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Quincalee Brown Debate Scholarship

Dr. Quincalee Brown is an independent consultant in the fields of water quality and association management. A proud Shocker, she graduated from Wichita University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications. Dr. Brown was very involved on campus, participating in debate, the Spirit Squad, Alpha Phi sorority, Student Government Association and as a Senior Honor Woman. After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in speech communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in speech communications and human relations from the University of Kansas.

Her academic career included being an assistant director of speech and director of debate at Wichita State, where she coached a national championship team in 1968 and was named Debate Coach of the Year. Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Brown held leadership positions with a variety of prominent organizations, including the Water Environment Federation and the American Association of University Women. She became a Certified Association Executive in 1985. In 1989, she received the Key Award, the highest award given by the American Society of Association Executives.

Dr. Brown serves on the board of trustees of Crow Canyon Archeological Institute and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. She also is a member of the WSU Foundation’s National Advisory Council. Dr. Brown lives in McLean, Virginia, with her husband, Dr. James P. Simsarian. She established this scholarship to support WSU students who compete on the WSU Debate Team.

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