Leadership, Speakers|August 17, 2011 2:38 am

Hollins Students to Debate “Ethics and Privacy” at Wachovia Ethics Bowl

Richmond, VA –Three students from Hollins University will participate in the 12th annual statewide collegiate Wachovia Ethics Bowl, presented by The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) February 13-14 at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk.

The Hollins team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 14 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting privacy-based dilemmas. The Hollins student team members are Emilie Ansay ’11, Jessica Hall ’12, and Lianne Jackson ‘11.

Many notables from the business sector, 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, February 13 at 2:45 p.m. at Virginia Wesleyan College’s Jane. P. Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. A special reception and dinner honoring Macon and Joan Brock of Dollar Tree, Inc., will follow Sunday’s two matches. With lead sponsorships from BAE Systems, Dollar Tree, Inc., GEICO and Norfolk Southern, this event will raise money for the Joan and Macon Brock Scholars Fund to benefit students from the Hampton Roads region attending VFIC member schools.

On Monday, February 14, rounds three and four will begin at 8:30 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Monumental Chapel. The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge. There is a cost for the reception and dinner Sunday evening. The winning team will be announced at 12:45 p.m. on Monday. The team from Randolph-Macon College took home the trophy at the 2010 Ethics Bowl.

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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