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The UNT community is making significant breakthroughs this year. Our alumni and faculty are breaking barriers in all areas of society, from advancing teaching to supporting healthy habits for individuals with disabilities. Our researchers are breaking the patterns of the fashion industry, developing innovative ways to provide sustainability. Athletics is winning championships and, as football season begins, there is a new name for its home, DATCU Stadium, as it enters the more prestigious American Athletic Conference.

The Mean Green Nation has numerous examples of alumni who found their passion for creativity and caring for others as students. We caught up with several alumni -- including Quincy Ollison ('75), the university's first Black Student Government Association president -- who showed leadership during their time on campus. Decades later, they still practice service for others.

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Cover Story

Breaking Barriers

As members of our community near and far gear up for the start of another school year, many will be on the frontlines of helping others be successful. Whether it's teaching children with learning difficulties how to communicate better or showing students that anyone can be a mathematician, UNT alumni are finding innovative, interdisciplinary ways to bring equity and access in all areas of society. "There is a solid business case for practicing inclusiveness: productivity," says Raquel Daniels ('94, '08 M.J.), vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC).

Research Feature

Future of Fashion

UNT faculty, students and alumni are thinking of ways to reshape the fashion industry -- from plant molecular biology to fashion design and merchandising.


Where Are They Now?

As students, they worked to make the campus a better place. Years after they graduated, these leaders continue to make an impact on the world

Alumni Spotlight

Feeding People's Dreams

Djenaba Johnson-Jones ('09) built a kitchen incubator that exemplifies the servant leadership she has displayed since she was a student in UNT's College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.

Power of Place

UNT at Frisco

The UNT at Frisco branch campus provides the cutting-edge facilities and tools students need as they start classes and prepare for their careers. It also marks a partnership between UNT and the City of Frisco, which worked together to establish the first four-year institution in Collin County.

Feature Story

Wolf Pack

Alumni from the College of Visual Arts and Design are well-represented at Meow Wolf, the newly opened, immersive art experience in Grapevine. Watch a video about the work of the alumni and read about their inspirations for this permanent exhibit called "The Real Unreal."

More Online Features

At UNT, some graduates get more than a degree. They also form friendships that last a lifetime. If you're still in touch with your pals from your college days, we want to know more about it for a possible story. Email us at
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