Four students from Emory & Henry College, including Spencer Black of Roanoke, participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges 14th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on Feb. 10-11, on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg. The Emory & Henry team competed 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.
Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism and other fields listened to team presentations and offered reactions to the students’ presentations.
The Ethics Bowl program commenced with an opening session Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Smith and Main Halls. On Monday, Feb. 11, rounds 3 and 4 were scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. The final round of competition was scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. in the Wimberly Recital Hall of Presser Hall. The winning team was set to be announced at 12:15 p.m. Monday. The team from Hampden-Sydney College took home the trophy at the 2012 Ethics Bowl after defeating Sweet Briar College in the final round.
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.
– Submitted by Emory & Henry College