Read the winning essays for 2014!

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2015 Mary Thomas Prappas Ethics Essay Contest Finalists

From over 1,000 entrants, 10 finalists were selected in May to proceed to the final phase of judging in which prominent members of the Iowa business community read and evaluated the essays to determine the top three winners.

The 10 finalists for the 2015 contest are: Rachel Eisenreich, Tyler Fridrich, Miranda Granchi, Eric Hale, Connor Hargett, Molly Monroe, Victoria Vaughn, Eric Welter, Georgia Wright, and Ricardo Zamudio. Congratulations to these Tippie students for their outstanding essays!

These finalists will have the summer to revise their essays with the assistance of the Frank Center director, and will then submit their essays for the last round of judging. Prominent members of the business community in Iowa will read and evaluate the finalists' essays and determine the top three winners. Winners will be announced in September.

Mary Thomas Prappas Ethics Essay Contest Information

Undergraduate students in the Tippie College of Business are encouraged to enter the Mary Thomas Prappas Business Ethics Essay Contest, funded through a generous contribution from business alumna Mary Thomas Prappas. While contest entry is a requirement for students in the Introduction to Law course, all Tippie undergraduate business students are eligible to participate. Essays are based on a scenario that includes an ethical situation to reflect upon. Thanks to the generosity of Mary and Dempsey Prappas, the top-ranked essays receive monetary awards. 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place winners receive $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively.

Questions regarding the contest should be e-mailed to Frank Center director Pamela Bourjaily (