Message from the dean and college news roundup - Spring 2017


So many exciting things are happening in the UNT College of Education this spring! We’ve just named a new dean, Randy Bomer, and our online graduate education programs were ranked 16th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Plus, as always, our faculty, students and alumni are making the college proud with their innovative research and professional accomplishments.

Take Angie Wilson, assistant professor counseling in our Counseling and Higher Education department. Wilson recently won the Robert H. Rencken Emerging Professional Leader Award from the American Counseling Association. The award recognizes a professional who has the potential to become a dedicated leader in the counseling profession. Read more about Wilson at

We’re also very proud of Educational Psychology students Dianna Mullet, Kendal Smith and Janessa Bower, who all won awards at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in November. UNT students have won doctoral-level in-progress research awards three out of the last four years, which is surely a testament to the great work the college is doing in gifted and talented education.

I hope our alumni in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will join us for one of the fun mixers planned this spring by the UNT Alumni Association. Mark your calendars for March 28 in Dallas County, March 30 in Tarrant County, April 4 in Denton County and April 6 in Collin County. Venue info and registration is available at

Finally, I want to thank our donors and friends for their support of the college in 2016. We awarded more than $245,000 in scholarships to 185 students this year, many of whom would not be able to achieve their educational goals without your help. If you’d like to make a gift, visit or contact Keturi Beatty at or 940-891-6860.

Bertina H. Combes, Ph.D.
Interim Dean and Professor