Listed below are this years recipients of the Colleges
Annual Debate Awards:
The Frank D. Comerford Medal and Check This award
for excellence in public speaking and debate is presented
to a fourth-year student. Each year the debate society seeks
recommendations as to whom the award should be given.
Recipient: Joseph F. Ficocello 02
The Joseph J. OConnor Purse This award recognizes
excellent debating by a first- or second-year student. The
recommendation is based on the students performance
throughout the debate season.
Recipient: John B. Gould IV 05
The Patrick F. Crowley Purse This award for proficiency
in oratory and debating is decided each year at a tournament
hosted by the debate society and open to any student of the
Recipient: Matthew S. Galligan 04
The Fallon Debating Purse Founded in 1901 by the
Rev. John J. Fallon of the Class of 1880, this award is decided
at a debate tournament held each year during the spring semester.
Recipient: Kevin C. Haskell 05
The William E. Leahy Award Established in memory
of William E. Leahy of the Class of 1907, this award is given
to the outstanding debater in the B.J.F. Debating Society.
Nominations for this award come from the debate society.
Recipient: Sean S. Kelleher 05