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Anderson "Ethics in Organizations" Class at French Mortuary

September 20, 2011

On Thursday, September 1, 2011, twenty students from the Freshman Learning Communities MGMT 158 class, "Ethics in Organizations," took a field trip to the University Blvd location of French Funerals and Cremations. This particular FLC course, co-taught by Rust Business Ethics Professor Sarah Smith and English 101 Instructor Katie Pellitier, is made possible through the generous funding of long-time UNM and Anderson supporters, Jack and Donna Rust. Jack Rust was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from UNM.

Students were picked up in front of the Anderson School in French company limousines and upon arrival, were given a full tour of the French funeral home facilities. Several key French managers, along with long-time UNM and Anderson supporters CEO Duffy Swan, Chairman Chester "Chet" Stewart, President and COO Tom Antram and VP of Operations Chris Keller welcomed the students and shared their views and experiences on what it means to grow and lead a highly ethical New Mexico organization. The students indicated afterward that they were greatly impressed with the French company and said that the insights shared by its management really illuminated for them the highly ethical practices that businesses in all industries might do well to emulate.


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