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Poe Center hosts first annual ROTC ethics case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Poe Business Ethics Center hosted the first annual UF ROTC Ethics Case Competition in April. The Navy ROTC team won the competition with the Air Force ROTC team placing second. ROTC members were asked to present on the decision by Apple to refuse the FBI’s request to create a “backdoor” in their technology in order to gather potential intelligence on the iPhone of a terrorist. Both teams prepared a presentation structured around their ideas and opinions

Warrington Business Ethics Ambassador selected for the UF Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Warrington College of Business student and Business Ethics Ambassador Arie Hariton was selected for the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Since 1921, the UF Hall of Fame has recognized seniors and graduate students who have consistently demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the University of Florida through campus and community involvement, participation in organized campus activities and scholastic achievement. It is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to students by the Division of Student Affairs

Heavener student receives ethics award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Abigail Fielding was named the 2017-2018 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year. She is the second 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. “Being selected for this award is among one of the

Warrington student named Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ria Shah was named the 2017-2018 Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year. The Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year award is given to a Business Ethics Ambassador who demonstrates and positively promotes ethical decision making and leadership skills. “Being chosen from my peers as the Business Ethics Ambassador (BEA) of the year is a great honor for which I am truly grateful,” Shah said. “I have never felt more at home than when I joined the Business

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

Alex Sink on business, politics and ethics

My name is Tiffany Felcoski, and I am a Business Ethics Ambassador and second-year information systems major at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Alex Sink, a business woman and politician who served as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011, uses ethics not just in theory but also in practice, as she explained when she spoke to students at the Heavener School of Business on placing ethics above a political or business win based on her

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