Linda Schertz

Linda Schertz (’72), 68, of Denton, Professor Emeritus of education, died Jan. 22. She was a member of the President’s Council. She worked at UNT from 2001 to 2005. Linda earned her degrees from North Texas, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas at Austin. She taught at Angelo State University, TWU and Texas Wesleyan University. She authored textbooks and children’s books and traveled in China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland and South Africa as a member of early childhood education delegations. Linda was recognized three times as Houston ISD Outstanding Young Educator and Teacher of the Year, served as a member and counselor for the International Honor Society for Educators and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She was married to Terry Schertz (’76) and established The Terry H. Schertz Endowment Fund.

Richard E. Johnston

Richard E. Johnston ('95), Professor Emeritus of political science, died Feb. 20. He was a prisoner of war in German camps during World War II, shot down on Valentine’s Day 1945 while piloting a P38 as a member of the U.S. Army Corps. He earned his bachelor’s degree at East Central State College, his master’s degree at the University of Chicago and his master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He taught at Louisiana State University for five years before coming to North Texas in 1967. An expert on the Supreme Court and judicial system, he retired in 2003.

Tommy Jones

Tommy Jones ('58), of Sanger, a fire and line safety officer in risk management services for 18 years, died June 23 in Sanger. Before working for UNT, he worked for the Coppell Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT for 15 years. He played a key role in UNT’s homecoming and gameday activities, overseeing the Fourth of July fireworks show and many other campus activities. He is survived by his wife, Tennie, who works for risk management services.

Clay Cundiff

Clay Cundiff ('51), of Pilot Point, a network engineer for IT Shared Services, died Oct. 21, 2018, in Pilot Point. He was a member of the U.S. Navy for 11 years and belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He began working at UNT in 2011.

Tiffany McKissick Morgan

Tiffany McKissick Morgan, Midwest City, Okla. :: She worked in the banking industry. She was a devoted Mean Green Football fan and enjoyed traveling to Denton with her husband, Nick, and their dog, Tedward, for home games with friends. She attended UNT from fall 2000 to summer 2006.  

Diane Willman Foutch

Diane Willman Foutch (’05 B.S., M.S.), Denton. She worked for Jostens’s, United Copper and Hankins Eastup Deaton Tonn & Seay CPAs before retiring this year. She was a founding member of the North Texas Shooters Association, and she loved reading, playing softball and spending time with her family.

Matthew H. Hogarth

Matthew H. Hogarth (’81), Alpharetta, Georgia. He began his salesman career for Dictaphone, a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, rising to the position of sales manager, and later moved to medical device equipment sales for US Surgical, GE Healthcare, Toshiba and Konica Minolta, winning numerous awards. He enjoyed keeping up with his family and Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers throughout the country as he traveled for his career. He loved Denton and returned as often as he could. Matt fondly remembered his time at UNT and often expressed a wish to return to the Denton area.

Tramel Rex Wilson

Tramel Rex Wilson (’75 Ph.D.), Alpine. For 29 years, he taught a wide range of music classes as assistant professor of music at Sul Ross State University — and even taught courses in country and square dancing and secondary curriculum and instruction. Known for his animated directing style and his humor in his teaching, he won the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1991. He conducted the Big Bend Chamber Orchestra and the Big Bend Community Choir, and used his talents as an accomplished tenor and pianist to perform at special events for friends and his church.

Gary Cole Dunlap

Gary Cole Dunlap (’73, ’79 M.B.A.), Dallas :: Cole had successful careers in insurance and real estate. He loved Mean Green football and salmon fishing in Alaska. He highly valued his years at North Texas, which included being a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and the UNT Alumni Association. Survivors include his brother Cas (’69).