The 2nd Annual Campus Bamboozle was held Wednesday, February 17 in the standing-room-only Wachovia Auditorium in the School of Business (SB). What a bamboozle it was!
The contest, hosted by Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), pitted two professors from each of the College’s six schools against each other. Emcee Dr. Simon Lewis produced many laughs for the audience including campus-wide students, faculty, First Lady Mrs. Benson, Deans, administration, SB Board of Governor members Anita Zucker and Bill Finn, and the SIFE team.
Overall, the event raised over $1600 to be used for sponsoring SIFE community outreach programs and Haitian relief efforts. The Bamboozle, founded by SIFE team member, Maureen Porzio, seeks to foster a sense of community and spirit between the schools as well as raise awareness of SIFE.
For many students, this was their first visit to the Beatty Center and Wachovia Auditorium but it didn’t stop the schools from displaying their unique sense of spirit. Many dressed up in costumes and, as reigning champions, the School of Education, Health and Human Performance sported crowns. However, if crowns are to be worn next year, they will be on the heads of professors in the School of Business. SB Professors Witte and Hodges posted a comeback win.
After being down 3-6 in round 1, Team Emanon, composed of the School of Business, the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, defeated Team Thank God We’re Not in Alabama, composed of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Arts and the School of Sciences and Math.
The SB then proceeded to win round 2, which included both Haitian and Charleston trivia. It’s the SB’s first win, dethroning the defending champions in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance who took home The Most Spirited award again this for their raucous show of support. The School of Science and Mathematics also took home their second Most Supportive Award by raising the most money for the cause.
Porzio and the Campus Bamboozle team members, including Melody Andrews, Tripp Bennett, Preston Fant, Egypt Israel, Jackie Greenberg and Colin Ross give a special thanks to all of the support from the Deans, students and faculty contestants from each school, including:
– Dr. Michelle Futrell and Dr. William Barfield, School of Education Health and Human Performance
– Dr. Godwin Uwah and Dr. Morgan Koerner, School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs
– Dr. Dawne Taylor and Dr. Justin Wyatt, School of Science and Math
– Dr. Vandervort-Cobb and Dr. Jarod Charzewski, School of the Arts