UT Tyler Office of News and Information

Student Newspaper at UT Tyler Names Editor in Chief

August 25, 2010

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Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler

Kamren Thompson of Lindale, a junior journalism major at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been named the Patriot Talon student newspaper editor in chief, Vanessa Curry, Patriot Talon adviser, announced.

Student Media Advisory Board members appointed Thompson to the position earlier this month.

“I look forward to being a part of the Patriot Talon and hope to continue the record of success my predecessors achieved,” she said.

The Talon earned the honor of best non-daily student newspaper by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors in 2007 and 2008.

“Our staff is so blessed to have a new leader with such talent and enthusiasm,” Curry said. “We are all truly looking forward to a challenging new semester.”

Thompson holds an associate’s degree from Tyler Junior College, where she served in various leading positions at the Apache Pow Wow student newspaper. She served as that paper’s editor in chief in 2008.

Thompson also served as a page design and copy editor intern for the Tyler Morning Telegraph and as a special news correspondent for the Lindale News and Times. She also won writing, design and photography awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.

For more information about the Patriot Talon, contact Curry, 903.565.5617 or vcurry@uttyler.edu.

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