Recognizing our team alum...

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John Macken '62

(1959-1962). Mr. Macken is an SMC physics alum, a scientific inventor, the team’s benefactor since 2002, and a current member of SMC’s Board of Trustees. He debated for SMC with Joe Siler.

Find out more about Mr. Macken and his new book The Universe is Only Spacetime

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Joe Siler  '62

(1959-1962). Mr. Siler is an SMC alum, a team donor, and a former member of SMC’s Board of Regents. He debated for SMC with John Macken, and facilited the establishment of the Kurt W. Simon endowment for team scholarships.

To read more about Kurt W. Simon's work and learn more about the man, visit http://www.kurtsimonsays.com


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Cathy B. Glenn, PhD

(2006-2014). As Director of Forensics and head coach for SMC Debate & Speech, Dr. Glenn ontinued Mr. Hanecak's work by developing the programmatic elements of Macken Forensics. During her tenure, Dr. Glenn was responsible for moving SMC up more than 100 places in the National Parliamentary Debate Association's rankings and she coached the first SMC team to qualify for the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence. Currently, Dr. Glenn is an author, advocate, and consultant and can be found on LinkedIn.


 

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John Hanecak

(2002-2006). With Mr. Macken's initial 2002 gift to the college, John Hanecak coached the speech and debate club during its process of moving toward a programmatic framework. Mr. Hanecak is currrently chair of the Performing Arts department at Diablo Valley College and a former Pleasant Hill City Council member.

Honorable Alumni in Alphabetical Order


David Azcarraga '12

(2008-2009). Dave took a sabbatical from SMC for family reasons and graduated from

UC Berkeley in 2012. He volunteered his time to the team when he could.

 


Ashley Cook '11

(2010-2011). Ashley graduated from SMC in 2011 with a degree in Communication.

 


Shannon Daley
'14

(2010-2011). Shannon graduated in 2014 with an Anthropology and currently works in education.

 


Ana Diaz '11

(2007-2011). Ana was 2010-2011 team captain, was awarded the Thomas Jefferson award

from the Politics Department, and graduated from SMC in 2011 with a degree in Political

Science. She currently works for a major retailer, volunteered her time as an assistant coach

when she ccould, and has gifted the program.

 

Shana Dhillon '09

(2006-2008). Shana graduated from SMC in 2009 with a Communication degree and currently

works in education.

 


George Emmons '12

(2008-2010). George graduated wih an Integral degree from SMC in 2012, was a Resident Advisor,

an SMC Ambassador, WoW Leader, and currently works for a major cable company.

 


David Fujii '14

(2011-2012). David was on sabbatical from SMC during the 2012-2013 season and graduated

in 2014 with an English degree.

 

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Jon Gumz '16

(2012-2013). Jon was an Integral major.

 


Kaitlin Kellogg
'14

(2010-2011). Kaitlin graduated in 2014 with a Communication degree.

 


Caitlin McLain
'15

(2011-2012). Caitlin currently attends SMC as a Communication major.

 


Logan Newell '08

(2007-2009). Logan graduated from SMC in 2008 with degrees in Economics and Business

Administration. He currently holds a corporate position with a major retailer, volunteered

his time as an assistant coach for SMC’s team after graduating, and has gifted the program.

 

 


Alina Nguyen '15

(2011-2012). Alina currently attends SMC as an Environmental Science major.

 

 

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Noah O'Connor '14

   (2010-2014). Noah graduated from SMC in 2014 with a degree in History, and was the team's

    captain and SMC Student Debate Union president during the 2013-2014 season. He has been

    accepted to law school and begins studies in fall 2014.

 

 

 Chelsea O’Sullivan '12

(2008-2010). Chelsea graduated from SMC as an Environmental Science major in 2012

and currently attends law school.

 

 

 
Elizabeth Patterson '10

(2006-2010). Elizabeth was the 2009-2010 team captain, was awarded an NPDA

All American award in 2010, and graduated in 2010 with both Politics and Business Administration

degrees. She graduated from law school in 2013 and volunteers her time to the team when she can.

 


Maggie Powers '14

(2010-2012). Maggie was a Resident Advisor in 2012-2013 after her time on the team,

and graduated in 2014 with degrees in Women's Studies and Anthropology.

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Erika Reames '14

(2010-2012). Erika currently attends UC San Diego.

 

 
Esteban Salinas '11

(2007-2009). Esteban graduated with an Integral degree from SMC in 2011 and currenlty works

for a premiere social media corporation.

 

   Jennifer Stanley '16

  (2012-2013). Jen currently attends SMC as a Politics major.

 

   
Xiang Zhang '13

(2009-2010). Xiang graduated from NYU with a BS in Finance and Advanced Mathematical

Methods, and currently works as a financial analyst for a major firm. 

 

Honorable Mentions:

    • Elissa Amaral 
    • Michael Antonopolus
    • Alana Armstrong 
    • Liz Ashman 
    • Miles Burgin 
    • Andrew Diaz 
    • Nate Garcia
    • Emily Lawson-Gill
    • Kristin Mathe 
    • Elissa Meisenheimer 
    • Craig Pasillas
    • Anya Reames
    • Brice Rey-Herme
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