MCCC increases involvement in Ethos Week

This year’s Ethos week holds an important first for MCCC.

This is the sixth year of the event, but it marks the first time students from MCCC will be attending.

Ethos week is a week-long event held at Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business.  Students are taught the values needed to be ethical business professionals.

“It’s a huge event,” said Pat Nedry, MCCC Professor of Business. “They probably have a thousand people.”

Nedry spoke about the work MCCC’s faculty members have done to allow students to attend Ethos week.

“There were some different components to it. One was how do you get students involved with this, and how do you select them” said Nedry. “The other part was we had to see if we could get some money.”

The money for the project came from a $1,000 grant from The Foundation at MCCC.

EMU’s College of Business also invites people from the business community to talk about applying ethics to various business situations. Previous guest speakers have included Robert Bobb, the Emergency Financial Manager for Detroit Public Schools, and Barbara McQuade, the US Attorney and Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Eastern District of Michigan.

“They have some pretty top-notch people that they bring in,”

 Nedry expressed his excitement for this year’s event.

“The last year was really good and we think this one will be pretty good too” he said.

This year’s Ethos Week takes places March 12-16.

For more information about Ethos Week, go to http://www.cob.emich.edu/include/templatesubpage.cfm?id=1294