August 25, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo enrollment up for fall semester

During a time when many universities across the nation are experiencing declining enrollment, the University of Montevallo saw an overall increase in its number of students for the fall. The University began the fall semester on Aug. 24 with a total enrollment of 2,656, which is up about 2 percent compared to the fall 2019 […]

August 14, 2020 | Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Cynthia Todd

Your name:  Cynthia Kay Todd Your home:  Hoover, Alabama Your hometown: Calera, Alabama Education: Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in business management at UM in 1988 Master of Arts Degree in Public and Private Management Degree at Birmingham-Southern College in 2007   Educational achievements at UM:  I served in leadership roles during college — most notably president of Alpha […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Purple Side Victory Highlights 2020 Homecoming 

Campus was a flurry of activity during this year’s Homecoming festivities, as hundreds of UM alumni, students and friends celebrated being a part of the Montevallo family. The University hosted reunions for Alabama College; the classes of 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010; Young Alumni, Old Golds and Vintage Purples.   The festivities also included several […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

UMNAA Honors Outstanding Alumni Achievement 

During this year’s Homecoming celebration themed 20/20 Vision: Eye on the Future, the UM National Alumni Association honored three alumni for their outstanding contributions to the community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Saturday Homecoming Recognition Luncheon.   The luncheon also served as the […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Bosdell’s Gift Will Impact Many Generations

During her 88 years on earth, Dr. Betty J. Bosdell ’49 showcased the gift of being able to foster positivity and encourage everyone around her to strive for greatness in their lives.   Bosdell, who passed away in 2017, lived a life of selflessness, generosity and loyalty to her loved ones. These were traits prompted by her father’s […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

University Shatters Goal in Largest Campaign in School History  

The University raised more than $36.5 million over the past seven years to benefit scholarships, campus improvements, faculty development and more through the “It’s About Family” comprehensive campaign.    The big announcement came during a Feb. 7 ceremony on campus, during which alumni, faculty and University leaders gathered in Anna Irvin Dining Hall to celebrate nearly doubling the […]

August 14, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Falcons Celebrate Hall of Fame and Student-Athlete Alumni Reunion 

The University of Montevallo Athletics Department inducted seven individuals as part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 during an induction ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Anna Irvin Dining Hall.   Coinciding with the Hall of Fame induction was the University’s inaugural student-athlete alumni reunion on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in the McChesney Student Activity Center. The reunion brought together […]

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 […]