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College prep conference held at UNT

The National Hispanic Institute hosted a five-day program for high school seniors at UNT this past weekend, one of three it hosted nationwide.

The university partners with the NHI to host one of the three Collegiate World Series conferences, which spans five days. The conference started July 27, and housed and fed students while they were on campus.

Students who attend are about to enter their senior year of high school and are Latino. The program is designed to prepare them for higher education, future careers and leadership opportunities.

UNT alumnus to become a four-star general

Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, who graduated from UNT in 1981, will be promoted to four-star general today and become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Lengyel will be promoted during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

“We are thankful for Joseph Lengyel’s service to our country and honored to call him a UNT alumnus,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk in a statement. “His journey from graduating with a chemistry degree from UNT to becoming a four-star general and part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is both incredible and inspiring.

“And his leadership and service sets a wonderful example for our students and people everywhere.”