COE alumni, faculty and programs featured in The North Texan

Diane Moore Grandey ('68) was featured on page 15 for her involvement with the Alumni Association's Alumni Ambassador group.

John Campbell ('67 M.S.), Fort Worth, has a tennis court named for him at Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth, where he coached tennis and girls basketball and taught for more than 43 years. He taught biology and physical education, and his tennis teams went to regionals four years in a row. He retired in 2009 after a total of 46 years in education. Former students, coaches, teachers and administrators attended the dedication ceremony.

Jared Zimmerer, Denton, is the author of The Ten Commandments of Lifting Weights: Recommendations to the Devout Body Builder, in which he gives advice for men and women to live balanced, holistic lifestyles. He is the founder of the men's ministry Strength for the Kingdom.

Charles Luke (Ed.D.), Lipan, is the founder and executive director of the Tarrant County Spiritual Care Network, a nonprofit organization committed to the spiritual care and support of the leadership, staffs and clients of nonprofit and community-oriented businesses and organizations. He also is the CEO and owner of TPDS Consulting, which represents a variety of clients in education, architectural services, advocacy and the oil and gas service industry.

Michael Parkhill ('99 M.Ed., '05 M.S.), Lindsay, serves the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force Auxiliary as assistant director of aerospace education for the Texas Wing. He also works as an engineering and science coordinator. He was selected as the Aerospace Officer of the Year for the Texas Wing and the Aerospace Educator of the Year. He joined a commercial astronautics organization as an associate member and is hoping to be the first Mean Green Eagle in sub-orbit.

Two COE faculty members, Dr. Arminta Jacobson and Dr. Mary Harris, were featured for their UNT Foundation awards on page 9.

New accelerated online program for master's degrees

UNT continues to be a leader in distance learning and making education more accessible to working professionals. UNT's new accelerated online program offers the opportunity to earn master's degrees or academic certificates fully online in eight-week sessions, and students can join or re-join the curriculum in any session. The programs are currently being offered to students pursuing master's degrees in the College of Information and College of Education. A pilot program for a master's degree in learning technologies launched this fall. In January, UNT began offering a master's degree in educational leadership. More will be offered in the future.

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