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The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Presenter of the Year Competition

Our annual Presenter of the Year competition ocurred on the evening of November 9, 2021. The competition was sponsored by the Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Department of Communication.

Please join us in congratulating our winners:

  • Avery Alford (first place)
  • Luke Lyster (second place)
  • Syndey Foster (third place)

Alford,  Lyster, and Foster were joined in the final round by Billy Ray Donovan, Hope Shumake, and Hayden Swope.

All contestants were Sam M. Walton College of Business students who are also currently enrolled in a Public Speaking course (COMM 1313). The final round (7:45pm) was held in WCOB 116 and was open to the public. 

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