Xavier announces first class of Cintas Institute for Business Ethics Graduate Fellows

The Fellows will enter a study program in ethics, governance, leadership and sustainability | October 16, 2012

Xavier’s inaugural class of the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics Graduate Fellows, introduced on Friday, Oct. 5, consists of eight MBA students who are employed at various local companies including Fifth Third Bank, Duke Energy and Procter & Gamble.

Ethics Fellows are MBA students who have expressed an interest in issues related to ethics, governance, leadership and sustainability by taking elective graduate courses on these topics. MBA students who have taken, or are registered for, two courses within these areas can apply to be Fellows. The first class of applicants submitted their applications last spring.

Applications include transcripts, a personal essay and faculty recommendations about the applicant’s ability to meet the standards required of an Ethics Fellow. Those MBA students selected for the program receive a scholarship for coursework in the area of ethics, governance, leadership and sustainability and will participate in annual events, including the Heroes of Professional Ethics speaker series, hosted by the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics.

At the culmination of the program, the Fellows will be reimbursed the cost of one three-credit-hour MBA course from Xavier and will have the opportunity to work with Cintas Institute Faculty Fellows on multimedia projects that demonstrate the principles of these areas and explain how their personal business knowledge and career potential will be enhanced by their studies.

The inaugural class of Fellows includes:

• Angela Casebolt of Fifth Third Bank.
• Andrew Evans of Fort Washington Investment Advisors.
• Margaret Fenner of Duke Energy.
• Karima Thomas of UC Health-University Hospital.
• Danielle Perkins Hamlyn of Nielsen.
• Jennifer Kleemeier of Procter & Gamble.
• Beth Huffner of Education Services Group.
• Brooke Horan of Analytic Partners.