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Korry Harvey

As a competitor, Korry enjoyed significant success in both high school and college (qualified for the NDT as a freshman, won numerous tournaments, two-time DRS-TKA National Champion, and 2nd and 7th speaker at CEDA Nationals). As a coach, Korry qualified teams for the high school TOC and contributed to a Community College National Sweepstakes Championship. He has coached policy and parliamentary debate at WWU since 2001. In that time, Western has consistently reached late elimination rounds at National Championship tournaments and ranked in the top 10 schools nationally.

Korry is the recipient of the NFC’s Judge Educator Award, CEDA’s National Public Sphere Award, and has been selected as a critic for the NPDA National Championship Finals as well as the Grand Final of the World Universities Peace Initiative Debates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has coordinated two award-winning service projects—the “Let’s Talk” Discussion Series and Community Advocacy Support Center (CASCAID), co-directed the Bellingham Debate Co-operative, and is the chair of the Northwest Forensics Conference’s Equity Project.

As a faculty member, he has represented Western at international conferences, co-authored a textbook, coordinated the department’s Argumentation and Exposition curriculum, and served on a task force for the faculty union in addition to numerous community service projects. Korry has received Western’s campus-wide Diversity Achievement Award and Phillip E. Sharpe Community Engagement Award, as well as the Scott Silver Teaching Award, the Washington Education Association’s Cultural Education Award, and a Whatcom Human Rights Award. In his free time, Korry is an avid outdoor enthusiast, dedicated community activist, beard grower extraordinaire, and very proud father of an awesome teenage boy.

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 Senior Debate Coach 

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