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In December, we celebrated our Fall 2023 graduates, the newest members of the UNT alumni family. Students from all walks of life, many different states and countries, with degrees from many different programs, walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. Read the stories of several graduates who overcame adversity and achieved success in our Great Grads series, including Minnie Payne, who at age 90, made history as the oldest individual to complete her coursework to earn a master's degree at UNT.

Dear UNT supporter,

Happy 2024! With a new year comes the promise of new beginnings, a chance to improve ourselves and the lives of those around us. We are so glad to have our students back on campus for Spring 2024. It always energizes me to see our bustling campus full of students rushing to class, heading to the Union for a bite or studying outside (when the weather permits!).

In this issue, you'll read about more about our growing list of alumni that have been nominated for a Grammy award, our award winning ELEVAR program and UNT Police Chief Ramona Washington. You'll also hear how Miss Texas, Ellie Breaux performed at the Miss America pageant, and the latest about our exciting Mean Green Sports season is included in this issue. Here's to a great semester!

Thank you for your continued support of UNT.

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk
UNT President Smatresk Twitter@UNTPrez