Campus News 2007

For Immediate Release
October 17, 2007

Schreiner University debaters to compete in Ethics Match 2007

How do you tell right from wrong, especially in business? Does the context make a difference?

Student teams from Schreiner University and 18 other Texas independent colleges and universities will debate this topic during Ethics Match, “Ethics in Business,” a program of the Texas Independent College Foundation. The competition will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in Ft. Worth.

Wes Blankman (Hunt), Aaron Yates (Kerrville), Kelli Kunz (Johnson City), Emily Medchill (The Woodlands) and Dr. Charles Torti

The Schreiner University Ethics Team will compete along with 18 other Texas independent colleges and universities in Ethics Match, “Ethics in Business,” Nov. 2 in Ft. Worth. Team members are, from left to right: Wes Blankman (Hunt), Aaron Yates (Kerrville), Kelli Kunz (Johnson City), Emily Medchill (The Woodlands) and Dr. Charles Torti, team sponsor and assistant professor of business at Schreiner.

The purpose of the annual competition is to enrich educational opportunities for students by providing a forum for discussion of applied business ethics, as well as to raise awareness of the value of independent higher education, and of the thoughtful discussion and reasoned argument that are the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.

James Avery, founder, chairman and CEO of James Avery Craftsman, Inc., will be the guest speaker opening the event. James Avery Craftsman is a major supporter of Schreiner’s Hill Country College Fund, which helps Hill Country students continue their educations.

TICF was founded in 1952 as a vehicle to facilitate corporate and foundation support of Texas’ independent colleges and universities. TICF raises money for scholarships and programming from corporate and philanthropic leaders who believe that a values-based education serving a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse student population is good for Texas and for the world.

For more information about TICF, contact Annette Gunter, TICF vice president for development, at (817) 731-4686 or by e-mail at

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