Sidney Sue Smith Graham

Sidney Sue Smith Graham (’57), Denton :: She and her husband, the late Fred Graham (’57), met as journalism majors on campus. He credited her with creating UNT’s Mean Green nickname at a home football game in the 1960s, when he was working as sports information director. He adopted the words for a press release, and the nickname soon caught on. The Grahams worked at the San Angelo Standard-Times and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Sidney was the lifestyle editor at the Denton Record-Chronicle. She also worked as public information director for Denton’s Flow Hospital. A memorial service is schedule at 3 p.m. May 26 at First Christian Church in Denton.

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Sidney Sue Smith Graham (’57), Denton :: She and her husband, the late Fred Graham (’57), met as journalism majors on campus. He credited her with creating UNT’s Mean Green nickname at a home football game in the 1960s, when he was working as sports information director. He adopted the words for a press release, and the nickname soon caught on. The Grahams worked at the San Angelo Standard-Times and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Sidney was the lifestyle editor at the Denton Record-Chronicle. She also worked as public information director for Denton’s Flow Hospital. A memorial service is schedule at 3 p.m. May 26 at First Christian Church in Denton.