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Southern Nazarene University


Navigator Members - $8,000

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Star Members - $5,500

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Student Initiatives

Click here to learn more about OK Business Ethics Foundation



OK Ethics Foundation History

At the same time that the OK Ethics Consortium was launched, the OK Ethics Foundation was established to reinforce high standards of integrity among students on various campuses throughout the state. Through OK Ethics’ support of local regional and national ethics competitions, our students have excelled in demonstrating Oklahoma’s legacy of honorable behavior and moral courage.

Since 2005, university students have successfully competed in annual ethics bowls. In fact, since 2011, Oklahoma teams have placed among the top five winning teams in the Regional Ethics Bowl held in San Antonio each year. Building on that phenomenon, the OK Ethics Foundation collaborated with the University of Oklahoma to host the first high school ethics bowl. This event occurred on April 23, 2016 and was made possible through the generosity of The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma. In preparation for that special event, fourteen high schools were represented at a teacher’s conference held at OU in February.  


OK Ethics Foundation Vision Statement

Inspire a culture of integrity


OK Ethics Foundation Mission Statement
Through educational initiatives, promote and cultivate ethical thinking and practical decision making for positive results today and tomorrow.


OK Ethics Foundation Guiding Principles

Discern best course of action based on experience and facts,
knowing when to seek guidance

Selflessly honoring the inherent dignity of others

Subordination of self toward the fulfillment of duty

Having the strength to overcome fear and adversity to do what is right

Taking the initiative to fulfill commitments even in the face of challenges;
demonstration accountability to others

Being truthful in thought, word, and deed, while demonstrating
a sincere concern for others


2016 High School Ethics Bowl Winners

1st Place
Norman North High School

2nd Place
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

For more information about OK Ethics Bowls and how your high school can get involved, visit


 2016 National Ethics Bowl

1st Place
Whitworth University (WA)

2nd Place
Youngstown State University (OH)

3rd Place
Oklahoma Christian University (OK)



 2016 OK State Ethics Bowl Winners

1st & 2nd Places
Oklahoma Christian University

3rd Place
University of Oklahoma



2015 Texas Regional Ethics Bowl

1st Place
Oklahoma Christian University

2nd Place
Oklahoma City University

3rd Place
University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

4th Place
Cameron University (OK)



2014 University Ethics Bowl Winners

Oklahoma Christian University      OBU     

1st Place ($2,500)
Oklahoma Christian Eagles

led by Dr. Jeffrey Simmons

2nd Place ($1,500)
Oklahoma Baptist University

led by Dr. Rich Rudebock & Dr. Vickie Ellis

3rd Place ($500)
University of Central Oklahoma
led by Dr. Katherene Terrell & Dr. Bambi Hora

These schools were invited to represent OK Ethics in the Regional Ethics Bowl held in San Antonio on November 15. Cash prizes earmarked from Pinnacle, Navigator and Star members dues are provided to assist them in that endeavor. Other competitors (from a total of sixteen teams in our state) include the University of Oklahoma (Dr. Steve Ellis), Cameron University (Dr. John Masters), Oklahoma City University (Dr. James Guzak), Rose State College (Dean Fisher), Southern Nazarene University (Cindy Powell) St. Gregory's University (Josh Bullock) and Oklahoma State University (Dr. Tom Stone).

Many thanks to the countless volunteers who make this event possible, especially the OK Ethics Foundation Board leaders.  Below is a list of those business and community leaders who donated their time on Saturday to help these students:

Click here to view 2014 Student Ethics Challenge Judge and Moderator List 



Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Regional Ethics Bowl in San Antonio, TX held November 16, 2013



First Place: University of Oklahoma’s “Boomer” team (3 wins, 0 draws, and a point differential of 52).
OU's Participating Students: Jeremy Allen, an Economics and Environmental Sustainability major; Storm Dowd-Lukesh, an Economics major; and Rahul Gaikwad, a dual degree student majoring in Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences and Finance in the School of Business.  


Advisors: Dr. Stephen Ellis, is Associate Professor and Graduate Liaison in the Department of Philosophy at OU. The team also received coaching from faculty members Breea Clark, Will Spain, and Adrienne Jablonski; and graduate student Kelly Epley, who served as argument coach.


