Speech and Debate Team
Members of Berea’s Speech and Debate Team compete in intercollegiate tournaments throughout the southeast and Midwest regions. During the 2012-2013 academic year, we competed in eight tournaments and won over 95 individual and team awards.
Berea’s team also houses the Debate for Democracy National Championship from 2008 and finalists from 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. Debate for Democracy is sponsored by Project Pericles.
Since 2003, Berea has hosted its own tournament, The John G. Fee Memorial, which offers both parliamentary debate and the standard AFA sanctioned individual events.
Team membership is open to all students, regardless of previous experience, and they may receive credit for participating if they register for COM 103: Forensics Practicum. Contact the director of forensics, Dr. Billy Wooten, at (859) 985-3762 for more details.
|Debate Coach & Director:||Dr. Billy Wooten, (859) 985-3762|
|Individual Events Coach:||Dr. Deborah Martin, (859) 985-3419|
2013-2014 Tournament Schedule
September 20-21 University of Indianapolis
September 28 Scrimmage at Transylvania University
October 4-5 Walters State
October 11 University of Kentucky
November 1-2 Marietta College
November 8-9 Owensboro
December 6-7 Transylvania University
February 21-22 Kentucky Forensics Association’s State Championship