Speech and Debate Team
Members of Berea’s Speech and Debate Team compete in intercollegiate tournaments throughout the southeast and Midwest regions. During the 2014-2015 academic year, we competed in eight tournaments and won over 110 individual and team awards.
Berea’s team also houses the Debate for Democracy National Championship from 2008 and 2009 and finalists from 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 IPDA, NPDA debate, the standard AFA sanctioned individual events, plus Radio Broadcasting and Impromptu Counseling .
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|
2015-2016 Tournament Schedule
September 11-12 University of the Cumberlands
September 26 University of Indianapolis
October 3 Walters State
October 10-11 University of Kentucky
November 6-7 Owensboro
December 4-5 Transylvania University
February 19-20 Kentucky Forensics Association’s State Championship