Mary Baldwin University Students to Debate “Ethics and Social Media”

January 21, 2013

Five students from Mary Baldwin University will participate in The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 14th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 10–11, 2013, on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg. The Mary Baldwin team will compete 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. The Mary Baldwin University student team members are: Danielle Guy, senior; Quiana Robinson, senior; Aubrey Sparks, senior; Katherine Broomfield, junior; and Christina Harris, junior.

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 at 2:30 p.m. February 10 at Randolph College’s Wimberly Recital Hall, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Smith and Main halls. On February 11, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:30 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11 a.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge. The winning team will be announced at 12:15 p.m. on 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 University, 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