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 working to retain more black male students

Fri, Oct 27, 2017 - 11:44am

The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference. According to NBC5, students realized that a support system is needed to be successful in college and achieve your goals. One student developed a mentoring program to support and motivate his peers called The Dedicated Men. The program is helping as the one in three instead of one in four (as previous years) African American males are staying in school rather than dropping out.

Veteran Graduates after a Decade of Putting Together the Pieces

Fri, Dec 16, 2016 - 6:17pm

As he crossed the stage inside the University of North Texas Coliseum Friday morning, shook President Neal Smatresk’s hand, and moved his tassel to the other side of his cap, Jonathan Igou accomplished a goal that’s at least ten years in the making.

"If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I thought I was going to be a graduate with a bachelor’s degree, I would have told you probably not,” said Igou.

That’s because back then he was focused on a different goal: being the fourth generation of his family to serve...

Lessons for life

Fri, May 13, 2016 - 3:23pm

Nontraditional students were highlighted in the first day of commencement ceremonies at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University on Friday.

UNT held its second university-wide commencement ceremony at Apogee Stadium, where several hundred of the school’s more than 4,200 May graduates had their degrees conferred. The degree conferral, by the president, means their diplomas are certified and the students become alumni.

Steven Davidson, a December 2015 graduate, served as the keynote speaker. He highlighted how he started at UNT after serving in the military and dropping out of community college two...