Bob and Bette Sherman Establish the Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards

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Neither Bob nor Bette Sherman attended the University of North Texas, but their ties here run deep. Bob Sherman says sometimes he’s overwhelmed by the positive memories he has of UNT from his childhood. Sherman’s father, Robert, spent more than 30 years as a UNT biology professor and administrator.

The Shermans gave $350,000 to establish the Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Awards, which award cash prizes to students whose work demonstrates originality, innovative thinking, unique creative instincts and the potential to benefit society. Part of UNT’s Innovation Greenhouse, any original project, invention, composition or artwork is eligible to win the award.

The awards are named to honor the Shermans and Bette Sherman’s father, the late Maj. Gen. Olinto Mark Barsanti, whose historic military artifacts are part of the UNT Libraries archive.

To learn more, see the full article: Bob Sherman: Inspiration Awards designed to reward unbridled creativity.