Representatives from UNT's College of Science, UNT Mathematics, and UNT Advancement recently assembled to celebrate one of our most dedicated and esteemed alumna with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the lab named in her honor.
The University of North Texas has named a mathematics statistical laboratory in honor of a former student. Linda Truitt Creagh graduated from UNT in 1967, the first person to graduate from the university with a doctorate in the sciences. In 2019, Creagh donated $150,000 to UNT's mathematics department after being inspired by the groundbreaking cancer research of Xuexia Wang, an associate professor of statistics.
The College of Science at UNT is naming room 440 of UNT's General Academic Building in her honor. As of Wednesday, the room is now known as "The Dr. Linda Truitt Creagh Statistics Lab."
A naming ceremony was held Wednesday, which included tours of the lab, a ribbon cutting, a reception, and speakers including UNT President Neal Smatresk and College of Science Dean Su Gao.
UNT Mathematics and UNT Advancement recently assembled to celebrate one of our most dedicated and esteemed alumna with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the lab named in her honor.
Read more about Linda's incredible journey and her gift to the statistics lab in support of Dr. Wang's pediatric cancer research here: