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Alumni Spotlight: Ross Acker from Counseling and Higher Education

ackerRoss Acker ('05 M.S.), alumnus of the College of Education's Counseling Program, began his counseling career in 2005 and has professional experience in addictions, private practice, corrections and community mental health.  He has served on the Brief Therapy Crisis Team of the Coos County Mental Health Department in Nort

Doc student named Outstanding Adviser by national association

gonzalesErin Gonzales, a PhD candidate in the Higher Education program, has been named an Outstanding Advising Award recipient by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

College honors outstanding graduate research, grant recipients

Dean Jerry Thomas hosted a special reception May 8 to celebrate the success of our master’s and doctoral graduates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Special guest Cathy Bryce ('91 Ph.D.) welcomed graduates as the newest members of the UNT alumni family, and Mark Wardell, dean of UNT’s Toulouse Graduate School, congratulated the students on their achievements.

Doctoral students honored as Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellows

Chi Sigma Iota honored Kara Hurt and Elizabeth Ener, doctoral students in the University of North Texas College of Education, as 2014-15 International Leadership Fellows.  

Each year, CSI selects 10 aspiring leaders from more than 15,000 active members and 350 chapters to participate in their leadership program. This March, Hurt and Ener took part in the American Counseling Association conference in Honolulu.

Veterans with PTSD find help from horses in UNT doctoral student’s research study


As a counseling student, Hallie Sheade (pronounced "shade") uses horses to help military veterans heal.

And now, the UNT doctoral student has embarked on a research project to find out how much they can help.

Founder of UNT Center for Play Therapy to serve as honorary visiting professor in England

landrethDr. Garry Landreth, regents emeritus professor in the department of Counseling and founder of UNT's Center for Play Therapy, was recently named an honorary visiting professor at the University of Roehampton in England.

Outstanding COE students recognized at 2014 Honors Day

For more than half a century—since 1950—the University of North Texas has observed the tradition of coming together each academic year to honor our most accomplished and distinguished students, faculty, and staff. College of Education students were recognized with several awards at the special April 4 Honors Day ceremony:

Over 180 attend Buchholz Lecture on community college student success


From community college students to college presidents, over 180 individuals from 24 different organizations attended the free 2014 Don A. Buchholz lecture earlier this semester. The main speaker was Deborah Floyd, Professor of Higher Education and Interim Dean of the graduate school at Florida Atlantic University.

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