There's Lots of Debate for These
by Susan Katsaros
from Dateline ( January 30, 2003)
|Jon Bruschke and Jeannie Congalton, associate
professors of speech communication, direct the campus debate
team, spending hours to prepare students to compete in numerous
contests all over the country. In their spare time, they flex
their debate skills in espousing their favorite baseball teams.
K. Jeanine Congalton and Jon C. Bruschke are
both associate professors of speech communication and co-directors
of the university's forensic team.
When two speech communication faculty members come
together for an interview it promises to be a lively banter of information.
Bruschke earned a doctorate of speech communication
from the University of Utah and his bachelor's and master's
degrees in speech communication from Cal State Fullerton. Prior
to coming to campus in 1997, he taught at Baylor University.
Congalton earned her bachelor of science degree in
speech communication from Illinois State University; her master's
from North Dakota State University; and her doctorate from the University
of Utah. Prior to coming to Cal State Fullerton in 1989, Congalton
taught at Fresno State.
Interestingly, Bruschke and Congalton coached forensics
for a year while Bruschke finished his master's at Cal State Fullerton
and Congalton remembers judging a high school competition in which
Bruschke took part.
Both are devoted baseball fans: she for the Chicago
Cubs, he for the New York Mets.