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Thanks to a $50,000 grant from H-E-B, UNT ELEVAR — an inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) — will increase scholarship support in 2022.
ELEVAR — which stands for Empower, Learn, Excel, enVision, Advance, Rise — welcomed an inaugural class of five...continue reading
The University of North Texas raised $32.7 million in fiscal year 2021 — making it the third highest fundraising year in UNT’s history.
“Thanks to our UNT family’s giving spirit, we continued to empower our students and help them succeed during a difficult year,” UNT President Neal Smatresk said. “We are...continue reading
The UNT Kuehne Speaker Series was established in 2013 by alumnus Ernie Kuehne (’66) to create meaningful networking opportunities, bring prominent speakers to North Texas and give UNT visibility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But there’s always been a deeper vision for the donor-founded series — supporting academic...continue reading
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