August 16, 2013 | UM in the News

Montevallo on Main to bring thousands of UM students downtown

About 4,000 University of Montevallo students are expected to make trips to downtown Montevallo weekly with the opening of the new Montevallo on Main building that will hold several classrooms, office spaces and lounge areas when it opens this fall. Read the full story at

August 15, 2013 | UM in the News

Enrollment growing at the University of Montevallo

In response to the continued decline of state financial support of higher education institutions, the University of Montevallo will continue to push for and see growth in the number of freshman and undergraduate students enrolled at the university this fall, growth which administrators say has kept costs low while maintaining quality education. Read the full […]

August 15, 2013 | UM in the News

UM Strategic Plan coming to fruition in final year

With undergraduate enrollment at the University of Montevallo expected to break 2,600 this fall, faculty and staff have been busy making preparations. Read the full story at

August 12, 2013 | UM in the News

Forrest Knows UM is a Great Place to Work

Barbara Forrest has a true appreciation for the University of Montevallo recently being named “One of the Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Forrest, who was diagnosed with for breast cancer in September of last year said, “If you have to have a serious illness, UM is the place to […]

August 6, 2013 | Press Releases

Open house at University of Montevallo on Main

WHAT: Ribbon cutting and open house University of Montevallo on Main WHEN: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 10 a.m. WHERE: University of Montevallo on Main 737 Main St. in Montevallo (previously Alabama Power Co. building) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Montevallo Development Cooperative District, formed by Shelby County, the City of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo, will […]

August 2, 2013 | Press Releases

Softball coming to University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO— The University of Montevallo has announced that it will add an intercollegiate softball team to its athletics offerings for the first time in the school’s history. A vote today by the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees to approve UM’s share of facility funding cleared the way for softball to become the eighth women’s […]

August 2, 2013 | UM in the News

UM honors 74 summer graduates

The University of Montevallo conferred 74 degrees at its summer commencement ceremonies Friday, Aug. 3. Read the full story at

August 1, 2013 | Press Releases

Governor Bentley praises AMSTI

MONTEVALLO—Gov. Robert Bentley visited Oak Mountain Middle School near Birmingham Wednesday, July 17, where he spoke about the importance of the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) to a group of educators and members of the media. Many of the teachers in attendance were there as part of AMSTI’s Summer Institute, which features training […]

July 30, 2013 | UM in the News

Main Street Players to perform 50s show “Picnic”

William Inge’s “Picnic” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1953, and the Montevallo Main Street Players are bringing this award-winning play to Montevallo this month. Shows will be held at the Parnell Memorial Library Theater Aug. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Read the full story at

July 23, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named a College of Distinction - again

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has once again been named a College of Distinction, the only public institution in Alabama to receive this designation. Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities […]

July 22, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo named to The Chronicle of Higher Education list

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has recently been named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2013 Great Colleges to Work For® program. The program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies. Montevallo received recognition in both the Teaching Environment and Tenure Clarity and Process categories. The former is […]

July 15, 2013 | Press Releases

Local University of Montevallo student receives national scholarship

MONTEVALLO—University of Montevallo student Adelyn Gillon recently received notification that she has been awarded a Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarship from Alpha Lambda Delta national honor society. Gillon, who majors in English and history at Montevallo, resides in Birmingham in Shelby County. The scholarship will apply to the 2013-2014 academic year. Alpha Lambda Delta, founded […]

May 29, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo's new softball field, track complex getting funding

Critical pieces of funding for a new track and field complex and a softball field for the University of Montevallo received approval from the city’s community development partnership on Tuesday. The Montevallo Development Cooperative District at its meeting Tuesday afternoon approved up to $150,000 in funding toward the track complex at the university and another […]

May 24, 2013 | UM in the News

Line Drives and Lipstick

Growing up in Prichard in the 1930s and ’40s, UM alumna Delores Brumfield wasn’t like the other girls. Instead of making paper dolls and hosting tea parties, the tomboy preferred having clay ball fights and pole-vaulting over the neighbor’s bushes. Better known as “Dolly” or “Dee,” the young athlete quickly fell in love with baseball, […]

May 20, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo reveals progress on downtown building

The University of Montevallo’s behavioral and social science program will move to the new University of Montevallo on Main building in time for the fall semester, UM officials announced during a May 16 Business After Hours event. Read the full story at

April 11, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo participates in The Big Event

MONTEVALLO—On Saturday, April 6, 430 University of Montevallo students from 28 campus organizations participated in The Big Event, a service project organized and sponsored by UM’s Student Government Association. The goal of this event is to express gratitude to the Montevallo community for supporting the university. The students worked at 27 job sites in Montevallo […]

April 5, 2013 | Press Releases

Freedom Week at the University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—Students at the University of Montevallo will participate in Freedom Week 2013 during the week of April 8-12 with a number of events to raise awareness of modern-day slavery. According to some estimates, as many as 27 million people live in slavery, and the goal of Freedom Week is to raise funds for three organizations […]

April 5, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo holds 11th Annual Literary Festival

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host its 11th Annual Montevallo Literary Festival on Friday, April 12, beginning at 9 a.m., on the 2nd floor of Humanities Hall on the UM campus. Keynote speaker and master class instructor in poetry will be Robin Behn, who teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at the University […]

April 4, 2013 | UM in the News

Chapman named to Board of Trustees at University of Montevallo

Secretary of State Beth Chapman was recently appointed by Gov. Bentley to serve on the University of Montevallo’s Board of Trustees. She will serve in a state at large position for a term set to expire in 2023, according to a statement from the University of Montevallo. Chapman, a UM alumna, was selected as State […]