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Catch the Coaches Caravan

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Experience a spirited, family friendly evening by joining the Mean Green Club and the UNT Alumni Association for the 2017 Coaches Caravan. Catch up on the latest athletics news while enjoying a relaxed pep rally atmosphere.

Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker will discuss the future of the UNT athletics program and will share highlights from the new strategic plan. Coaches and student athletes will mingle with the crowd to personally meet attendees and discuss UNT and athletics.

While in attendance, you can also visit tables hosted by the UNT Alumni Association, the Mean Green Club, the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the ticket office.

The 2017 Coaches Caravan will have a total of six stops. Select the one that best fits your schedule and location and we’ll see you there!

May 8, 6-8 p.m.
Collin County
Park Place Lexus
6785 Dallas Pkwy., Plano, TX 75024

May 9, 6-8 p.m.
Dallas County
Dot’s Hop House and Cocktail Courtyard
2615 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226

May 10, 6-8 p.m.
Denton County
Audacity Brew House
1012 Shady Oaks Dr., Denton, TX 76205

May 11, 6-8 p.m.
Tarrant County
Collective Brewing Project
112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

May 17, 6-8 p.m.
Houston
Karbach Brewery
2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX 77092

May 18, 6-8 p.m.
San Antonio
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling
4834 Whirlwind Dr., San Antonio, TX 78217

Admission for UNT Alumni Association and Mean Green Club members – $5
Admission for non-members – $10

RSVP at UNTalumni.com/CoachesCaravan

Wingspan Gala Soars

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
With boots and flowing gowns, the 2017 Wingspan Gala was not an event to miss. As guests entered the UNT Union, they were greeted with a special photo opportunity with bails of hay and a historic wagon. Presidential awards were presented and College of Music groups provided entertainment during the dinner program. After dinner, guests were treated to an intimate acoustic performance by Eli Young Band. Following the Wingspan Gala, Eli Young Band performed an exclusive concert at Apogee Stadium to a lively crowd.

2017 Presidential Award Winners
Wings of Eagles Presidential Award – G. Brint Ryan (’88, ’88 M.S.)
Presidential Excellence Award (Faculty) – Richard DeRosa
Presidential Excellence Award (Student) – UNT senior Marisa Nowicki

To see all the photos taken outside prior to the gala beginning, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHskRSLgck

To see all the photos from the gala, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHskRTaaTP

To see all the photos from the Eli Young Band concert at Apogee Stadium, visit https://flic.kr/s/aHskRKg3Cd

Thank a Teacher

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Has a UNT teacher made a positive difference in your life? Let them know.

Outstanding teachers at UNT do make a difference for students. They make learning challenging and fun; they are available when needed; and they weather many storms with students to foster bright futures. When teachers have made this kind of a difference, many students wish for a way to say “Thanks”.

UNT students and alums have the opportunity to say “Thanks” through the “Thank a Teacher” Program here at UNT. Current students and alums will have until May 12, 2017 to complete the form at http://thanks.unt.edu/ to share their thanks with their UNT teacher(s). You may complete as many of these forms as you wish (one for each teacher you wish to thank). You may also choose to remain anonymous. Your notes will be sent to your teachers as part of a letter of recognition from the Provost with copies to their Deans and Department Chairs!

UNT Alumni Regional Chapter Spring Mixers

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
As the grass begins to turn green for spring, dress in your Mean Green and get ready to mingle with fellow alumni! Stay connected to your alma mater and alumni in your community by joining us at one of the four upcoming UNT Alumni Regional Chapter Spring Mixers.

“This is part of our strategy to meet our alumni where they are at, in their community,” said Annie Carter, Director of Regional Programming. “We hope that through these events, alumni can connect and network with fellow alumni and neighbors.”

Take advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with UNT alumni in nearby areas, hear University updates and have fun by selecting the event that best fits your schedule and location.

