Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


A Mean Green Celebration

UNT’s Celebrate Mayborn 2023 shows students the mission and money

UNT-NABJ past and present group photo
UNT-NABJ past and present group photo

By Eva D. Coleman
Lifestyle & Culture Editor

2023 UNT-NABJ chapter president Olivia Thompson

It was a grand evening of honor April 20, 2023 in the Student Union as the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism recognized scholarship recipients and the two-time, national award-winning National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) student chapter, UNT-ABJ. The school not only received 2003 and 2023 honors from NABJ, however was recognized each time as the university’s student organization of the year. Presidents of the award-winning chapters, Tiesa Leggett (2003) and Olivia Thompson (2023), addressed the audience with fond memories and the purpose of NABJ.

Over $250,000 in scholarships was awarded, honor society recipients were recognized, as well as celebrating longtime Mayborn School of Journalism staff member, Cathy Turner, upon retirement after 17 years of service.

NABJ reception
NABJ reception prior to Celebrate Mayborn event
Former UNT Mayborn School professors
Former UNT Mayborn School professors Meta Carstarphen and Jacque Lambiase

The keynote speaker for the evening was NBC News correspondent Priscilla Thompson who shared her journey and the importance of “chasing opportunities and not titles.”

Mayborn School professor Larry Powell served as emcee of the event that also included a video message from MSNBC anchor José Díaz-Balart who was interviewed by the university’s National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) student chapter president Andrea Valdez.


The Celebrate Mayborn 2023 event concluded with a cake reception immediately following the honor ceremonies.

UNT Mayborn School retiring
UNT Mayborn School retiring staff member Cathy Turner recognized for 17 years of service addresses audience

Written By


Read The Current Issue

Texas Metro News

Determining Optimal Protein Intake For Muscle Growth buy steroids the 3 golden rules of muscle growth

You May Also Like


From Staff Reports Student Television Network is pleased to announce that Eva D. Coleman will lead the Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 school...


The resounding messages of hope and healing are the central theme to the You Can Live Again Expo taking place Saturday, May 20th at...


United MegaCare’s Ministry In Civics (MIC) launch includes voter education and media


Fit and Faithful Living, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and educational wellness in families, is presenting the...