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Public Speaking Lab Staff

Lab Director



Patricia P. McArver has been involved with communications at The Citadel since the summer of 1999. She served for six years on the senior staffs of Maj. Gen. John Grinalds and LT Gen John Rosa as vice president for communications. In 2009 she joined the faculty, teaching business communications and serving as director of the Public Speaking Lab. Since retiring as director of the PSL in 2014, she has continued to teach communications in the School of Business and the Leadership Department as an adjunct. A former newspaper editor with additional experience in educational marketing, McArver holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from UNC- Chapel Hill. In addition to teaching, she currently provides assistance to PSL Director Gervais Hagerty Del Porto in the Public Speaking Lab and with the El Cid Toastdawgs.

Student Speaker Coaches

 matthew collins public speaking lab

Matt Collins is a Student Speaker Coach at The Citadel Public Speaking Lab. Cadet Collins is a sophomore at The Citadel and is majoring in Intelligence and Security Studies. He has had many leadership roles in El Cid Toastdawgs Toastmasters. After graduation, he will commission into the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. 













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