Four years after life-threatening car accident, UNT student will graduate

This Saturday, Amber Lacy will walk across the stage and graduate from the University of North Texas, just a few years after she nearly lost her life.

"I did it!" Lacy told WFAA.

In May 2013, four days after her high school graduation, Lacy was injured in a car accident in her hometown in Louisiana. She was riding with friends, sitting in the backseat behind the driver, when her life changed in an instant.

"It ended up t-boning us, and I got the most impact because it hit right where I was sitting," Lacy recalled.

It took the jaws of life to get her out of the vehicle. She was eventually transported to...

UNT sets commencement ceremonies

The University of North Texas will have its fall commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

The University expects to give degrees to more than 3,400 students during fall commencement. Among the graduates are 2,731 undergraduate students, 615 master's students and 72 doctoral students. 

Some graduating students will be in the Big Easy to cheer for the Mean Green at the New Orleans Bowl. Those students are invited  to a UNT commencement ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 in New Orleans at the Grand Salon A at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St. Full graduation regalia...

UNT releases its schedule for commencement

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 8:00am

This year’s university-wide commencement at the University of North Texas will be the first event of graduation weekend instead of the last like it was last year.

The university had previously announced the commencement address would be given by Steven Davidson, a former U.S. Army sergeant and UNT alumnus, at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13.

Undergraduate ceremonies will follow and take place Friday and Saturday based on college. At these breakout ceremonies, students will be recognized individually and walk across the stage to get their diplomas.

There will be a pre-commencement celebration, Jazz on the Hill, at 7 a....

Commencement speaker named

Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 8:00am

by Jenna Duncan

Steven Davidson, a former U.S. Army sergeant and University of North Texas alumnus, will give the commencement address at UNT’s second schoolwide commencement ceremony in May.

Davidson, who graduated in December 2015, started at the school after being deployed for a year in East Africa. Currently, he is a special assistant to the assistant secretary for fossil energy within the U.S. Department of Energy.

Davidson is a 2009 graduate of Northwest High School in Justin.

Davidson’s address will talk about his work with the military, like how he saved another soldier’s life when he collapsed...