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('28), Fort Worth. She taught for 37 years at Birdville
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('30), Bonham. She taught for 37 years, most of that time
teaching fourth- and sixth-graders in Denison.
Mae Smith Cockrell
('32), Garland. She was recognized as the youngest graduate
of North Texas, earning her degree at age 16. Her husband was
the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Garland from 1946 to
1974, and she taught Sunday school, wrote children's stories
and worked with the choir.
Maxwell Payne ('32),
Levelland. She received her degree in history from North Texas.
Williams Reagin ('34),
Forney. She worked at Forney State Bank and succeeded her husband
as bank president after his death. She continued to operate the
O.W. Reagin Insurance Agency for several years after retiring
from the bank.
('34), Culver City, Calif. She graduated with a degree in
('35, '37 M.S.), Dallas. He worked for the FBI for 20 years and
then was an executive with GTE of Florida until retirement.
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('41), Austin. She was retired from the Social Security Administration.
She was a member of the American Association of University Women.
('44 M.S, '70 Ed.D.), Dallas. She taught for 50 years,
in Era, Salem, Whitehouse, Fort Worth and Highland Park. She served
as president of Delta Kappa Gamma and was selected as an Outstanding
Elementary Education Teacher.
('47, '49 M.A.), Lawrence, Kan. He had an architectural practice
and taught at SMU, the University of Texas, Oklahoma State University
and at the University of Kansas, where he was a professor of architecture
and engineering. He was class vice president at North Texas in
1944-45 and was a member of the GI-ex fraternity.
('48), Ponca City, Okla. She received her degree in elementary
education from North Texas.
('48 M.S.), Dallas. He began his career in industrial psychology
at Lackland Air Force Base and worked for LTV from 1951 until
his retirement in 1983. He and his wife, Janelle ('50),
met in a golf class at North Texas.
('48), Dallas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II and served in the Korean War in the Sea Bees. He was the president
and general manager of the Dallas Apparel Mart from 1969 until
his retirement in 1982 and then began a new career as a sales
representative. He was an avid golfer.
('54), Weatherford. He served as a Marine in the Korean War. After
graduating from North Texas, he became an examiner for the state
Board of Insurance and after retirement was an administrative
vice president of Trans-America Life Insurance in Fort Worth.
('54), Texarkana. He was a chief financial officer and retired
from the Red River Army Depot after 45 years of federal service.
He was a veteran of World War II.
('55), Richardson. He served in the Air Force during the
Korean War and worked for State Farm Insurance for 43 years before
('57), Livingston. He was involved in appraising, brokerage,
consulting and investments and had owned Jim Banks Real Estate
Co. He was a member of Kappa Sigma.
('57), Greenbank, Wash. Named a UNT Distinguished Alumnus in 1991,
Carrico was the first physician to treat a wounded President Kennedy
in Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital when he was brought in Nov.
22, 1963. Carrico later taught surgery at the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Washington.
He became chief of surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle
and was professor and chair of the surgery department at UT Southwestern
for 10 years.
('59, '64 M.B.E.), Lubbock. She taught in Kennedale
for four years and Lubbock for 30 years before retiring in 1995.
('59), Odessa. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955
and graduated from North Texas with a degree in marketing. He
was a supervisor for Meridian Oil Co.
('64 Ed.D.), Austin. He was a public school teacher and served
in the Army before joining the University of Texas at Austin as
a professor of curriculum and instruction.
Grand Prairie. He spent 29 years in law enforcement, the last
18 with the Cedar Hill Police Department. He did undercover work
and assisted the Ellis County Task Force and Drug Enforcement
('67 Ed.D.), Hope, Ark. He served in North Africa during
World War II and taught public school in Dallas for many years
before becoming a professor at Northeastern State University in
('68), Denton. He worked as a salesman for Justin Boots before
('69), Dallas. She was a longtime employee of Baylor University Medical Center.
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L. Crouch ('70), Smithville, Mo. He worked at Dairy
Farmers of America Inc. as the editor of its monthly publication,
the DFA Leader, and as senior writer for the communication
team. He oversaw, produced and directed all audiovisual productions.
Lois Mae Haynes
('71 M.L.S.), Denton. She was a librarian for many years
after graduating from North Texas.
Ferguson('72 M.S.), Evanston, Ill. He was a professor
of physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and had
received numerous teaching awards from the medical students there.
His research interests included vascular control, sepsis and alcohol's
effects on the cardiovascular system.
('76), Dallas. He was a computer programmer and business
analyst and worked in the mortgage banking industry for 17 years.
('76), Plano. One of the region's first female stockbrokers,
she retired in 2000 as a vice president of Prudential Securities.
