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December 6, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo programs partner to help Shelby Emergency Assistance

Two student programs at the University of Montevallo recently joined together to serve Shelby Emergency Assistance (SEA), a local agency that assists those in crisis situations throughout Shelby County. Minorities Achieving Dreams of Excellence (M.A.D.E.) and the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program partnered to host a food and toiletry drive benefitting SEA. Jason Perry, student diversity recruitment and retention coordinator at […]

December 2, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Outstanding UM students recognized on Elite Night

Many University of Montevallo students were honored for their achievements during the University’s Elite Night on Nov. 10. The event is a longstanding tradition dating back to 1933, and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership abilities during their time on campus. Faculty in each academic department select the student Senior Elite honorees, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Questions and Answers with Mary Haynes Furman '18

Your home: Montgomery  Your hometown: Mandeville, Louisiana  Tell us about your family: I am the oldest of eight children. Both of my parents were raised in Tennessee before meeting at The University of Alabama. I was born in New Orleans, and after a few years in Tennessee we moved back to Mandeville where I was raised.  What is […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

UM Inducts 2021 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

The Department of Athletics hosted the 2021 Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 12 in Trustmark Arena in the McChesney Student Activity Center honoring former Falcons who made a lasting impact, whether from athletic accomplishment or meritorious service. The 11-member Montevallo Athletics Hall of Fame committee was tasked with selecting some of the best individuals […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Renovations modernize Carmichael Library and Harman Hall

Over the last several months, a pair of renovation projects has helped modernize UM’s Carmichael Library, Harman Hall and Sims House allowing programs in the two facilities to better serve students, faculty and the community.  Carmichael Library transformed Throughout summer 2021, crews worked to transform several areas of the library into state-of-the-art spaces for instruction, […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Student Profile: UM involvement preparing path to United Nations for Amamoo

By Emily Reed Senior Claudia Bonney Amamoo made it a goal to be actively involved during her time as a student at UM. Amamoo said when deciding where she would attend college, she chose the University of Montevallo because she believed she belonged. “I was vastly impressed by the welcoming staff and the serene environment,” […]

December 1, 2021 | More Montevallo Stories

Faculty Profile: Heatherly preserves the past

By Emily Reed Carey Heatherly has a penchant for uncovering things about the past, something he often does in his role as the UM archivist and special collections librarian. “I love being able to snoop through old documents and uncover interesting tidbits of information,” Heatherly said. “Reading old newspapers is one of my absolute favorite […]

November 23, 2021 | Press Releases

UM dedicates Center for the Arts, Rebecca J. Luker Stage

The University of Montevallo held a dedication ceremony Nov. 18 for its new Center for the Arts facility. The event included a ribbon cutting and remarks from members of the UM administration, faculty and alumni, as well as representatives from Shelby County and Alabama Power.  In his remarks, Dr. Steven Peters, dean of the College […]

November 23, 2021 | Press Releases

Allison and Michael Stephens Hall dedicated on UM campus

The University of Montevallo held a grand opening and dedication for Allison and Michael Stephens Hall on campus Nov. 18. The new facility houses the Michael E. Stephens College of Business, named for its most generous alumni benefactor. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, Allison Stephens, widow of Michael E. Stephens, reflected on the characteristics of her […]

November 19, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Alum Confirmed to FERC by U.S. Senate

University of Montevallo alum Willie L. Phillips ’00 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a term expiring June 30, 2026. Phillips was nominated to FERC by President Joe Biden on Sept. 20. Phillips is an experienced regulatory attorney combining nearly 20 […]

November 16, 2021 | Press Releases

UM Fishing Team Earns Second School of the Year Title

The University of Montevallo’s fishing team has earned its second School of the Year title after topping more than 200 collegiate fishing programs throughout the nation during the 2020-2021 season. The UM fishing team recently took home the coveted title of Tackle Warehouse School of the Year, presented by QuikTrip, as the best team in […]

November 3, 2021 | Press Releases

Montevallo continues to rank among top institutions in Alabama

Once again, the University of Montevallo has been named one of the top institutions of higher learning in Alabama by Wallethub.com. This website recognizes those colleges and universities that provide a strong education at an affordable cost.    Recently released “2022 College and University Rankings” compared more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the nation. UM […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Finklea recognized by UMNAA with Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Dr. Bruce Finklea of Columbiana was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognized Finklea with the 2021 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award during the celebration. Finklea received the award based on his dedication to […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Miller recognized by UMNAA with Outstanding Staff Service Award

Josh Miller of Pelham was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association recognized Miller with the 2021 Outstanding Service Award during the celebration. Miller received the award based on his excellence in service and loyalty to […]

October 28, 2021 | Press Releases

Falkenhagen recognized by UMNAA with Alumnus Loyalty Award

Sandi Falkenhagen of Hoover was among deserving faculty, staff and alumni honored during the University of Montevallo’s quasquicentennial celebration Oct. 14 on Founders’ Day. The University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association (UMNAA) recognized Falkenhhagen with the 2021 Mary Lou Elder Williams Alumni Loyalty Award during the celebration. Falkenhagen, Class of 1968, received the award given […]

October 25, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight - Jay Houser

University of Montevallo senior business management major Jay Houser had already found professional success as a high school student before setting a foot on the UM campus. Now, he’s planning to use his Montevallo education to take his business to the next level. Houser founded his company, SkyRocket, when he was a junior in high […]

October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates quasquicentennial anniversary

The University of Montevallo celebrated 125 years on Founders’ Day, Oct. 14, on Main Quad. Founders’ Day is an occasion to not only honor the founding of the University but also to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves. The sun shone on the procession of UM faculty members and graduating seniors, as they advanced under the archway […]

October 20, 2021 | Press Releases

Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series debuts with Dr. Bernice A. King

The University of Montevallo welcomed Dr. Bernice A. King as the inaugural speaker for a lecture series that launched on Oct. 7 at the campus’ newly constructed Center for the Arts. In May, the Board of Trustees established the Dr. Wilson Fallin Jr. Lecture Series to honor the history professor emeritus’ dedication to civil rights, […]

October 18, 2021 | Press Releases

UM adding collegiate cycling team, course

The University of Montevallo will field a collegiate cycling team beginning in fall 2022 with a new home trail close to the UM campus. Members of the cycling team will be offered scholarships and will be led by head coach Dr. Shawn Mitchell, associate professor of health and human sciences at UM. The University is […]