A Life Dedicated to Facilitating Ethical Decision-Making

     Dr. Virginia Ashby Sharpe '77 has spent a lifetime dedicated to the facilitation of ethical decision-making — and she shared some of those stories with Upper School girls on Thursday.
     Dr. Sharpe spoke about ethical decision-making as part of the Camp Endowment Speaker Series. She is a visiting scholar at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Sharpe is the former director of the project on Integrity in Science at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and former deputy director of the Hastings Center. She visited St. Christopher’s on Wednesday.
     The Camp Speakers Endowment was created in memory of St. Christopher’s alum Paul Douglas Camp III ’56. His daughter Elizabeth Hanson graduated from St. Catherine’s in 1984. The Speakers Endowment was inspired by Paul’s devotion to his family, to education and to the community. Although Paul Camp was a dedicated servant of many organizations, above all he valued education and the strong foundation in service and character embodied in St. Christopher’s and St. Catherine’s Schools.
     Dr. Sharpe shared examples with Upper School students about the role ethics plays in decision-making as well as the obstacles faced. She also discussed the teenage brain in relation to decision-making and responsibility.
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