February 11, 2016
A team of Louisburg College students competed in the 5th annual NCICU Ethics Bowl Competition on February 5 and 6. Held at the campus of Meredith College, Louisburg College was one of 22 private schools, and the only 2-year institution, that participated in the competition.
The teams debated issues concerning "Ethics in Technology". The Louisburg College team won 3 out of 4 rounds, losing to eventual champion Barton College. The five LC team members were Hannah Jobrack, Tyler Miller, Phoenix Spivey, Robert Smith, and Taylor Subacius.
To prepare for the event, the students met after class and on weekends for more than 200 hours. They also studied 12 mock scenarios which addressed ethical issues.
“The Ethics Bowl participants get stronger every year,” said Hope Williams, president of NCICU. “This is such a valuable experience for these students – not only does it increase awareness and discourse among students and business and community leaders, but the months of preparation strengthen all the students’ academic endeavors.”
Advisors for the Louisburg College team were Dr. Kelvin L. Spragley and Mr. Walter Hurst.