Baruch Freshman Brings Home Speech Trophy

On Tuesday, February 14, representing Baruch College in the informative speech category of the CLASP Student Speech Competition, Freshman Albert Mathew received a first place trophy for his speech, "1979: America Taken Hostage."

Mathew originally wrote and presented his speech in Prof. Hillary Miller's Introduction to Public Speaking (COM 1010) class during the Fall 2011 semester. The CLASP Student Speech Competition is an annual event sponsored by the CUNY League of Speech Professionals. A panel of judges evaluate student speakers based on originality, analysis, reasoning, support, speaker credibility, language, structure, and delivery. Mathew was impressed by the experience, explaining, "My fellow participants were extremely talented and it was clear that they had invested a great deal of time into pruning their speech and their delivery. It was truly an honor to be among such great orators!"

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