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Alumnus named superintendent of Sherman ISD

The Sherman Independent School District Board of Trustees named David Hicks, area superintendent for Denton ISD, as its lone finalist for superintendent at its meeting called on Nov. 18. Hicks earned a master's degree in Educational Administration and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from UNT. He will replace Al Hambrick, who retired in August 2015.

COE alumna named Kilgore College's first female president

Brenda Kays, a 2001 alumna of the UNT College of Education's Higher Education doctoral program, was unanimously selected Kilgore College's ninth president by the college's Board of Trustees Nov. 23. Kays, who has served as president of Stanly Community College in North Carolina since 2011, is Kilgore's first female president.

Professor discusses near-death studies at international conference

Jan Holden, chair of UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, was a featured counseliJan Holden news storyng expert for a profile on near-death studies produced by an American-based Chinese television company. 

Accepting the invitation: the start of two Gates Millennium Scholars

Nydia Sánchez, Flor De La Garza, Amira SpikesFrom Left: Nydia Sánchez, Flor De La Garza, Amira Spikes

Accepting assistance for applications can uncover unexpected avenues; such is the case for Amira Spikes and Flor De La Garza, who will be beginning their college careers as Gates

Mayra Olivares-Urueta enters NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

Doctoral Alumna Mayra Olivares-Urueta was selected to join the 2015 class of the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) Leadership Fellows Program. The program is designed to address the lack of Hispanic leaders in American community colleges.

Retired founder of UNT Center for Play Therapy continuing to further the field

Garry Landreth, retired founder of the UNT Center for Play Therapy, was featured in a story for the Arkansas Online newspaper for his role in pioneering the field of play therapy and his continuing engagement in the field. At a recent workshop at St.

UNT students, faculty and alumni present at NASPA 2015 conference

The following UNT students, faculty and alumni made presentations at the NASPA Annual Conference in New Orleans from March 21-25, 2015. NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) is the major national association for student affairs professionals in higher education, and acts with the mission of promoting the advancement and sustainability of student affairs professions. 

Doctoral student awarded Graduate Fellowship Award at TACHE conference

Nydia Sanchez

President of TACHE Mauricio Rodriguez (left), Nydia Sánchez (right)

Cajitas project helps students learn culture through self-examination

Art pieces called "cajitas" were displayed February in the halls of the Mean Green Village Building B by graduate students in the Higher Education program. These works of art were not composed of brush strokes and paints, but they showed the intimacy of individuals and personal cultures captured with boxes and personal items such as photos, awards and pieces of each student's history.

Awards heaped onto UNT's Department of Counseling and Higher Education

It has been a good year so far for the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the University of North Texas' College of Education. A number of faculty members and students have earned awards from various organizations based on their research and contribution to the community.

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