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A Curry College student gives a presentation in class thanks to the Speaking Center

Established in 2002, the Curry Speaking Center has become an important asset on the Curry campus.

The work of the Speaking Center supports Curry College's commitment to each student's unique combination of abilities and diverse learning needs. Students coming to the Speaking Center can work with a faculty member or peer facilitator to learn and reinforce speaking skills.

The Speaking Center provides individual assistance to students at all stages in the speech preparation process. Students preparing a speech or presentation for any class may come to the Speaking Center to work on it. Students come for help with everything from organizing material, polishing Power Point slides, or honing delivery skills. The Speaking Center is open to any student in any course, regardless of major.

A key element in the success of the Speaking Center is the staffing by carefully selected, trained peer tutors known as Speech Associates who work one-on-one with students by videotaping practice sessions, giving feedback, and aiding students in polishing their presentations.

The Speaking Center provides the following:

  • Help organizing your ideas
  • Help turning a paper into a presentation
  • Help with speaking style
  • Help with delivery
  • Videotaping and feedback
  • General speaking tips
  • ...and lots of moral support and encouragement!

Speaking Center - Student Associates:

Kadijah Belle '20

Kadijah Belle '20

"Hi, I'm Kadijah Belle, and I am a Junior and Communication Scholar. I'm from Bridgeport, CT. When I'm not in the Speaking Center, I am most likely studying, working on my photography business, theater, or being involved in Black Student Union."

Justin Cochran '21

Justin Cochran '21

"My name is Justin Cochran, a sophomore Communication Scholar with a concentration with Television Production. I plan to go into some form of television when I graduate. This year I am involved within Curry Theatre Board and when I’m not in the Speaking Center I am most likely attending events on campus. I look forward to working with you all this year!"

Drew Donoghue '20, Communication

Drew Donoghue '20, Communication

"Hello, my name is Drew Donoghue and I am from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. I am a Junior Communication major with a concentration in Theatre. I am also a member of WMLN-FM’s Upper Management Team. This is my second year at the Speaking Center and I am so excited to be back! When I’m not in the Speaking Center you can usually find me in the Radio Station. I look forward to working with you this semester!"

Libby Mercier '20

Libby Mercier '20

"Hi, my name is Libby Mercier! I am a Junior Communication major, with a concentration in Public Relations, and a minor in Music. I have been involved in Sing since my first year. This past summer I was an Orientation Leader as well! I look forward to working with all of you this year!"

Krysteen Ribeiro '19

Krysteen Ribeiro '19

"I am Krysteen Ribeiro! I am currently a senior Communications Major and just recently declared my English minor. If I am not in the Speaking Center, I can be found in the on campus radio station. I am very involved at WMLN 91.15 and became the News Department Co-Director. I cannot wait to meet you today!"

Madison Thomas '19

Madison Thomas '19

"I’m Madison Thomas, a senior Communication major with a concentration in public relations from Dartmouth, Ma.  I am the President of CCPRSA and work at the radio station, WMLN. When I’m not here, you’ll find me reminiscing about my semester abroad in London!  I’m looking forward to working with you all this year!"

Miranda Trieble '20

Miranda Trieble '20

"My name is Miranda Trieble and I am a junior Communication major with a focus in Television Broadcasting. You can find me in the Theatre acting in plays or behind the scenes as the Publicity Director! I am so excited to work with all of you this year and at the Speaking Center!"

Take the next step

Students can visit the Speaking Center or sign up for an appointment online. Appointments for individuals are scheduled for a half hour and groups (two or more students) are scheduled for an hour.