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Forensics team works to reconnect with generations of trophy winners

Generations of forensics team trophies are on display in the Library and Academic Resources Center. | Photo by Ben Hultman A Colorado State University-Pueblo professor has been working since the spring to return forgotten debate team trophies to generations of CSU-Pueblo alumni. Last spring, the team’s director, English professor Kathryn Starkey, found 160 unclaimed forensics team trophies, all scattered around a room at CSU-Pueblo. Her goal, after discovering the trophies, was to return them to their rightful owners in a plan she called The Trophy Project. Since she started The...

English professor aims to return forgotten trophies to speech and debate alumni

file photo from Last year, CSU-Pueblo became widely known as the home of the champions when the school’s football team won the Division II national championship. Since then, the focus has been on the school’s football program. But a room full of unclaimed trophies shows that the school is home to another dominating team. Also known as speech and debate, CSU-Pueblo’s Forensic Team was once a force to be reckoned with until the program shut down in 1996. Since then, the legacy of the team has seemingly been forgotten....