Rollins College Debate Team

Alex Peterson

The Great Debate

Brandon Abrams shines at The Great Debate, which celebrated it's 10th anniversary in 2017

The Rollins Cup

Melissa Fussell & Chassidy Cook pose with the coveted Rollins Cup in 2013.

The Great Debate

Alex Peterson delivers a powerful argument.

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.

2017-18 Tournament Schedule

Capital City Classic Debates
September 29th - 30th 2017, Tallahassee Community College,
Tallahassee, Florida
John G. Fee Invitational
October 13th - 14th 2017, Berea College
Berea, Kentucky
RCC Debates
October 24th - 25th 2017, Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida
Parent's Weekend Debates
November 3rd 2017, Rollins College
Winter Park, Florida
Southeastern Regional Ethics Bowl Championship
November 4th 2017, St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, Florida
Star Invitational
November 17th - 18th, Jacksonville State College
Jacksonville, Florida
Bill Todd Debates
December 2nd, University of Miami
Miami, Florida

Varsity Debate Team
Rollins College
Eric Smaw, Debate Team Coach
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