Second Place:  University of Central Oklahoma’s “Bronchos,” team (3 wins, 0 draws and a point differential of 43).
UCO's Participating Students:  Jordan Atterberry, Matthew Franklin, Xiang Li, Matthew Oleson, and Shirley Tran. 
Advisors: Dr. Katherine Terrell with coaching assistance from Charles Gray and Dr. Bambi Hora.


Third Place: Oklahoma Christian University’s “Talons” team (2 wins, 1 draw and a point differential of 46).


OK Christian's Participating Students:     Members of the Oklahoma Christian University Talons team are Jasper Bawcom, Hunter Farhat, and Gabriel Gasiorowski.


Advisor:  Associate Professor of Business, Jeff Simmons.

Fourth Place:  University of Arkansas – Little Rock’s “Maroon” team.

This year’s regionals featured a total of 16 teams. In addition to the first through third place winners, there were three additional teams entered from the Sooner state.  Across the nation there are ten separate regional competitions. Three to four teams will advance from each of those contests to the National Student Ethics Bowl, scheduled for February 27, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. 


Representing the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium and Business Ethics Foundation at the event were Colin Schoonover, manager of pipeline systems and engineering services for ONEOK Distribution Companies in Tulsa, and Jack Rosenberg, senior manager of corporate security and ethics compliance for Chesapeake Energy Corporation.


Judges evaluated the teams based on clarity, relevance, use of central ethical dimensions and deliberative thoughtfulness. Teams were ranked by number of wins, number of ties, and the point differential as awarded by judges. Each team researched and presented positions involved with cases based on current examples of ethical challenges.  Winners were selected by teams of judges representing a cross section of educational backgrounds and professional disciplines. Click here for additional information

Click here for information about the February 27, 2014 National Competition in Jacksonville, FL.



Congratulations to the winners of the Annual Statewide Ethics Bowl in Oklahoma City, held October 19, 2013:

 1)      Oklahoma Christian University – Talons (Professor Jeff Simmons)

 2)      Oklahoma Christian University – Eagles  (Professor Jeff Simmons)

 3)      Oklahoma City University Stars – (Professor Barbara Crandall)



Oklahoma Christian University Talons and Eagles

Click here to view past winning teams


Student Chapters

Below is a list of universities with established formal chapters, holding regular ethics events on their campuses (Updated March 21, 2012):

Oklahoma City University
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Crandall
Email Dr. Crandall

Southern Nazarene University
Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership
Advisor: Cindy Powell
Ziglar Executive Assistant: Eunice Trent 
(405) 491-6311
Email Eunice Trent


University of Central Oklahoma
Advisor: Dr. Katherene Terrell
Chairperson, Accounting Department, College of Business

(405) 974-5272
Email Dr. Terrell


University of Oklahoma
Integrity Council
Advisor: Breea Clark J.D.
Associate Director of Academic Integrity Programs
Office of the Provost
(405) 325-3224
Email Breea Clark 
Student Chapter website:

OK Ethics encourages the sharing of information among our educational leaders.  To that end, OU is providing their student chapter bylaws: OU Student Chapter Bylaws


OU’s Ethics Bowl Advisors:
    * Dr. Stephen Ellis,   

    * Adrienne Jablonski,






University Initiatives

Signifies  student participation in OK Ethics monthly events and/or the Statewide Student Ethics Challenge. (Updated as of March 21, 2012)


Cameron University 

Advisor: Ken Masters, PhD



Metro Technology Centers

Bertha Robinson


Oklahoma Christian University - Host of 2011 Statewide Student Ethics Challenge
Advisors: Mickey Cowan

Professor of Accounting

Email Mickey Cowan


Elaine D. Kelly

Associate Professor of Accounting

Email Elaine Kelly



Jeffery Simmons

Associate Professor of Management

Email Jeffery Simmons


Oklahoma Baptist University
Advisor: David Houghton
Dean, College of Business
Email David Houghton
(405) 878-3254


Oral Roberts University


University of Tulsa 
Collins College of Business
Advisor: Tracy S Manly
Associate Professor of Accounting & ONEOK Professor of Business
School of Accounting & MIS
Email Tracy Manly
(918) 631-3992



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