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October 19, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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HOMETOWN RELEASE: Paris Resident Representing UT Tyler Debate Team Awarded Honors at National Tournament

Kinsey Martin, a sophomore at The University of Texas at Tyler, placed fourth as part of a debate duo at the McKendree University Debate Tournament held earlier this month in Lebanon, Ill.

Martin plans to graduate in May 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in political science and international relations with teaching certification.

“I hope to affect students’ lives through the art of argumentation and debate,” she said.

Thirty-five teams from across the country participated in the tournament. UT Tyler competed against Central Michigan University, DePauw University, Loyola University, Southern Illinois University, Wheaton College and William Jewell College, among others.

The UT Tyler Debate Team nationally competes in parliamentary debate, which is governed by the National Parliamentary Debate Association.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.           
 

 
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