Six students from Randolph College will participate in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ (VFIC) 21st annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on Feb. 9-10 at the University of Lynchburg.
The Randolph team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, deliberating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. The members of Randolph’s student team are Gabriel Blodgett ’20, Chloe Brazzi ’21, Grace Hart ’23, Hannah Overstreet ’20, Logan Powers ’23, and Marian Small ’22. The faculty coordinator for the team is philosophy professor Kaija Mortensen.
Many notable individuals from a variety of career fields including business, law, education, finance, journalism, and others will listen to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations.
The Ethics Bowl program will commence with an opening session on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the University of Lynchburg’s Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various rooms throughout Schewel Hall. On Monday, Feb. 10, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:45 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11:20 a.m. in the Sydnor Performance Hall in Schewel Hall. 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.
Founded in 1952, the VFIC is a nonprofit fundraising partnership supporting the programs and students of 15 leading independent colleges in the Commonwealth: Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin University, Marymount University, Randolph College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College, Shenandoah University, Sweet Briar College, University of Lynchburg, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Washington & Lee University. For additional information on the VFIC, visit www.vfic.org.