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Economics student honored with award for commitment to ethics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Carly Ritterband was named the 2019-2020 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award. She is the fourth 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. It feels incredible to win this award!” Ritterband said.

Warrington ethics case team places first among 16 universities, chosen as most valuable at the competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of undergraduate students from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finished among the top teams at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC), a student-run organization at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Canada. The team finished second among the six teams in the final ethics case competition, in addition to taking home the Co-Chairperson Award and first place in the Creative Case Competition. The Inter-Collegiate Business Competition is Canada’s premier case

Warrington students compete in International Business Ethics Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Undergraduate and graduate students from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida took top honors at the International Business Ethics Case Competition in April. The graduate student team came in first place in the 10-minute presentation among graduate teams, and the undergraduate student team came in second place in the undergraduate division. “The International Business Ethics Case Competition attracts some of the best university students in the world,” said Dr. Brian Ray, Director of

UF Warrington students place in the top at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Warrington College of Business students Crystal McDuffy and Justin Schlakman won the top spot in their division at the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition at Stetson University, as well as placing third overall in the competition. McDuffy, a junior marketing student, and Schlakman, a junior combined undergraduate finance and Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management student, won $1,000 for their third-place win. The duo was coached by Michelle Darnell. The Templeton Business Ethics Case

Warrington teams thrive at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington undergraduate and graduate teams recorded first-place finishes at the International Business Ethics Case Competition April 19-21 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Spa in Santa Monica, Calif. “It has been a pleasure working with these students, and they all did an excellent job representing the University of Florida and the Warrington College of Business,” said Dr. Michelle Darnell, Senior Lecturer in Management and co-Director of the Poe Business Ethics Center. “Warrington continues to strengthen its reputation of

Warrington student receives ethics award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Megan Towzey was named the 2016-2017 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award. She is the first recipient of this prestigious award. The honor recognizes 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. “Being the first-ever recipient of this award is the pinnacle of my college career,” Towzey said. “Showing

Symposium encourages students to be ethical in business

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener Business Ethics Ambassadors, which assist the Poe Business Center at the Warrington College of Business, hosted the Ethics in the Workplace Symposium on Wednesday night. The event gave seniors an opportunity to accept an oath to be ethical in their future business ventures. They signed cards pledging to be ethical business leaders and were encouraged to keep the card as a reminder of the oath. With graduation coming later this month, this event punctuated the importance

Ethics team takes fourth in regional competition, qualifies for nationals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business’ Ethics Case Competition Team finished fourth at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Ethics Bowl on Saturday. The team’s impressive finish qualified Warrington for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Feb. 26, 2017, in Dallas. The competition’s winner, Lynchburg College (Va.), as well as Wake Forest University (second place) and Clemson University (third place) also qualified for nationals. The competition featured 18 teams from 15 universities (Lynchburg, the University of North Carolina, and the

Warrington students win essay contest at ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington students Alex Maller and Megan Towzey won the essay competition of the 14th Annual Collegiate Ethics Case Competition on Oct. 20-22 at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. For their winning submission, Maller and Towzey were awarded the Stephanie Chance “Bright Line” Award, which offers a forum for students to dig deeper into the ethical issues of the competition’s case in essay form. The case focused on Apple’s refusal—upon the FBI’s request— to unlock

Ethics in the Job Search

Steve Weiss’ (BSBA ’80) definition for ethics is simple: “Try to do the right thing in every situation.” It’s an approach not only for business professionals, but also for students about to begin their careers. Weiss, an Executive Vice President and Corporate Ombudsman at CACI International, offered advice to Warrington students about how to tackle ethical quandaries they may face in their career pursuits. His presentation, sponsored by the Poe Center for Business Ethics, included instant polling technology, allowing students