The CEDA Alumni Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement, contribution and service by a program alumna of a member school. The best candidates are those who are not active coaches, but those alumni who embody the best values of debate through their own debate, philanthropy, and leadership. These candidates, trained in debate, should now provide valuable service to our larger communities.

Past Awardees

2021

**Not Awarded ?COVID-19**

2020

**Not Awarded ? Tournament Canceled ? COVID-19**

2019

Dr. Elizabeth Jones, Esq. (University of Louisville), Training and Recruitment Director at Gideon?s Promise

2018

Sarah Snider Green (University of Vermont), Everytown for Gun Safety

2017

Cameron Ward (CSU Fullerton), Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League

2016

Desaray Odekirk (Weber State), In Memoriam

2015

Aaron Thomas (KCKCC), In Memoriam

2014

Joshua Zive (University of Kansas), Bracewell & Guiliani

2013

Zach Justus (CSU Chico), CSU Chico

2012

Michael Meese (US Military Academy), Ret. Brigadier General of the US Army

2011

Scott Segal (Emory University), Bracewell & Giuliani

2010

Carol Winkler, Georgia State University

2009

Lindsay Harrison (USC), Jenner & Block

2008

Chris Carey (Southern Illinois), Portland State University

2007

Martin Harris (Missouri State), Drury College