Staff Appreciation Luncheon

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Coliseum

Join us for our annual luncheon and awards ceremony. Fajitas will be served and door prizes awarded. Staff are encouraged to come and go as their schedules allow. Brief awards presentations will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

11:30 a.m. Award Presentations

  • UNT Spirit Award - Kayla Lindberg (UBSC)
  • Excellence in Leadership Award - Brenda Kihl (Academic Affairs)
  • Creating UNiTy Award - Erika Woodruff (Outreach)
  • Ruby Raines Administrative Professionals Award - Lisa Gage (CLASS)
  • Rising Star Award - La'Tice Levert (Applied Arts and Sciences)
  • Steve Miller Outstanding Employee Award - Scott Brown (UBSC), Diane Culpin (English) and Tyra Krause (Financial Aid)

1 p.m. Award Presentations

  • UNT Spirit Award - Stephen Moran (Digital Strategy and Innovation)
  • Customer Service Award - Renée McNamara (Dean of Students office) and Vincent Stippec (Facilities)
  • Student Success Award - Quinton Lane (Housing), Stephanie Myers (Digital Strategy and Innovation) and Neely Shirey (Facilities)
  • Creating UNiTy Award - Megan Cunningham (Student Affairs)
  • Steve Miller Outstanding Employee Award - Penny Gustafson (Housing)

Learning Sessions

Various dates throughout March.

Staff members can learn plenty of new skills and hobbies throughout Staff Appreciation Month. Many of the sessions require registration by following the UNT Bridge instructions below.

Recreational Sports Trial Membership and Free Classes

Throughout March and March 6-13

Sign up for a consecutive seven-day free trial membership at the Pohl Recreation Center at any time in March and free group exercise classes March 6-13 for Rec Sports members, including those with a trial membership. To activate your free seven-day trial, log in to our UNT Rec Sports Member Portal, select FACULTY STAFF FREE WEEK, choose the date you would like for your free trial to begin, and enter the promo code SAM7DAY before checking out to bring the price down to $0.00.  The promo code will be available to use from March 1 to 31.

View and register for free classes. Enter the promo code SAMGX when you check out.

Service Awards Ceremony

3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Union Ballroom 314

UNT will recognize more than 550 employees who reached a milestone anniversary between 5 and 45 years of service with the university in calendar year 2021. Join us to celebrate the honorees.

Dining Discount

Throughout March

Dining Services is offering discounted, all-you-care-to-eat meals for staff and faculty for $6.50 plus tax for the entire month of March. The offer is valid for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Bruceteria, Champs, Mean Greens Café and Eagle Landing. For an extra special deal, visit Kitchen West for $5.95 plus tax. Just present your valid UNT ID card and pay with credit/debit or contactless payment at the door.

Bridge Instructions

Registering is easy! Sign up for any of the Learning Sessions using UNT Bridge:

Step 1: Log in to

Step 2: Select the “Training Calendar” and find the course you would like to attend on the calendar or by searching the course title.

Step 3: Click the “Register” button to register for the desired session(s).