Sean Copeland

Sean Copeland, Lakeway :: He worked as an executive for the software company Lexmark Corp., serving as vice president of North and South America for Lexmark’s Kapow Software Division. He coached a youth baseball team in his spare time and was a dedicated father to his three children. He attended UNT from 1983 to 1984. He and his 11-year-old son, Brodie, died in the terrorist attacks in Nice, France, in July.

Budford Tatum II

Buford W. ‘Butch’ Tatum II, Yeadon, Pa. :: He was among some of the earliest African American students to attend North Texas, from 1958 to 1962. He left to join the Air Force and later graduated from Temple University and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, for which he traveled as a recruiter. He was a criminal defense attorney, practicing law in the Philadelphia area for 30 years. His family says he loved books and gardening, had an “iron-clad memory” and was well known for his Texas barbecue.

Tyler Talley

Tyler Jacob Talley, White Oak :: He was an accomplished saxophonist at both White Oak High School and Kilgore College, where he played in the jazz band. He was a student in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Brandon Robinson

Brandon Robinson, Denton :: He was a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. Through his life, he was active in sports and church, participating in several mission trips, and he co-founded the Young Conservatives Club in high school.

Sara Mutschlechner

Sara Mutschlechner, Martindale :: She was a junior studying media arts with hopes of one day making movies. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and participated in intramural soccer. She practiced Tae Kwon Do since the age of 4, earning her junior black belt and first degree black belt. She enjoyed playing the drums, piano and ukulele and she was a member of her high school’s drum line and mariachi and salsa bands. She also created art and wrote short stories and plays and appeared in several plays in high school. She frequently talked about traveling to Japan to teach English. Memorials may be made to the Department of Media Arts.