Students, Soccer Coach Make Goals in Their Fields

NTTV covers the Lone Star Grammy winning Eagle Election Night 2008. (Photo by Jonathan Reynolds)Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Taking television by storm. Jake Pavelka, who attended UNT in the 1990s, is slated to star in ABC’s hit reality show The Bachelor in January. He’s fresh from competing on The Bachelorette and isn’t the only UNT face to hit prime time on reality TV. Students and alums also have recently been on America’s Got Talent, DietTribe and Party Monsters Cabo. Shirin Askari (’08) made it to the top eight on Lifetime’s Project Runway this fall. The next day, she was out.
  • Gooooooaaalll! John Hedlund, head coach of the Mean Green soccer team, is one of the most successful coaches in UNT history. He celebrated his 200th career win Sept. 11, against Baylor. Read more Mean Green news >>
  • Live from UNT! A team of radio, television and film students earned Best Student Production at the 2009 Lone Star EMMY awards in November. The winners include Maddie Garrett (’09), Mark Cizdziel (‘09), Marcee Shecht (’09) and senior Michelle Ewing. Their award winning production was live 2008 presidential and Denton County election night coverage that involved about 150 students in the One O’Clock Lounge.