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Stanley is named Outstanding Coach Educator in statewide student vote

John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication
John Stanley, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, recently received the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

John Stanley—North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—was honored recently with the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

The annual award was presented at the State of Illinois Championship Tournament for both speech and debate, held Feb. 28-March 1. The Dennis-Ross Award is administered by the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA), which hosts the tournament.

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

David DePino earns Outstanding Student in Forensics Award

David DePino received the Outstanding Student in Forensics Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

David DePino, son of Davida and Mark DePino, of Wheaton, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Student in Forensics Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A graduating senior, David has a double major in speech communication and history at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wheaton North High School.

North Central forensics places third in state, sets record for national qualifiers

North Central College students win 12 awards at state championship forensic tournament, set program record for national contest by qualifying in 29 events.

Eighteen North Central College students were among some 200 forensic competitors in speech and debate at the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournament (IIFA), hosted by Northern Illinois University March 1-2.

North Central College brought home 12 awards. Among them were two Sweepstakes Awards: The College won Third Place Team award in the State of Illinois, and David DePino ’13, majoring in speech communication and history, claimed Third Place Overall Individual Student in Illinois award.

Forensics team members claim national attention

2012 forensic team members
North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

North Central College’s forensics team has traveled and competed nationwide during winter and spring terms and placed among the top teams and competitors in the country.

Forensics team is off to great start

After a successful finish in national competition last academic year, North Central College’s new forensics team is already off and competing.

North Central College’s forensics team is building on last year’s successful finish in national competition with a strong start this year.

“We’re entering a new season with brand new events, and already the forensic team is continuing to demonstrate a strong record of competitive success,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Nicole Autry ’11 selected to forensics All-American Team

Three students rank high at AFA National Individual Events Tournament; Nicole Autry ’11 chosen among top 14 nationwide to forensics All-American Team.

April 12, 2011—Following the forensics team’s success at the State Championship Tournament in March, North Central’s team took students to the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) in Kearney, Neb., April 1-5. The students competed against undergraduates from colleges and universities of all sizes across the nation.

Three students had successful outcomes at the national level:

Forensics team is on a roll!

North Central’s forensics team takes first place at recent tournament, with students placing in the finals and semi-finals in contests during fall term.

During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.

Forensics team is on a roll!

Forensics team is on a roll!

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During the last weekend in October, the forensics team traveled to Lee’s Summit, Mo., near Kansas City, to compete at the Central States Swing Forensics Tournament, which included two different tournaments on Oct. 30-31. North Central’s team took first place both days and six students placed in the finals—“an incredible feat,” says John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events.



Forensics team places in top 10 at national competition

North Central College's forensics team placed in the top 10 at the 2010 National Forensic Association national tournament at Ohio University.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

April 28, 2010--North Central College's forensics team placed in the top 10 at the 2010 National Forensic Association (NFA) national tournament April 15-19 at Ohio University, finishing No. 8 in the President's I Team Sweeps.

More than 100 colleges and universities participated in the national championship tournament, which gave awards in 10 individual events and Lincoln-Douglas debate. Team awards are given in several divisions, based on the entry size of each school.

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