Colleges of Distinction honors UM programs

Published 4:05 pm Friday, August 24, 2018


MONTEVALLO – Already honored as a College of Distinction for its personal approach to education, the University of Montevallo has received program-specific recognition for the Stephens College of Business and the College of Education.

Colleges of Distinction has spent nearly two decades advocating for institutions that prioritize the overall undergraduate experience. Its unique selection process evaluates each school holistically, going beyond typical rankings lists to acknowledge the everyday opportunities for students to engage actively with their peers, professors and respective areas of study. As a trusted, one-of-a-kind resource, Colleges of Distinction is now awarding further accolades to help prospective students find the best-fit school for them.

Today’s job market is growing more complex every day, requiring the modern worker to be not only knowledgeable, but also apt at communication and vigilant in the face of new challenges. The University of Montevallo’s exhaustive curriculum has worked to meet these needs, preparing its students to take on the post-graduate world through an education that reaches far beyond the basics.

“The University of Montevallo continues to impress with its exceptional commitment to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Its extensive liberal arts curriculum informs and enriches everything students do both in and out of the classroom. And with such an involved engagement of experiential high-impact practices, Montevallo continues to go the extra mile in professional education.”

The University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business’ programs in accounting, finance, management and marketing work to keep their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry by focusing on building effective communication and innovative strategies.

The University of Montevallo’s future educators are bolstered by an enriching perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative and efficient mentors for their students. Montevallo’s College of Education includes programs in education for the deaf and hard of hearing, elementary education, collaborative education, family and consumer sciences and exercise and nutrition sciences.

The University of Montevallo’s Field of Study Badges for the Stephens College of Business and the College of Education are true marks of honor in the world of higher education, representing programs that invest in student engagement in fields that demand innovative, critical thinking. Colleges of Distinction has granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, individually selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success.

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