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Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition awards $2,750 to Kansas State University students

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Business Ethics Case

The first place team in the Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition at Kansas State University — Helen Tacke, middle left, and Hannah Schwefer — with representatives from Phillips 66. | Download this photo.
 


MANHATTAN — Five teams of Kansas State University students were awarded $2,750 in cash prizes as part of the recent Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition, a collaboration between the university's College of Business Administration and Phillips 66.

The competition saw 55 teams made up of two to four students putting their skills to the test by completing a written analysis of a complex business ethics case study. Their analysis and recommendations needed to incorporate important ethical principles while balancing with the bottom line of the business and its financial goals.

After submitting their written analysis, the teams' responses were ranked, and the top five teams were selected as finalists to present their final report to a panel of judges.

"The case competition provides students with a good opportunity to examine a real-world issue while balancing both ethical and business/financial considerations," said William Turnley, the Sam and Karen Forrer chair in business ethics and interim head of the department of management. "We are very grateful to those who so willingly gave their time and resources to allow us to provide students with this opportunity."

The following students were members of the winning teams in the Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition at Kansas State University:

Kayla McKinney, senior in entrepreneurship, Englewood, second-place team and $750.

From Greater Kansas City: Mackenzie Selzer, senior in accounting, Leawood, third-place team and $500; Connor Kelley, senior in accounting, Lenexa, honorable mention team two and $250; Zach Bailey, senior in entrepreneurship, third-place team and $500, and Erica Gonzales, senior in marketing, second-place team and $750, both from Overland Park; and Courtney Brownlee, senior in marketing, Shawnee, honorable mention team one and $250.

Lucas Munds, senior in management, Hutchinson, honorable mention team one and $250; Daniel Kroeker, senior in management, Inman, honorable mention team two and $250; Pricilla Enriquez, senior in management, Liberal, second-place team and $750; Ronesha Cobb, senior in marketing, Manhattan, honorable mention team one and $250; and Justin Reilly, senior in accounting, Salina, honorable mention team two and $250.

From out of state: Shawn Moore, senior in management, Council Bluffs, Iowa, third-place team and $500.

From out of country: Hannah Schwefer, senior in business, Hanover, Germany, and Helen Tacke, senior in business, Leipzig, Germany, both first place and $1,000.

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Englewood, Inman, Leawood, Lenexa, Liberal, Manhattan, Overland Park, Salina and Shawnee, Kansas; and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Written by

Brent Fritzemeier
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