DC Means Business—Students win first place at international competition

Last night was a big night for the College’s Business Ethics Team, who took first place in the full 25-minute presentation event at the International Business Ethics Case Competition in Santa Monica, CA. Students Valentina Aguilar, Kamila Arap, Adriana Arcia, Santiago Arias, Brian Levy, and Carolina Navarro, all seniors at Doral Academy Preparatory, beat out teams from colleges from all over the world in their first appearance at the competition, the IBECC. The team was led by the College’s General Counsel and Ethics faculty member, Ryan Kairalla. Their presentation was titled “Energy Transfer Partners: Ethical Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

Team members Arap, Arcia, Levy, and Navarro all successfully defended Capstone presentations last month and will graduate with Associate in Arts degrees from the College on May 25, 2017.

The IBECC hosted over 30 teams, with participants hailing from as far as Spain, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Local competitors included the University of Miami, the University of Florida, St. Petersburg College, and Stetson University. Boston College, Catholic University, Fordham University, and others also competed. Events at the competition include the full 25-minute presentation event, 10-minute event, and 90-second event.

Earlier this month, the College’s Phi Beta Lambda team also excelled at the state competition in Orlando, FL, placing in several categories for the second year in a row. The College congratulates both teams, as well as affiliate schools Doral Academy Preparatory and Mater Academy Charter High.


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