Ethics in Business Awards


For years, Concordia University Texas and the College of Business have been sponsors of the Ethics in Business Awards, sponsored by the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care. This award has become an important milestone for Austin-area businesses as they seek to be known for their ethical business practices. This year's award banquet was held on May 7, 2013.

Concordia University Texas serves as both the home for candidate interviews and the selection committee. Concordia students do both the initial interview and the in-depth interview of the candidate from the four areas including large business, small business, non-profit, and individual. Nominees are judged on five distinct categories: Being Respectful, Being Fair, Being Honest, Striving for Justice, and Embracing Sustainability.

2014 Recipients:

  • Community Impact Newspaper (Large Business)

    Scholars with Check

  • Atchley & Associates, LLP (Small Business) 
  • Sustainable Food Center (Nonprofit)
  • Sara Pantin (Individual) 
  • Matt Kouri, Greenlights for Nonprofit Success(Lifetime Achievement)


In honor of Concordia University Texas' Involvement, we have established the  Ethics in Business & Community Scholarship Fund.

Above are students from Concordia University receiving
a check for this year's donation to the Business Scholars Program.

CTX students












2013 Recipients:                       

  • Wag-A-Bag (Small Business)                                          
  • Texas Disposal Systems (Large)                                                                   
  • Impact Austin (Nonprofit)
  • Matt Kouri (Individual)

2012 Recipients:

  • Gonzalez Office Products (Small Business)



  • K & N Management (Large Business)
  • Run Tex Foundation (Nonprofit)
  • John Levy (Individual)
  • Hospice Austin ( Lifetime Achievement) 
maxwell locke ritter

      Maxwell Locke & Ritter (Business Recipient)

2011 Recipients:

2010 Recipients:

2009 Recipients:

2008 Recipients:

lya & linda Lya Morfitt, alumnae, and Linda Greenwald, administrative assistant, Concordia College of Business 

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