Cadets Nall and Creel attend 23rd NCEA Conference
Cadets William Nall of Newnan, Ga., and Sarah Creel of Cordova, Tenn., represented The Citadel at the 23rd National Conference on Ethics in America, hosted October 19-23 by the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Nall is a senior and serves as the 2008–2009 Honor Committee vice chairman of education. Creel is a sophomore and a member of cross country and track teams.
“To have the opportunity to participate in this year's NCEA was a tremendous honor that I will not soon forget. Being there and witnessing so many of my peers interact on such a level of intellectual and civil maturity was as though I was standing on the precipice of the bright future in store for our society," Nall said.
The NCEA serves to promote awareness among undergraduate students of ethical issues in collegiate communities and professional career fields. Each year, more than 150 students from 60 academic institutions across the United States attend. Delegates participate in forums facilitated by outstanding mentors to discuss moral and ethical challenges that face today’s society. The goal of this four-day experience is to enlighten students with new knowledge in ethics and encourage them to bring ideas back to their institutions.
“The conference really opened my eyes to the necessity of ethics and morality in our schools, businesses, and more importantly, morality within us,” Creel said. “A good, honest leader is what tends to be lacking within society, and we all need to find the moral courage to stand up for what is right instead of following the easier wrong.”
The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics will sponsor a similar event in March 2009. The second Principled Leadership Symposium will highlight The Citadel’s mission – achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders for the military, government, businesses other future educational endeavors.