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UNT’s Department of Mathematics and Student Veteran Services were the top two on-campus contributors for the Warm Feet for Warriors Project sock drive.

UNT collects socks for veterans and soldiers through Warm Feet for Warriors program

In its first year of participation, the University of North Texas collected 471 pairs of socks and an additional $100 donation for Soldiers’ Angels Warm...

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H-E-B grant increases scholarship support for ELEVAR students.

UNT ELEVAR Receives $50,000 from H-E-B

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...

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UNT achieves third-highest fundraising year.

UNT achieves third-highest fundraising year.

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...

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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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