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News & Awards 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

To paraphrase Denzel Washington in "Training Day", President Obama and Governor Romney ain't got nothing on us!

Over the last two weekends, the very dedicated Speech and Debate team has gone to two tournaments, performing extremely well at both and bringing home over a dozen awards!

Specifically, congratulations go out to:

at Santa Rosa (Individual Events only):

Richard Jaykins, Finalist in Novice Impromptu, 4th in Varsity Speech to Entertain
Emily Frone, Finalist in Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation,
Margaret Moore, 3rd in Novice Programmed Oral Interpretation, 
Sarah Knight, 2nd in Varsity Informative Speaking,

and Congratulations to Jenna Hewitt, 1st Place Varsity Persuasive Speaking!

at Diablo Valley College:

Richard Jaykins, 4th Place in Varsity Impromptu, 4th Place in Varsity Speech To Entertain, AND Quarterfinalist in Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Sarah Knight, 4th place in Varsity Informative,
Jenna Hewitt, 3rd Place in Varsity Persuasive and 3rd place in Novice Impromptu,
Ben Pierson, 2nd Place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate.

Congrats to the team!

Come see us November 1st at Noon for our Ballot Initiative Forum and November 29th at 6:30 in the Event Center in Building 700 for our annual fund-raiser, "The Speak Up" where we put forward our best of the best (and our best is pretty good)!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chabot Director of Forensics, Jason Ames, wins Coach of the Year!

"I am truly grateful, and it really is an honor to be recognized by my peers, and all the love and support I have received from the college and past students has been overwhelming. I'm lucky to have such amazing students who really dedicate themselves to Forensics," Professor Ames said. "I also think that I'm fortunate to have such a visible program that enables me to receive recognition. There are a number of people at Chabot who deserve an award for their amazing work and the amazing teaching they do day in and day out," he added.

The award is given out each year and is voted on by other Northern California coaches. Read more at http://www.thechabotspectator.com/2012/05/10/chabot-forensics-coach-wins-award/


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Communication Studies students win Language Arts Division Honors!

Congratulations to two top students in Communication Studies for their excellence this year. Forensics Student of the Year goes to Jake Hewitt, for outstanding contributions to Chabot Forensics. Also, the Communication Studies Distinguished Service Award because of his dedication to the Communication Lab and our program, Jaime Benavides!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chabot Faculty step up at 83rd Annual Western States Communication Association convention

Patti Keeling-Haines and christine m. warda represented Chabot at the annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Patti was selected to Chair a session entitled, Let Me Entertain You, focusing on using humor in the basic public speaking course. christine performed in an ensemble performance panel entitled, In Treatment: Performing Rituals of Normalcy and Social Control. In addition, as Vice-Chair for the Performance Studies division, christine was selected to chair and respond to the Top Papers in Performance Studies. At the Performance Studies Business Meeting, christine was promoted to the Chair position, for the 84th convention.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This weekend the Chabot College Forensics team HOSTED the Northern California Forensics Association's Spring Championship tournament. This was the first time the College has EVER hosted this tournament and it went VERY well, with many accolades for the beauty of the college as well as for its accessibility and the many educational tools within the classrooms.

Congrats to the following students for their success this weekend:

Zack Ciraulo: Quarterfinalist, Varsity NFA-LD Debate
Richard Jaykins: Quarterfinalist, Varsity NFA-LD Debate
Jake Hewitt and Bianca Contreras: 4th Place, Varsity Duo Interpretation of Literature
Clint Corvello: 4th Place, Novice Informative Speaking

Great job team!


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