Business & Economy

UWF College of Business calls for Ethics in Business nominations

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, is accepting nominations for the 2021 Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award. This is the 19th year the college and Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola have sponsored the awards.

The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as the 2019 recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola on Monday, May 6, 2019.

“For almost 20 years, the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola and the UWF College of Business have recognized distinguished Pensacola business leaders whose business practices and relationships with customers, employees and the community exemplify the highest standards of business ethics and conform to the Rotary principle of ‘service above self’ and meet the Rotary four-way test,” said Dr. Richard Fountain, dean of the College of Business.

The primary criterion for award nominees is adherence to the high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the organization’s stakeholders and providing jobs, opportunities and profits. Additional criteria are based on participation in activities that benefit the community beyond the provision of economic benefits and service as a leader or innovator in the firm’s business sector.

This award is given annually each spring to one individual from the small business sector of 50 or fewer employees, along with one individual from the large business sector of 50 or more employees. The award recognizes those who exemplify the concept of “service above self” and who work to build a positive sense of worth within both the business community and the broader community as a whole.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2021. Nominations should include a description of the nominee’s ethical activities and address the criteria outlined on the nomination form. For more information and to complete the nomination form, visit