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Anderson Schools Student Organization Hosts Ethics in Business Competition

October 31, 2003

On October 25th, Net Impact, a student organization at The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico, held its first annual Ethics in Business Case Competition. The daylong event was an incredible success. MBA student teams analyzed a new case study written by Anne T. Lawrence called "GlaxoSmithKline and AIDS for Africa."

The morning round consisted of 9 teams, competing in groups of three, for the three final-round slots. The judges were Charles L. Moore, Attorney, Keleher & McLeod, P.A.; Professor Laurie Schatzberg, The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico; Jackson Ellison, V.P. for Corporate Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services; Professor Jeanne Logsdon, The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico; Linda Vigil-Lopez, Ethics and Business Conduct Office, Sandia National Labs; and Professor Harry Van Buren, The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico.

The final round was judged by Karen K. Rutledge, Administrator, PNM Resources Ethics & Compliance Program; Professor John Ackerman, The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico; and Sharen L. Ramirez, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank.

The first place award of $500.00 went to team "Case Closed" -
Michael Banks and Christopher Conway. The second place award of $250.00 went to "Minimal Commitment" - Gloria Cheung, Jennifer Coots and Kim South. The third place award of $100.00 went to "Ethic Proportions " - Tasha Perea, Armani Vadiee and Gil Morales.

Prize money was donated by Samaritan Counseling Center. Funding for the event was provided by Ford Motor Company.

Net Impact is a progressive network of up-and-coming business leaders who are committed to using the power of business to create a better world. Originally founded as Students for Responsible Business in 1993, Net Impact has developed from a great idea shared by a few business students into a mission-driven membership of 7,000 new leaders for better business. Through a central office located in San Francisco and over 80 student and professional chapters worldwide, Net Impact offers a variety of programs to help members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue their professional goals. For more information on Net Impact, visit


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.