Brilliantly Green

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at UNT (Photo by Ahna Hubnik)Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • NFL Alumni Career Touchdowns. Brelan Chancellor ('13) and Craig Robertson ('10, '14 M.S.) are making news in the NFL. Robertson, in his fourth year as a linebacker with the Cleveland Browns, was named the team's Walter Payton Man of the Year in recognition of his charitable work and excellence on the field. Chancellor, recognized as one of the best all-around offensive players in Mean Green history, made headlines for becoming a 2015 reserve signee with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Go Mean Green!
  • Decoding STEM Success. UNT's one-year-old Code Camp program, started by UNT's Innovation Greenhouse, received a $20,000 gift from Verizon to build on its mission. Students in UNT's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and College of Education participate in Code Camp to advance science, technology, engineering and math education. They teach Denton elementary and middle school students about computer coding by playing and customizing the popular video game Minecraft.
  • Daytime Talk at UNT. The Ellen DeGeneres Show stopped by UNT in December to tape a festive segment after DeGeneres tweeted for UNT students, faculty and staff to dress like presents for a chance at getting on air. The UNT community made a strong showing with students, faculty and staff and community members dressed as gifts and holding signs at the Library Mall as they talked to DeGeneres live via satellite from her studios in Burbank, Calif.

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