February 25, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Jonathan Everheart

University of Montevallo senior musical theatre major Jonathan Everheart doesn’t shy away from tackling a challenge, even if it’s something no other student at the University has faced before. As a 2021 Gold Side leader along with Abby Jo Askins, Everheart was tasked with continuing the College Night tradition during the most unusual of times […]

February 24, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces cyber tuition for graduate programs, discounted summer tuition 

Out-of-state students who enroll in the University of Montevallo’s online graduate programs beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year will pay the same as in-state graduate students, as a result of the University’s new cyber tuition rates. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the cyber tuition rates during its Feb. 12 meeting. As a result of the […]

February 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Environmental Studies Program receives $15k grant

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Studies Program has received a $15,000 grant from the Daniel Foundation of Alabama to support the University’s efforts to deliver free environmental education programs to Title 1 schools in Shelby, Bibb and Chilton counties. The Daniel Foundation supports effective organizations and programs throughout the state that are focused on building […]

February 15, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo naming stage in memory of alumna Rebecca Luker 

The University of Montevallo will be honoring the memory of alumna Rebecca Luker by naming the stage in its new Center for the Arts after her.    A 1984 UM graduate, Luker, who died on Dec. 23, 2020, led a lengthy and distinguished career as a Broadway actress.   A vocal performance major at UM, Luker was previously awarded an honorary doctorate […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Marisa Snodgrass

University of Montevallo sophomore business management major Marisa Snodgrass has had a sizable impact on campus and throughout the region during her time as a UM student. As a member of the UM women’s basketball team, Snodgrass has been a regular fixture among the Gulf South Conference’s list of awards. During her first season as […]

February 11, 2021 | Press Releases

UM named one of top nutrition degree programs in the nation

The University of Montevallo has one of the top nutrition degree programs in the nation, according to a ranking recently published by The website recently released its 2021 list of The Top 50 Nutrition Degree Programs in the nation, and UM’s Exercise and Nutrition Science Program ranked as the top in the South and […]

January 26, 2021 | Press Releases

UM ranks among top online education master’s programs

The University of Montevallo offers one of the top online education master’s degree programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.   The publication recently released its 2021 list of the Best Online Programs, and UM’s College of Education & Human Development ranked among the top in Alabama and in the top 70 in […]

January 15, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces President’s List for fall 2020

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 516 students named to the President’s List for the 2020 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. Andrew Abbott Pelham AL Sarah Abualhaija Helena […]

January 15, 2021 | Press Releases

UM announces Dean’s List for fall 2020

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 316 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 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. Alyah Abrams Pleasant Grove AL Luis Alcantara Helena AL Zoey […]

January 14, 2021 | Press Releases

Student spotlight – Molly Hansen

When sophomore accounting major Molly Hansen arrived on the UM campus for a tour as a high school senior, she immediately knew Montevallo was what she was looking for. “I knew I belonged at Montevallo when I took a tour of the school during my senior year of high school and loved the vibe on […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Unified loyalty: Sides joining forces for 2021 College Night 

In March, College Night will look significantly different than it has in the past, as the Purple and Gold leaders have developed a plan to celebrate the tradition while staying safe during the pandemic.  College Night leaders, in coordination with advisors from the College Night Committee and University administration, finalized the plan in early October.  […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Alumni spotlight: Rayfield ensures current students have same support she did 

Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield’s life has taken her many places in the United States and abroad since she graduated from Montevallo in 1962. But regardless of where she has lived and worked, UM has never been far from her mind.   Rayfield, the recipient of the 2020 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumna Loyalty Award during Founders’ […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM mourns passing of former president 

UM president emeritus Dr. John W. Stewart Sr., who served the University for more than 30 years from 1961 until his retirement in 1992, died at the age of 92 on Nov. 4.   Stewart joined the University of Montevallo faculty in 1961 as a professor of music. He was promoted to department chair in 1963, serving in that position until 1978. […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Alumna spotlight: Maggie Davis '89

A Q&A with Maggie Davis ’89  Your home:  Pell City, Alabama  Your hometown:   I am originally from Pell City, but my family moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida, the summer before my eighth-grade year in school. I consider Gulf Breeze a hometown as well.  Tell us about your family.   I am married to Gregory Neal Davis who is a […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Foundation funds scholarships for new and returning students 

The University’s Foundation board of directors took steps to ensure deserving students who were facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic were able to attend UM this fall, as it approved an additional $1.25 million in scholarship funding during a May 2020 meeting.  The additional needs-based scholarships assisted new and returning students who were […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Athletics finds way to honor Falcons despite COVID-19’s effects 

Last March, Montevallo’s spring student-athletes experienced an abrupt end to their seasons as the Gulf South Conference canceled all athletic competitions and championships as the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold.   The outbreak’s effects extended into the fall semester as well. In August, the Gulf South Conference Board of Directors made the decision to postpone […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Positive changes come about during a difficult year 

While most people have experienced some form of hardship as a result of the COVID-19 quarantine, the changes have also brought unexpected positives such as more time spent with family and developing new hobbies. We asked UM alumni, students and employees to share the good changes they have experienced despite the challenges of the pandemic.    Madisen Ricks Current student  […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM provides financial support to students in wake of COVID-19 

The University took multiple steps to provide financial relief to students who were dealing with the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic last spring.   In April, the University approved refunds for unused housing and meal plans for students who were required to leave campus as a result of the pandemic.   In addition, the University distributed $1.2 million in federal emergency funds directly […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Life pivots to overcome COVID-19 challenges 

Although students faced a fall semester different than any other, the UM Office of Student Life kept them connected to campus despite the difficulties presented by COVID-19.   The pandemic prevented large in-person events from happening, so Student Life rolled out numerous virtual offerings to keep students engaged while keeping them as safe as possible. Student Life […]

January 5, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Malone Center prepares faculty for remote teaching 

In the months leading up to the fall 2020 semester, the Malone Center for Excellence in Teaching played a major role in equipping the University’s faculty to offer online delivery methods for courses.   Because the effects of COVID-19 required a hybrid education model for the fall semester, the staff of five in the Malone Center performed […]