UNT also will join Texas Woman's University and the City of Denton to host a citywide Veterans Day event to honor veterans.
With more than 1,200 graduates, the Master of Public Administration program at UNT is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the top such program in Texas and one of the top public service education programs in the United States.
Students will be reaching out to the community through programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Keep Denton Beautiful, and several local nursing homes.
Joel Burns, Fort Worth City Council member and anti-bullying advocate, who went viral on the internet in 2010 after his emotional 13-minute speech on teen suicide was posted to YouTube.
The program was developed in response to a new certification category approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, and UNT's certification program is the first of its kind in Texas.
The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has named UNT the state's official provider of CRP provider training.
More than 2,000 UNT students are registered to participate in The Big Event, a nationally recognized community service event to be held for the first time at UNT.
A group of students from UNT will be hitting the beach for spring break this year, but instead of sunbathing in their swimsuits, they will be wading knee deep in marsh water and cleaning up the shoreline of Galveston Bay.
The MLK Day of Service, "Have A Minute? Change the World," will offer students service projects that can be completed very quickly, such as creating a get-well card for a child with cancer, signing up to be added to a bone marrow registry, donating spare change to a charity, and learning about sustainability and green living and receiving seeds to plant later.
Karen Anderson and Norma Jones were honored for creating a public service announcement, "Faces of Arthritis," which features 19 children from the Dallas/Fort Worth area who have juvenile arthritis.