Betsy Morgan Stevenson receives diploma
More than 300 University of Montevallo students, including Betsy Morgan Stevenson of DeFuniak Springs, received their diplomas at spring commencement May 4. Bestselling author Cassandra King, who received a bachelor's degree in 1967 and a master's degree in 1988, both from UM, was awarded a doctor of letters degree, honoris causa from her alma mater and delivered the commencement address.
University president John W. Stewart III conferred degrees upon some 224 candidates for bachelor's degrees, 74 candidates for master's degrees and 11 candidates for the educational specialist degree.
After students received their diplomas, Jim Methvin, president of the National Alumni Association, inducted graduates into the 21,000-member organization.