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February 6th, 2015 Posted in Highlights

College of Education

Counseling alumnae receive national awards from Association for Play Therapy

Terri Gonzales (’12 Ph.D.) received the Student Research Award for her dissertation research, “Child Teacher Relationship Training as a head start: early mental health intervention for children exhibiting disruptive behavior.” Terry Kottman (’87 Ph.D.), director of The Encouragement Zone, received the Lifetime achievement award. Full story…

Less Pain, More Gain – Studying ways to boost exercise results gets UNT researchers $45,000 in grants

Less Pain, More Gain

Three University of North Texas researchers have been awarded grants totaling more than $45,000 to study topics that could someday help athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts train more effectively. Faculty member Jakob Vingren, doctoral degree candidate Adam Venable and dual doctoral and master’s degree candidate Danielle Levitt each received awards from the National Strength and Conditioning Association – for a total of three of the organization’s five award categories – related to their work in UNT’s Applied Physiology Laboratory within the College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation. Read more…

Emily Klement Alumna helps establish petroleum technology program at community college campuses

Recent College of Education doctoral graduate and recipient of the Higher Education program’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Emily Klement (’92, ’94 M.Ed., ’12 Ed.D.), was instrumental in establishing a new educational program at the Bowie and Graham Campuses of North Central Texas College (NCTC). Klement has served as the dean of those campuses of NCTC since 2012. Full story…

Mayborn School of Journalism

UNT Mayborn Alumni Updates

Hal Hilliard, B.A. ’06,  received the Highly Commended Applied Paper Award at Corporate Communication International’s Conference on Corporate Communication 2014, held June 3 – 6, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong for his paper, “ ‘AP’ Stands for ‘Associated Press:’ Defining the Success of the World’s Oldest Media Company’s First Rebranding.”  Corporate Communications: An International Journal, published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited (UK), sponsors the annual award. Presenting the award was Michael B. Goodman, PhD, North America Regional Editor of Corporate Communications: An International Journal and CCI Director. Hal Hilliard
Theresa Gage Theresa Gage, B.A. ’90,  has been promoted to vice president for the western Region  of Undertone, a digital advertising firm. She’ll be based in Southern California. She is pictured with Roy Busby, one of her former professors and a mentor, at her going away party in Dallas in January 2015. She will continue to serve on the Mayborn School of Journalism Board of Advisors.

College of Music

UNT voice professor Jennifer Lane sang on the recording of Milhaud’s L’Orestie D’Eschyle, which was produced by the University of Michigan’s School of Music.

Although the opera categories will not be announced during the Grammy broadcast on CBS, they will be shown as part of the pre-broadcast ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. EST online at

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