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Cherie Henson,

Speech Communication & Public Speaking InstructorTVCC-Terrell

BA, MS from the University of Southwestern Louisiana - Geaux Cajuns!!


I've been teaching speech communication and debate at the high school and college levels for 20 years.  I also coached state and national, award-winning, high school speech & debate teams.


I LOVE teaching!  I've considered changing careers several times, but have never figured out another that I would enjoy!  I LOVE teaching communication courses, because I learn so much about different cultures, and through the speeches, but mostly because I can help others better their communication skills!


I teach several SPCH options:

SPCH 1311 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication

SPCH 1321 - Business & Professional Speaking

SPCH 1315 - Public Speaking (traditional and online course)


 More about...Public Speaking (spch 1315) ONLINE!


·        Satisfies core requirements

·        Improves communication skills

·        Improves critical thinking skills

·        Makes you more marketable in your career

·        You can earn all these benefits from home


You should know:

·        Unlike some online courses, this is an INSTRUCTOR-PACED course with weekly deadlines.

·        There is a MANDATORY orientation for this course  - TBA.

·        There are four required speeches in this course that you can choose to deliver on-campus or tape and mail to the instructor.

·        You must have reliable access to a computer with internet access.
You need sufficient computer skills to navigate WebCT and complete assignments.

·        Speech Delivery Options:
- come to Terrell campus (4 evenings).  If you prefer to come to campus to deliver your speeches, make sure you do NOT schedule another Monday night class.
- you can tape your speeches and mail in for grading.  (you will need access to necessary taping equipment)


Need more information? 

          Contact Cherie Henson at chenson@tvcc.edu or call me at 972-563-4943