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Lamar Smith ('25)
Maurine McKinney Clark ('27)
A'Lillian Humphreys ('33)
Viola 'Teach' Bayless ('34)
Riley Dee Housewright ('34)
Park Malone ('34, '52 M.S.)
Jessie Langston Washington ('34, '62
Opel Lee Allmon ('35)
Dorothy Jane Powers Dillehay ('35)
Robert Millard Rankin ('35)
Curtis Allen Rogers ('35, '39
Ethel Railey Waggoner ('35)
Geneva Bean Franklin ('36)
John M. Smith Jr. ('36)
John F. Stovall ('37)
I. 'Bell' Towry Sutherland ('37, '42 M.S.)
Tilden Bennett Armstrong ('38)
Minnie Mae Dyess ('38, '52
Mona Keeter Hildreth ('38)
Delmer Brown ('39)
Elmo Joy Wilson Ferguson ('39)
John Guyer ('39, '47
F. Kelsay ('39, '48 M.S.)
Elry T. 'Mike' Allen Jr. ('40)
Judson Samuel Custer ('40, '41
Margret Massie Chrisman ('41)
Loyd W. Conyers ('41, '47
James Hollis Jones ('41, '46
Emma Lois Rivoire Thompson ('41)
Eulene McLarty ('42)
Arthur Carroll 'A.C.' Sullivan Jr. ('42)
Effie Dot Shepperd Sumrall ('42)
Wallace Harper Mann (attended in '43)
Charles Melvin Mizell Jr. ('43)
Neta Smith Stallings ('45)
Alvin Bishop ('46, '48 M.S.)
Mary Jean Ford Grinnell ('47)
William K. Doggett ('48)
Bobby Tate Candler ('49)
Melva Loftin Cole ('49)
Robert Young Ellis ('49)
Bill Gale ('49)
Ruth Reavley Harris ('49, '50 M.M.)
Paul G. Lane ('49)
Esker Gene Powell ('49, '55 M.Ed)
Rachel Lu Syler ('49)
James Dean Webb ('49)
Allen Bond ('50)
Ernest Vanoy Farmer ('50)
Orvel Francis Hill Sr. ('50 M.Ed.)
Frank Halbert Madden ('50)
Dowell Hailey ('51)
Rufus Mac Webb ('51 M.A.)
Betty Lou Boone Arnspiger ('52)
Joseph Wesley Hart ('52, '60 Ed.D.)
Gerald Winfield Rushing ('52)
Vannie Lee Randolph ('53 M.S.)
Jean Snyder Flath ('54)
Cecil Flook ('54)
Dorothy Hunt McKenzie ('54 M.Ed.)
Jo Anne Morehead Tate ('54)
Lynn R. Jeffcoat ('55)
Betty Sue Shelton Sawyer ('55)
Guy Hamilton Wheeler Jr. ('55 M.A.)
Morton Henry Arledge ('56)
Carl D. 'Dick' Dixon ('56 M.S.)
Jim S. Lake ('56)
Kenneth Ray Skinner ('56)
William A. 'Dub' Brown ('57)
J.E. Leonard ('57 M.S.)
Larry Ray Reed ('57)
Jack Madison Smith ('57)
Lon Wesley Young ('57)
Shirley Jean Jones Catter ('58)
Robert 'Bobby' Edward Stroope ('59)
W. Beatrice McKenzie ('60)
Mary Frances Walsh ('60)
Virginia Capps ('61)
Mary Gilbert ('61)
John Wesley Mangum ('62)
Felder W. Cullum ('63 M.Ed., '65
Elton Bland Carroll ('66)
Linda Jayne Wideman Grant-Carey ('66)
Billy Duke Fortune ('67, '69
Robert James Winnick ('67)
Thomas George Boras ('68)
Ray Franklin II ('70)
Jerry Layne Cook ('71, '90 M.Ed.)
Norman V. Hollen ('71 M.A.)
Daniel Edwin Neill ('71)
Thomas G. Cuskey ('72 M.Ed., '74
Michael E. Anderson ('73)
Kenneth Dale Carney ('73)
Cynthia Ann Hargrave ('73)
Jacob M. Ray Jr. ('73)
Ronald L. Miller ('74)
Billy Bob Savage ('79 M.Ed.)
