— Dr. Marilyn J. Young, Wayne C. Minnick Professor Emerita,Florida State University
In an age of "alternate facts" and social media driven confirmation bias, students need the skills acquired through participation in intercollegiate debate now more than ever. Over the more than 40 years of her debate experience, Dr. Marilyn J. Young has created a long lasting legacy for hundreds of students and colleagues. Now, at her behest, and in her honor, we are working to share that legacy.
The Intercollegiate Debate program has been a part of the Florida State University experience for over 120 years, and its rich history of competitive success and academic achievement continues to this day. Consider contributing to the Young Endowment to ensure the existence of the program for future generations. Donate directly online or learn more about Dr. Young and the goals and details of the Young Endowment.