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February 10, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

HOMETOWN RELEASE: Bullard Resident Receives Best Effort Award at UT Tyler

Hughes with Dr. Pang

Natalie Hughes of Bullard, a senior criminal justice major at The University of Texas at Tyler, was nominated by her peers to receive a Best Team Effort Award for her work in a mock trial class project, Dr. Katherine Pang, assistant professor of criminal justice, announced.

“This award was presented to Natalie, passed on the suggestions of her classmates, who sent unsolicited e-mails to me stating that her contributions to the success of a class project were above and beyond those expected by her classmates or required by me,” said Pang. “Natalie exhibited great humility, assistance and effort to all of her classmates without external requirements or specific requests.”

Hughes will graduate in December 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. She has participated in several mock trials at the university. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and become a criminal law prosecutor.

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