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HOMETOWN RELEASE: Lindale Residents Representing UT Tyler Present Papers at National Conference

May 5, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler senior sociology majors Jessica and Tom Guffey of Ala., currently of Lindale, were recently recognized for their research.

Jessica placed second in a paper competition during the 2011 National Social Sciences Association conference with “Examining the Relationship between Abortion Ratios and External Causes of Death in Children.” Her husband, Tom, also presented “A Strategy for a Policy on Reduction of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Cases of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea” at the conference.

Both will graduate with a bachelor of science degree this month and have been accepted into the sociology doctoral program at Texas Woman’s University.

Tom is a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, and Jessica is a member of Psi Chi.

They serve as interns for the Susan G Komen for the Cure Tyler Affiliate and have owned Lindale Music in Lindale since 2008. Tom also is a guitar instructor and teaches private lessons. Jessica has worked as a student assistant at the UT Tyler University Center Welcome Desk since August 2010.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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