David Haskins (left) and Bob Kimmel (right) pose for a photo at a celebration of the Davis H. Elliott Foundation's gift that establishes the Bob Kimmel Student Entrepreneurial Innovation Endowment.

Nurturing Innovation and Empowering Futures

In the tapestry of life, there are threads of generosity that weave their way through the fabric of our communities, leaving behind an inspiring legacy. One such thread is Bob Kimmel, a man whose commitment to giving back has touched countless lives, especially at the University of North Texas. Bob is the previous...

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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones named new assistant vice president for alumni engagement at UNT

Joshua Jones, a dedicated higher education professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience, has been appointed as the new assistant vice president for alumni engagement at the University of North Texas.

“As I begin my new role at the University of North Texas, I am humbled and thrilled to lead the...

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Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer, along with their daughter, Alexis (left), attend the signing event for their transformative $1 million gift to the UNT TAMS program.

Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer support UNT’s TAMS program with $1 million gift

In a transformative move aimed at fostering excellence and expanding opportunities, Dr. Colin and Jessica Meyer have made a generous $1 million gift to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas (UNT). The Meyers' gift will support scholarships, outreach to rural areas and...

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Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer Jr. ('65)

UNT’s Neurodiversity Training Program receives funding from longtime donor and alumnus

In 2022, the UNT Neurodiversity Training Program received funding from UNT alumnus and Oklahoma businessman Jerome Max “Bruzzy” Westheimer, Jr. (’65). The funds will support the development and implementation of comprehensive training modules to equip faculty and staff with the knowledge and techniques to...

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PUSH students with the Karlow family at a program celebration. Left to right: Keyaira Benjamin, Lydia Vinson, Anthony Taylor, Adelita Arroyos, Marvin Karlow, Kelli Karlow, Karys Karlow.

UNT PUSH Program Receives $150,000 Gift

UNT alumna Kelli Karlow (’89) and her husband, Marvin, made a commitment early in their marriage that if they ever came into a position of financial abundance, they would give to causes they are passionate about. Now, motivated by their strong connection to the foster and adoption communities, the couple has...

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


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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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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Gabby Ibarra celebrates her 2016 graduation from UNT’s College of Health and Public Service

Becoming a Loyal Eagle

Gabby Ibarra (’16) was drawn to the University of North Texas from the first moments of her campus tour. There wasn’t any thought or debate — UNT was where she wanted to begin her future.

“Walking around campus, I just felt home. That’s the only way I can describe it,” Ibarra says.

After such a...

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