Community partnerships yield unexpected returns
In 2008, after singing together, Professor John Stoll (Cofrin School of Business) was queried by a fellow choir member who happened to direct a local nonprofit organization. The friend asked how he could develop an independent vetting process for nominees to a community “Ethics Award” the nonprofit was initiating. Unbeknownst to his friend, Professor Stoll was a faculty advisor to the campus branch of an international student organization, SIFE (later renamed Enactus). After a few moments thought, he offered to get them involved. In appreciation, after several years the nonprofit initiated the “Foundations Health and Wholeness Scholarship” focusing upon ethics. The 2022 beneficiary of this unexpected product of a community partnership is Becky Dombrock, a student in programs of the Public and Environmental Affairs department. Nominations for the 2022 “Ethics in Action” awards are open. Complete a nomination form today! The ideal nomination focuses on a story, (i.e., a specific situation, concern or challenge in the community and how the nominee transformed this situation). We aren’t looking for information about how amazing the nominee is as a human (we know they are!). The goal is to inspire action with their individual story. Make someone unexpectedly aware that their actions are appreciated!