Hampden-Sydney College won the 2016 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl competition held January 31 and February 1 on the campus of Hollins University. A program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC), this year's event featured 16 student teams from independent colleges and universities deliberating case studies with ethical dilemmas related to Ethics and Civic Responsibility. The teams presented their analyses, positions, and recommendations to panels of judges comprised of business, professional, and educational leaders from across Virginia.
Hampden-Sydney's team won the championship and the Batten Trophy this year. The four-student team was comprised of Will Echols '17, Alex Abbott '17, Sam Melson 18, Kole Donaldson 19, and was led by faculty coordinator Dr. Patrick Wilson, Professor of Philosophy.
Hampden-Sydney defeated Washington and Lee University in the final round.
The two-day event was made possible by Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo (and predecessor Wachovia) has been the primary sponsor of the Ethics Bowl since 2002. At Sunday's opening session, Wells Fargo was recognized for its fifteen years as