Having grown up in Denton, I entered UNT in the summer of 1966, graduated in 1972, and continued studies in graduate vocal music, history and education until we moved from Denton in 1991. I am always thrilled to read about UNT's new achievements and expansions.
Thank you for streaming UNT College of Music concerts! I especially enjoy the concerts of the A Cappella Choir, in which I sang in the '60s and '70s. It was a blessing to serve as president of the Iota Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and later as president of the Denton Alumnae Chapter of SAI; funding UNT scholarships was one of our major goals.
My husband, Gilbert, has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNT. My father, G.C. Morlan, died while working on his doctoral dissertation in education in 1969. He and Dr. Toulouse were in the U.S. Air Force reserves together, and Daddy served as a liaison officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
He was one of eight men who established guidance and counseling in Texas schools for the Texas Education Agency in the 1960s, with an office in the UNT education building's psychology department for several years. I spent the summer of seventh grade sitting in his office reading Bruce Catton's history of the civil war.
Before my husband was transferred to Atlanta, I had the great privilege of supervising a number of UNT student teachers while teaching Texas history and serving as a curriculum coordinator for Denton ISD. As a result, I have many wonderful memories of UNT!
Beryle Eileen Morlan
(Austin) Ponce ('72)