Scott William Staerkel ('79)
Karen Sue Faught ('81)
David S. Owens ('82)
Julie Anne Wilcox ('82)
David Porter Murphy ('86 M.Ed.)
Ballenger ('91, '93 M.A., '99 Ph.D.)
Patricia Kathryn Humphries Mueller ('96
James Leon Orr Jr. ('96)
Joell Marie Austin ('97)
Lee H. Bridges ('97 M.A.)
Garland R. Brookshear ('36, '38
Thomas Shepherd Burkhalter Sr.
Louis Fred Connell Jr.
Lee Eldridge Huddleston
Gerald Wayne Jackson
Leslie Howard Palmer
Gail Smith Rola ('84 M.Ed.)
Velma Olive Smith Selby
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('25), San Antonio. He was president of the Jasper Sipes School
Book Depository and established other businesses in the book distribution
('27), Cleburne. She was a retired math teacher who taught at
Barstow, Monahans, Aquilla, Itasca and Blum and raised Black
Angus cattle with her husband.
('33), Dallas. After a few years of teaching, she worked for Monroe
Calculating Machine Co. in San Antonio. She later moved to Dallas
and retired from R.J DeWees & Son Inc. in 1979.
('34), Kermit. She taught at the Wink ISD for 40 years. She also
helped organize the Winkler County Museum and the Wink chapter
of the Order of the Eastern Star.
('34), Frederick, Md. He was commissioned as a lieutenant in the
U.S. Navy in 1944 and later served as scientific director of the
U.S. Army Research and Development Biological Lab. He also worked
with Microbiological Associates of Bethesda, Md., the National
Academy of Sciences and the American Society for Microbiology.
('34, '52 M.S.), Decatur. She taught home economics at Alvord
High School before retiring.
('34, '62 M.A.), Friendswood. She received her degrees in Spanish
from North Texas.
('35), Mansfield. She was a home economics teacher at Blooming
Grove School and became the business manager and tax assessor/collector
for the district. She also was a bookkeeper for Mansfield ISD.
Jane Powers Dillehay
('35), Las Vegas, Nev. She was a retired Lewisville High School
('35), Weatherford. He was a longtime teacher at McGregor High
School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945 and
worked at the U.S. Naval Training Center.
('35, '39 M.S.), Wimberley. He was a math teacher at Lamar High
School and a professor at the University of Houston. He was also
a Navy veteran of World War II.
('35), Kingsville. She taught in Itasca and at schools in Kingsville
for 30 years before retiring. She volunteered as a hospital Pink
Lady and had been president of the Business and Professional Women's
Club in Kingsville.
('36), Paris. She graduated from North Texas with a degree in
M. Smith Jr.
('36), San Antonio. After earning his medical degree, he served
in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, working in
a tent hospital above Normandy Beach and receiving casualties
in Metz from the Battle of the Bulge. He later set up a private
practice in San Antonio and helped establish the South Texas Medical
Center there. He was named a UNT Distinguished Alumnus in 1983.
('37), Fort Worth. He was a retired Fort Worth educator, coach
and principal. A running back at North Texas, he was inducted
into the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988. He served in World
War II as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
I. 'Bell' Towry Sutherland
('37, '42 M.S.), Irving. She taught in Texas towns including Wichita
Falls, Chillicothe and Amarillo. She also was a docent for the
Amarillo Museum of Art.
('38), Abilene. He taught school in Swearingen and Sunray before
becoming a Methodist minister in 1943. He served churches in northwest
Texas and continued as an interim pastor after retiring from full-time
('38, '52 M.Ed.), Avalon. She taught at Bethel and Howard schools
and for 21 years at the Avalon ISD before retiring.
('38), Amarillo. She was a teacher before becoming the assistant
home demonstration agent in Lubbock. She later worked as the agent
for Randall and Potter counties until retiring in 1979.
('39), Houston. He coached track at Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas
A&M at Commerce before retiring in 1980. While attending UNT,
he and his twin brother, Elmer
('38, '49 M.S.), were outstanding sprinters and with the Rideout
twins set the world record in the medley relay at Madison Square
Garden in 1938.
