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Graduating student Kelly Savage finds inspiration at UNT to help others

SavageSuccess doesn't happen overnight. Kelly Savage knows that better than anyone.

Nineteen years after her high school graduation, Kelly Savage is realizing her dream of earning a college degree. And now, she wants to become a teacher, helping others on that same path to education.

Alumni Spotlight: Desiree DeLeon from EPSY

DeleonAfter transferring to UNT with an associate's degree from North Central Texas College, Desiree DeLeon graduated from UNT in December 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Development and Family Studies from the Department of Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Intervention and Administration from the College of Education. We recently caught up with DeLeon to discuss her experience at UNT:

Why take a family vacation? Doctoral student Debbie Farr weighs in

Summer months are looming. Should your family plan a getaway? Is it worth the time off work and the hassle of planning?

College of Education doctoral student Debbie Farr, who has studied family vacations, can discuss changing perceptions of vacations throughout the decades and can talk about a body of research that shows the benefits of family vacations.

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:

TEA doctoral student Julie Williams wins Ricco Ethics Award

WilliamsThe College of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for the College of Education is Julie Williams, a teaching fellow in the department of Teacher Education and Administration and a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student.

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.

Leaders in Family Education (LIFE) earns accolades from National Council on Family Relations


LIFE student members and faculty advisers pose for a group photo at a recent meeting.


LIFE (Leaders in Family Education) is a student organization at UNT for future family educators that is a student affiliate of National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), the Texas Council on Family Relations (TCFR) and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Bratton and Giordano earn awards from American Counseling Association

Two University of North Texas College of Education faculty members — Sue Bratton and Amanda Giordano — earned awards from the American Counseling Association for their contributions to the field.

Doctoral student attends conference in Ghana, makes valuable connections


Susan Namalefe (second from left) with colleagues from Calabar, Nigeria at the
8th Annual Regional Conference of the Higher Education Research and Policy Network in Legon-Accra, Ghana.


Grants promote education, partnerships, service

College of Education faculty members Jean Keller, Casey Barrio, Rossana Boyd and Wendy Middlemiss were featured in this story originally posted on InHouse:


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