Seeking Nominations for the Wm. Jewell Womens Leadership Award
Tue Nov 7 10:03:27 CST 2000
Dear Friends in the Debate Community,
This year will mark the fifth year that we have given out the William Jewell
College Women's Leadership in Forensics Award. Once again we turn to the
community for nominations. There are no strict guidelines that accompany
these nominations. There are numerous ways in which someone can contribute
making our activity more gender inclusive. Perhaps you know of an
outstanding role model for women, maybe there is an important mentor that
has helped foster a competitor or coaching career. We are looking for an
outstanding advocate and builder of awareness. They may be a coach,
graduate assistant, alum of a program, judge, friend of a program,
administrator, or some other key player behind the scenes that really makes
it happen, and makes a difference by their actions and presence. We are
happy to accept your nominations by e-mail, just reply to this message.
The award is given out at our tournament in January, and while attendance at
the tournament is nice, it is not required for either the nominator or the
Please submit your nominations by the start of our tournament (January 7,
2000). We ask that you include a letter that outlines your basis for the
nomination, and any supporting materials that you think are appropriate.
Our squad will review the nominations, and recognize the outstanding person
at our tournament awards assembly.
For further information, please feel free to contact any squad member. We
appreciate your time and support for what we hope is a celebration of
inclusiveness and recognition of some of the most important people in our
community, those who care enough about other people to want to make sure all
of them can participate equally!
The William Jewell College Squad
p.s. we know it's a little early to think about January, but finals and the
end of the semester are near, so please take some time now to consider and
submit your nominations. Thanks!
The following is a description of the award and the past recipients:
The William Jewell College
Women's Leadership in Forensics Award
William Jewell College has an outstanding tradition of women's participation
in forensics. We are proud of the leadership provided by outstanding women
coaches throughout the years, and by a large number of women competitors who
have been a part of the squad in the past, and continuing today. As a squad,
we recognize the importance of addressing the issues of women's
participation in forensics as a community. We also feel that the college
debate community as a whole is increasing it's awareness of the issue of
gender in debate. It is in a spirit of appreciation of those who have
increased awareness and opened doors that we wish to recognize an
outstanding contributor to women's participation in debate. Presented
annually at the Georgia B. Bowman Tournament, our wish is to recognize an
outstanding role model and advocate for women in intercollegiate debating.
1997 Brenda Logue
Towson State University. Recognized for outstanding intellectual
contributions and advocacy of awareness on issues related to women in debate
by initiating the first formal addressing of gender by CEDA National
organization. Former CEDA President, and director of forensics at Towson
1998 Becky Gallentine
Whitman College. Recognized for her tremendous warmth and connection to
those around her. Lead a courageous campaign of awareness and understanding
of breast cancer, and in her passing in 1999 has left numerous people
committed to a cure. Helped to coach the 1999 CEDA national Champions.
1999 Carrie Crenshaw
University of Alabama. Recognized for her outspoken advocacy of inclusion
in the activity of competitive debate. Inspiration to numerous competitors
due to her conviction, passion, and humanity. Past President of the CEDA
organization, and works with Urban Debate Leagues in Tuscaloosa, AL.
2000 Cate Palczewski
University of Northern Iowa. Recognized for leadership and innovation in
arguments relevant to a feminist perspective. Appreciated by her debaters
for bringing a positive and progressive attitude to her program and the
community at large.
Steve Woods, PhD
Assistant Professor Communication, Director of Debate
William Jewell College,Liberty, MO 64068
816.781.7700 x. 5478
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