Joy Wilson Ferguson
('39), Hamlin. She taught home economics in Sweetwater and Hamlin
schools. She and her husband acquired the Martin and Y6 Ranches
and had a lifelong association with the farming and ranching industry.
('39, '47 M.S.), Denton. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942
to 1945 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He taught school in
White Deer and Skellytown and for 35 years was a teacher, coach
and administrator in the Denton ISD. At North Texas he played
football and was a member of the Geezles.
F. Kelsay ('39,
'48 M.S.), Dallas. He was a civilian teacher at the Cadet Center
in San Antonio during World War II. He taught and coached at Irving
High School and was an administrator for the Dallas ISD for more
than 30 years.
T. 'Mike' Allen Jr.
('40), Whitesboro. He was an administrative assistant for Congressmen
Ray Roberts and Ralph Hall and served as mayor of Whitesboro and
president of the Grayson County Development Council. He was in
the farm implement business for many years.
('40, '41 M.M.), Georgetown. He retired from Southwestern
University after 40 years on the faculty. He was chair of the
Department of Education there and held the W.W. Jackson Professorship
in Education. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
At North Texas, he played violin
in 'Fessor Graham's Aces of Collegeland.
('41), Denton. She lived her high school dream of becoming a
librarian, working in school libraries in Jefferson, Bowie and
Panhandle before retiring from the Denton ISD after 15 years
as Denton High School librarian. At North Texas she was a member
of the Phoreffs.
('41, '47 M.A.), Combine. He was a physician who specialized
in internal medicine in Dallas for more than 30 years before
moving to Veterans Affairs medical centers in Marlin and Bonham.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of
UNT's President's Council for many years.
('41, '46 M.S.), Krum. He was a physician for more than
40 years and was the UNT athletic team doctor for many years.
He served in the U.S. Air Corps' Flying Tigers during World
War II and as a physician during the Korean War at Brooks Army
Hospital. He also had served as chief of staff for Flow and Lewisville
Lois Rivoire Thompson ('41),
Justin. She was a retired math and business teacher and an
accomplished quilter and seamstress. She taught in the Gainesville,
Justin, Northwest and Lewisville school districts for more
than 30 years.
San Antonio. She received a degree in elementary education from
Carroll 'A.C.' Sullivan Jr.
('42), Commerce. He was a former agent with the Federal Bureau
of Investigation. He also was a naval intelligence officer for
27 years, including service during World War II, and was a criminal
investigator for the Dallas district attorney's office for 14
Dot Shepperd Sumrall ('42), Aurora, Colo. She received
her degree in music education from North Texas.
Harper Mann (attended in '43), Grafton, W.Va.
He was the principal flutist with the National Symphony
for more than 30 years, leaving in 1978 as chair of the
woodwind section. He taught flute at American, Catholic,
George Washington and Salisbury State universities. During
World War II he served as a pilot in the Army Air Forces
Melvin Mizell Jr. ('43), Dallas. He served in the
30th Infantry Division Artillery in Europe during World War
II. He later became an accountant for Lone Star Gas Co.,
where he worked for 37 years. He was a lifelong railroad
Smith Stallings ('45),
Denton. She received an accounting degree from North Texas.
She retired from First State Bank in Denton.
Bishop ('46, '48
M.S.), Blue Ridge. He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II. He taught at Highland Park High School in Dallas for
28 years and was superintendent of Blue Ridge ISD for 10 years.
Jean Ford Grinnell ('47),
Dallas. She worked for DeGolyer and MacNaughton, a Dallas-based
consultant to the energy industry, for more than 40 years.
K. Doggett ('48),
Denton. He served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and was a retired
employee of the Acme Brick Co. in Denton.
Tate Candler ('49),
Dallas. He received a degree in physical education and worked
for the Jim Ewing Insurance Agency.
Loftin Cole ('49),
Dallas. She received her degree in general business from North
Young Ellis ('49),
Arkadelphia, Ark. He was an associate professor of music at
Henderson State University, where he taught for 35 years. At
North Texas, he studied organ with Helen Hewitt. In 1950 he
gave the first American performance of composer Max Reger's
Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme. He was a visiting
lecturer at Westminster Choir College, the University of Michigan,
the University of Oklahoma and North Texas, and also was a
Irving. He served in the Naval Air Corps in the Pacific during
World War II. He worked as
a corrective therapist
at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dallas before retiring.
