Four business students from Colorado State University’s College of Business and the Mu Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi Business Honor Society were honored for the Best Student Paper at the 2018 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics presented by First National Bank. The event, now in its 20th year, was held April 19th at the Embassy Suites Loveland by the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming.The team members, which won the award for their work on the application for All Phase Restoration, are:Zac AlwaisAlexa SolisThomas WestonZoe ZakrzewskiSince launching at the inaugural Torch Awards in 1999 at CSU and expanding the next year to the University of Northern Colorado and University of Wyoming, the BBB Institute has paired nominated businesses and student groups from the three universities to prepare the companies’ applications. Students work closely with the business including interviews, site visits, and gathering documentation to write a paper which demonstrates how the business fulfills each of the TRUST! principles that make up the Torch Award judging criteria:Transformation at the Top: Leadership Commitment to Ethical Practices,Reinforce and Build: Communications of Ethical Practices,Unite the Team: Organizational Commitment to Ethical Practice,Steer Performance: Organizational Commitment to Performance Management Practices,Treasure People: Organizational Commitment to Ethical Human Resource Practices, and !Enthusiastically Reinvest: Organizational Commitment to the Community.“The collaboration between Torch-nominated business and the university students is a win-win collaboration for the businesses, universities, students, and BBB” said Shelley Polansky, director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming. “Students get an out-of-the-classroom opportunity to learn about ethics directly from business and nonprofit leaders while business leaders have the chance to speak to students about ethics and how to run organizations the right way.”To learn more about the BBB Torch Award for Ethics or to nominate an organization for the 2019 awards, visit our program page.