College alumni, faculty highlighted in Winter 2013 issue of The North Texan alumni magazine


Jean M. Keller named a fellow by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration

M. Jean Keller, interim vice president for community engagement and professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation, was named a fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration for her dedication and leadership in the profession and active involvement in communities and state, regional and national organizations. Read on…


$1.2 million grant to provide UNT scholarships for autism teachers
A new $1.2 million federally funded project at UNT will provide full scholarships to 40 special education teachers who are seeking master's degrees in special education with a concentration in autism intervention, and on-the-job coaching in evidence-based practices for students with autism. Systematic Training for Autism Teachers, also known as Project STArT, will furnish a professional clinical supervisor with a graduate degree in special education and certification in applied behavior analysis to help train teachers. Full story…


Eagles' Nest: Sam Swierc ('78)

Sam Swierc, Kemp ::  was named superintendent of schools for the Kemp ISD in March after serving as acting and interim superintendent since October 2012. He has 35 years of experience in Texas public schools. He and his wife have three children. At North Texas, he was a three-year letterman/starter at tight end for the Mean Green under Hayden Fry from 1974 to 1976 and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.


Eagles' Nest: Martha Werner ('92)

Martha Werner, Austin :: was named principal of Deep Wood Elementary in the Round Rock ISD. She most recently had served as principal of Mina Elementary in the Bastrop ISD. She also is the first vice president for District 13 of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association.


Eagles' Nest: William and Amy Matthews

William Matthews ('99 M.Ed.) and Amy Foraker Matthews ('07 M.Ed.), Denton :: had a son, Jack Davis Matthews, in May. Will is the grandson of former UNT president J.C. Matthews ('25).