February 12, 2013
Hampden-Sydney College won the annual 2013 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl competition, held February 10 and 11 on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. A program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), this year's event featured student teams from 15 independent colleges and universities deliberating case studies with ethical dilemmas related to Ethics and Social Media. The teams presented their analyses, positions, and recommendations to panels of judges comprised of business, professional, and educational leaders from across the state.
The Hampden-Sydney team won the championship and the Batten Trophy this year in a final debate against the team from Washington and Lee University. Members of the winning team from Hampden-Sydney were: (left to right) Ryan Rivas, sophomore, Biology and Philosophy major; Will Brantley, freshman, History and English major; Christopher Deen, senior, Philosophy and Government/Foreign Affairs major, and Baker Allen, junior, Economics major. The faculty coordinators for Hampden-Sydney are Dr. Marc A. Hight (center) and Dr. James D. Janowski.