October 26, 2012 | UM in the News

Peachtree Bank names new president

Harvey N. Clapp, chairman of the board of Peachtree Bank, announced his retirement effective on Oct. 31 and the election of Darren Wilson as the new president of Peachtree Bank. “For many years, we have been fortunate to have great senior management in my brother Clem, Ronnie Mitchell, Wanda Lockhart and Darren Wilson,” Clapp said. […]

October 19, 2012 | UM in the News

Art Stalk creeps into Montevallo Oct. 27

With a “tip of the hat” to Halloween, the city of Montevallo and the University of Montevallo will host the fall version of Artwalk, themed “Art Stalk,” Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Montevallo. In addition to being a lively night on the town, the Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses […]

October 12, 2012 | UM in the News

UM launches Vallo Opoly board game

Do you think you know everything about the University of Montevallo? Now, you can test your knowledge with Vallo Opoly, a board game, based on Monopoly, developed by students in the college’s game studies and design program, which is overseen by Dr. Cathlena Martin. Read the full story at

September 27, 2012 | UM in the News

Rinzema preparing for future off the field

Many student-athletes retire to their dorms for a quick shower before bedtime after a day filled with academic courses, study hall, team meetings and practice. Many days, University of Montevallo senior Mike Rinzema has one more item to check off his list. The Toronto, Canada native often wraps up his day at the Montevallo Fire […]

September 20, 2012 | UM in the News

Stewart touts school at Rotary meeting

University of Montevallo President John Stewart touted his university’s affordability and value while speaking about the school’s rapid growth during a Sept. 20 meeting of the Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club. During the meeting, Stewart said UM welcomed its largest freshman class in 14 years this fall, and said the university has recorded steady growth over the […]

September 5, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo hires new Sports Information Director

The University of Montevallo announced the hiring of Wesley Hallman as the athletic department’s new Sports Information Director. “We are pleased to have Wesley join our department,” said University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy. “He brings a great understanding of our campus, community and marketplace to our publicity and promotional efforts.” Read the full […]

August 22, 2012 | UM in the News

Montevallo and UM to collaborate for Artwalk on Saturday

Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. A collaboration between the city of Montevallo and University of Montevallo, the event takes place in the downtown area. In addition to live music, many businesses will remain open on Main Street to provide refreshments as artists display their work. A student exhibit is also included at UM’s Napier […]

July 17, 2012 | UM in the News

Cost to run for Montevallo mayor

After serving on Montevallo’s City Council for two terms, Hollie Cost has decided to run for mayor. “I felt like it was time to step up and take a stronger role in city government,” Cost said. “With the partnership between the city, university and county, I feel like I’m in the best position to lead […]