Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Education Awards announced

The recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018 have been announced.  The awards honor faculty and staff across the campus of the University of Utah for their successful efforts to create new ethics-related courses, to integrate new business ethics content into existing courses, to mentor students on ethics initiatives and to help make business ethics a permanent fabric of our business school and other University of Utah academic programs and curricula. The awards are bestowed by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business.

The following individuals were recognized with this year’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards:

  • David Grainger— College of Engineering
  • Sue Sundar — Operations and Information Systems
  • Rodrigo Noriega — College of Science
  • Jeffrey Botkin — College of Health Sciences
  • Paul Hu — Operations Management
  • Chrisoula Andreou — College of Humanities
  • Jorge Contreras — College of Law
  • Teneille Brown — College of Law

Each educator will receive a monetary award, as well as a plaque and medallion at the Spring 2019 David Eccles Awards ceremony.  The monetary award reflects the breadth and depth of the contribution to ethics education.

“We thank these colleagues for providing wonderful opportunities to students and other education seekers to learn, discuss, debate, compete and grow personally and professionally in many ways,” said Abe Bakhsheshy, director of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business.

Several Eccles School staff were also recognized for their selfless contributions to promote ethics:

  • Christina Nichols — Administrative Program Coordinator, Department of Management
  • Lucas Seibel — Video Coordinator, Online Programs
  • Brandon Harker — Information Technology, Helpdesk Manager
  • Polly Unruh — Senior Career Coach, Business Career Services
  • Evelyn Wells — Academic Program Coordinator, Department of  Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Department of Marketing
  • Bonnie Sherrell — Administrative Program Coordinator, School of Accounting

Faculty and staff are encouraged to find ways to integrate business ethics into the daily life of the University. The awards are given each year, with a call for nominations for the 2018-2019 school year in Spring 2019.

About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit Eccles.Utah.edu or call 801-581-7676.

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