Kathy Gallemore lives in the DFW Metroplex where she works at Fidelity Investments. Gallemore received a Master’s in Personal Financial Planning from Texas Tech University, and previously she earned her B.B.A. in Finance from the University of North Texas in 2017 and was a member of the Honors Program.
What brought you to the University of North Texas (UNT)?
I choose the University of North Texas are because of proximity, affordability, it’s a good university and my family members attended the University of North Texas.
Why did you choose to be a member of the UNT Honors College (or program) during your studies?
The main reason I choose to be a member of the Honors College is for the classes. Honors students have early registration and there are smaller classes.
What do you remember enjoying about the Honors College?
The part I enjoyed the most about the Honors College is the opportunity to do undergraduate research. I also enjoyed the Honors College networking events, since I met new people and I got free food!
How did your experience at UNT and in the Honors College shape your career path?
Both UNT and the Honors College influenced me to become more driven and to be more outgoing. I lived in the Honors dorm and I was active in the housing association.
What was the most valuable lesson – inside or outside the classroom – that you learned at UNT?
The most valuable lesson I learned at UNT is that life happens. I could try to follow a plan, but then something unexpected would happen. Fortunately, I learned how to improvise very quickly.
What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?
After graduation, I started working at a financial services corporation.
Please share a memorable moment or experience from your time at UNT and the Honors College.
A memorable moment would be the Honors “Yell like Hell.” The theme for “Yell like Hell” that year was the Olympics and we had a sketch based on that and I got to be Scrappy. J We ended up performing again at the Homecoming Bonfire.
How would you describe UNT, the Honors College, and Denton?
The Honors College provides great research opportunities for undergraduates which allows us to learn and understand research. UNT is a great university that gives students a strong sense of community and has connections to companies. Denton has a very laid-back atmosphere and lots of places to hangout to relax.
What advice/insight do you have for UNT alumni and students interested in your field?
My best advice is to have a positive perception, after all “…life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll