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March 10, 2023 | Faculty Spotlight

Featured Falcons: Dr. Gregory Samuels

Birmingham Business Journal 2023 Leader in Diversity What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo? Dr. Gregory Samuels, associate professor of secondary education since 2014 and chief diversity and inclusion officer since 2020. Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. […]

March 7, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Earns Highest Ranking Ever as a Military Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated as a Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year and earned its highest-ever ranking in the small public schools category with a No. 7 ranking following an announcement by the Military Friendly program March 7. UM earned Top Ten honors for its support of military members and […]

March 6, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

University of Montevallo College of Education and Human Development Honors 2023 Outstanding Alumni

The University of Montevallo’s College of Education and Human Development held an awards dinner on Feb. 7 to recognize the achievements of its outstanding alumni. The awards are presented annually in several categories to alumni who have shown dedication and exemplary commitment to teaching. Counseling – Dr. Melanie Drake Wallace ‘86 Wallace earned her Bachelor’s […]

March 3, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Theatre Department Presents “Tartuffe” March 9-12

The University of Montevallo Theatre Department is proud to present a unique iteration of the classic French theatre piece “Tartuffe” by Molière, directed by Associate Professor Marcus Lane. The show will run March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 11 and March 12 on the Rebecca J. Luker Stage […]

March 3, 2023 | Alumni Profile

Featured Falcons: Julia Maloney

Originally from Jacksonville, Alabama, University of Montevallo alum Julia Maloney now resides in Arlington, Virginia, and works as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division. Maloney graduated from UM in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in pre-law. In the summer of 2012, she participated in […]

March 2, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Uncovering and Celebrating Black History at the University of Montevallo

Written by Jason Perry, University of Montevallo Director of Student Diversity  The University of Montevallo’s MADE Program and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a trip on Feb. 17 to the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, to give UM students the opportunity to honor Black History Month by engaging in an immersive […]

February 27, 2023 | Press Releases

UM partners with Shelby County Schools to Offer Dual Enrollment Course in Health Concepts

Shelby County Schools and the University of Montevallo are partnering to offer a Health Concepts dual enrollment/dual credit course as part of the university’s dual enrollment program. The semester-long course will be worth one hour of college credit at UM and will satisfy the state’s health requirement needed for graduation. Beginning in the fall of […]

February 24, 2023 | Press Releases

MADE at the University of Montevallo

Going to college at the University of Montevallo is one thing. But it’s another thing to come out on the other side of it Montevallo MADE. Montevallo MADE was started by Dr. Kristalyn Lee, vice president for administrative affairs, and a colleague, in 2019 with 23 students as a formal President’s Office initiative after its […]

February 24, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Marion Brown

What is your name and current title with the University of Montevallo?  Marion Brooks Brown, Director for University Events & the Calendar Office Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in?  I grew up in Eastaboga, Alabama — two stop signs, a post office and a gas station defined our “downtown.” I […]

February 20, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Opens Grainger Community Counseling and Wellness Clinic Offering Free Mental Health Services to the Public

The new and free-to-the-public Grainger Community Counseling and Wellness Clinic is now open following a grand opening Feb. 17 at Sims House on the University of Montevallo campus. At no cost to its clients, the clinic provides: General therapy Group therapy Play therapy for children Telemental health virtual counseling The clinic is open to anyone […]

February 15, 2023 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo tuition rates remain the same for sixth year in a row

To help maintain its status as one of the best quality-for-cost higher education institutions in the state, the University of Montevallo’s Board of Trustees voted on Feb. 10 to once again freeze tuition at the same rate it has been since the 2018-2019 school year. “The University family is proud that we have capped tuition […]

February 13, 2023 | Press Releases

Purple Victory at College Night Highlights UM Homecoming Weekend

Saturday evening, Purple Side students, alumni, friends and family filling the seats in Palmer Hall Auditorium erupted in joy shortly after midnight when Student Government Association President Cody Hodge uttered “it’s our time to rise up” signifying a Purple Victory and capping the 2023 Homecoming and College Night weekend. The Purple Side claimed victory after […]

February 8, 2023 | Student Spotlight

Featured Falcons: Ahtziri Chavez

Senior mass communication major Ahtziri Chavez had always dreamed of working in international communications as a producer or director of a Hispanic broadcast station. Thanks to help from University of Montevallo Mass Communication Professors Dr. Jay Cofield and Dr. Bruce Finklea, she landed an internship with The World Games this past summer where she worked […]

January 30, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Department of Theatre Wins Four Regional Awards for its Productions and Performances

The University of Montevallo’s Department of Theatre brought home four 2022 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards this month, which honor the best in regional productions, touring shows and more. UM’s wins included Best Play winner “Anon(ymous),” Best Musical winner “A New Brain,” Best New Play or Musical winner “Flatliners the Musical” and Best Supporting Performer in a […]

January 20, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Fishing Team Ranked No. 1 in the Nation in New Season

The University of Montevallo fishing team is ranked No. 1 in the Bass Pro Shops 2022-2023 School of the Year standings released last week. “The fishing team’s extraordinary success at the national level is exemplary of a long-standing standard of excellence on our campus,” said President John W. Stewart III . “Everyone in the Montevallo family […]

January 19, 2023 | More Montevallo Stories

Featured Falcons: Tim Alexander

Where are you from and what city do you currently reside in? I am from Montevallo, but I now reside in Helena. What is your title with the University of Montevallo? I am blessed to be the chief of police and director of public safety. What degrees do you hold and from what schools? I […]

January 17, 2023 | Press Releases

UM Announces Fall 2022 Dean's List

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 369 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2022 fall semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University. The following students in each UM college were […]