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National Hispanic University Debate Team Places Fifth in National Competition
Bioethics Bowl brings together top undergraduate debate teams in the country

San José, Calif.—April 23, 2012— The National Hispanic University (NHU) debate team placed fifth in the rigorous Bioethics Bowl that took place March 23–24 during the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC) in Denver, Colo. The competition, sponsored by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, brings together university teams from around the country.

NHU’s debate team is one of only a few collegiate debate teams competing at the national level that is composed entirely of Hispanic students. Over the years, the team has earned top rankings in national and state debate competitions, including winning the first National Undergraduate Bioethics Bowl in 2008, where they defeated the University of Miami, Dartmouth College and Southern Methodist University, and winning the 2006 California Regional Ethics Bowl.
Photo: The National Hispanic University debate team placed 5th in the national 2012 Bioethics Bowl March 23-34. Student team members (left to right) are Gabe Sanchez, Ben Vega, Stephanie Anchondo, Ernie Martinez, and Eric Morales.

Taking home fifth-place honors at the 2012 Bioethics Bowl were this year’s team members: Stephanie Anchondo, Eric Morales, Gabe Sanchez, Ben Vega and Ernie Martinez. nd it is my job as a leader to do so.”

NHU philosophy teacher Michael Jordan has led the university’s debate team since 2003. To prepare for competition, team members conduct exhaustive research on competition debate topics and hone their debate techniques through regular practice sessions throughout the year. The experience helps them develop solid speaking skills as well as confidence in their personal and professional interactions as they prepare to graduate from college.

About The National Hispanic University
For 30 years, The National Hispanic University (NHU) has provided Hispanic students and others with access to quality higher education. NHU offers a diverse portfolio of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in business, teacher education, child development and computer science, delivered in a multicultural, collaborative and supportive learning environment. NHU is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is located in San José, Calif. For more information, visit www.NHU.edu.








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