BC Talks

The goals of BC Talks are to showcase the public speaking capabilities or spoken expressions of our student body; offer an opportunity for proficient speakers to gain experience; educate students on the fundamentals of public speaking by observing proficient speakers; and promote College Read’s books.

Currently, BC Talks coordinates college-wide speech showcases and annual speech competitions. In order to participate, a student must be enrolled as a current part-time or full-time.

Current & Past Events

BC Talks Committee

Rosena Beniste

Chair of Committee
Assistant Professor, Speech Communication
Central Campus


Kimberly Kamuca

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication
North Campus


Victoria Ng

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication
Central Campus


Laura Raymond

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication
Central Campus


Walter Burton

Assistant Professor, Speech Communication
South Campus


Rachel Copley

Adjunct Professor, Speech Communication
Central Campus

BC Talks Contest Hall of Fame

2021 Winners

Camille Plummer

Camille Plummer

1st Place
Speech Professor: Pedro Gonzalez

Joshua Ostergarrd

Joshua Ostergarrd

2nd Place
Speech Professor: Daniel Shears

James Espada

James Espada

3rd Place
Speech Professor: James Rowland

2019 Winners

Nadjae Williams

Nadjae Williams

1st Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

Jordan Chatmon

Jordan Chatmon

2nd Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

Katherine Thompson

Katherine Thompson

3rd Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

2018 winners

Paulyanna Severe

Paulyanna Severe

1st Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

Santavia Lewis

Santavia Lewis

2nd Place
Speech Professor: Laura Raymond

Nadjae Williams

Nadjae Williams

3rd Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

2017 winners

Latoya Black

Latoya Black

1st Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

Stephanie Freeborn

Stephanie Freeborn

2nd Place
Speech Professor: Maria Hills McParland

Elysia Cairo

Elysia Cairo

3rd Place
Speech Professor: Rosena Beniste

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