Students debate “Ethics and Social Media”

ethics bowl 2013Five LC students participated in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) 14th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl on February 10-11 on the campus of Randolph College in Lynchburg. They debated on the topic of “Ethics and Social Media.”

The Lynchburg College team competed against student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. The Lynchburg student team members are: Jillian Gates’13,Andrew Simpson ’14,Caroline Moore ’15, Courtney Zongrone ’14, and Melissa Micek ’16. Their coach is Dr. Laura Kicklighter, assistant professor of philosophy.

Many notables from the business sector, law, education, finance, journalism, and other fields listened to team presentations and offer reactions to the students’ presentations.

The team from Hampden-Sydney College took home the trophy.   

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