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K-State Today

November 6, 2017



Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition awards more than $4,000 to K-State students

By Brent Fritzemeier

Winners Zach Case, Renee Dick, and Tevin Grace with Phillips 66 Representatives

The Kansas State University College of Business Administration recently awarded more than $4,000 in scholarships to 17 students as a result of the 2017 Phillips 66 Business Ethics Case Competition.

A total of 277 students representing 80 teams entered the competition, which was organized by the college's Ethics and Responsible Business Citizenship Initiative and sponsored by Phillips 66.

Students were challenged to examine a real-world ethical dilemma in the pharmaceutical industry and were responsible for analyzing the situation, applying appropriate ethical and strategic management principles, and developing a viable set of practical recommendations. After a contingent of faculty in the management department evaluated the initial written analyses, five teams were selected to compete in the final round where they presented their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges.

"Participating in this competition allows our students to showcase what they have learned at K-State while developing their analytical, decision-making and presentation skills," said Bill Turnley, Sam and Karen Forrer chair of business ethics and head of the management department. "We appreciate all that Phillips 66 and our faculty did to make this important developmental event a possibility."

The winners of the competition were Zachary Case, senior in finance and accounting, Olathe; Renee Dick, senior in finance and accounting, Wichita; and Tevin Grace, senior in accounting, Salina. Each member of the winning team received $500.

The second place team was comprised of Tom McCue, senior in finance, Olathe; Bailey Raynolds, senior in management; Tonganoxie; Ben Tjiang, senior in management information systems, Olathe; and Jessica Wilkus, senior in management with a minor in leadership studies, Wichita. Each member of this team earned $300.

Taking home third place and a $200 each was the team of Eli Camp, senior in accounting and finance, Winfield; Jake May, senior in marketing, Goddard; Carlos Ruiz, senior in management, Kansas City; and Drew Schrum, senior in finance with a minor in economics, Norton.

Those on the remaining two teams received an honorable mention award of $100 for advancing through the first two rounds of the competition and making it to the finals. Those receiving the honorable mention designation include: Thomas Bremser, senior in finance with a minor in economics, Lansing; Dre Faison, senior in management with a minor in leadership studies, Kansas City; Olivia Harding, senior in marketing with a minor in leadership studies, Shawnee; Bre Lombard, senior in marketing with a minor in leadership studies, Northwood, Iowa; Leah Loredo, senior in marketing and modern languages, Wakefield; and Nicole Reisert, senior in accounting with a minor in Spanish, Danbury, Connecticut.

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