3rd Annual FGCU High School Ethics Case Competition Was a Huge Success

1st Place Team, L to R: Megan Piller, Graham Kupsaw, Kaili Yap,
Zach Taylor, Hannah VanDress, Samuel Bejarano, and Dr. Eric B. Dent

We recently co-sponsored our 3rd Annual High School Ethics Case Competition in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business and Lee County Schools. Read more

Michael Tabak, Rachel Brunory and Dr. Eric Dent

FGCU Competes in Business Ethics Case Competition

Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) Lutgert College of Business Ethics Case Competition Team recently participated for the third consecutive year in the Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition held at Stetson University. The students were judged on a real-life case study of a current policy issue–“Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards.”

The FGCU team finished as runner-up in their division, tied for fourth place overall for the second consecutive year, and placed the highest of all six participating Florida universities. The team consisted of students Rachel Brunory and Michael Tabak, led by faculty advisors Dr. Jerry Schoenfeld and Dr. Eric Dent, Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair Professor of Ethics. The students spend the three weeks leading up to the competition at Stetson preparing their arguments on the case, which comprehensively range from financial analyses to ethical analyses.

The competition included competitive teams from universities as far flung as Simon Fraser University near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

UFF Announces Business Ethics Award Finalists for 2018

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for its 2018 Business Ethics Award. The finalists are Chris-Tel Construction, PBS Contractors and Priority Marketing.

As part of the final judging, finalists and area business leaders will jointly participate at the 13th Annual Ethical Leadership Conference on October 23 hosted by the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. The round table discussion will focus on ethical challenges Southwest Florida executives face in business. The winner of the Business Ethics Award will be announced at the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual Uncommon Evening Gala to be held November 8at the Burroughs Home & Gardens, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Past winners of the Uncommon Friends Foundation Business Ethics Award include Pushing the Envelope (2017), CPR Tools, Inc. (2016), CRS Technology (2015), Sunshine Ace Hardware (2014), Ted Todd Insurance Agency (2013), Hope HealthCare Services (2012), Conditioned Air (2011), Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company (2010), Shell Point Retirement Community (2009), Bonita Bay Group (2008), WilsonMiller, Inc. (2007),  and HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation (2006).

For information on Uncommon Evening tickets and sponsorships, contact Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at 239-337-9503 or at Visit for full sponsorship details.