Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. John K. Brilhart


Perhaps at no time has a society been so concerned with communication and the development of communication skills at all levels as we are today in the United States. Many famous people has attributed much of their success in leadership positions to communication skills developed in a college forensics program. For example, V. I. Cheadle, the Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara, wrote, “If I were to choose any single activity in school which contributed to my career, I would certainly choose debating.”


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Speech and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1970 James Lee Hullinger.

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