Faculty

Marvin Berkeley

Marvin H. Berkeley, Dallas, Professor Emeritus of management and former dean of the College of Business, died Jan. 6. He served as dean from 1973 to 1983 and continued teaching until 1998. He also founded UNT’s Chief Executives Round Table and served as its director from 1983 to 1993. Berkeley was an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II and a research psychologist with the U.S. Air Force. He was president of the Dallas school board from 1967 to 1973, when court-ordered integration was initiated, and he was a vice president at Texas Instruments before joining UNT. He received his doctorate in psychology from Washington University. Memorials may be made to the Dean Marvin Berkeley Scholarship Fund at UNT. For more information, call (940) 565-2976 or e-mail paula.voyles@unt.edu.

Fred Graham

Fred O. Graham (’57), Denton, served as North Texas’ first sports information director from 1959 to 1981, died Feb. 24. He was instrumental in promoting UNT athletics and some of the most successful teams in school history. He credited his wife, Sidney Sue Smith Graham (’57), with originating the nickname “Mean Green,” which he first used in a press release in reference to the football team’s defensive unit in 1967. He went on to serve as general manager of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and worked for the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. He was inducted into the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996.

Frank McKinley

Frank McKinley, Denton, Professor Emeritus of music who taught at North Texas from 1940 to 1942 and from 1947 to 1980, died Oct. 23. “Mr. Mac,” as he was known by his students, held a master’s degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton and completed his doctoral course work at Indiana University. He joined North Texas as a voice teacher and director of the Chapel Choir. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and briefly at Kentucky Wesleyan College, he returned to lead the A Cappella Choir for more than 30 years. The choir concluded its 1964 European tour with a performance at the World’s Fair in New York. In 1978, it became the first collegiate choir to record with the Royal London Philharmonic. Memorials may be made to the Frank McKinley Endowment for Choral Studies at UNT. For more information, call (940) 565-2243 or e-mail elida.tamez@unt.edu.

Col. Richard Scott

Col. Richard Esker ‘Jack’ Scott, Vacaville, Calif., professor of aerospace studies and commander of the Air Force ROTC at North Texas from 1968 to 1973, died Jan. 31. He directed the Flight Instruction Program for senior cadets and taught freshman and sophomore training classes. He also attended the university from 1969 to 1976 and taught courses in political science. He flew B-24 bombers over Germany during World War II and, after a brief airline job, rejoined the Air Force. His 30-year Air Force career included several years in the special operations field. After retiring, he worked as an instructor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Denton and for various area junior colleges.

Suzanne VanStryland

Suzanne Schirrman McWhorter VanStryland, Denton, professor of business administration from 1958 to 1983, died Feb. 28. She was reported to be the first woman in the country to earn a doctorate in finance, from Ohio State University in 1957. While at North Texas, she also was a consulting technical editor for Holt Rinehart and Random House publishers. In 1970, she was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women in Texas and served on the subcommittee that wrote the women’s rights amendment to the Texas constitution. Her first husband was Paul McWhorter, Professor Emeritus of business administration, who died in 1997.

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