Dallas County
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:30-8 pm
The Social House of Addison, Dallas, TX
RSVP by March 26

Tarrant County
Thursday, March 30, 2017 5:30-8 pm
Acre Distillery, Fort Worth, TX
RSVP by March 26

Denton County
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:30-8 pm
Harvest House, Denton, TX
RSVP by April 2

Collin County
Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:30-8 pm
CRU Food and Wine Bar, Allen, TX
RSVP by April 2

All events include heavy appetizer buffet and free parking. Two drink tickets included at Dallas, Tarrant, and Denton counties. One drink ticket included at Collin County.

Alumni Member Cost – $5 per person
Non Member Cost – $10 per person

RSVP here. See you there!

The BIG Event

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Celebrate a day of service through the BIG Event. Join the UNT Alumni Association, UNT students, faculty, staff and fellow alumni as we make a positive impact on the lives of others.

On Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., thousands of UNT Eagles will join together in helping our community. Any UNT alumni who sign up here will work on the UNT campus packaging meals for the Stop Hunger Now project.

Tentative Schedule for UNT Alumni at The BIG Event:

8:15-9 am — Kick off event to welcome all volunteers to The BIG Event. Includes a FREE breakfast and family fun. Located at the Library Mall, UNT Campus

9 am-1 pm — Volunteer work assignment; UNT Alumni works with Stop Hunger Now packaging meals, UNT campus

Parking is FREE in Lot 37. Download the parking map here.

Register here by Friday, March 17, 2017. A finalized schedule with more details will be emailed to you closer to the day of the event.

Calling the Class of 1967!

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News
Are you a graduate of the Class of 1967? The UNT Alumni Association is in search of alumni from the Class of 1967 to help plan the Golden Eagles Reunion Breakfast. Held during the 2017 UNT Homecoming, the Golden Eagles Reunion celebrates the 50th anniversary of your graduation. This event serves to make new friends, renew old acquaintances and reminisce about your favorite stories from your time at North Texas State University.

Committee members will be responsible for helping plan the event, including recruiting attendees and scheduling speakers. This committee will meet two or three times beginning in the Summer and leading up to UNT Homecoming Week (date TBA).

If interested in joining the Golden Eagles Class of 1967 Reunion Committee, complete the form here by May 1.

For more information, contact the UNT Alumni Association at 940-565-2834 or by emailing alumni@unt.edu.

Spring GameDay Grille

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

Join us at the Alumni Pavilion on April 8 from 12-1:30 p.m. for our GameDay Grille before the annual Green and White Spring Football Game. There will be free catered fajitas and a cash bar. Enjoy tailgating games on the patio and connect with other Mean Green fans as we get ready to welcome the second year of the Seth Littrell era.

Admission is free.

Eli Young Band Special Performance at Alma Mater

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Alumni News

BandIn 2000 while attending the University of North Texas, four students came together to share a passion for music and live performance. Eli Young Band was born and catapulted from playing in Denton venues to sold-out crowds drawn to their unique contemporary country sound. With three No. 1 hits, a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Eli Young Band is returning to where their journey began for a special concert at Apogee Stadium on March 25.

Chris Thompson (’04), Jon Jones (’04), James Young (’02) and Mike Eli (’04) share a camaraderie that bonds them as bandmates, friends, and UNT alumni. Amidst the opportunities they received at UNT, the group established a lasting friendship that continues to fuel their creativity and success. Eli Young Band recently released their single “Saltwater Gospel” and are currently touring around the nation.

Eli Young Band were invited as distinguished guests for the Wingspan Gala 2017 on March 25. Following the gala, Eli Young Band will play an exclusive concert for UNT students, faculty, staff, UNT Alumni Association members and their guests in Apogee Stadium with an opening act beginning at 8:30 pm.

Members of the Alumni Association are eligible for an exclusive offer to attend the concert. As a member, you can purchase tickets for just $25 each here. Not a member? Join here today and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Don’t miss the chance to see an incredible performance by UNT alumni back at their alma mater!