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Ethics Symposium_1-24-2024_5113 (1) (1).JPG Keynote speaker Dr. Melinda Sutton, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at SMU, spoke at Shelton's Ethics Symposium about the ethics of student conduct and academic integrity.

Shelton's eleventh- and twelfth-grade students attended Shelton's 22nd Ethics Symposium, "Everyday Ethics," on Jan. 24, 2024. Activities included guided discussions, small group exercises and panel discussions with guest presenters. Speakers and panelists engaged students with lessons learned from real-world professional experiences. Keynote speaker Dr. Melinda Sutton, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at SMU, spoke about the ethics of student conduct and academic integrity. Chase Miller (Shelton Class of 2014), who is Executive Vice President at NAI Robert Lynn, delivered the “Charge of the Day.” 

Panels included: 

The Ethics of Taking Action (the responsibility of being an engaged citizen):

  • Cara Mendelsohn, Dallas City Council Member, District 12, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on General Investigating and Ethics
  • Gromer Jeffers, Dallas Morning News political reporter

Ethics of Taking Care (sustainability, protecting the environment, taking care of our community):

  • Carlos R. Evans, Dallas Director of the Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, Dallas City Hall
  • Avery McKitrick, University of Texas-Dallas’ Senior Sustainability Coordinator for Operations and Engagement
  • Chris Guldi, former Conservation Chair of the Dallas Sierra Club 

The Ethics of Taking Heart (knowing right from wrong, recovering from mistakes, building resiliency):

  • Michael Berry, Executive Director of Youth Guidance and former program supervisor of B.A.M., Becoming a Man in Dallas Independent School District, a mentoring program that guides young men to become positive members of their community
  • Tim Grigsby, CEO of the 24 Hour Club, which offers support services for homeless alcoholics and addicts
  • Mandi Patton, Program Manager of the 24 Hour Club
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