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Barrier breakers from the 1970s

Barrier breakers from the 1970s
FIRST ROW, left to right: Rosalind Johnson; Alma Jean Washington; Susie Square; James Kelly. SECOND ROW: Charles (Chuck) Beatty; Quincy Ollison; Alton Thibodeaux; and Dr. Herman Totten.

1970, first African American students in Mortar Board

  • Dr. Jacqueline Hill Brown
  • Kathryn Haley Flangin

1971, Ernest John Milam, Jr., first African American executive foreman of custodial services (honored posthumously)

1973, Susie Square, first African American president of the Panhellenic Association

1973, Alma Jean Washington, first African American Student Health and Wellness Center nurse

1973, Rosalind Johnson, first African American NT Homecoming Queen

1974, Quincy Ollison, first African American NT Student Government Association president

1976, Alton Thibodeaux, first African American equal opportunity officer at NT

1977, Dr. Herman Totten, first African American Associate Dean at NT


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UNT Department of Student Development
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SSP Consulting, L.C.
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Denton Area Teachers Credit Union
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Eta Chapter
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UNT Fine Arts Series - Lindsey Keffer

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Carol Montgomery
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