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Journalism schools earn diversity award

The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded UNT’s undergraduate and graduate journalism schools with the 2016 Equity & Diversity Award.

The award acknowledges one academic program a year for measurable success and innovation in equity and diversity of genders, ethnicity and races. Both the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism were recognized with the award.

Last academic year, 22 percent of Mayborn students were Hispanic and 18 percent were African-American. Additionally, the schools enroll more women than men in their programs. The Mayborn schools offer study abroad programs to attract students of color, have advanced courses looking at race and gender, and have increased racial and ethnic diversity of speakers at the schools’ signature event, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.


Program’s registration receives renewal

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards renewed the UNT financial planning program’s registration, meaning those who graduate will meet educational requirements for the professional certification.

When renewing UNT’s status, the CFP board recognized aspects of the school’s program that exceed its standards: the live cases used in advanced financial planning classes and a $50,000 grant from TD Ameritrade.

The CFP is an independent certifying organization and looks at education, examination, experience and other requirements for professionals to earn the CFP certification.

— Staff reports