April 25, 2008
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Kansas City, Mo. — Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies partnered with Midwest Christian Counseling Center for their Ethics in Business Award Program by providing faculty and students from the leadership ethics course to interview nominees and assist with the award presentation.  

Dan Falvey and Richard Sumpter taught the course and guided Baker students through the interview and research processes. The course culminated with research reports that were given to the Ethics in Business Awards Selection Committee, led by Dennis Schemmel, chair of the MCCC board.

MCCC recognized Kansas City business and community leaders whose work reflects the highest ethical conduct and dedication to social responsibility at a banquet on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center.

The 2008 Awards were presented to Cancer Action, an organization that provides free assistance to improve the quality of life of those living with cancer; Central Fiber Corp., an environmentally conscious manufacturer producing products from recycled newsprint and hardwood chips; J.E. Dunn Construction, an 82-year-old family business with long record of community service and developing employment opportunities for minorities and women; and
Robert Miller, founder of Robert E. Miller Insurance Agency for service and philanthropy.

Among those in attendance from Baker were President Pat Long, Provost Randy Pembrook, The Rev. Ira DeSpain, Assistant Dean of Instruction and Curriculum Cindy Hoss, Associate Professor of Business Dan Falvey and students in the School of Professional and Graduate Studies students from the leadership ethics class.

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