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UCCS team wins first place in Daniels Fund ethics competition

Published: April 30, 2014, 3:41 pm, by Debbie Kelley

A team from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won first place at the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s 2014 Ethics Consortium Case Competition in mid April in downtown Denver.

This was the third year that student teams from eight universities in four states competed in Denver. Eight business leaders from communities across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming served on a judge’s panel that heard team presentations and questioned student presenters.

The winning 10-member UCCS team was guided by Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, associate professor in the College of Business, and Elisabeth Moore, ethics initiative coordinators in the College of Business.

The ethics case competition was designed to challenge students’ ethical reasoning and raise awareness of the importance and value of principle-based ethics. Teams represented all eight member universities of the Daniels Fund Ethics Consortium.

The UCCS team members were: Cody Bierdeman-Rojas, Castle Rock, freshman; Brett Cheatham, Colorado Springs, sophomore; Jenna Danielson, Colorado Springs, sophomore; Samuel Elliott, Colorado Springs, sophomore; Benjamin Griffith, Peyton, freshman; Jacob Lozow, Englewood, senior; Anita Moser, Colorado Springs, junior; Joshua Resnik, Colorado Springs, junior; Jennifer Scoville, Colorado Springs, freshman; and Melanie Whitcomb, Monument, junior.

A team from the University of New Mexico placed second, and a team from the University of Utah took third.