Macken Collegiate Forensics supports SMC's competitive debate and speech team, and it is named in honor of its founder and benefactor, John Macken. Support is provided in collaboration with SMC, Joe Siler (working with Atsuko Kawahara to establish the Kurt W. Simon Trust), and other generous contributors.
We welcome students with competitive experience from all academic disciplines to apply for team membership where they can continue to develop ethical and socially responsible public communication based on in-depth public policy analysis.
Macken Collegiate Forensics proudly supports the following organizations:
National Parliamentary Debate Association
National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence
International Debate Education Association
Northern California Forensics Association
National Christian College Forensics Association
National Communication Association
John & Enid Macken