Alumni

Glen L. Taylor

Photo of Glen L. Taylor Glen L. Taylor (’50, ’53 M.B.A.), 91, of Denton, Professor Emeritus in business and former associate vice president of academic affairs, died Jan. 19 in Denton. He earned his doctorate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before working at North Texas for 45 years. At North Texas, he specialized in researching and preparing students for the insurance industry. The Glen L. Taylor Professorship/Chair in Insurance was named in his honor. He was a member of the UNT Alumni Association.

Linda Allmand

Picture of Linda AllmandLinda Allmand (’61), Fort Worth, who was a dedicated librarian for more than 40 years and taught as an adjunct professor at UNT in the 1990s, died Nov. 21. After earning her bachelor’s degree in library science and history from UNT and a master’s degree from the University of Denver, she worked in libraries in California, Dallas and Fort Worth. As director of the Fort Worth Public Library, she worked out a partnership with the Amon G. Carter Foundation and the city of Fort Worth to automate the library’s holdings – earning the title of the city’s female newsmaker of the year in 1984. She was the president of the Texas Library Association in 1987. At UNT, she was a member of the Chilton Society and established two funds for the College of Information, where she was a Hall of Fame Award recipient.

Barry Rosson

Barry Rosson (‘53), Greenville. He served as an Air Force pilot from 1953 to 1958. After his service, Rosson returned to North Texas to pursue a master's degree. During his time at UNT, Rosson was a teaching fellow and a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 32 years, serving as president of the Southeastern Drug, Chemical, and Allied Fields Association. He also served as commander of the Greenville Power Squadron and was a member of Sertoma, American Legion Post 3 and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the UNT Alumni Association until his death in 2016.

Denis Miller

Denis Miller (’75 Ph.D.), Fort Pierce, Florida. He had a distinguished career as a senior research chemist for Phillips Petroleum Co., Exxon Corp., Baseline Resolution and Avon Corp., among others. He studied under James Marshall. He enjoyed sailing, windsurfing and geology.

Frances Louise Williams Martin

Frances Louise Williams Martin (’71), Anson. She was a registered medical technologist for 37 years, con- ducting tests and seminars all over the world. She met her husband, Tom Mar- tin (’62), in summer school at North Texas. After briefly dropping out, she returned to school — commuting by bus from Dallas to Denton. The couple, who were married for 56 years, ran a farm and ranch after they both retired.

Jack R. Haynes

Jack R. Haynes (’57, ’58 M.A.), 87, of Denton, Professor Emeritus of psychology who worked at UNT from 1963 to 2001, died Feb. 2. In 1995, he was part of the committee that founded The Merl Bonney Endowed Fund in Psychology. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and earned his degrees from Texas Chris- tian University. Survivors include his daughter, Kyla Welch (’90).

Virginia Dick

Virginia Dick (’57, ’64 M.A.), 83, of Bridgeport, an adjunct professor of hospitality management from 2000 to 2007, died Feb. 23 in Denton. She received her doctorate in home economics from Oklahoma State University, then taught at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Texas Woman’s University and UNT. She was a published author of educational materials and a consultant to nursing homes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

John D. Martin

John D. Martin (’67 Ed.D.), Clarksville, Tennessee. He taught psychology at Austin Peay State University for more than 30 years, as well as served as a marriage and family therapist. The week before his death, his book, Streams of Tears — The Heartache of Divorce, was published. He also held degrees from Tennessee Temple Bible College, Tennessee Temple University and Baylor University. Survivors include his daughter, Melanie A. Martin (’82).

Bill Wisener

Bill Wisener (’66), Dallas. He ran Bill’s Record Shop for five decades. The store first began as a few booths in a flea market in the 1970s, then eventually became a full-fledged shop at several locations in Dallas through the years. At one time, thousands of vinyl records and music paraphernalia covered an 8,000-square-foot space and attracted such customers as Ben Harper and Radiohead.

Sam Godfrey

Sam Godfrey (’61), San Antonio. At North Texas, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. As a junior, he was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis — and sat beside Elvis Presley while they got their hair cut. After he returned to college and graduated, he taught at Hillcrest High School in Dallas. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota, then became the first director of community affairs for the Texas Tourist Development Agency. In the 1970s, Sam founded Chaparral Travel in San Antonio, an airport limousine service, and he was co-owner of the San Antonio Spurs. He also was director of operations and finance for the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

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