Student Recognition

UNT finance senior leads presentation to regents

Fri, Mar 3, 2017 - 11:31pm

By Jenna Duncan

To finance seven ongoing construction projects across the University of North Texas System, officials had to sell bonds in January to pay for the work.

In addition to the regular finance team, James Verfurth, a senior finance major, accompanied the team for a two-day trip to New York to work with financial service companies JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Barclays to sell $264.1 million worth of bonds.

Over two days, Verfurth sat in meetings with UNT and bank officials, watched the bonds go to market and met with a variety of executives at both companies.

“It was an eye-opening experience...

Student wins national business challenge

Tue, Jan 31, 2017 - 9:06pm

Dylan Lischau, a UNT senior, was part of the winning team in the Global Family Enterprise Case Competition, a collaborative competition to help family businesses.

The competition puts students from different schools together to solve a problem. There was division between two generations of leadership at Valley Carriers, and each group was directed to figure out how to alleviate the tensions.

Within a few hours, they outlined how to keep conflict out of board meetings by having outside retreats and one-on-one meetings with the board chair.

Graduate student lands national scholarship

Tue, Jan 10, 2017 - 9:51pm

Laura Anne Hunt, a master’s student studying international sustainable tourism, earned the National Tour Association Travel Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship, for graduate students nationwide, named Hunt the sole recipient.

In addition to a $2,000 award, she has her registration to the annual “Tourism Rocks” conference paid for, and she’ll shadow mentors at the event.

Doctoral psychology student wins national research award

Wed, Nov 23, 2016

DENTON, Texas — Renee Cloutier, a Tupper Lake native and doctoral student in experimental psychology at the University of North Texas, has received a $71,674 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one of the 25 centers and institutes that are part of the National Institutes of Health. Cloutier is the first UNT student to receive this award, which will provide her tuition and other financial support during the next two years while she completes her doctoral dissertation.

Named for the late Ruth Kirschstein, who served as director of another NIH branch, the...

UNT grad student wins top writing award

Fri, Nov 11, 2016 - 10:51am

By Betty Dillard

Sanderia Faye, a doctoral student in English at the University of North Texas, won the 2016 Legacy Award from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation for a debut novel by an African American writer.

Faye won the nation’s top honor in the debut fiction category for her book Mourner’s Bench (University of Arkansas Press), a story about a woman who gets caught up in the 1960s civil rights movement as told by her 8-year-old daughter. The book is inspired by her love of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird which often made her ask herself, “What if Scout Finch was African American? What would that...