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October 2013

"Like" El Cid Toastdawgs on Facebook 

September 2013

El Cid Toastdawgs launch a YouTube Channel

 

April 2013

El Cid Toastdawgs elect Fall 2013 officers

El Cid Toastdawgs elected the following members to lead the club for the Fall 2013 semester:

President - Peter Falciani '15
VP Education - Jeffery Jones '14
VP Membership - Salvador Fierro '14
VP Public Relations - Haley Osmer '16
Secretary - Joseph Bordiuk '15
Sgt-at-Arms - Taylor Hill '16

 

 

On April 3, the OCL hosted the 3rd Annual Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Contest

Michael Lacey, electrical engineering major, finished first in a competition.

 

 

 

Cadet Jeffery Jones, junior criminal justice major, finished runner-up in the competition.

 

 

Finalists for 2013 Corps-Wide Speaking Competition

Left to Right:

 



January 2013

El Cid Toastdawgs elect Spring 2013 officers
El Cid Toastdawgs elected the following members to lead the club for the Spring 2013 semester:

President - Douglas Davis '14
VP Education - James DeRosa '14
VP Membership - Martin Butler
VP Public Relations - Franklin McGuire
Secretary - Jonathan Tweed '13
Sgt-at-Arms - Peter Falciani

 

October 2012

A few members of El Cid Toastdawgs met up to take a yearbook photo in the Oral Communications Lab

el cid toastdawgs group photo

 


Toastmaster DeRosa receives his Competent Communicator Certificate

derosa - competent communicator

 

Toastmaster Edelman and Toastmaster Davis receive their Competent Leader Certificates

harry edelman - competent leader spencer davis - competent leader

 

September 2012
Toastmaster McVey, business major, wins 1st in Toastmasters Club level Evaluation Contest, 2nd place in the Area level, and 2nd place in the Division level.

Payton McVey, business major, represented El Cid Toastdawgs as the Club's Evaluation Contest champion. He was clear, positive, and motivational in his constructive observation of the contest speakers' presentations.

Toastmaster Livingston wins 1st place in Toastmasters Club level Humorous Speaking Contest and 1st place in the Area level.

Toastdawg Livingston represented El Cid Toastdawgs as the Club's Humorous speaking champion. Livingston, a civil engineering major, expresses his love for big macs and fries, making the audience chuckle as he passionately tells the crowd that America simply doesn't have enough fastfood.

(Left: Payton McVey, Right: William Livingston)

2012 area winners - mcvey and livingston

 

El Cid Toastdawgs elect Fall 2012 officers
El Cid Toastdawgs elected the following members to lead the club for the Fall 2012 semester:

President - James DeRosa '14
VP Education - Jonathan Tweed '13
VP Membership - Payton McVey '13
VP Public Relations - Cody Edelman '13
Secretary - Douglas Davis '14
Sgt-at-Arms - Joe Bordiuk '15 - Not Pictured

Jimmy Derosa tweed mcvey edelman Douglas Davis

 

May 2012
Provost presents the second Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award

Cadet Harry Edelman V from Pittsburgh, PA received the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award for winning the Corps-Wide Speaking Contest. The presentation was made by Provost Sam Hines during the graduation awards convocation on May 3.

Harry Edelman - Convocation

 

April 2012
Cadet Harry Edelman V, a political science major, finished first in a competition that attracted 25 cadets vying for the title of "Best Speaker in the Corps."

Click here to view Award-Winning Speech - "There was a time" By Harry Edelman V '13

harry edelman

Cadet Peter Falciani, freshman business major, finished runner-up in the competition.

Click here to view Runner-Up Winning Speech - "Who's Going to be Batman?" By Peter Falciani

peter falciani 1

 

Finalists for Corps-Wide Speaking Competition

Left to Right: Ryan McCoy, Julie O'Meara, Peter Falciani, James DeRosa, Harry Edelman

corps-wide speaking contest 2012

 

March 2012
Cadet Harry Edelman wins 1st place in Toastmasters area 12 Table Topics champion

Toastdawg Edelman represented El Cid Toastdawgs as the club's Table Topics champion. Edelman, a political science major, beat out four other contestants with the question, "What does time mean to you?"

Cadet John Povelones wins 2nd place in Toastmasters area 12 Speaking Competition

Toastdawg Povelones gave the performance of a lifetime cloaked in his green snuggie, leaving the audience cackling and coming in second behind a speaker who has already made it once to the national level of Toastmaster competitions.

El Cid Toastdawgs elect Spring 2011 officers
El Cid Toastdawgs elected the following members to lead the club for the Spring 2012 semester:

President - Caleb Knowlton
VP Education - Douglas Davis
VP Membership - Martin Butler
VP Public Relations - Andrew Bouknight
Secretary - Hanford Chiu
Sgt-at-Arms - Jonathan Tweed

May 2011
Provost presents the first Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award

Cadet Jason Green from Plano, Tex. received the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award for winning the Corps-Wide Speaking Contest. The presentation was made by Provost Sam Hines during the graduation awards convocation on May 6.

April 2011

Jason Green named "Best Speaker in the Corps"

Cadet Jason Green finished first in a competition that attracted 25 cadets vying for the title of "Best Speaker in the Corps."

The contest, which was sponsored by the Oral Communications Lab, took place on April 7. Green received his award certificate from OCL Director Patricia McArver and Henry Dale Smith, Class of 1947 and the benefactor of the Oral Communications Lab.

Award-winning speech:
"Fun is Good" by Jason Green '12

Runner-Up winning speech:
"The Dark Side of Education" by Franklin McGuire '14

Franklin McGuire finished second in the Corps-wide Speaking Competition. He is a freshman from Lexington, SC and a member of Band Company.

El Cid Toastdawgs elect Fall 2012 officers
El Cid Toastdawgs elected the following members to lead the club for the Fall 2012 semester:

President - Cody Edelman
VP Education - Ron Geske
VP Membership - Jonathan Tweed
VP Public Relations - Julie O'Meara
Secretary - Hanford Chiu
Sgt-at-Arms - Michael Grant

March 2011
Knowlton repeats as Table Topics champion

Toastdawg Caleb Knowlton represented El Cid Toastdawgs for the second year as the club's Table Topics champion. Knowlton, a civil engineering major, also won the area competition, advancing to the division level in March.

April 2010

El Cid Toastdawgs sweep area competition

April 2009