Rollins College Debate Team

2016 NPDA Novice National Debate Champions

Parent's Weekend Debate 2016

Katie Rizzo and Deanna Loew confer about strategy and how to respond to Josh Brown during Parent’s Weekend Debate, November 2016.

NPDA 2016 Novice National Debate Champions!

Congratulations Joshua Brown and Kolten Ellis for capturing the NPDA 2016 Novice National Debating Championship for Rollins College.

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About The Debate Team

The Rollins College Debate Team was inaugurated in the fall of 2007 by Dr. Eric D. Smaw with the help and guidance of Dr. Roger Casey (former Provost). Since its inaugural year, the debate team has celebrated many notable achievements, including top place finishes at the state, national, and international level, and top place awards in speaking and overall team performance. The members of the Rollins Debate Team are proud to have the opportunity to represent Rollins College at home and abroad, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of excellent debating.

Tar Travel Schedule

John J. Fee Invitational                                          
Berea College
October 21-23, 2016
Berea, Kentucky


Ethics Bowl
University of Central Florida
October 28-29, 2016
Orlando, Florida


Cambridge Union IV
Cambridge University
November 17-21, 2016
Cambridge, England


AIU Invitational
AIU
November 22, 2016
Aix-en-Province, France


Bill Todd Debates
University of Miami
December 3, 2016
Miami, Florida


Last Debate Series
Rollins College
Feb 19-26, 2017
Winter Park, FL


FIFA State Championship
Tallahassee Community College
February 24-26, 2017
Tallahaseee, Florida


Ethic Bowl National Championship
February 26th, 2017
Dallas, Texas


NPDA Novice Nationals
University of West Florida
March 2017
Pensacola, Florida


International Business Ethics Case Championship
Loyola Marymount University
April 19-21
Santa Monica, California

Varsity Debate Team
Rollins College
Eric Smaw, Debate Team Coach
T. 407-691-1752
esmaw@rollins.edu