OC's Ethics Team Places 5th in the Nation
Oklahoma Christian’s ethics team took fifth place out of 32 teams from across the nation in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.
The team debated topics such as in-vitro fertilization, outsourcing surrogate mothers, the morality of FBI involvement in potential cases of terrorist coercion, and the use of off-label prescriptions with anti-psychotic drugs.
The Eagles, who defeated the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University on their way to winning their second-straight state championship, advanced to the national quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, the University of Montana.
Associate Professor of Business Jeff Simmons (90), the team’s sponsor, led the team as it practiced at 6 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday morning. The students’ championship success and early-morning dedication gained notoriety with a lengthy feature in The Oklahoman.
“I am proud of our students’ commitment to excellence and of how they’ve embraced the importance of ethics in the business world,” Simmons said.
View more stories from the Summer 2014 issue of Vision magazine.