Friends of Speech

Friends of Speech is the alumni organization with the sole purpose of supporting the Pacific University Speech Team. Friends of Speech is made up of Pacific alumni from Dr. Fred Scheller's and Dr. Hap Hingston's first years at Pacific to the most recent graduating classes, and all classes in between.


The Loss of a Friend

The Pacific community is mourning the loss of Dr. Fred Scheller, who passed on May 8, 2010. Dr. Scheller was an active member of the Pacific community for over 70 years, including spending considerable time working with the Friends of Speech organization.

Please read about Dr. Scheller's remarkable life and commitment to Pacific here.

Dr. Fred Scheller



The efforts of Friends of Speech include curriculum and program development, marketing and team support such as judging at local tournaments, to name a few.


Current Friends of Speech committee members include:



If you would like to find out more information about Friends of Speech, how to join the mailing list, or how to contribute to the Pacific University Speech & Debate Team, please email Daniel Broyles, Director of Forensics at