October 21, 2020 –– Today is #GlobalEthicsDay and Santa Fe College is celebrating eight SF students selected by the Intercollegiate Civil Disagreement Partnership (ICDP) to serve in the inaugural cohort of Civil Disagreement fellows.
The ICDP is a consortium of ethics centers and programs that recently formed between five institutions: Harvard University, Stanford University, California State University Bakersfield, St. Philip’s College and Santa Fe College. ICDP’s fellowship program brings together a cohort of students from the five institutions and supports them in developing skills to encourage dialogue across a diversity of opinions and experiences. Fellows will receive a $1,000 honorarium for participating in the year-long project.
Strong academic performance, community involvement, and commitment to civil discourse were demonstrated by each SF student selected for the fellowship: Paola Jaramillo Blake, Gillan Chalono, Noah Frazier, Kelly Huizzi, Alaniz Gonzalez Maldonado, Uma McIntosh, Anna Treloar, and Areli Villavicencio. Each of the fellows is also a member of the SF Ethics Bowl team, which is ranked first in Florida and ninth nationally in Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competitions organized by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.
“Our students are an outstanding group of individuals, whose unique perspectives and life experiences add depth and authenticity to any conversation,” said Ann Thebaut, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy and SF’s ICDP coordinator. “Their participation in this unique partnership will provide them with experiences and skills that can serve them, and the world.”