A Green-Carpet Affair

This March the UNT Foundation presented the 2014 Emerald Eagle Honors: Recognizing a Lifetime of Contributions to the American Landscape -- celebrating UNT's legacy of outstanding alumni who are making a difference in the UNT community and the world. The second annual event held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas benefited the Emerald Eagle Scholars program, which has helped nearly 3,500 high-achieving but financially challenged students pursue their college dreams by providing financial aid and academic support.

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Sportscaster and announcer Brent Musburger presents an alumni award to Phyllis George during the 2014 Emerald Eagle Honors event held at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. (Photo by Michael Clements)


2014 alumni honorees Peter Weller ('70) and Phyllis George with George Getschow, principal lecturer in the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, accepting for Larry McMurtry ('58). (Photo by Michael Clements)


UNT President Neal Smatresk welcomes the audience. (Photo by Michael Clements)


"Mean" Joe Greene, one of the 2013 alumni honorees, with Sara Sue and Don ('63) Potts at their home in Dallas during the Emerald Eagle Honors Kickoff event they hosted in November. (Photo by Michael Clements)


Junior Emerald Eagle Scholar Giselle Garcia with 2014 alumni honoree Peter Weller ('70), and presenter and actress Ali MacGraw. (Photo by Michael Clements)


Emerald Eagle Scholars take a selfie while enjoying the event. (Photo by Michael Clements)