17, 2022October 10, 2022October 3, 2022September 26, 2022September 19, 2022September 12, 2022September 6, 2022August 29, 2022August 22, 2022August 15, 2022August 8, 2022August 1, 2022July […]

January 1, 2022 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty/Staff Vallo Voice 2022

Vallo Voice is the University’s weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. Issues for 2022 are available below. (View 2021 issues.) December 5, 2022November 28, 2022November 14, 2022November 7, 2022October 31, 2022October 24, 2022October 17, 2022October 10, 2022October 3, 2022September 26, 2022September 19, 2022September 12, 2022September 6, 2022August 29, 2022August 22, 2022August 15, 2022August 8, 2022August […]

December 2, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Mary Haynes Furman '18

Your home: Montgomery  Your hometown: Mandeville, Louisiana  Tell us about your family: I am the oldest of eight children. Both of my parents were raised in Tennessee before meeting at The University of Alabama. I was born in New Orleans, and after a few years in Tennessee we moved back to Mandeville where I was raised.  What is […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Inducts 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Department of Athletics hosted the 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 12 in Trustmark Arena in the McChesney Student Activity Center honoring former Falcons who made a lasting impact, whether from athletic accomplishment or meritorious service. The 11-member Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame committee was tasked with selecting some of the best individuals […]