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Mars Hill Students Participate in Ethics Bowl
Methodist University received 1st place at the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) 2nd Annual Ethics Bowl. The team from Methodist University consisted of Rica McDonald, a junior mass communications major; Brian Weir, a junior social work major; Jasmina Gobeljic, a senior international relations major; Kevin Zhang, a junior mathematics major; David Meigs, a freshman chemistry major, and Derek Smith, a sophomore writing major. The theme for this year’s event was “Ethics in Communications."
The competition was held February 8-9, 2013 at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC and featured students from Campbell University, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, Mars Hill College, Meredith College, Methodist University, Montreat College, Mount Olive College, Pfeiffer University, St. Andrews University, Saint Augustine’s University, Salem College, Shaw University, Wake Forest University and Wingate University. Wake Forest University took home the 2nd place trophy.
According to a participating judge, "NCICU has had another very successful event and has showcased the colleges for the business and government communities. Kudos to the students and campus coordinators – really a great example of intense and spirited competition from well-prepared and courteous participants," stated Steven Brooks, Executive Director, North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.
The NCICU Ethics Bowl was designed to provide an academic experience that increased student awareness about applying ethics in leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relationships and other issues in today’s society. The purpose of the competition was to emphasize the importance of being able to apply ethical standards to situations students inevitably will face in their upcoming professional careers.
Campus Coordinator, Nicole Porter from St. Augustine’s University, said "The students put a great deal of time and effort in preparation for the competition," and she went on to share that one of her students, Shanyria Cook, said "The competition helped her understand that being yourself and comfortable in your own skin is the best way to win."
Members of the Mars Hill College Ethics Bowl team were:
(pictured, front, l-r)
Christina Dalamangas, a junior religion and biology major from Belmont, NC;
Reba West, a senior sociology major from Waynesville, NC;
Jacquelyn Miner, a sophmore political science major from Casar, NC;
Joshua Patterson, a junior history major from Cherryville, NC;
Skyler Assif, a senior political science major from Morgantown WV;
And faculty sponsor, Dr. Barry Sharpe, professor of political science