Four University of Richmond students will participate in the annual Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl Feb. 11-12. This statewide event will be held on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College.

The UR team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities, discussing and debating a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas. 

The members of the UR student team are: sophomore Truitt Dill, junior Shanna Gerlach, first-year Marija Vidakovic and senior Brandon Wozniczka. The faculty coordinator for the team is Brannon McDaniel, assistant professor of philosophy.

The Ethics Bowl program begins with an opening program Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney College’s Johns Auditorium, with the first matches scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in various classrooms throughout Bortz Library, Brown Student Center and Johns Auditorium. On Feb. 12, rounds 3 and 4 will begin at 8:45 a.m. The final round of competition will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the Johns Auditorium.

The public is invited to attend the match sessions free of charge.


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 University and Washington & Lee University.  For additional information on the VFIC, visit