Wayne State University Speech & Debate Teams

A Motor City Tradition Since 1918


invites you to enjoy the successes of the 2018-2019 Debate and Individual Events competitors at the

Annual Forensics Banquet

and 85th Anniversary Celebration of Delta/Sigma Rho/Tau Kappa Alpha

featuring guest speaker

Dr. Bonnie Perry

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

Ten o’clock in the morning

St. Andrews Hall (Wayne State campus)

5105 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit, MI 48201

R.S.V.P. by May 3, 2019 at the online link below or by calling:

Kelly Young at 313-318-6328 or email at Kelly.young@wayne.edu)

WSU Forensics Students - $10 Alumni & Friends - $25

Sponsors - $50 Benefactors - $100

(A portion of the proceeds from Sponsor and Benefactor gifts will be put towards underwriting the cost of the evening, and the remainder of those funds will be placed in the Forensics Endowment Fund.)

***Please make reservations by May 3, 2019***

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Our DSR-TKA Featured Speaker: Dr. Bonnie Perry, Warton School, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Bonnie Perry was a member of the Wayne State Forensics team from 1963 to 1966 and was inducted into DSR-TKA in 1965. 

Forensic career highlights include her 1966 Michigan State Women's Extemp Speaking Championship and National Novice Debate Championship team in 1964 (along with Vivan Dicks, Frank Mandelbaum, and David Rosenthal).

Currently, Dr. Perry is an adjunct professor of Communication at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also in her 21st year of coaching her local high school debate team at Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Previously Dr. Perry operated her own communications research firm and provided major national brands with consumer attitude research and marketing direction.

Dr. Perry is currently Judge of Elections for her township and serves on the board of her civic association. She is an avid hiker and hike leader and also enjoys classical music and the fabulous Philadelphia Orchestra.

Dr. Perry’s B.A in English is from Wayne State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. are in Communication from Michigan State University.

We are honored to have Dr. Perry as our featured guest this year.

We thank the following organizations for sponsoring our event: