Awards & Recognition


Over the years, faculty, students, and programs affiliated with the Center have received numerous accolades. Below are a few notable highlights.

  • 2017 Reimagine Education Awards at Wharton

    Business 101: The Peer Leadership Model for Teaching Professional Ethics was shortlisted for the 2017 Reimagine Education Ethical Leadership Award. The video prepared for the presentation/session at the Reimagine Education Conference is here>>

  • Deloitte and the University of Illinois College of Business Collaborate on Innovative Award-winning Learning Tool

    The American Accounting Association (AAA) presented its prestigious Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award to Deloitte and the University of Illinois for the groundbreaking learning program the two developed together – the Auditor Independence Education Materials (AIEM). The award recognized the collaboration of a Deloitte team, headed by Mark Chain, partner in Deloitte LLP’s Independence Consultation Group, and Professor Mark Peecher, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. They were supported by Phil Hueber, Audit Senior Manager, Catherine Armfield Mojumdar, Audit Senior Manager, and Gwyn Blanton, Director Ethics and Compliance.

    Please visit the Auditor Independence Education Materials (AIEM) page under the Curriculum link for additional details on how to access and utilize these materials.

  • C. K. Gunsalus recognized by The Economist as one of the Top 15 Business Professors in the World

    "Assessing value blends both art and science, the former lending its free form creativity and the latter its precision. It’s scarcity, however, from which a good derives value. The pool of business academics abounds in talent, the most valuable of professors ascending high above expectations of a teacher, a value so conspicuous in Professor Gunsalus’ classroom it’s easy to forget how scarce it truly is. In taking two of Professor Gunsalus’ courses, I’ve been exposed to the delicate care she infuses in each student relationship. I’d never met someone so fiercely embodying the values she espoused—leading classes in Professional Responsibility and Negotiations, the values disseminated through lesson plans are the same that govern her personal decisions, bringing ethics and theory to life via personal stories as few others can, because she lives what she teaches as few others do. Cultivating a style that delivers not just knowledge but a unique personal touch to each student, her teaching shapes every decision I make, a subconscious nod to the quality she delivers. Transforming our College into a community—and establishing Professional Responsibility as its cornerstone in doing so—Professor Gunsalus’ impact extends beyond any classroom. Her passion for student learning proves tangible, flowing through her students’ every work, reinventing the concept of learning for me and so many others as she mounts a one-professor campaign to escalate the standard defining scarcity."

  • U. of I Students Capture Award in Ethics Competition

    A three-student team from the University of Illinois earned an award at Loyola Marymount University’s 11th annual Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition. Gretchen Winter, the Center’s Executive Director, was the team’s on-site adviser. Read the article here>>