COE alumni, faculty & programs mentioned in latest North Texan alumni magazine


Debra Cole ('00 M.Ed.), Austin :: released a new book, Pain Management Solutions: Managing Pain in Stages, in which she provides a holistic process to help patients address pain issues due to injury or medical conditions.


Global Connection: Thai alumni ambassadors
To better serve international recruitment, growing research activities and the more than 1,000 alumni in Thailand, UNT opened an office in Bangkok in November. The presence will provide a base for recruiting students and further partnership development in Thailand and Southeast Asia. Porpun Waitayangkoon ('89 Ph.D.), College of Education alumna and president of the Thai Ministry of Education, is among the distinguished alumni living and working in Thailand. Full story...
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Ask an Expert: Julie Leventhal
Today, in our media-saturated world, reminders of romance are with us in news, sports, movies and music, as well as literature. Romantic relationships at different times can be fun, crazy and incredibly frustrating. And they take work, says Julie Leventhal, lecturer in educational psychology who teaches Courtship and Marriage, a development and family studies class in UNT's College of Education. Full story…


Lasting Legacy
The Davis family was honored for a century of UNT pride with a Generations of Excellence Award at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner Feb. 22…The Davis family's history with the university started with Lynn Davis, who received his teaching certification from North Texas State Normal College in 1910 and worked as an assistant superintendent in the El Paso ISD. Full story…
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Online program get high rankings from U.S. News & World Report

Offering more than 1,000 online courses each semester, UNT has long been one of the state's largest providers of online classes and one of the best at online education. Its graduate programs are ranked among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Online Education Programs rankings.

The College of Education ranks 13th nationally for Best Online Graduate Education Program, and UNT's MBA program, which offers concentrations in marketing, strategic management and finance, is 20th in the nation for Best Online Graduate Business Program.


Gary L. Schepf ('85 M.Ed.), Irving :: was named the Irving ISD's 2013 Secondary Teacher of the Year. He taught business and technology courses for 22 years at Irving Nimitz High School before joining in opening a new school in 2001 now known as the Jack E. Singley Academy, also in the Irving ISD. He has worked with teens through instruction and mentoring, serving as senior class sponsor and student council sponsor and supervising high school interns enrolled in Singley's SITE (Student Intern Training Experience). He also has volunteered in Irving, serving the city's Youth Council, Irving Sister Cities and Irving Heritage Society, and is one of the co-founders of the Future Leaders of Irving.


Billy Thompson Vandeventer ('70 M.Ed.), Frisco :: is the namesake of Vandeventer Middle School in the Frisco ISD, which was dedicated in September. She taught for 29 years, including 26 years in the Frisco ISD teaching fourth grade at Acker and Rogers and math at Frisco Middle School and Staley Middle School. She began her teaching career in Carrollton-Farmers Branch.