James Nicklas (’71, ’82 M.S.), 72, of Denton, former director of activities and the University Union, died Sept. 4. He worked as a resident assistant in Kerr Hall as a student, and in 1970 he began his career with the University Union as building operations supervisor, retiring as director in 2005. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps on active duty from 1966 to 1968 and reserve duty from 1968 to 1972. He received his associate’s degree from Weatherford Junior College, and at UNT earned his bachelor’s in industrial technology and education and his master’s in industrial technology and business computer information systems. He is survived by his wife, Marcella ‘Marcy’ Shelton Nicklas (’72), with whom he established the James and Marcella Nicklas UNT General Scholarship, and gifts may be made to that fund.