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Wingspan 2016

May 19th, 2016 Posted in Alumni News


UNT hosted a weeklong series of events April 11-17 to celebrate the institution’s past, present and future. Events include the grand opening and dedication of UNT’s new University Union, tours, a concert series, Wingspan Gala and more. Check out the photo essay below.

I Heart UNT Day—the kickoff event on Monday, April 11, where students show their love for UNT and say thank you to all the donors that help make their educational dreams possible.

Senior BBQ—hosted by the UNT Alumni Association and Student Affairs, this event for graduating seniors is full of food, fun, and prize drawings that include a diploma frame from Church Hill Classics, an Amazon Fire tablet from Liberty Mutual and an official class ring donated by Jostens.

College of Business: Then and Now, A Walk through the Years—an open house for students and alumni in the atrium of the Business Leadership Building to celebrate the history of the College of Business from 1942 through the present.

Discover PACS Scavenger Hunt: Awards Reception—Learn about Chilton Hall, home of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, through a scavenger hunt!  Each clue tells the story about the college’s history of strengthening communities through teaching, research and service. Students, alumni, faculty and staff were invited to the awards reception.

Union Dedication—students, administration and alumni celebrated the new University Union with dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting event.

University Day—Celebrating when North Texas State College became North Texas State University in 1961 – with a flag parade, the mayor’s proclamation, time capsule presentation, food and live music.

CAS Debate Reunion—the College of Arts and Sciences celebrated UNT’s longstanding reputation of debate excellence during a reception and public debate on Friday evening in the Gateway Alumni Center. Former and current UNT Debate members faced off during this lively debate.

Wingspan Gala—A green tie event that honored excellence in teaching, student success, notable alumni and generous donors at the new University Union. Also featured was UNT’s historic exhibit, From Normal to Now, and the orchestral premiere of Richard DeRosa’s 125th anniversary composition for UNT, Suite for an Anniversary, performed by the UNT Concert Orchestra.

Talons Alumni Reunion Banquet—the final event held on Sunday provided Talons alumni to gather for lunch and fond memories with current members.

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