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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

University of Arizona's Eller College of Management hosts inaugural Western Region Ethics Case Competition October 28-29, 2004 to raise student awareness of corporate ethics and social responsibility

Students from nine universities in the West will analyze, present, and respond to an ethical dilemma representative of real-world business issues.

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 25, 2004 –The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management announces its inaugural 2004 Western Region Ethics Case Competition October 28-29, 2004. The competition will expose students from nine western universities to a thought-provoking ethical dilemma that they could potentially face in their professional careers. Student teams will collaboratively analyze, present, and respond to questions posed by a panel of judges from the corporate world and compete against student teams from other business colleges in the western region. The winning team will be awarded $1,000 and the second-place team will receive $500.

Participating schools are Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Oregon State University, San Diego State University, Seattle University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of Utah, University of Washington, and host school The University of Arizona. Student teams will be judged by:

  • David Childers, President of EthicsPoint, Inc.
  • Tom Collier, President of the Tucson Better Business Bureau
  • Kathleen Gabriel, University of Arizona Teaching Center
  • Renee Jenkins, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Patrick Kuhse, former white collar criminal and ethics speaker/consultant
  • Lisa Lovallo, Chief Operating Officer of North American Enterprises, Inc.
  • Dana Pack, District Assets Protection Team Leader at Target Corporation
  • Ron Willingham, Chief Executive Officer, Integrity Systems

“This is an educational opportunity that promises to make a significant impact,” commented Pam Perry, associate dean of undergraduate programs at the Eller College. “The experience will surely challenge the students’ moral reasoning while providing a wonderful opportunity to network with peers. In the end, we are raising awareness of the importance of ethical responsibility in the minds of our students and that is good business.”

This case competition is part of the E-tegrity initiative which is at the core of the Eller College curriculum and culture. Faculty and students use anti-plagiarism software, and students are required to accept an oath of integrity at the beginning of their Eller experience. Pre-business students are required to attend E-tegrity seminars that take place at the College the week of October 25th. Seminar topics include “The Shredder is Always Full,” “Are Greed and Integrity Mutually Exclusive,” “The History of Ethics on Wall Street,” and “Ethics of Team Work.” Seminars are led by outside corporate experts and consultants as well as students who serve on the Eller College Board of Honor and Integrity.

Visit the Eller College E-tegrity website for more information on the initiative and the competition agenda at

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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