Statistics Lab Named for Alumna | Department of Mathematics

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September 3, 2020

Statistics Lab Named for Alumna

The new statistics lab in the Mathematics Department pays tribute to alumna Linda Truitt Creagh ('62, '63 M.A., '67 Ph.D.). In 1945, Dr. Creagh started her educational journey as a kindergartener at North Texas State College's demonstration school since her father, Dr. Price Truitt, was a science professor here. After receiving her bachelor's and master's degrees at UNT, she became the university's first chemistry doctoral graduate in 1967. She went on to have a successful career as a research chemist, advancing liquid crystal display (LCD) technology at Texas Instruments and developing printer and ink-jet technology for Xerox, Spectra and Fuji Film. After being inspired by UNT associate professor of statistics Xuexia Wang's research on cancer, Dr. Creagh made a $150,000 donation to the Mathematics Department. The College of Science and the Mathematics Department honored her with the naming of the Dr. Linda Truitt Creagh Statistics Lab, which was covered by NBC DFW. Pictured, from left to right, are UNT President Neal Smatresk, Linda Truitt Creagh, and College of Science Dean Su Gao.