Reavley Harris ('49, '50
M.M.), Tyler. She served as organist and interim pianist for
churches in Orange and Tyler. She began piano lessons at the
age of 5 and studied at North Texas under Silvio Scionti.
G. Lane ('49),
Sherman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was involved
in many businesses, including farming and ranching, trucking,
real estate and construction. He was a founding owner of TLT
Gene Powell ('49, '55
M.Ed.), Paris. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II and after receiving his degrees taught at several high schools
and colleges in New Mexico, Texas and Florida. He was later
director of student personnel services and the office of campus
life at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Lu Syler ('49),
Galveston. She received her degree in elementary education
from North Texas.
Dean Webb ('49),
Dallas. He was a principal and a math and science teacher in
several public and private schools in Texas.
Allen Bond ('50),
Coppell. He owned and operated Bond Equipment Co. Inc. He was
a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Vanoy Farmer ('50),
Longview. He was assistant superintendent of the Pine Tree
ISD, retiring in 1984. While at Pine Tree, he established a
volunteer program for students and a scholarship fund. Pine
Tree Elementary School planted a tree in his name in 1994.
Francis Hill Sr. ('50
M.Ed.), Abilene. He was a teacher and during World War II worked
at the Quarter Master Depot in Fort Worth. He later worked
for the Border Patrol in El Paso and Fabens, was superintendent
at Sylvester Schools and was principal at the McCaulley ISD.
Halbert Madden ('50),
Rusk. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked
at Baker Hughes Mining Tools in Houston, Indiana and South
Africa for 37 years and moved back to Rusk in 1988. He was
Cherokee County auditor for eight years.
Rosebud. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne during World
War II. He was a cattle rancher, taught school in Rosebud,
operated a grain elevator in Marlin and became president of
Production Credit Association in Bryan. He was on the school
board for the Rosebud-Lott ISD for 15 years.
Mac Webb ('51
M.A.), Deport. He served in the Army in World War II, stationed
in Guam and Hawaii. He taught high school social studies in
Deport and Prairieland for 41 years, retiring in 1974, and
had a lifelong interest in sports. Over his career he coached
tennis, track, baseball and boxing.
Lou Boone Arnspiger
('52), Dallas. She was involved with the Rosemont PTA and the
Dallas County Medical Auxiliary and volunteered at Methodist Hospital.
Wesley Hart ('52, '60
Ed.D.), Lutz, Fla. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed
in Alaska. He was appointed JobCorps director of the Atlanta
region by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was instrumental
in establishing a JobCorps center in McKinney. He retired from
the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988.
Winfield Rushing ('52),
He taught at John Tyler High School for 30 years. He was also
a rancher and served in the U.S. Navy.
Lee Randolph ('53
M.S.), Midland. She taught school for 37 years in Texas before
in 1975. She was named Woman of the Year for 1983 by the Bowie
Chamber of Commerce.
Snyder Flath ('54),
Dallas. She worked for the Naval Research Laboratory
in Washington, D.C., before moving back to Dallas. She was
involved with the Camp Fire Girls and Brownies organizations,
and was CEO of Frets and Strings, a Dallas guitar and music
Dallas. He served in World War II in the
Far East. At North Texas, he was a founding member of Delta
Sigma Phi. He was active in politics and spent many years in
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, involved at both the local
and national levels.
Hunt McKenzie ('54
M.Ed.), San Angelo. She was a schoolteacher for 32 years, retiring
in 1975. She taught for 25 years in the Brady ISD.
Anne Morehead Tate ('54),
Irving. She received her degree from North Texas in home economics.
She was a 44-year resident of Irving and a member of the Irving
Women's Club and Turf Turner Garden Club.
R. Jeffcoat ('55),
Dallas. He practiced law in Richardson for more than 20 years
and was a real estate attorney for American, Dallas and Stewart
title companies. He served in the Navy during World War II
and in the Air Force and Army during the Korean War. He was
a former judge of Allen Municipal Court and former chief of
the Richardson Police Reserve.
Sue Shelton Sawyer ('55), Hillsboro. She taught
elementary school in Fort Worth and Hillsboro and ran Sawyer
Farms with her husband. She also owned and operated an
antique store in Hillsboro, housed in a historic building
she acquired and restored. At North Texas she was a member
of Delta Gamma.
Hamilton Wheeler Jr. ('55 M.A.), Menard. He had
a 39-year career in education, serving as a teacher, coach,
principal and superintendent in Menard, Silver and Vernon.
He was inducted into the Menard School Hall of Fame in
Henry Arledge ('56), Dallas. He served in the U.S.
Navy. At North Texas
he studied general business, and he later became a computer
buff, enjoying keeping in touch with his family and friends
D. 'Dick' Dixon
('56 M.S.), Fort Worth. He taught for 35 years in elementary schools
in Big Spring, Wichita Falls and Fort Worth. He retired from the
Fort Worth ISD in 1985.
S. Lake ('56),
Dallas. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. After
working for IBM, he entered the real estate business purchasing
land for Trammell Crow Co. and founded the Jim Lake Co. in
1964. He eventually developed more than 2 million square feet
of office and warehouse space in Dallas. As a student at North
Texas he was a Kappa Alpha. He served on the UNT Foundation
board and was past chair of the UNT President's Council.
Ray Skinner ('56),
Houston. He served in the military as an artillery specialist
in the 42nd Rainbow Division in Europe. He worked for Chance
Vaught, assembling radio communications gear in B-24 bombers,
and also taught in a one-room school in Van Zandt County.
A. 'Dub' Brown
('57), Port Arthur. He worked for several newspapers and was editor
of the Port Arthur News before retiring. He was also
a member of the Port Arthur City Council.
He received his degree from North Texas in secondary school
Ray Reed ('57),
Freeport. He retired as the guidance counselor for Brazosport
High School in 1994 after a long career in education. At North
Texas he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
Madison Smith ('57),
Dallas. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the U.S.
Army. He was president of the independent insurance agency
Cottingham, Smith and Associates.
Wesley Young ('57),
Weatherford. He taught junior high science in Abilene before
joining the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. He retired as
a regional director at the TRC's Fort Worth office.
Jean Jones Catter ('58),
Dallas. She worked as an assistant to the women's editor
of the Dallas Times Herald. She later compiled a book
about the history of the Central Christian Church and left
two unpublished works: a memoir and
a Civil War novel.
'Bobby' Edward Stroope
('59), Kilgore. In high school, he was the Texas State Junior
Golf Team champion, and he attended North Texas on a golf scholarship.
He qualified for and played in the U.S. Amateur Open in 1965.
After two years of service in the Air Force National Guard, he
worked for Lone Star Steel where he was named Salesman of the
Year in 1978.
Beatrice McKenzie ('60),
Lewisville. She taught in the Lewisville and Coppell school
districts before retiring.
Frances Walsh ('60),
Dallas. She taught elementary school in Dallas for 46 years
and was chosen Teacher of
the Year numerous times. One of her 1950s fourth-grade classes
from Robert E. Lee Elementary School reunited last year and
dedicated a book to the library in her honor.
('61), McKinney. She received her degree in mathematics from North
Millsap. She received her degree in health education from North
Wesley Mangum ('62),
Abilene. He worked as an internal revenue agent in Lubbock
and Abilene, retiring in 1994 after 31 years of service. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran.
W. Cullum ('63
M.Ed., '65 Ed.D.), Tyler. He was the dean of psychology
at Tyler Junior College for 22 years. Before earning his North
Texas degrees, he was a pilot in the Army Air Force for 22
Bland Carroll ('66),
Houston. He taught at Sam Houston High School for 30 years
and was voted Teacher of the Year three times.
Jayne Wideman Grant-Carey ('66),
San Antonio. She was a retired teacher and administrator. Her
career spanned more than 30 years, and she taught for 28 years
at San Antonio and Round Rock.
