Alumni, faculty and donors highlighted in Fall 2014 issue of The North Texan alumni magazine


Alumna takes her gift of teaching to African kids

When school closed for the summer, J'Layne Sundberg (ʼ06) left her classroom of gifted and talented students in Flower Mound and headed to Maai Mahiu, Kenya, to teach orphaned children. For six weeks, she taught second- and third-graders at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy at Naomi's Village -- a home for orphans. Before arriving in the safety of Naomi's Village, many of the children faced unspeakable tragedies, she says. At Cornerstone, they get a high-quality education in a country where many do not attend school. More


UNT professor Lyndal M. Bullock awarded by Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Lyndal M. Bullock,
Regents Professor of educational psychology, has dedicated his career to assisting children with behavioral disorders. In April, he was honored with the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders for his contributions to the field. More


Responsibility to give back
Mark Merki,
a CPA in Denton, has been volunteering his time once a week this school year with a student at Denton High School as part of the Mentor Denton program. Mark and his wife Deborah support the College of Education's Mark John Merki and Deborah Davis Merki Scholarship in Education. Their scholarship supports students aspiring to be teachers with certification in bilingual education. More


David Polvado ('82) and Melinda Jobe (’93 M.Ed.), Lewisville, married in January. David owns Golden Retrieval Pet Services in Flower Mound, and Melinda teaches history and political science for Denton ISD.

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