February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Montevallo Alumnus Returns to speak to Business Students

Larry J. Adams, a University of Montevallo alumnus who graduated in 1981 summa cum laude, returned to his alma mater recently to speak to more than 100 students in UM’s Michael E. Stephens College of Business. His topic was “My Story, My Business, My Advice.” Adams spent his career in the insurance industry, holding several […]

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

College of Education Honors Distinguished Alumni

The College of Education at the University of Montevallo recently honored a number of its alumni at a dinner held in conjunction with homecoming activities. The following professionals have distinguished themselves in their fields. The recipient of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Award was Connie Couch, who received the B.S. in psychology from UM in […]

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

UM National Alumni Association Honors Three Alumni

As a part of recent Homecoming festivities at the University of Montevallo, three alumni were honored by the UM National Alumni Association for outstanding service to their communities and the university. The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the most prestigious award presented by the UMNAA, recognizes a graduate who has excelled in his/her professional career. The recipient […]

February 11, 2014 | UM in the News

UM students graduate Leading Edge Institute

University of Montevallo students Emily Pennington and Laura Beth Askelson are graduating from the Leading Edge Institute Saturday, March 1. The Leading Edge Institute is a “dynamic nine-month leadership program dedicated to working with college women across the state of Alabama to change the face of leadership,” according to their website. Read more at

February 11, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo to welcome new fraternity

Members of the headquarters staff of Phi Gamma Delta, known as “FIJI,” are headed to the University of Montevallo campus to recruit male students to become the founding fathers of the new fraternity. Read more at

February 10, 2014 | UM Happenings

University of Montevallo to close Feb. 11 due to Winter Storm Warning

Attention UM Students, Faculty, and Staff: The University of Montevallo will be closed Tuesday, February 11. This includes all classes and extracurricular activities. Classes and activities for the remainder of Monday, February 10, will proceed as scheduled. At this point, it is not possible to know how the developing weather system will directly affect Montevallo, […]

February 10, 2014 | UM Happenings

Clayton Colvin and Beyond

The University of Montevallo Art Gallery in Bloch Hall is pleased to exhibit the work of Birmingham Based painter, Clayton Colvin. An opening reception is set for Feb 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. His work will be on display Feb. 13 through March 6, 2014. His critically acclaimed work has been widely exhibited nationally […]

February 9, 2014 | UM in the News

Purple side claims victory at UM College Night 2014

Purple ended Gold’s three-year winning streak Saturday, Feb. 8, at the University of Montevallo’s College Night. College night, continuous since its commencement in 1919, is an intramural competition in which Montevallo students divide into two teams, Purple and Gold, and perform musical productions that are written, choreographed and directed by students. Read the full story […]

February 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

Message from 2014 College Night Committee

Attention Thursday night College Night ticket holders: Members of the College Night committee have been working diligently since Thursday afternoon’s weather cancellation to find a way to allow those holding tickets for the Thursday-evening performances an opportunity to see the Golds and Purples compete on stage. With the assistance of and a shout out to UM’s […]

February 7, 2014 | UM in the News

Provost named to state humanities board

University of Montevallo Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Suzanne Ozment has been elected to the board of directors for Alabama Humanities Foundation. Read the full story at

February 7, 2014 | UM Happenings

Carmichael Library Digitizes Alabamian

Carmichael Library has announced the Alabamian, the student newspaper, is now digitized and available on the Internet Archive.  The digitized content includes the first issue from 1924 called the Vanguard  to the 1984 issues. The Library plans to digitize the entire run. The Library’s digitization program aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan to digitize material in the Milner Archives and […]

February 6, 2014 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo hosting New York City playwright Feb. 11-12

New York playwright Qui Nguyen will lead events at the University of Montevallo as part of the Dancy Lecture Series on Feb. 11-12. Nguyen is a co-founder of the OBIE Award-winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company of New York City who work is known for innovative use of stage violence, puppetry and multimedia. Read more at […]

February 6, 2014 | UM Happenings

New York playwright will give Dancy Lecture at the University of Montevallo

Due to a winter storm warning, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13. An open forum with students on “Living as an Artist in New York” will now take place from 4 to 5 p.m. in Reynolds Studio Theatre. A free public reading from Nguyen’s play Men of Steel and a talk with Nguyen is set for 7 p.m. in LeBaron […]

February 4, 2014 | UM Happenings

Renaissance England Music Expert set to speak at UM

Due to a winter storm warning, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in LeBaron Recital Hall. The Concert and Lecture Committee of the University of Montevallo and the Department of Music is presenting a lecture by Kerry McCarthy, associate professor of music at Duke University, entitled “From the Library […]

February 3, 2014 | UM Happenings

UM Greek Life Welcomes Phi Gamma Delta

Headquarters staff from the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, known as “FIJI,” will be on campus February 6 through March 22 recruiting men to become the founding fathers of the first ever FIJI chapter at the University of Montevallo. Phi Gamma Delta will be the first fraternity added to the UM Greek community since Alpha Kappa […]

January 29, 2014 | UM in the News

UM’s Community School of Music enriches

Music enriches the human experience. For that reason, the Department of Music at the University of Montevallo is dedicated to extending music education beyond the degree programs it offers to reach citizens in the surrounding region. The University’s Community School of Music (CSM) is “instrumental” in making that happen. Read the full story at

January 16, 2014 | UM in the News

Students band together for musical experience

Middle and high school band students from across the state will come together Feb. 28 to March 2 to blend their musical talents at the 2014 University of Montevallo Honor Band Festival. The university is expecting 300 or more students to attend the 21st annual honor band, said Julie McEntee, office manger in the Department […]