The Barge Oratorical Prize has a rich tradition at Lafayette. The prize was originally endowed by Benjamin F. Barge in 1900. The prize will reward students for oratorical excellence in the presentation/defense of their honors thesis.

If you are working with any students that you feel would excel at the oral presentation of their thesis, The Barge Oratorical Prize committee is currently soliciting nominations. Please submit the name(s) and e-mail(s) of nominees to John Boyer at by 5 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 24.

Note: The thesis is not required to have been finished at the time of nomination or award selection, but the student must be prepared to record a 8-10 minute video presenting the thesis topic.

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