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January 30, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Department of Theatre Wins Four Regional Awards for its Productions and Performances

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre brought home four 2022 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards this month, which honor the best in regional productions, touring shows and more. UM’s wins included Best Play winner “Anon(ymous),” Best Musical winner “A New Brain,” Best New Play or Musical winner “Flatliners the Musical” and Best Supporting Performer in a […]

January 20, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Fishing Team Ranked No. 1 in the Nation in New Season

The University of Montevallo fishing team is ranked No. 1 in the Bass Pro Shops 2022-2023 School of the Year standings released last week. “The fishing team’s extraordinary success at the national level is exemplary of a long-standing standard of excellence on our campus,” said President John W. Stewart III . “Everyone in the Montevallo family […]

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 […]

January 17, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Announces Fall 2022 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 369 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2022 fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students in each UM college were […]

January 17, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Announces Fall 2022 President's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 508 students named to the President’s List for the 2022 fall semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students were named to the […]

January 10, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Alum Becomes First Black Person to Lead Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

University of Montevallo alum Willie Phillips ’00 was named acting chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by President Joe Biden, becoming the first Black person to lead the commission. Phillips was previously nominated by Biden as a commissioner to the FERC in September 2021. He officially joined FERC in December 2021 when he was appointed […]

December 14, 2022 | Press Releases

Montevallo Fishing Team Wins Another Back-to-Back School of the Year Title

All they do is win. For the second year back-to-back, the University of Montevallo fishing team was named the Major League Fishing (MLF) National School of the Year. UM Head Fishing Coach William Crawford said the fishing team, which is part of the UM President’s Outdoor Scholars Program, beat out 176 schools to win the coveted […]

December 14, 2022 | Press Releases

Chris Stewart ’92 Speaks at University of Montevallo Fall Commencement

Chris Stewart, the men’s basketball play-by-play announcer for the Crimson Tide Sports Network for the past two decades, told 114 undergraduate and 55 graduate students who walked across the commencement stage Friday, that the University of Montevallo doesn’t teach a person everything they need to know. But what the institution does teach its students is […]

December 5, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Student Groups Helping Others for the Holidays

At the University of Montevallo, there’s no shortage of holiday good cheer and spreading it to others through the gift of giving. Several student groups gathered items for those in need for the holidays. After being inactive for two years due to COVID-19 precautions, the Social Work Club returned to active status in November and […]

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 […]

December 1, 2022 | Press Releases

UM Senior Elite students recognized at ceremony in Palmer Hall Auditorium

The University of Montevallo held its Senior Elite ceremony recognizing outstanding students Nov. 9 in Palmer Hall Auditorium. Dr. Tammi Dahle, vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs, said the ceremony honors “the best and brightest of Montevallo students.” Prior to the Senior Elite presentation, the Elite Night dedication was announced by senior class president […]

November 17, 2022 | Press Releases

UM's Jason Perry Selected for Alabama Leadership Initiative

University of Montevallo Director of Student Diversity Recruitment and Retention Jason Perry ’18 M.Ed. ’20 was recently selected to participate in the 2022-2023 class of the Alabama Leadership Initiative sponsored by Leadership Alabama. The Alabama Leadership Initiative is a six-month program that aims to expose young leaders to decision-makers in Alabama. Those selected for the […]