Announcing the Winners of Eller's Collegiate Ethics Case Competition: University of Texas at Austin Takes Top Prize
Nov. 4, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin took the top prize at the University of Arizona Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, coordinated by the Eller College of Management’s Center for Leadership Ethics
TUCSON, Ariz. – Nov. 4, 2015 – The University of Texas at Austin took the top prize at the University of Arizona Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, coordinated by the Eller College of Management’s Center for Leadership Ethics. Undergraduate students from 33 universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico converged upon Tucson for the 13th annual event Oct. 29-31, which tasked student teams with providing a detailed analysis and strategic recommendations for a case study involving Uber Technologies, Inc.
“Congratulations to this year’s winners, who demonstrated a keen understanding of corporate social responsibility, moral reasoning, and leadership skills,” said Paul Melendez, professor of practice and founder of the Center for Leadership Ethics at the Eller College. “We had a record number of teams competing this year, and our judges were very impressed with the caliber of presentations. All of our participants should be commended for a job well done.”
The University of Calgary took second place, Concordia University took third place, the University of Pittsburgh took fourth place, and MacEwan University took fifth place. Regional runners up included La Salle University, Indiana University, Simon Fraser University, Elon University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University of Alberta brought home the Stephanie Chance “Bright Line” Essay Award.
Chris Elliott, R.Ph., director of pharmacy and retail operations for Walgreens’ Southern Arizona, was among the competition’s panel of professional judges. He also serves as an Eller Center for Leadership Advisory Board member.
“As a new judge for the ethics competition, I was eager to see the future business leaders from across the country in action. The University of Arizona did a great job hosting this competition, and Walgreens is proud to sponsor distinguished events such as these that cultivate our future talent. Ethics is an area of importance that will benefit all of the students and competitors in their future endeavors,” Elliott said.
In addition to Walgreens, other major sponsors included Bank of America, Ernst & Young, GEICO, Hewlett Packard, Vanguard and Merchants Information Solutions.