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For Brenda Barrio (’06, ’08 M.S., ’13 Ph.D.), a case of homesickness changed the course of her life and set her on a path to create countless opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities at the University of North Texas.
Barrio was a first-generation college student studying international...continue reading
For Andrea Miller, dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism and interim chair of Media Arts, a used trailer presented a world of possibilities for the UNT community in the age of COVID-19. With a little help, she thought, the trailer could be transformed into a mobile production unit that would allow students to...continue reading
The University of North Texas is incentivizing student success through innovative new micro-grants, made possible thanks to contributions from the Amon G. Carter Foundation and the Lupe Murchison Foundation.
The micro-grant program, a partnership with the RaiseMe corporation, allows eligible first-year...continue reading
For Carson Brock, a neurodivergent student with autism spectrum disorder, education beyond high school remains an important piece of his life’s path. And when it comes to navigating post-secondary plans, Carson and his mother, Jean Ann Brock, are turning to Transition Academy at 29 Acres — a supported living...continue reading
UNT and the Greater Texas Foundation established High School Career Connect (HSCC) in 2018 to show students in Denton County that the destination isn’t just a diploma — it’s a rewarding and satisfying career. Now, thanks to a two-year $100,000 grant from the Texas Pioneer Foundation, HSCC will extend its reach even...continue reading
When Ivy Knight sat down at last fall’s UNT Alumni Scholarship Recipient Dinner, she was not expecting an alumnus to teach her how to set up a LinkedIn profile — but that’s just the sort of thing that happens when you are part of the UNT Alumni Scholarship Program.
The program’s primary purpose is to award...continue reading
Because of the generosity of friends and donors, FY 2018-19 was another record-breaking year in fundraising for University Advancement.
Overall commitments grew to a record $61 million, including the largest gift in university history — $30 million from G. Brint Ryan (’88, ’88 M.S.) and his wife, Amanda....continue reading