November 6, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Marcos Lopez

UM senior Marcos Lopez is wrapping up a double major in biology and communication studies, and he feels the same sense of belonging and purpose in both departments. “With biology I like how it’s structured, because there’s a purpose for every class. Overall it’s a great department because you know everyone in there,” Lopez said. […]

November 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM online MBA program named one of top in state

The University of Montevallo’s Michael E. Stephens College of Business has been named one of the top universities in the state for online Master of Business Administration programs. recently released its list of the Best Online MBA Programs in Alabama, and Montevallo came in at No. 2 on a list including public and private […]

October 31, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: DeAndra Hodge 

Like many students just entering college, DeAndra Hodge wasn’t sure what her future would hold or what path she would take to achieve her goals. But through involvement in campus life at the University of Montevallo, her journey to success has already seen a positive start.  “Just being on the campus and knowing there are so many other people on […]

October 30, 2019 | Press Releases

UM offering free application to high school students Nov. 4-8 

The University of Montevallo will waive its application fee during College Application Week from Nov. 4-8, giving high school students a perfect opportunity to submit their applications.    UM is participating in the week, which is a program organized by Alabama Possible and the Alabama Department of Education’s Alabama College Campaign.   To take advantage of the […]

October 24, 2019 | Press Releases

UM ranked among 10 Best Affordable Schools in Alabama for bachelor's degrees

  The University of Montevallo has been ranked among the 10 best affordable schools in Alabama for a bachelor’s degree by Affordable Schools. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in August. This ranking was created using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database and each school’s website. The top 20 universities […]

October 23, 2019 | Press Releases

JaRon Thomas named UM Officer of the Year

University of Montevallo police officer JaRon Thomas has been honored by his peers as the department’s Officer of the Year for the dedication he shows in keeping the University’s students, faculty and staff safe each day. Thomas was recognized as the Officer of the Year during The Shelby County Chamber’s 2019 Safety Awards Luncheon at […]

October 22, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Tara Martin Shingleton

When looking for a place to continue her higher education journey, University of Montevallo graduate school student Tara Martin Shingleton was encouraged by how much the University’s faculty love what they do. “When I did my interview with the grad school and talked with the professors about the program and everything it offered, the passion […]

October 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Montevallo named one of top schools in state

The University of Montevallo has been named one of the top higher education institutions in the state by for providing a strong education at an affordable cost. The website recently released its “2020 College and University Rankings,” which compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation. UM placed in the top three […]

October 21, 2019 | Press Releases

UM’s Crenshaw recognized as a Veteran of Influence

University of Montevallo Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Coordinator Traci Crenshaw, a U.S. Navy veteran, has been honored by the Birmingham Business Journal for the impact she has had on the University’s military veterans and their families. The BBJ named Crenshaw one of its 2019 Veterans of Influence honorees, which is a recognition created […]

October 16, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrates 123rd Founders’ Day

The University celebrated 123 years of making a difference in students’ lives during its annual Founders’ Day celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration was “A great institution is born of its time” and focused on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama […]

October 9, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Annika Bastian 

Senior English major Annika Bastian, a native of Pell City, quickly canceled any plans she had of touring other college campuses after she got a taste of life at Montevallo during her junior year in high school.  Bastian’s cousin was a student living in the UM residence halls at the time, and invited her to […]

October 7, 2019 | Press Releases

UM continuing Ghost Walk tradition on Oct. 26

The University of Montevallo will continue its October Ghost Walk tradition by holding multiple events on Saturday, Oct. 26. The ground floor of Carmichael Library will show a short video of Frankenstein film adaptations over the years beginning at 5:30 p.m., with repeat showings of the video occurring every 10 minutes. Ghost Walk tours will […]

October 4, 2019 | Press Releases

UM celebrating 123rd Founders’ Day

The University of Montevallo will celebrate its 123rd Founders’ Day on Oct. 10. The theme of the celebration will be “A great institution is born of its time” and will focus on how the University has evolved since its founding. The theme was taken from the book “Alabama College, 1896-1969″ written by former UM professor […]

October 2, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Ben Ndalima

Senior business management major Ben Ndalima is a prime example of the benefits of a liberal-arts-focused higher education. While working to earn his business degree, Ndalima is also completing a minor in music and plans to use both to benefit his home country of Tanzania. Upon graduation, Ndalima plans to return to Tanzania to help […]

October 1, 2019 | UM Happenings

UM intern and volunteer fair connects students with agencies

Dozens of University of Montevallo students found ways to give back to the community and get connected with area agencies during a Sept. 25 internship and volunteer fair in Anna Irvin Dining Hall. The fair featured booths for 17 agencies from throughout central Alabama, and gave students a chance to learn more about getting involved […]

September 24, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jered Poland

UM freshman Jered Poland, a biology major and swim team member from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had visited larger universities while choosing his higher education destination, but none could top the kind of personalized attention he found at Montevallo. “The personalized classes were a big draw for me. There’s more one-on-one with your professors instead of […]

September 23, 2019 | Press Releases

UM hosts professional learning workshop on empathy, empowerment

The University of Montevallo’s Office of Partnerships and Outreach hosted local educators and UM faculty, staff and students on Sept. 19 during a professional development workshop aimed at cultivating student empathy and empowering young voices. The workshop was held in UM’s Montevallo Room, and featured speakers Lisa McNair, a civil rights advocate whose sister, Denise, […]

September 18, 2019 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo receives STARS Bronze Rating for sustainability achievements

The University of Montevallo has earned a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. Montevallo’s STARS report is publicly available on the STARS website […]

September 17, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Javisia Looney

From the first time she visited campus as a prospective student, UM graduate student Javisia Looney knew the University was the right fit for her. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UM and then moving on to the Stephens College of Business MBA program, Looney has never lost the feeling of belonging. “When […]

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases

University earns high praise in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings

 For the 11th consecutive year, the University of Montevallo continues to be the top-ranked public regional university in Alabama, and has earned multiple other accolades in U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The publication released the rankings on Sept. 9, and UM earned praise for its high value to […]