For immediate release
June 3, 2004
Contact: Jacquie Lucy
CCBC ANNOUNCES ETHICS WEEK ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS
Baltimore County, Md. – Dr. Steve O. Tanner, dean of
Liberal Arts at The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC),
recently announced the winners for the CCBC Ethics Week Essay Contest
held in April. Heather Dedmon of Owings Mills garnered first place at
CCBC Catonsville. Second and third place awards were not awarded on the
Catonsville campus. At CCBC Dundalk, Lisa Howard from Brooklyn Park, Md.
captured first place. David Etzel, an Our Lady of Mount Carmel parallel
enrollment program (PEP) student from Baltimore City, took second place
and Sharon Merson of Essex, Md. earned the third place award.
Abdul Ali Abdurrahman from Parkville, Md. won first place at CCBC Essex
for his essay, “A Case for Civil Disobedience.” The full text of his
essay was printed in the Montage, the CCBC Essex student
newspaper. Michael Cox of Baltimore won the second place award and
Michael Vogtman of Parkville, Md. took third place. All winners received
cash prizes provided by the Student Activities offices of their
CCBC’s Eighth Annual Ethics Week was sponsored by the Language,
Philosophy, and Humanities department of the Liberal Arts division, and
supported in part by the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at
the University of Baltimore. Dr. Benjamin Carson, world-renowned
pediatric neurosurgeon, gave the keynote address at CCBC Essex in
conjunction with the Student Life Speaker’s Series.
Other events included a lecture at CCBC Catonsville on animal rights and
welfare by international authority Kim Stallwood; a presentation by Dr.
Wayne Alt, Liberal Arts, on ethical issues in the context of higher
education and a panel discussion on biomedical ethics led by Robert
Solomon of the CCBC School of Health Professions. CCBC Dundalk hosted
Lauren Andres and John Jowers, two students from University of Maryland
College Park Honor Council, to share their experiences with CCBC
students trying to decide “Should CCBC adopt a student ‘honor code?’”
Bill Barry’s Labors Studies program at CCBC Dundalk hosted an evening
event, “Ethical Clothing,” featuring John Connor of the Grassroots
Coalition. Connor described his efforts to create a worker-owned
co-operative to manufacture clothing in Maryland.