Public Speaking Scholarship/Competition established for students

Dr. Joy Jones, assistant professor of communication, worked with Pearson Publishing over the last two years to establish a scholarship award based on a public speaking competition for students who have taken COMM 120. In order for Pearson to sponsor the award, Jones had to work with them to design a custom copy of the public speaking text, which will be available in the bookstore this fall. The public speaking competition and scholarship award will begin November 2015.

In addition, the launch of MediaShare app in public speaking courses will allow instructors to edit, view and critique students’ speeches. This will provide an interactive component to increase the effectiveness of the peer review process. Adjunct faculty members teaching Public Speaking/COMM 120 will receive training on MediaShare 12:30 p.m., Aug.19, or 8 p.m., Aug. 25, before or after the adjunct on-boarding sessions. Contact Dr. Joy Jones for more information at

Students taking Communication 120/Public Speaking during the academic year 2015/2016 have the opportunity to participate in the Atlantic Cape Community College Art & Humanities Department’s First Annual Speech Competition. Cash awards include: first place, $750; second place, $500; and third place, $250.

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