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2016 UNT Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News

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On November 3, the UNT Alumni Association celebrated the UNT Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards. This program showcases the caliber of the university’s alumni and celebrates the depth and breadth of their professional accomplishments and service to the community.

Congratulations to the 2016 Alumni Award Winners: Jim McNatt (‘66), Bryan Milner (‘00), Bruzzy Westheimer (‘65), Laura Dominguez (‘05), Beau LaMothe (‘07), Peggy Rouh (‘95 and ‘01) and Ben Joyner (‘74 and ‘76).

Check out this video for a glimpse of our outstanding alumni award winners!

UNT Alumni Association Membership

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Alumni News

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As the UNT Alumni Association continues to grow, several changes have taken place to match the current interests and needs of its members. Some of these changes included the addition of more regional programming, increased student scholarships, and hiring new staff positions.

Membership fees have not changed in more than 20 years despite increasing needs of the association and its members. In September 2017, membership fees will increase in order to provide more opportunities to alumni members and the UNT alumni family.

“With the increase in available resources, the alumni association will be introducing new member benefits, increased alumni programming, and updated fulfillment packages that offer higher quality membership materials,” said Rob McInturf, executive director of the UNT Alumni Association.

These changes to membership are a testament to the growth of the UNT Alumni Association and the University as a whole. It is a demonstration of the commitment and dedication of the UNT alumni family to a lasting Mean Green legacy.

For information about the UNT Alumni Association or membership, call 940-565-2834 or email alumni@unt.edu.

North Texas Basketball

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Athletics

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Did you know?

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Did You Know?

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Did you know that there are nearly 3,000 UNT alumni and friends that give a gift to the university every year? These committed donors are part of UNT’s new loyalty giving society, The Loyal Eagles. The Loyal Eagles is dedicated to recognizing UNT eagles who — by making a gift toward UNT for two or more consecutive years — advance the university’s mission, students, campus and community. No matter which area on or off campus they choose to support, their generosity plays a critical role in assisting the UNT community every year.

We are proud and thankful to have these Loyal Eagles amongst our UNT family. You too can become a Loyal Eagle by committing to an annual gift. Simply visit www.unt.edu/inspire and schedule your donation for annual installments.

Partner Profile – Liberty Mutual

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Partner Profiles

QUOTE for SCHOLARSHIPS

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A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance

You can help support your university’s scholarship fund and provide much-needed help to students.

Simply get a free quote on Liberty Mutual Auto, Home, or Renters Insurance between September 1st and November 30th, and we will donate $5 to the UNT Alumni Scholarship Fund 1

You, too, can benefit! Did you know you’re eligible for discounts on your auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual?1 And with benefits such as Multi-Policy Discount, Personal Property Replacement2, and 24-Hour Claims Assistance, you’ll worry less and save more.

Did you know you’re eligible for discounts on your auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual?* Call 1-855-323-2150 or visit Liberty Mutual to get a free quote.

Visit Liberty Mutual or call 1-855-323-2150 for a free quote.

[Disclaimers:]1 No purchase of a policy is required. Limit one quote per policy type per person. Not available to residents in in CT, FL, IA, MA, ME, MO, ND, NM, or PA; or to existing Liberty Mutual Insurance customers.

2Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.
3Optional coverage.

Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA. © 2016 Liberty Mutual Insurance

Calendar of Events

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Events

2016 Highlights

December

December 6
Official Ring Presentation Ceremony
UNT Union

December 16-17
UNT Commencement

January

January 25-February 4
Sparkling South Pacific Cruise
Papeete to Papeete

May

May 9
UNT Kuehne Speaker Series – Charles Gasparino

UNT News Briefs

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in UNT News Briefs
UNT’s fashion design program earns top rankings

The fashion design program at the University of North Texas is considered the best in the state and one of the best in the world, according to two recent surveys.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT TAMS student named regional finalist in 2016 Siemens competition

The Siemens Competition is one of the nation’s premier research competitions for high school-aged students. Prateek Kalakunta will now compete for a $3,000 scholarship.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT Debate students win state championship tournament

Garrett Hammonds and Abron Hester defeated five teams in preliminary rounds and three in the championship round to win the touarnament at Tyler Junior College.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT psychology student wins $71,000 national award in support of research

Renee Cloutier, a doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of North Texas, has received a $71,674 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Cloutier is the first UNT student to receive this award.

Click here to read the full story.


UNT English doctoral student wins prestigious Legacy Award

Sanderia Faye, University of North Texas Ph.D. student in English, has won the nation’s top honor for a debut novel by an African American writer – the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation 2016 Legacy Award.

Click here to read the full story.

Colleges and Schools Highlights

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Highlights
College of Music

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On December 3 at 8:00pm, enjoy a festive musical celebration at the annual Sounds of the Holidays. Directed by Mark Ford, this year’s concert, “Twelve Drummers Drumming,” will feature many UNT percussion ensembles including the 2:00 Steel Drum Band, adding an international flair to holiday classics. Tickets available at www.thempac.com

College of Information

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Photo attached of attendees with Dean Kinshuk
and Dr. Chandler

Dean Kinshuk, COI Dean and Dr. Yvonne Chandler hosted an alumni reception in Las Vegas in conjunction with the Nevada Library Association Annual Conference on October 17, 2016, at the Clark County Branch Library.
Planned Giving

Create a Lasting Legacy with a Charitable Remainder Trust

We are all passionate about UNT and the role our time here as students has played in our success. A Charitable Remainder Trust will enable you to give a significant gift to UNT and benefit from your generosity at the same time. A Charitable Remainder Trust is an especially efficient and generous way to deal with real estate (especially commercial) in cases where a large capital gains tax would apply to the sale. Recent examples we’ve seen include a strip center, an office building and rental properties.

If you’ve built a sizeable estate and are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, you may want to check out the benefits of setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust. Some of your fellow alumni have already added a Charitable Remainder Trust to their estate plans.

Benefits of a Charitable Remainder Trust include:

  • A partial charitable income tax deduction.
  • Potential for increased income.
  • Up-front avoidance of capital gains tax.

There are two ways to receive payments:

The Annuity Trust pays the same dollar amount each year that you choose at the start. Your payments remain the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.

The Unitrust pays a variable amount each year based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. Your payments will be adjusted each year based on the value of the assets. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. Likewise, if the value decreases, so will your payments.

UNT will work with you, your CPA, attorney and financial planner to ensure that the Charitable Remainder Trust fits well with your overall financial estate plans.

For more information, please contact Roy Grisham at roy.grisham@unt.edu or 940-565-3683.

Athletics

Mean Green Club Members: Renew your Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tickets Now!!!

To renew your tickets please CLICK HERE . Please do not create a new account if you do not remember your login information. Instead please contact the ticket office at (940) 565- 2527 and they will assist you in recovering your information.

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