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(L-r) Dr. Marshall Stevenson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science, with the 2013 Speech Tourney winners: Matthew Jones (1st pl.), Ashlee Bruner (2nd pl.), Eric Brown (3rd pl.), Thomas Jordan and Marcus Delaney (both Hon. Ment.); with Dr. Sam Hoff, Speech Tourney advisor.

  DSU Honors 2nd Annual University Speech Tourney Winners


Delaware State University recently recognized the winners of its 2nd annual DSU Speech Tournament held on March 5.
 
This year’s winners are:
 
  • First Place ($500, certificate): Matthew Jones, “Tuskegee Airmen”
  • Second Place ($250, certificate): Ashlee Bruner, “Myths of the Civil Rights Movement”
  • Third Place ($125, certificate): Eric Brown, “H.B.C.U.”
  • Honorable Mention ($50): Marcus Delancey, “U.S. History is African American History”
  • Honorable Mention ($50): Thomas Jordan, “This World is Yours”
 
Twenty-two participants performed in front of a packed Longwood Auditorium crowd at the tournament held at the Bank of America Building at Delaware State University (DSU). The winners were presented their awards on April 12.
 
Each participant gave a three-minute speech on a topic associated with African American history or civil rights, which was evaluated on both content and delivery.
 
The event was co-sponsored by the Law Studies Office, CAHSS Dean’s Office, and Office of Student Affairs at DSU and the Delaware Barristers Association.  The latter group contributed the award money for top finishers of the competition and three of its member attorneys – Jordan Perry, Tiara Patton, and Loren Holland – served as judges for the tournament. 
 
Each participant gave a three-minute speech on a topic associated with African American history or civil rights, which was evaluated on both content and delivery.
 
Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, George Washington Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science and Law Studies Director at DSU, served as the coordinator for the tournament.