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Business ethics awards announced


Journal Staff Report
          Think forensic accounting, dance, construction, and exploration for oil and gas for the winners of the 2010 New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards.
        Organizer Samaritan Counseling Center said the categories and winners are:
        • Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by For-Profit Businesses to Brycon Construction of Rio Rancho and Armstrong Energy Corp. of Roswell.
        • Not-for-Profit award to Keshet Dance Company.
        • PNM/Ackerman Award for Individual Excellence is Judith Wagner, a forensic accountant who helped uncover the Metropolitan Courthouse construction scandal.
        Samaritan, in a news release, said it partners with the UNM Anderson School of Management for the annual selection and recognition of highly ethical businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals.
        Nominations are made by the community-at-large, and then UNM business ethics students, guided by UNM Professor Sarah D. Smith, complete a semester-long research project reporting on the 28 final nominees. A volunteer, independent selection committee, chaired by David Seely, CEO of Kirtland Federal Credit Union, named this year's recipients.
        The eleventh annual Ethics in Business celebration will be April 12 at Hotel Albuquerque. Gold sponsors for the event are the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Bank & Trust, PNM, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Samaritan Counseling Center, and the UNM Anderson School of Management.
        Tickets and table sponsorships are available by calling 842-5300 or on the web site www.eithicsinbusinessnm.com. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Counseling Center by raising funds to provide behavior health counseling services to those in most need and to support an endowed scholarship fund for student activities related to business ethics at the UNM Anderson School of Management.
        For more information, contact Kathleen Raskob, Resource Development Director, Samaritan Counseling Center 505-842-5300, kraskob@samaritancc.com
       





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