As a 16-year-old in 2000, Alhaji Saccoh ('10) left his family in his native Sierra Leone to flee the nation's civil war. He didn't return until 2013, after earning a UNT degree in international studies and entering graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior media arts major Jacob Sampson aspires to be a TV comedy writer. His career is on the right track. His play The Essay won the prestigious Václav Havel Library Foundation Award and DAMU Contest for the U.S. Students of Drama and Performance Studies.
Ingrid Panameno ('16), an aspiring development economist, philanthropist and spring graduate, received a $30,500 Rotary Global Grant that will enable her to study at the London School of Economics and Political Science during the 2016-17 academic year.
Read about four UNT students who embody the collective spirit of tenacity and a go-getter attitude that many of our nearly 38,000 enrolled students possess -- the grit and determination to overcome the odds to reach their goals.
Watch a time-lapse video featuring the installation of the 8-foot sculpture, Shield, designed by the late alumnus and renowned sculptor Jesús Moroles ('78). The Texas sunset red granite art piece stands on the south lawn of the new University Union as a symbol of protection.