June 29, 2018
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- Shattering glass ceilings. Four UNT alums were named to the Dallas Observer's list of eight female DFW artists who've taken a sledgehammer to the glass ceiling. Written in honor of Women's History Month, the list highlights singer-songwriter Bayleigh Cheek, who attended from 2013 to 2015, as well as They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy lead singer Sarah Ruth Alexander ('04), singer-songwriter Claire Morales ('12) and M83 lead singer Kaela Sinclair ('12).
- History-making win. College of Business senior Anna McKee is the first woman to win IBM's Master the Mainframe coding challenge for the North American region. McKee, who is pursuing two degrees -- a B.S. in business computer information systems and a B.B.A. in decision sciences -- won first place in the final and most difficult portion of IBM's contest. In addition to coming in first in North America, McKee was ranked as one of the top three competitors globally.
- Reaching a milestone. This year marks the 20th anniversary of UNT's New Horizons bands (pictured), whose members consist of active adults and retirees. The bands are part of the New Horizons International Music Association, created by Roy Ernst, Professor Emeritus at Eastman School of Music. UNT's Debbie Rohwer, associate to the president, chief of staff and Regents Professor of music education, studied at Eastman and after seeing the success of Ernst's program, brought it to Denton in 1998.