Barbara Colegrove

Barbara ColegroveBarbara Colegrove, 87, of Dallas, died Feb. 5. She was a journalism lecturer at North Texas from 1961 to 1972 and 1985 to 1986 and was the sponsor for Theta Sigma Phi, the women’s professional journalism organization. She was known as a creative teacher who staged events like sit-ins in her classes and had students write about them. She was named an Honorary Alumnus of UNT in 2003. She previously worked as a researcher for Time magazine and at Educational Television and Radio Center station, which later became PBS. After retirement, she worked as an editor and restaurant critic. She also taught at Southern Methodist University. She received numerous honors for her teaching, as well as the Women in Communications Matrix award. She and her late husband, Don, were members of the Chilton Society at UNT, and they established the Barbara Colegrove Journalism Scholarship in honor of her former students. She earned her master’s degree from the Columbia School of Journalism. As a longtime journalist, she named her dog, a Pekingese mix, Nellie Bly, and edited her newspaper obituary before her death.

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