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('84 M.Ed.), Houston. He taught English and career investigation
courses at Brewer Middle School for 24 years. He was also an Army
veteran who served in Vietnam.
('87), San Francisco. He graduated from North Texas with a degree
in business management.
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('90), Dallas. She majored in music composition at North
Texas and minored in music theory.
('92), Denton. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later
was a store manager for Southland Corp.
('99 Ph.D.), Baloi, Pa. He earned his degree in business
computer information systems from North Texas.
Denton, professor of history and director of cooperative education,
1966-1998. Bowman received his bachelor's and master's degrees
from Fort Hays Kansas State University and his doctorate from
the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. As director of the
cooperative education program at North Texas, he oversaw the placement
of students in jobs related to their majors. He taught Colonial
and Revolutionary American history but was best known as a baseball
historian, focusing especially on the Negro National League. His
book Captive Americans: Prisoners During the American Revolution
was published in 1976. Before the World Series: Pride and
Profits in Baseball's Early Days is due out in 2003.
Denton, professor of teacher education and administration, 1969-2002.
He was the passenger in a small aircraft that crashed at the Denton
Municipal Airport July 8. Hardy, a Navy veteran of the Korean
War, earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from
the University of Kansas and worked as a petroleum engineer with
Texaco and Tenneco before starting his career in education. He
earned a master's degree in education from Eastern New Mexico
University and received his doctorate from Texas Tech. A sports
fan who especially liked UNT basketball, Hardy chaired the UNT
Athletic Council, serving as a liaison between the academic and
athletic departments. This fall he was posthumously honored with
the President's Council University Service Award, given annually
to a faculty member with a record of outstanding service. Memorials
may be made to the Cliff Hardy Scholarship Fund, in care of the
UNT Foundation, P.O. Box 311250, Denton, Texas 76203-1250.
Denton, renowned pianist who taught North Texas students at her
Denton piano conservatory in partnership with her former husband,
the late Silvio Scionti. She attended Baylor University and the
Chicago Musical School, where she met her first husband, Scionti,
in 1933. The Sciontis, who both also had solo performance careers,
were among the world's pre-eminent duo piano performers. They
made their Carnegie Hall debut in 1938 and traveled the world
as concert pianists until World War II ended their international
career. In 1942 they returned to America to teach in Denton, and
they recorded with RCA. Students who went on to achieve sustained
prominence included future UNT faculty members Mary Nan Hudgins
Mailman and Jack Roberts.
('53 M.A.), Van Alstyne, instructor in English, 1955-1982. She
earned her bachelor's degree in English from Austin College and
her master's degree in English from North Texas. She taught at
Van Alstyne High School before joining the North Texas faculty.
Among her students here was Karleen Koen ('70), who became a best-selling
author with her 1986 book, Through a Glass Darkly. Hunter
was an accomplished pianist and organist and had traveled often,
especially in England and Spain. She was also an excellent bridge
player and was active in her bridge club until she became ill
in December 2001.
Denton, Professor Emeritus of library and information sciences,
1951-1977. Kennerly was a regular reviewer of children's books
for Library Journal. From 1965 to 1969 she conducted
summer library institutes for school librarians, funded by the
U.S. Office of Education. For her work she received the Silver
Book Award from the Library Binding Institute in 1968, given to
one librarian in the United States each year for outstanding professional
achievement. Before coming to North Texas, she worked in public
school libraries in South Carolina and academic libraries in Alabama,
Florida and Virginia. She earned bachelor's degrees from Winthrop
College in Rock Hill, S.C., and Emory University and received
master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.
('37), Denton, Professor Emeritus of accounting, 1947-1982. He
earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from North
Texas, received his M.B.A. in accounting from the University of
Texas at Austin and completed course work there toward a doctorate.
He was a member of several professional accounting organizations
and the co-author of a cost accounting textbook. He served in
World War II and the Korean War, retiring from the U.S. Army Reserve
as a colonel after more than 30 years of service. Before joining
the faculty at North Texas, he taught at high schools in Sanger,
Sweetwater and Wichita Falls.
('78 M.S., '85 Ph.D.), San Antonio, assistant professor of applied
economics and director of the Center for Economic Education, 1978-1992.
Witter received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University and
taught high school social science in the San Antonio area before
coming to North Texas to earn his master's degree in economics
and doctorate in college and university teaching. As director
of the Center for Economic Education at North Texas, which was
established to increase Texas public school teachers' knowledge
of economics, he coordinated on- and off-campus economic education
programs and developed new programs in Texas school districts.
After leaving UNT, he operated a private consulting business.