Scott & Gina Jensen Recognized at STAM Conference

| September 28, 2012

Scott Jensen

Director of Debate and Forensics, Scott Jensen, and assistant director Gina Jensen were recognized for service and program presentation at this past weekend’s conference of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM).

Gina received the Loren Reid Service Award, presented annually to an association member who personifies outstanding service to both STAM and speech and theatre education.

Gina holds several regional and national offices and regularly presents programs at conventions and to groups dealing with speech communication and forensic pedagogy. She is also the editor of STAM’s refereed Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. Volume 42 of the Journal was presented at the conference.

Scott presented a paper and workshop, Teaching Through Politics: The Applicability of Political Discourse to the Communication Classroom, nominated as one of seven “showcase” programs at the conference. Scott is STAM’s executive secretary.

Also serving STAM are Webster adjunct professors of speech communication studies, Melissa Benton and Peggy Dersch. Melissa is a member of the association’s Board of Governors. Peggy presented two workshops—one offering reflections and guidance from retired award-winning high school educators and another promoting teaching tools for speech and debate classrooms.

The Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri celebrated its 80th anniversary this year. The association promotes speech and theatre education at all levels of teaching in and outside the state of Missouri.

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