College of Health and Public Service

UNT professor and cancer survivor will take on the runway at annual cancer benefit


Justin Watts is a researcher. He always has been.

As a doctoral student in Pennsylvania, the Aubrey native spent hours each day researching the effects addiction and trauma can have on people. But he didn't have much time to research the effect cancer would have on his own body.

"I had been feeling strange, so I went in to see a doctor about a week and a half after I defended my dissertation," he said. "I was sent immediately to go get a sonogram, and I was in surgery within five hours."

Now 33, Watts was diagnosed with testicular cancer a year and a half ago. After three rounds of chemotherapy...

UNT professor comments on FWISD's proposed $750 million bond package

Ja’Kobe Gibbons wants to be an air traffic controller so it makes sense that he attends Dunbar High School, where the campus skyline includes an OH-58 helicopter.

"There’s is something about planes," said the 17-year-old senior, who spends much of his day at Dunbar's Aviation Maintenance Education Center, where students study aviation engineering and technology and are prepped to enter the workforce in a city with strong ties to the industry.

The aviation center is a full-sized hangar and its helicopter, which is mounted on a pole, has become a landmark in the Stop Six neighborhood, a proud African American...

Staffer earns professional award

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

The American College Personnel Association awarded Nicholas Fuselier, assistant director for experiential learning at the College of Health and Public Service, with the Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional Award. 

He is one of five emerging professionals nationwide who are being recognized for their contributions to student affairs. 

In his role at UNT, Fuselier is coordinating the Hungry for Change initiative, a group of programs about food insecurity. Events in the initiative included drives for the food pantry at UNT and establishing Little Free Pantries across Denton....