August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

The faces of success 

Montevallo’s students and young alumni have a vision for the future and are already taking actions to ensure it’s a bright one.   Whether preparing the next generation of leaders in a middle school classroom or preparing for a successful career on Broadway, the students and young alumni are setting the bar for success. And no […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Chemistry Major Olivia Eldridge ’20 Finds Chemistry with UM

By Lindsay Schluntz  Olivia Eldridge developed her vision for the future the first time she set foot on Montevallo’s campus.   The small class sizes, generous scholarships and chances to work with faculty members on undergraduate research projects were major factors in her decision to attend UM.   She attributes part of the success of her journey at […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Dr. JiJi Davis Connects a Community of Educators 

By Emily Reed  Each day holds something different for Dr. Jennifer “JiJi” Davis ’99 M.Ed. ’01, as she keeps her eye on the future by preparing tomorrow’s educators to achieve success wherever life takes them after college.   In her 11th year of teaching at UM, Davis works to build partnerships between the University and Montevallo […]

July 27, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Outdoor Scholars Program sees record fall enrollment

The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program at the University of Montevallo will see its highest-ever enrollment this fall, nearly doubling in size thanks to a large incoming class. In the fall, the program will welcome 40 new students, bringing its total enrollment to 83 students. The program includes students from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, […]

July 16, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo earns Military Support recognition

The University of Montevallo has earned the Military Support accolade from Colleges of Distinction for 2020-2021 for its extensive efforts to serve military-related students. As the number of veterans pursuing higher education increases, so too does the demand for their personal and academic support. Veterans can be some of the most dedicated, hard-working, and capable […]

July 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Todd elected as first African American president of UMNAA

Cynthia Todd ’88 was elected as the first African American president of the University of Montevallo National Alumni Association, and she is focusing her efforts on engaging the University’s alumni and supporting its students. Todd, a Hoover resident, was installed as the UMNAA president during the association’s awards luncheon and annual business meeting in February. […]

June 29, 2020 | Press Releases

Falcon Forward (June 2020): An Overview of Fall Opening

Dear Montevallo family, We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus in the coming months. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to take this opportunity to update you on our plans for the fall semester. The amount of dedication and resiliency shown by everyone at […]

June 24, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo fishing team continues legacy of success

The University of Montevallo bass fishing team has been named one of the top teams in the nation by Bass Pro Shops, continuing its run as one of the most successful collegiate teams over the past several years. UM placed second on the 2020 Bass Pro Shops School of the Year list following the conclusion […]

June 16, 2020 | Press Releases

UM names group of University representatives to study campus building names

Following consultation with Board of Trustees leadership, University of Montevallo President Dr. John W. Stewart III has appointed 11 Montevallo leaders to a trustee-led exploratory, working group to review the names of buildings on the UM campus. Upon completion of their work, the group may recommend possible changes or offer suggestions to the University’s full […]

June 11, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo announces Aug. 7 commencement speaker

Note: This ceremony has been postponed until the threat posted by COVID-19 has subsided and it is deemed safe to congregate in large numbers again.  Alabama Rep. William S. “Bill” Poole of Tuscaloosa will deliver the keynote address at a commencement ceremony for the University of Montevallo’s spring graduates on Aug. 7 at 8 a.m. […]

June 7, 2020 | Press Releases

A message from the University of Montevallo

We are aware of discourse on social media expressing concerns over the names of some buildings on the University of Montevallo campus, such as the Wallace Speech and Hearing Center, Bibb Graves Hall and others. Similar discourse is occurring at other universities across the state, as many campuses in Alabama have buildings named for these […]

June 4, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Environmental Education program launches summer offerings

The University of Montevallo’s Environmental Education program is working to keep kids connected to nature this summer by offering simple and fun activities children can complete at home. Although social distancing guidelines will prevent the Environmental Education program from holding in-person camps this summer, the program has partnered with the UM Office of Partnerships and […]

June 3, 2020 | Press Releases

UM alumna named to list of Most Influential Black Executives

University of Montevallo alumna Tracey Morant Adams ’88 has been named to Savoy magazine’s 2020 list of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America for the impact she has had during her career with Renasant Bank. The list is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. “Savoy is proud […]

June 2, 2020 | Press Releases

An important message from President Stewart

Dear Montevallo Family, Today, I write to you with a heavy heart, discouraged beyond measure over the senseless death of George Floyd– the latest tragedy in a long-standing and unfortunate history of racial injustice in our country. The University of Montevallo has a lengthy and proud history of acceptance, inclusion and unity and we actively […]

May 26, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names 2020-2021 SGA cabinet

The University of Montevallo’s Student Government Association’s leadership team has been finalized for the 2020-2021 academic year. The new SGA executive cabinet was sworn in during virtual meetings in April, as the University was operating under a distance education model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Dillard, a junior from Birmingham majoring in business administration, […]

May 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM professor earns national environmental award 

Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montevallo, has been named among the top instructors in her field by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.   Each year, the association recognizes faculty, scholars and students in environmental studies and sciences who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service to the education community.  The Association for Environmental […]

May 20, 2020 | Press Releases

UM named to national Colleges of Distinction list for ninth-consecutive year

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of Distinction designation, UM also achieved program-specific recognition for the Stephens […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 Dean’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 347 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring 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 were named to the Dean’s List this […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 President’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 586 students named to the President’s List for the 2020 spring 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.    Alyah  Abrams  Pleasant Grove  AL  Nemanja  Acimovic  […]

May 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Spring graduates earn degrees from University of Montevallo

Three hundred and seventy five students graduated from the University of Montevallo in early May after overcoming unprecedented obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months.   Because of social distancing guidelines, the graduation ceremony originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until Aug. 7, when all spring graduates will be invited back to campus […]