Ethics in Business Awards

Concordia University Texas and the College of Business and Communication are proud to partner with RecognizeGood in the Ethics in Business Awards. The Ethics in Business awards recognize outstanding ethical practices and celebrate the idea that "doing good is good business in Central Texas." This year's award banquet was held on May 20, 2016.


Jacqueline Knell

Above: Jacqueline Knell (CTX College of Business and Communication Student) with Dr. Lynette Gillis at 2016 Ethics in Business Awards.

Nominations are made by the community online at Students from the College of Business and Communication at Concordia University Texas vet each candidate before trimming them to three finalists in each category (large business, mid-size business, small business, non-profit, and individual). The finalists are presented to a selection committee of business and community leaders led by Dr. Lynette Gillis, AVP of Graduate and Professional Studies at CTX. Nominees are judged on five distinct categories: Being Respectful, Being Fair, Being Honest, Striving for Justice, and Embracing Sustainability. Life-time achievement awards are also given.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Samaritan Center, who presented the Ethics in Business Awards until the program's adoption by RecognizeGood in 2011.

2016 Recipients

2016 Scholarship Award

Above: 2016 Tom and Reina Wiatt Scholarship, presented to Concordia University Texas for their service to RecognizeGood, by Reina Wiatt

2015 Recipients

  • Large Business: IBM
  • Mid-size Business: Kendra Scott Stores
  • Small Business: Hagbros Precision
  • Nonprofit: R.O.C.K.
  • Individual: Patti Smith

2014 Recipients

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

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)

2011 Recipients:

maxwell locke ritter

  • The Care Communities (Nonprofit)
  • Jerry Davis (Individual)

2010 Recipients:

2009 Recipients:

2008 Recipients:

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


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