Harold Keller Public Service Leadership Award

The Harold Keller Public Service Leadership Award was established by the Stennis Center to honor the long-time leader of the Stennis Student Congress, Harold C. Keller, a speech and debate coach from Davenport, Iowa. In the year 2003, Keller stepped down from his post of National Clerk of the Congress. For over 25 …

Steve Grubbs 2014 Winner

Steve Grubbs 2014 Winner Steve E. Grubbs Harold C. Keller spoke gleefully about students he coached, and how their successes and works in public service and civic engagement made “Old Dad” really proud. Some of those alumni of Davenport West High School even stayed in Iowa’s Quad Cities area as speech and …

Randy Head 2013 Winner

Randy Head 2013 Winner Senator Randy Head Indiana State Senator Randy Head has represented North Central Indiana since his election to the Assembly in 2008. He is chair of the Local Government Committee and also serves on the Elections, Civil Law and Judiciary Committees. During the 2013 legislative session, he …

Captain Josh Swartsel 2012 Winner

Captain Josh Swartsel 2012 Winner   CPT Josh Swartsel is a native of Orlando, FL currently living in Spring Lake, NC. He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School before joining the United States Military Academy at West Point’s Class of 2007. Josh received his Bachelors of Science in International …

Ryan Mulholland 2011 Winner

Ryan Mulholland 2011 Winner Ryan Mulholland was presented with the fifth Harold Keller Award for Public Service Leadership at the 2011 National Forensic League Tournament. He is chief executive officer and principal founder of Ptolemy Data Systems, a technology company based in Sheridan, Wyoming, where Mr. …

Mark Parkinson 2010 Winner

Mark Parkinson 2010 Winner   The Honorable Mark Parkinson is the president and chief executive officer of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), which represents more than 11,000 for- and not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living residences, and …

Joshua Segall 2009 Winner

Joshua Segall 2009 Winner Josh Segall was born and raised in Montgomery and is proud to say that four generations of his family have made Alabama their home. He is an attorney at Copeland Franco in Montgomery. Segall is the son of a Bobby Segall, an accomplished Alabama attorney also practicing at Copeland Franco …

Tamara Serwer Caldas 2008 Winner

Tamara Serwer Caldas 2008 Winner Tamara Serwer Caldas was presented with the second Harold Keller Award for Public Service Leadership at the 2008 National Forensic League Tournament. In 1988, Caldas received her diploma from Clark High School in San Antonio and enrolled in Princeton University. Four years later, …

Ali Azizi 2007 Winner

Ali Azizi 2007 Winner Ali Azizi Acceptance Speech – June 21st, 2007 Mr. Buffington, Mr. Keller, and the National Forensic League, thank you for having granted me this award. I have never worked for an award and never asked for any reward, so I must say I am honored and humbled. I would like to thank my …