Three Syracuse University students were named winners of the White-Denison Presentational Speaking Competition on April 21. The competition was sponsored by the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Christopher DiMaria '16, a broadcast and digital journalism major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, won the $500 Grand Prize for the senior who has exhibited the greatest achievement in public speaking. Dana Lussier ’18, an advertising major in Newhouse, won the $350 Champion prize for the student (non-senior) who has exhibited the greatest achievement in public speaking. Fatmawati Tuyulawe '18, a forensic science major in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the $200 Exceptional Speaker prize for the student (any class) who has achieved exceptional success in public speaking.
A total of ten students from five Syracuse University schools and colleges competed. The competition’s judges were David E. Peebles, U.S. magistrate judge for the Northern District of New York; Kathyrn Howe Ruscitto, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph’s Health; Amos Kiewe, professor of CRS, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; and Karen Harrison, associate professor of communication, Onondaga Community College.