The North Texan magazine connects UNT alumni and friends to the university and keeps them up to date with what's happening on campus and with our community members.

The magazine's mission is to "demonstrate UNT's vibrant and continued relevancy within the lives of alumni and friends as it showcases how the university and its alumni make a difference in the world."

The North Texan is brought to you by the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing.

University Relations, Communications and Marketing Leadership

Interim Vice President

Kelley Reese ('95)

Magazine Staff

Executive Editor

Julie Elliott Payne ('97)

Managing Editor

Randena Hulstrand ('88, '07 M.J.)


Erin Cristales ('11 M.S.)

Jessica DeLeon

Jill King ('93 M.S., '00 M.A.)

Art Director

Angilee Wilkerson

Design Editor

Nola Kemp ('92)

Photo Editor

Gary Payne ('99)

Project Management

Spring Atwater

Erica Blount

Jan Clountz


Jack Fraser ('11)

Marybeth Menz ('08, '12 M.A.)


Cliffton Caster

Clay Davis ('96)

Ciera Schibi


Michael Clements

Ranjani Groth ('16)

Ahna Hubnik ('03)


Christopher Bryan ('08)

Brad Holt ('09)


Monique Bird ('10 M.J.)

Amy Brundeen

Leigh Anne Gullett

Kris Muller

Heather Noel

Jim Rogers

Meredith Moriak Wright

Social Media

Melisa Brown ('93)

Megan Lawton

Kayla Lindberg ('11)

Online Communications

Jacob King

Eric Vandergriff

Student Contributors

Kara Dry

Kevin Edger

Madeline Greene

Amanda Pearson ('18)

Adriana Salazar

The North Texan (ISSN 0468-6659) is published four times a year (in March, June, September and December) by the University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311070, Denton, Texas 76203-5017, for distribution to alumni and friends of the university. Periodicals postage paid at Denton, Texas, and at additional mailing offices. The diverse views on matters of public interest that are presented in The North Texan do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the university. Publications staff can be reached at northtexan@unt.edu or 940-565-2108.

The University of North Texas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, political affiliation, disability, marital status, genetic information, citizenship, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, university facilities, or employment policies, procedures, and processes. The university takes active measures to prevent such conduct and immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The university also prohibits and takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who report or file a charge of discrimination or harassment; participate in an investigation, or oppose any form of discrimination or harassment. Direct questions or concerns to the equal opportunity office, 940-565-2759, or the dean of students, 940-565-2648. TTY access is available at 940-369-8652. Postmaster: Please send requests for changes of address, accompanied if possible by old address labels, to the University of North Texas, University Relations, Communications and Marketing, 1155 Union Circle #311070, Denton, Texas 76203-5017.

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