Alumni Debaters Return to Celebrate 80th Anniversary of UWG Intercollegiate Debate

Alumni Debaters Return to Celebrate 80th Anniversary of UWG Intercollegiate Debate

Faculty, staff, students, and community members convened on Saturday, April 11, at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the 80th anniversary of UWG intercollegiate debate. The event, hosted by the University of West Georgia debate team, was an exhibition debate of UWG alumni debaters versus current UWG debaters on the topic, “Resolved: The United States should legalize marijuana.” Cary Ichter ’81 and James Thomas ’05 argued the affirmative against UWG senior debaters Vanova Robles and Osayame Gaius. “We were thrilled to have such distinguished alumni return to participate in the debate,” said Dr. Michael Hester, UWG dean of the Honors College and director of UWG Debate. “Cary and James are great examples of the wonderful contributions our debate alumni are making in the world.”

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