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Ajaka recommends speech team as a confidence booster

by Robert Stewart, Ph.D., Director; Professor

Broadcast journalism senior Nadine Ajaka will graduate this month with some unique awards under her belt: Champion in duo interpretation, third place in poetry interpretation, semifinalist in rhetorical criticism, quarter-finalist in dramatic interpretation and duo interpretation, and sixth overall among students who competed in five or more events.

Ajaka earned these awards as a member of Ohio University’s award-winning speech and debate team at this past year’s National Forensic Association national tournament, hosted by OU this year. About 800 students from around the U.S. participated in this year’s NFA event.

She also is a double-major in African Studies, through which she studied in Kenya. Immediately following her time in Africa she interned with the Today Show. She also worked at WOUB during her time on campus. After graduation she will teach English in Jordan on a Fulbright program. In this video she discusses these experiences while offering advice to incoming students.

Read more about Ajaka’s Fulbright program.

June 6, 2012

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