This past week, March 22-27, 2011, the Chapman speech and debate team competed at the Pi Kappa Delta national forensics tournament, held in Portland, OR. This marked the first time that the university was represented at this national tournament, and Chapman University was officially inducted as a Chapter of Pi Kappa Delta – an honorary national fraternity for intercollegiate forensics competitions that has been in existence for 100 years this year.
William Dailey, a senior business major with a minor in communication studies, received good recognition in both impromptu and editorial impromptu speaking. His debate partner, Raul Paz, a senior business major with a Spanish minor, also represented Chapman well. Coach Steve Robertson commented that “the team did well for their first appearance at this national tournament. We learned a lot, enjoyed the experience, and will use this to take us into the last of our season. And next year will be even better!”
The team will exhibit their panther pride by finishing the season at the PSCFA Cool-Off tournament, April 30-May1, hosted by Cerritos College.