– Students from ten high schools recently wrestled with ethical questions involving crisis management in Florida Tech’s Eighth Annual Business Ethics
Competition. The event was hosted by the School of Management and sponsored by the Community Educators Credit Union.
Among the finalist teams who tackled a second case study, Merritt Island High School earned first place and $500 for each team member; Melbourne High
School earned second place and $250 for each team member; and Cocoa Beach High School took third and $125 for each team member. Additionally, all
first-place team members earned $8,000 scholarships and all second-place team members earned $6,000 scholarships to the School of Management.
Merritt Island’s team, coached by Scarlett Davidson, included students Julie Wetmore, Cody Newmire, Amy Wenrich and Becky Bump. Melbourne High’s team,
coached by Diane Grover, included students Keri Smith, David Davis, Parisa Rassoul and Seth Dwyer. Cocoa Beach’s team, coached by Georgann Savage, included
students Gregory Marquino, Serge Reshetnikov, Hailey Loomis and Shawn Hamm. Robert Wilkinson and Alannah NicPhaidin were alternates.
Competition judges were prominent members of the community from a variety of career fields. Among this year’s judges were Mike Means, president/CEO, Health
First, Inc.; Gene Cavallucci, vice president, counsel, Harris Corp.; Alan Doshier, sector vice president, Northrop Grumman; Bruce Melnick, vice president
and senior site executive, Boeing; and Adrienne Roth, publisher of Brevard Business News.
The other participating schools were Eau Gallie High School, Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Bayside High School, Palm Bay High School, Astronaut
High School and Satellite High School. St. Edwards Upper School in Vero Beach also participated.
Florida Tech’s School of Management offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, business administration, business and
environmental studies, information systems and management information systems, and master’s degrees in business administration with tracks in accounting,
entrepreneurship and managing information technology.