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Hackworth Fellowships Awarded

Friday, Jun. 15, 2012
Mary Zieber
Mary Zieber
Patrick Coutermarsh
Patrick Coutermarsh
Aven Satre-Meloy
Aven Satre-Meloy

A new fellowship in business ethics has been set up at the Ethics Center, honoring Silicon Valley entrepreneur Michael Hackworth, who served as Center Advisory Board chair until his death in April.

Four Santa Clara University seniors will hold the fellowships in 2012-2013:

• Alexis Babb, economics and finance, from Morgan Hill, Calif.
• Amanda Nelson, economics, from Bellevue, Wash.
• Saayeli Mukherti, finance, from Sunnyvale, Calif.
• Noah Rickling, finance and philosophy, from San Diego

The Business Ethics Fellows will be interviewing SCU Business School alumni about ethical issues they have confronted in the workplace and using these stories as the basis for a set of case studies.

The Center has also named three Hackworth Fellows for 2012-2013. The Hackworth Fellowships were endowed by Mike and his wife Joan Hackworth to support SCU students in creating ethics programming for their peers. Next year's fellows are:

  • Patrick Coutermarsh, a double major in economics and philosophy, from the city of Santa Clara. Coutermarsh will be forming an "Ethics Bowl" team of students to compete against other universities in debate-like events focused on ethics cases.
  • Aven Satre-Meloy, a double major in political science and environmental studies, from Helena, Mont. Satre-Meloy will be putting on programming related to the development and adoption of an Honor Code at SCU.
  • Mary Zieber, a theater major with a dance emphasis, from San Jose. Zieber will be doing programming involving dance and other arts in their relation to ethics.