Tommy Bender

2018-2020 NSCTA President

Welcome to the Nebraska Speech Communication and Theatre Association website! I’m proud and humbled to be the President of an organization that represents and supports the speech, debate, and theatre directors, coaches, and educators across the great state of Nebraska!

Our history spans many decades, and we have membership in all six NSAA Districts.  We support our educators and coaches through education and advocacy, working with the NSAA to create supportive and positive changes throughout all our focus areas.  Our annual NSCTA Convention for all coaches, directors, and educators is every fall, where we share ideas and inspiration for each new year. We started serving the community as the host of the NSCTA State Debate tournament in each year around a decade ago.  We aim to support not only our current educators, but also our future and retired educators as well. We’re one big family, and we’re glad you’re here!

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President - Tommy Bender

Membership VP - Carolyn Enevoldsen

Recording Secretary - Jeff Nelson

Executive Secretary/Treasure - Matt Heimes

Webmaster - Brian Gibson

September 17-19

Monument Inn & Suites

Gering, NE

(308) 436-1950


The Nebraska Speech, Communications, and Theatre Association shall encourage high standards in speech, debate, and theatre instruction throughout Nebraska elementary and secondary schools, colleges, and universities. The Association shall promote mutual helpfulness among its members, work to enlarge their professional stature, and endeavor to advance their teaching, research, and scholarship.