J.B. Smallwood (’55, ’56 M.A.), 81, Professor Emeritus of history, died Oct. 27. He taught history at UNT for 34 years until his retirement in 1999. During his tenure at UNT, he was active in service, both within the history department and across the university. He served as chair of the Faculty Senate and as president of the UNT chapter of the Texas Association of College Teachers. Besides teaching, he enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening, theater and classical music performances. Before coming to UNT, he taught in Japan and Korea with the University of Maryland Overseas Program and at the University of Florida. He was a first-generation college graduate in his family, earning a bachelor’s degree in history and geography and a master’s degree in history from North Texas. He earned his doctorate in American history from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Memorials may be made to the College of Music.