Alumni

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.

James ‘Pete’ King

James ‘Pete’ King (’58), Dallas. He graduated from Irving High School as valedictorian, then played basketball on a scholarship for North Texas, where he got to play against future NBA legend Oscar Robertson. In 1962, he graduated with a D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. Pete then joined the U.S. Army and retired in 1964 with the rank of captain. He started a practice in dentistry in Irving and became a member of the American Dental Association, the Rotary Club of Irving and his church.

Charles Mason Grewell

Charles Mason Grewell (’57), Odessa. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry Division for two years and the Texas National Guard for six years. While at UNT, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and also met his wife, the late Helen DeWitt (’58). Charlie and Helen began their own real estate company, Grewell Real Estate in Odessa, and Charlie kept his broker’s license until the day he died.

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