State Farm donated close to $36,000 to three programs at the University of Nebraska including the UNL College of Business Administration business ethics program. The other programs receiving donations include the Nebraska Transportation Center and the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy.
CBA was awarded $12,755 to support its Ethics for Business Leaders of Tomorrow program. The donation enables the college to host a professional ethics presentation in the fall and provides support for the program’s curriculum materials.
“The funding provided by State Farm continues to enhance CBA’s efforts in providing our students with the opportunity to learn about ethical business practices and the importance of ethical decision making in all facets of their lives,” said Kathleen Farrell, senior associate dean and State Farm Professor of Finance.
The CBA Program in Business Ethics supports the integration of ethics throughout the curriculum and the discussion of ethical issues among students, faculty and the business community. Ethics are integrated into over 90 percent of business courses at CBA. Past Ethics Day Lectures have featured Dr. Mark Whitacre, Fortune 500 executive at Archer Daniel Midland turned FBI informant; David Callahan, author of the books The Cheating Culture
and The Moral Center
; and Diann Cattani, former BYU volleyball player who embezzled $500,000 from a small consulting firm.
Dean Van Loon of State Farm speaks at Lied Center ethics event
A longtime partner with the University of Nebraska, State Farm provided a gift in 2012 to support the CBA ethics program and the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy. The gift also provides support for the University of Nebraska’s Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, a comprehensive fundraising initiative that has raised more than $1.5 billion for the university and concludes Dec. 31.
“State Farm is committed to supporting advances in each of the focus areas where these UNL programs are making a difference. We appreciate the work being done at the university to enhance safe teen driving, business ethics and educational achievement,” said Kelly Pargett, State Farm public affairs specialist.
The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln educates more than 3,700 future business leaders to Start Something with its 10 undergraduate majors and five master’s programs. Established in 1913, it is the only doctorate-granting business college in Nebraska.