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Career Panel Discussion/Webinar
for UM grads

The Special Events Committees of the UMNAA Board and the Junior Alumni Board will present “Finding a Job During an Economic Downturn” on June 9 at 4 p.m. The panelists will include:

  • Cynthia Todd 88, President of the UMNAA Board
  • Kacie Kilpatrick 09, President of the Junior Alumni Board
  • Dr. Resia Brooks 97, HR Coordinator for the Shelby County Board of Education
  • Candace Connell 03, HR Director for the City of Alabaster
  • Michael Lebeau 82, Director of the UM Career Development Center
For more information or to register for the webinar, visit

Weekly Alumni Coffee Break 

Since we haven't been able to hold our standard summer events, we wanted the opportunity to stay connected virtually. So, take a coffee break with us! Join us for a weekly video conference call. Each week, a representative from a UM office will give a few updates and we will talk.

This week, Dr. Stephen Craft, dean of the Stephens College of Business, and Dr. Gary Johnson, director of the Grainger Center for Professional Practice, will share updates from the Stephens College of Business and information regarding the MBA program on Wednesday, May 27, at 9:30 a.m. 

Format: The first 10-15 minutes is led by the special guest. Next, there is a Q&A for attendees to ask questions about the weekly topic for up to 15 minutes. After the topic discussion is a general alumni chat for anyone who wants to stick around and talk. For more information:

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UM named College of Distinction for Ninth-Consecutive Year

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor.

In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of Distinction designation, UM also achieved program-specific recognition for the Stephens College of Business and the College of Education & Human Development and was awarded for its efforts to prepare students for their careers after graduation. Learn more.

Alumni Entrepreneurs List

Do you own a business or know an alum who owns a business? The UMNAA is starting an entrepreneurs list of UM alumni business owners and needs your help. Please fill out the UM Entrepreneur Form or send it to alumni who are business owners. 

New Masters Program Offered

The UM College of Education & Human Development now offers a Master of Science in Exercise Science. This program is one of a few in the country that combines exercise and nutrition sciences into a single degree and provides advanced academic training in exercise science with a special emphasis on nutrition and strength and conditioning. Learn more.

Calling All Alumni Authors

The UMNAA is looking to start a book club and would like to start a list of books written by UM alumni. If you have written a book, please fill out the Alumni Author Form.

University Tickets Gets New Look

Don’t be surprised when you visit University Tickets to purchase tickets for a campus-wide event (such as theatre productions and Homecoming.) It was recently upgraded. If you had an account before, your login is the same. Please note Annual Fund donations have been removed but can be made at Be on the lookout for exciting events this fall.

Virtual Campus Tour 

Check out the University’s virtual tour and share with friends:

COVID-19 Relief Fund

In order to meet the many needs of our student population, the University has created the COVID-19 Student Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to all current UM students facing hardships. These funds will be available to help with food insecurity, housing insecurity, purchasing requirements for online classes and any other financial needs that are directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tiffany Bunt
Tiffany R. Bunt
Carolyn Jones
Asst. Director


Cynthia Todd
UMNAA President
Kacie Kilpatrick
Jr. Board President

Weekly Coffee Breaks:
May 27
Topic: Stephens College of Business updates

9:30 a.m., Zoom
(updated each week)

Career Panel/Webinar:
June 9
Finding a Job During an Economic Downturn
4 p.m., Zoom webinar

Award Nominations Deadline:
July 1

• Mary Lou Williams Alumnus Loyalty Award
• Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award
• Outstanding Staff Service Award

Aug. 7
Spring Commencement 

(more details to come)

Please update your record (addresses, email addresses, new jobs, marriage, etc.) Please fill out the online form and share it with your fellow alumni. The form can also be found at

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