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From left, 2021 Kuehne Scholars Camryn Yoder, Lorenzo Wilson and JaQualia Morris

Introducing the Kuehne Speaker Series Scholarship Program

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...

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ELEVAR is a research-based, inclusive college program for students with intellectual disabilities.

Creating UNT ELEVAR

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...

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Dean Andrea Miller sees many ways to use the mobile equipment to educate students and serve the community, both while we face COVID-19 and in the future.

Mean Green Mobile Media

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...

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Micro-grants help at-risk students engage with the university and persist to graduation.

Incentivizing Student Success

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...

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At a Fall 2020 virtual art night, UNT EPIC participants had fun painting and socializing.

Helping UNT’s Neurodivergent Students Succeed

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...

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Alumnus Elliotte Dunlap finds unique ways to give back to the university that helped him find succ

A Conversation with Elliotte Dunlap

Elliotte Dunlap (’97), recipient of the 2017 UNT Outstanding Alumni Service Award, sits on the UNT Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a co-founder of both the university’s Multicultural Center and the...

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With new technology, High School Career Connect can help students in schools all over the state of Texas.

UNT’s High School Career Connect receives $100,000 from Texas Pioneer Foundation

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...

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More UNT students like Ivy Knight are prepared for lifelong success, thanks to generous alumni.

More Than a Scholarship

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...

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University Advancement Annual Report 2018-2019

Breaking the Record

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....

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Digitization project will preserve artifacts, enable research and provide student professional development opportunities.

Preserving and Presenting Fashion History

The UNT Diamond Eagles Society — donors who work together to fund an annual, high-impact project on campus — voted to support Digitizing the Texas Fashion Collection in 2019-20. Thanks to the group’s collective investment, more of the Texas Fashion...

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