UW Students Prepare BBB Award Nominations

May 01, 2014

Students at the University of Wyoming were instrumental in helping two Wyoming companies win the 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics on April 30 in Fort Collins, Colo. Other students worked on nominations for companies that were finalists for the award. This was the 16th year for the awards, presented by the BBB Center for Character Ethics.

Alpha Kappa Psi Honor Society members working on BBB Torch Award for Ethics nominations included:

  • Capitol Roofing and Exteriors, Cheyenne, BBB Torch Award-winner: Anne Burback, Marie Makepeace, Claire Murdock, Loren Pedrick, Mollie Purcell, Jamie Talmadge and Aspen Ruane.

  • Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., Laramie, BBB Torch Award-winner: Mike Dieriex, Danielle Fisch, Jordan Fowler, Matthew Kerbs and Jordan Scaman.

  • L&H Industrial Inc., Gillette, BBB Torch Award finalist: Joe Briones, Abby Cave, Evan Giusto, Emily Pancheco, Scott Rosengrants and Cole Vanatta.

  • Wyoming State Bank, Laramie and Cheyenne, BBB Torch Award finalist: Devon Bettolo, Teresia Crane, Maddie Curry, Dustin Clark, Hannah Peterson, Samuel Seitz and Tyler Shockley.

Participation by UW students is a result of the long-standing partnership between the College of Business and BBB. They, along with business students from the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University, prepared entries on behalf of 18 nominees, evaluating the ways in which the businesses promote the six TRUST! principles of EthicalEnterprising. These six principles are:

  • Transformation at the Top

  • Reinforce and Build

  • Unite the Team

  • Steer Performance

  • Treasure People

  • Enthusiastically Reinvest!

 “Our partnership with UW’s College of Business provides students with experience in meeting and learning from owners and managers of ethical businesses in our area,” said Carrie Rossman, director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.

About Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust

Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2013, the BBB Institute reached more than 4,900 people via outreach and education programs.