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1972-2014

Melissa Maxcy Wade 1970In 1972, Glenn Pelham retired and one of his most successful debaters, a third seed at the National Debate Tournament, became Director of the Barkley Forum. Melissa Maxcy Wade took over the program from her mentor and began a new era in debate at Emory. The Wade era has seen the Barkley Forum grow in membership, achieve record-setting success, and expand community service to unparalleled heights.

National Tournament Results

Commitment to Diversity

Community Outreach