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Business Ethics:
Supported by the Peter Knox Endowment for Ethics


The late Pete Knox was also a loyal trustee and friend of Reinhardt. He began the Knox Foundation in support of ethics education in business and other areas at Reinhardt. His son, the late Boone A. Knox, continued to support Reinhardt University. Boone Knox grew up in Thomson, Georgia. He attended public school, Davidson College, and The University of Georgia. He was married to his wife George-Ann Walker Knox for 52 years.

"He was an accomplished businessman, blessed with a keen mind, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a personality which endeared him to employees, business associates, and legions of friends. He gave to his communities and his philanthropy is well known."

With the support of the Knox Foundation for Ethics, the McCamish School of Business sponsors annual events and activities.


Rod Norton MBA '14

Building Your Personal Code of Ethics

Nov. 5, 2015 ~ 2 p.m.
Bannister Glasshouse, Hasty Student Life Center

How to use your personal experiences, relationships and society
in building your code of ethics.

Norton’s undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Management, is also from Reinhardt. He has more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, having spent 10 years with a major wireless carrier and six years as a consultant and executive providing strategic services and network infrastructure to major wireless carriers. Before working in telecommunications, Norton worked in real estate construction and residential and commercial project development.

Amy Fernandez Geiger MBA '14

How the Transparency of Social Media Blurs the Lines of Business Ethics

Oct. 20, 2015 ~ 2 p.m.
Bannister Glasshouse, Hasty Student Life Center

Provided social media pointers and guidelines
for job seekers and hiring managers in her presentation

As a marketing manager for ClubCorp, Geiger oversees and manages marketing and advertising for 35 private golf and country clubs in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Interactive Ethics Panel

Tuesday, February 12, 2015 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Bannister Glasshouse, Hasty Student Life Center

Prominent community leaders and business owners visit Reinhardt to discuss the issue of ethics, how ethical situations happen in the workplace, and their personal experiences in ethical/unethical situations.

Panel Members:

Alan King: Mr. King is President of King & Son Consulting and has more than three decades of experience in business and organization consulting.  He has also served on numerous not-for-profit boards and provided pro-bono consulting for many diverse private, public and community organizations.

Doug Fountain: Mr. Fountain is a vice president in the Commercial Banking Group at Community and Southern Bank. He serves on several committees with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and is the CFO and part-owner of three small businesses in the real estate industry.

Josh Bagby: Mr. Bagby began his career with Alfa Insurance working as an associate agent.  In 2010, he founded The Bagby Agency, Inc. and began operating in the Canton/Woodstock area as a principal agent with Alfa Insurance.

Jordan Thrasher: Rev. Thrasher serves as the Chaplain at Reinhardt University.  He is an ordained United Methodist Elder in the North Georgia Conference.  He is also interested in environmental stewardship and spiritual practice.

Gene Hobgood: Mr. Hobgood is the Mayor of Canton, Ga. In addition to being involved in the Cherokee County government, he has been a certified real estate appraiser for 23 years.


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2014 Ethics Essay Contest Winners:

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Alexander Bryant

Daniel Guerrero Brandon Price


Ethics Courses at Reinhardt

Courses related on the topic of ethics can be found in the School of Business' three different degree programs:

BUS 290 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business  This undergraduate business course introduces the basic principles, theories, concepts and terminology of the legal environment as it relates to corporate or business decisions. Virtually all important topics in the legal, regulatory and business ethics areas are covered in this course, which provides a basic survey of business law needed to run a business.

BUS 640 - Law and Ethics  Students in this graduate level course will select an industry of interest for which they will create a hypothetical company. Course assignments will be focused on the industry and/or hypothetical company chosen. Near the end of the course, there will be a Practicum, or applied seminar, intended to reinforce and apply learning through several different activities which will be observed by classmates, the course professor, and the MBA Coordinator.

OML 430 - Ethics Values and the Law  This Organizational Management Leadership course focuses upon changing organizations. As organizations change, organizations are impacted by numerous ethical and legal considerations. The course will provide an overview which involves attention to the broader context of the changing organizations, the various traditional modes of ethical reasoning, the relevant terminology, and appropriate responses to the selected issues in changing organizations.

Press Releases:

2013 Business Ethics Contest

2012 Business Ethics Seminar

2011 Business Ethics Seminar

2009 Business Ethics Contest

Useful Ethics Resources:

e-Business Ethics
Society for Business Ethics