Alumni

First Transit picks alum as regional vice president
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First Transit announces the appointment of Jarod Varner as regional vice president for transit management. In this role, Varner will be responsible for transit management operations and supporting current customers. Varner will also support First Transit’s business development initiatives across North America.

“Jarod brings a wealth of operational expertise from the transit agency perspective,” said Rick Dunning, senior vice president of First Transit. “He has a proven track record within the public transportation industry, specifically in rail and streetcar startup and management.”

Varner has more than 10 years of...

A Denton Artist Finds Depth Using a ‘Poor Man’s Screen Printing’
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 9:30am

By Natalie Gempel

Denton-based artist Steven Hamilton creates graffiti-inspired paintings that require up to 15 layers and 100 hours of work to achieve their hyper-textural quality and rich colors. After studying photography at the University of North Texas, Hamilton taught himself to paint using the internet and a little patience. You can see his work at PRISM, a group show at The Gallery at Continental Lofts in Deep Ellum, opening on April 29.

How did you get into making art?

I went to school for photography up here at UNT. I just...

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Louis Vuitton Names New Americas President
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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

PARIS — Louis Vuitton has tapped Texas-born Lanessa Elrod to become its new president of the Americas zone, effective April 1, WWD has learned.

This story first appeared in the February 27, 2017 issue of WWD.  See More.

She succeeds Anthony Ledru, who is to relocate to Paris to become Vuitton’s executive vice president, commercial activities, on the same date.

Ledru takes over that role from...

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Epidemics expert to talk genealogy research
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Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - 8:59pm

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group will host a discussion featuring Kimberly Wells, who will talk about the historical significance of epidemics in the United States and their effect on genealogical research.

The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, at 905 Kiowa Drive West in Lake Kiowa.

Wells received her bachelor’s of arts and master of library science from the University of North Texas. She spent six years working in the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Worth Library.

In 2006, Wells accepted a position at the Denton Public Library and now is a manager at Emily Fowler...

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UNT Alumni Take Home Seven Grammys
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017

DENTON (WBAP & KLIF News) — The University of North Texas is celebrating success at Sunday night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Alumni from the school hauled in seven Grammys last night, ranging from as mainstream as country singer Maren Morris, who won a Grammy for best country solo performance, to awards in classical and jazz music.

“It’s humbling and wonderful and inspiring,” said John Richmond, dean of the UNT College of Music. “It’s wonderful when we have alumni that inspire us, and we’re certainly fortunate for that to be the case here at the University of North Texas.”

Aside from being inspired,...