UNT Faculty, Students, Alums Make Their Mark

Alan Baylock conducts at the Frisco Art Walk at Hall Park in association with the Frisco Arts Association. The event featured performances by the UNT Jazz Singers and the Two O'Clock, Three O'Clock and One O'Clock Lab Bands. (Photo by Kara Dry)

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  • Defining DFW. UNT's Alan Baylock ('94 M.M.) joined Roger Staubach, Ron Kirk and Krys Boyd on Visit DFW's list of 10 People Who Define Dallas-Fort Worth. Baylock earned his master's degree in jazz studies from UNT before a 20-year career as chief arranger for the Airmen of Note, the U.S. Air Force's premier jazz ensemble. He returned to UNT in 2016 as director of the Grammy-nominated One O'Clock Lab Band.
  • Fashionable win. Four UNT students are $5,000 richer thanks to the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Seniors Andrew Bridges, Ruthanna Harry, Asia Montague and Maia Wilson were among the more than 200 college students from member schools around the country to receive money from the fund, which awards the largest total number of scholarships in the fashion community to future fashion leaders.
  • Olympic broadcast dreams. Mean Green alumni traveled to Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February to share their expertise as sports broadcasters at the Olympic Games. Leila Rahimi ('02) covered the women's hockey tournament for NBC Sports Chicago, and Ralph Strangis ('16) did play-by-play for the USA men's and women's hockey games, as well as the gold medal games, for Westwood One radio.

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