KU News Release

May 2, 2011
Contact: Toni Dixon, School of Business, 785-864-4449

Business students honored with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Awards

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LAWRENCE — Six students in the University of Kansas School of Business have been honored with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Awards.

Douglas May, co-director of the International Center for Ethics in Business, created the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Award in 2006. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. stands for responsibility, enthusiasm, self-esteem, professional integrity, equity, compassion and teamwork.

“The award began as a way to recognize students who live up to the principles embodied in the positive code of conduct for the School of Business,” May said.

This year’s recipients included three accounting majors: Adam Casady, David Cohen and Katie Cox; finance major Lynn Bammal; MBA student Douglas Matthias; and doctoral student Juan Mao.

The winners were announced at the Sutton Lecture in February.

“It is a great honor to be a recipient of the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Award,” Casady said. “I take pride knowing that my hard work, values and behavior have not gone unnoticed. Although only six students received the award, the KU School of Business is full of students equally as worthy as I am.”

Students were nominated by faculty, staff and students. Award winners are chosen by the Honor Council in the School of Business.

“To be recognized for this award is a great pat on the back from people that I truly admire for something that is not always easy,” Cohen said.

Awards are supported by funds from the Marjorie McNish Fund for Ethics in Business.

Recipients are listed below by hometown, year in school, major, parents’ names and other schools attended.

From Lawrence 66049
Adam Casady, junior in accounting; David and Diane Casady; Lawrence Free State High School.

Douglas Matthias, master’s student in business administration, graduating in 2011; bachelor’s degree in East Asian languages and cultures from KU, 2003; Lawrence High School.

From Leawood 66209
David Cohen, senior in accounting and master’s student in accounting, graduating in 2011 with bachelor’s degree and in 2012 with master’s degree; Howard and Debbi Cohen; Blue Valley North High School.

From Wichita 67230
Lynn Bammal, senior in finance, graduating in spring 2011; Bruce and Tamara Bammel; Andover High School.

From Ballwin 63021
Katie Cox, master’s student in accounting, graduating in spring 2011; Edward and Evelyn Cox; bachelor’s degree in accounting from KU, 2009; Parkway South High School, Manchester, Mo.

From Sheng Cai, Henan
Juan Mao, doctoral student in accounting.

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