Emory & Henry College Students to Debate “Ethics and Civic Responsibility”

Posted on: Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Brent Treash
Five students from Emory & Henry College will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 17th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on January 31-February 1, 2016, on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.

Five students from Emory & Henry College will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 17th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on January 31-February 1, 2016, on the campus of Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. The team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas.  The members of the Emory & Henry College student team are Chase Crickenberger, Catherine Wiedman, Ana-Belen Gomez and Grayson Hicks. The faculty coordinators for the team are Brynn Welch and Ben Letson, both professors of Philosophy.

Many notable personalities from business, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields will listen to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations.

The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, January 31 at 2:30 p.m. at Hollins University’s Dana Science Building, in the Babcock Auditorium, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various classrooms throughout the Moody Center and the Dana Science Building.  On Monday, February 1, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:45 a.m.  The final round of competition will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the Babcock Auditorium.  The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge.  The winning team will be announced at 12:30 p.m. on Monday.  The team from Washington and Lee University took home the Batten Trophy at the 2015 Ethics Bowl. 

About the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges

Founded in 1952, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges is a nonprofit fund-raising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan College and Washington & Lee University.  For additional information on the VFIC, visit www.vfic.org.


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