Pfeiffer students analyze complex issues as part of 2013 NCICU Ethics Bowl in Raleigh, N.C.

ethics bowl resizedOn Feb. 8-9, Pfeiffer University students Diamond Pate, Kayleigh Peterman, Rachel Harden and Stacy Guinto-Salinas traveled to Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C., to participate in the 2013 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl.

First held in Feb. 2012, the Ethics Bowl is an annual event created to increase student awareness in regard to ethics in everyday life and emphasize the importance of applying ethical standards to all situations.

The Pfeiffer team, composed of religion and psychology majors, had a total of one win and three losses and competed against Meredith College, Wake Forest University, Johnson C. Smith University and Saint Augustine's University.  Also competing were Campbell University, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Livingstone College, Mars Hill College, Methodist University, Montreat College, Mount Olive College, , St. Andrews University, Salem College, Shaw University and Wingate University.

“We all deal with ethical dilemmas every day,” said Dr. Kevin Taylor, visiting assistant professor of religion and practical theology and ethics bowl advisor. “Having experience in analyzing ethical situations will prepare students for these issues as they face them in the future.”

“As a participant, the most important thing I learned was that positive teamwork is key in this competition,” said senior religion major Diamond Pate. “We had a fantastic team and people from other universities commented on how well we collaborated.”

The presenting sponsors of this event were BB&T, Duke Energy, UPS, and Wells Fargo.  Other sponsors included AT&T, Burlington Industries /International Textile Group, Inc., Dominion NC Power, First Citizens Bank, Fidelity Investments, Martin Marietta Materials, Ads Infinitum, BCWH Architects, Piedmont Natural Gas, and Theo Davis Printing.

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