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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 La Fetra 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.
The debate team continued its tradition of success when two of its teams advanced to the elimination rounds at the United States National Open earlier this month.
Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne.
The University of La Verne debate team is elated by its recent victory at the United States Universities National Championships where team La Verne MT ranked fifth out of the 192 teams.