Duke Fortune ('67, '69
M.B.A.), Cross Plains. He was a professor at Southwestern State
University, Northeastern Louisiana University and Texas A&M
University. He later was an administrator in the Texas A&M
James Winnick ('67),
Arlington. He was a systems analyst with IBM and worked with
computer systems at a number of companies.
George Boras ('68),
Mahwah, N.J. He was a composition major and a performer in
the One O'Clock Lab Band at North Texas. He became the
director of the jazz studies program at New York University
and performed with many of the top jazz players and bands in
Ray Franklin II ('70),
Dallas. He was a financial planner with Navigation Financial
Group and worked in the financial service and insurance industry
for 29 years. He spoke statewide for groups such as Easter
Seals and was founder of a respite care ministry for children
with special needs.
Layne Cook ('71, '90
M.Ed.), Van. He was a teacher at the Fort Worth ISD and was
also an active member of the Van Zandt County Genealogical
V. Hollen ('71
M.A.), Taos, N.M. He was a retired Episcopal priest who had
served as rector at St. Anne's in Fort Worth and as canon
to the bishop in Dallas.
Edwin Neill ('71),
Austin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a Purple
Heart during the Vietnam War. He studied banking and finance
at North Texas.
G. Cuskey ('72
M.Ed., '74 Ed.D.), Largo, Fla. He was the principal at
Nederland High School, a teacher and vice principal at Nimitz
and superintendent at the Kirbyville and Stafford school districts.
He was nationally recognized in 1995 for his work in the Windham
school system of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
He served in the Army Reserve.
E. Anderson ('73),
Weatherford. He received his degree in business administration
from North Texas.
Dale Carney ('73), Weatherford. He was an avid outdoorsman,
a rancher and a skilled builder, erecting many of the churches
in the Weatherford area.
Ann Hargrave ('73), Houston. She taught school in
Dallas before accepting a position with the international
appraisal firm of Marshall and Stevens in Houston. She
later became a C.P.A. and served as assistant to the controller
for the city of Houston and as assistant treasurer for
M. Ray Jr. ('73), Texarkana. He was an accountant
for Amresco Inc. in Dallas.
L. Miller ('74),
Irving. He received his degree in marketing from North Texas.
Bob Savage ('79
M.Ed.), Azle. He was a retired naval officer, earning more
than two dozen medals, commendations and badges. He taught
in the air conditioning and refrigeration department at Tarrant
County College for 11 years. He also developed a style of pottery
based on American Indian methods of firing. Savage Pottery
was well known in galleries throughout the western United States.
('79), Denton. He worked for the Federal Emergency Management
Agency and in the 1980s owned Diamond Dreams baseball card shop.
He played guitar and was a singer-songwriter, performing at area
venues including the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. His dream
to produce a CD of his music will be realized with the release
of Good Wood Live.
Sue Faught ('81),
Denton. She was a former director of human resources at Texas
Woman's University. She received the Senior Professional
Human Resources Certification in 1993.
S. Owens ('82),
Weatherford. He was a sports enthusiast whose banking career
took him to locations throughout the country. He had lived
in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Baton Rouge, La.; and Houston, Fort Worth,
Dallas and Flower Mound.
Anne Wilcox ('82),
Elkton, Md. She was a personnel employee at Johns Hopkins Hospital
before becoming a district court commissioner in Elkton.
Porter Murphy ('86
M.Ed.), Richland Hills. He was formerly
a commercial artist for Tandy Corp. and was a marriage and
family therapist with Marge Prefontaine and PSA Counseling
Services. He was ordained to the order of Presbyterate for
the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
Ballenger ('91, '93
M.A., '99 Ph.D.), Philadelphia, Pa. He was an assistant
professor of English at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
Kathryn Humphries Mueller ('96
M.S.), Dallas. She was a licensed speech-language pathologist
with the Arlington ISD.
Leon Orr Jr. ('96),
Little Elm. He studied recreation and leisure studies at UNT
and was employed by EDS in Plano.
('97), Denton. She earned her degree in biology from UNT.
H. Bridges ('97
M.A.), Dallas. He received his degree in
history from UNT and wrote a book titled George McJunkin,
the Black Cowboy and His Times.
('36, '38 M.S.), Denton, retired assistant professor of business
administration, 1938-1977. He received his bachelor's degree in
business and his master's degree in administrative management
from North Texas and did additional graduate work at the University
of Texas at Austin. He taught for one year at Whitesboro High
School before joining the North Texas faculty.
Shepherd Burkhalter Sr.,
Richardson, assistant professor of chemistry, 1950-1952. He graduated
from Oklahoma University with bachelor's and master's degrees
and earned his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Louisiana
State University. After teaching at North Texas, he was head of
freshman chemistry at Texas A&M University and for 28 years
worked as director of central research at Texas Instruments. He
also served as a consultant for the National Bureau of Standards
and the National Materials Advisory Board.
Fred Connell Jr.,
Denton, Professor Emeritus of physics, 1937-1942 and 1951-1975.
He received his bachelor's degree from the Texas College
of Arts and Industries in Kingsville and earned his master's
and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He left
North Texas to serve in the Navy during World War II and rejoined
the faculty as chair of the Department of Physics, a position
he held until he returned to full-time teaching in 1969.
Denton, art photography lab technician in the School of Visual
Arts, 1991-2003. Music and photography were his lifelong interests.
He had played guitar with the Silvertones for the past three
years, performing regularly in Denton, and had played with
Bo Diddley, Texas Slim, Pops Carter, Doyle Bramhall and Doyle
Bramhall II, among others.
Denton, associate professor of history, 1967-2003. He
received his bachelor of arts degree from Texas Tech University
and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. He
had taught at PMC Colleges in Chester, Pa., the University
of Arkansas, Colorado State University and Kansas State University.
At UNT he taught courses in Latin American history and the
ancient Near East and served as an undergraduate adviser in
the history department.
Abilene, industrial arts instructor, 1964-1969. He earned bachelor's
and master's degrees from Abilene Christian University
and served as a Marine in the Korean War. In addition to teaching
at North Texas, he taught at ACU, Christian College of the
Southwest and secondary schools in Garland, Azle and Abilene
before retiring in 1984.
Denton, associate professor of English, 1967-2003. He earned his
bachelor's degree from Memphis State University and received master's
and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
At North Texas, he taught the classics, creative writing, sports
in literature, and the Great Books course and other classes in
the Honors Program. He had won several poetry awards. His works
include A Red Sox Flag, Disgraceland and
Ode to a Frozen Dog. Two of his books, Frou Frou of Ms.
Sedberry and Nine Lives, One Love, were
published last year.
('84 M.Ed.), Flower Mound, assistant dean of the School of Community
Service and lecturer in rehabilitation, social work and addictions,
1998-2003. She was formerly the dean of student services at Brookhaven
College in Dallas. She received her bachelor's degree from the
University of Texas at Dallas and her master's in counseling and
student services from North Texas and was working on her doctorate
in higher education at UNT. She was also a licensed professional
counselor with a private practice in marriage and family counseling.
Olive Smith Selby,
Denton, retired assistant professor of music, 1939-1942 and
1960-1975. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from
Texas Christian University and a master's degree from
the Teacher's College at Columbia University. She supervised
student teachers in the music education department before marrying
and moving to California. Returning to Denton after World War
II, she taught music at Jefferson Davis Elementary School in
Denton before rejoining the North Texas faculty. She and her
husband, George D. Selby, recently contributed to UNT's
Oral History Collection.
DeSoto, former football player and North Texas coach, 1982-1991.
Shanklin played for the Mean Green from 1967 to
1969 and holds school records for most receiving touchdowns
in a game (three), season (13) and career (31). He ranks second
in school history in reception yards with 2,465 and third in
receptions with 144. Shanklin, who played six seasons in the
National Football League, led the Pittsburgh Steelers in receptions
each of his first three seasons (1971-73), earned a Pro Bowl
berth and was a member of the Super Bowl IX championship team.
Denton, retired associate professor of teacher education and
administration, 1970-1997. He earned his bachelor's
degree from the City College of New York and master's
and doctoral degrees from the University of Cincinnati. From
1953 to 1958 he served in the Air Force, doing a tour of duty
in Korea. He taught elementary school in Ohio and was a faculty
member at Southern Illinois University and the University of
Louisville before joining the elementary education faculty
at North Texas.