Jared LeVine

Heavener student honored with award for commitment to ethics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Jared LeVine was named the 2018-2019 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year Award. He is the third recipient of this prestigious award.

The Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year Award honors students in the Warrington College of Business who have demonstrated a commitment to the role of ethics in business, as evidenced through academic excellence, leadership, personal integrity and civic engagement.

“I am extremely honored to be able to represent the Warrington College of Business in receiving this award,” LeVine said. “I am proud of the college’s commitment to furthering the field of business ethics through the impactful initiatives of the Poe Business Ethics Center under the guidance of Dr. Ray.”

LeVine will graduate with his BSBA in finance and BA in economics this spring. He has served as the captain of the Business Ethics Case Competition Team and as a member of Florida Leadership Academy and Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity. While on the Business Ethics Case Competition Team, he competed at seven different competitions, placing fourth at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl at Clemson University, first at the International Business Ethics Case Competition in Santa Monica, California, and winning awards at three others.

“Jared’s leadership of Warrington’s Ethics Case Competition Team has been tremendous,” said Dr. Brian Ray, Director of the Poe Business Ethics Center and Senior Lecturer of Leadership and Ethics. “In addition to being a tremendous team captain, Jared has mentored the new members of the team and prepared them for future success. What a tremendous legacy for this year’s Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year! I am confident that Jared’s passion for promoting ethics will continue during his studies at Columbia University’s School of Law.”

Jared was inspired to join the Heavener Business Ethics Case Competition team thanks to his interest in moral philosophy and how it could be applicable to his future career, he said.

“The organization has helped me develop my abilities to convey ideas, think critically and maintain an open mind,” LeVine said. “My involvement would not have been possible without the help of the team’s generous sponsors, who have enabled the team to represent the university at numerous competitions across the country.”

He added, “The importance of ethics in all aspects of life cannot be understated; living in accordance with certain values can help individuals create meaning and purpose. As aspiring business professionals, it is especially crucial for us to understand where ethics and business intersect.”

Virginia Maurer is the founding director of the Poe Business Ethics Center and served as a Professor of Business Law and Legal Studies. With over 35 years of distinguished research and teaching at the University of Florida, Professor Maurer also served as a visiting faculty member at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world such as Cambridge University, the Helsinki School of Economics and Business, the University of Michigan, and the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London.