The University of La Verne raised more than $500,000 for student scholarships at the annual Scholarship Gala Saturday at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center.
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Junior biology majors Kandin Maraquin and Tanner Long debated through six preliminary rounds, broke to semi-finals and went on to take the final round of the Point Loma Nazarene debate competition Sunday in San Diego.
A pair of students from the University of La Verne debate team made it into the top 32 and advanced to octofinals at the 2015 United States Universities Debating Championship April 11 to 13 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
During November, the La Verne Speech and Debate team was successful at numerous tournaments in England, Canada and Northern California.
A passion for teaching and love for debate has launched Robert Ruiz, director of forensics, instructor of speech communication and debate coach, into success after success.
Laughter and “here, here’s” filled LaFetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford.
The debate team made the record books last weekend in British Columbia as captains Carl Decker and Sam French won their first international championship; the first in University of La Verne history.
The La Verne Debate team is now ranked second in the nation after placing second in the final round of the National US Open at Claremont McKenna College Sunday. Team A, consisting of seniors Sam French and Carl Decker, brought home the award for the team.
Audience members gave all their loving to the “Paperback Writer: the Beatles Experience” concert, hosted by the La Verne debate team, as they relived the music of The Beatles in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday.
In a recent interview, Rob Ruiz talked about the team winning the bid to host the 2013 National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship.