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Business Ethics:
Supported by the Peter Knox Endowment for Ethics


The late Pete Knox was also a loyal trustee and friend of Reinhardt. He began the Knox Foundation in support of ethics education in business and other areas at Reinhardt. His son, the late Boone A. Knox, continued to support Reinhardt University. Boone Knox grew up in Thomson, Georgia. He attended public school, Davidson College, and The University of Georgia. He was married to his wife George-Ann Walker Knox for 52 years.

"He was an accomplished businessman, blessed with a keen mind, integrity, a strong work ethic, and a personality which endeared him to employees, business associates, and legions of friends. He gave to his communities and his philanthropy is well known."

With the support of the Knox Foundation for Ethics, the McCamish School of Business sponsors annual events and activities.


Interactive Ethics Panel

Tuesday, February 12, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Hasty Student Life Center, Glasshouse

About the Panel:

Prominent community leaders and business owners visit Reinhardt to discuss the issue of ethics, how ethical situations happen in the workplace, and their personal experiences in ethical/unethical situations.


Alan King: Mr. King is President of King & Son Consulting and has over three decades of experience in business and organization consulting.  Mr. King has also served on numerous not-for-profit boards and provided pro-bono consulting for many diverse private, public, and community organizations.

Doug Fountain: Mr. Fountain is a Vice President in the Commercial Banking Group at Community and Southern Bank.  Mr. Fountain serves on several committees with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and is the CFO and part-owner of three small businesses in the real estate industry.

Joshua Bagby: Mr. Bagby began his career with Alfa Insurance working as an associate agent.  In 2010, Mr. Bagby founded The Bagby Agency, Inc. and began operating in the Canton/Woodstock area as a principal agent with Alfa Insurance.

Jordan Thrasher: Rev. Thrasher serves as the Chaplain at Reinhardt University.  Rev. Thrasher is an ordained United MEthodis Elder in the North Georgia Conference.  His particular interests lie in environmental stewardship and spiritual practice.

Gene Hobgood: Mr. Hobgood is currently serving as the Mayor of Canton, Georgia.  In addition to being involved in the Cherokee County Government, Mr. Hobgood has been a Certified Real Estate Appraiser for the past 23 years.


Business Ethics
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2014 Ethics Essay Contest Winners:

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Alexander Bryant

Daniel Guerrero Brandon Price


Ethics Courses at Reinhardt

Courses related on the topic of ethics can be found in the School of Business' three different degree programs:

BUS 290 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business  This undergraduate business course introduces the basic principles, theories, concepts and terminology of the legal environment as it relates to corporate or business decisions. Virtually all important topics in the legal, regulatory and business ethics areas are covered in this course, which provides a basic survey of business law needed to run a business.

BUS 640 - Law and Ethics  Students in this graduate level course will select an industry of interest for which they will create a hypothetical company. Course assignments will be focused on the industry and/or hypothetical company chosen. Near the end of the course, there will be a Practicum, or applied seminar, intended to reinforce and apply learning through several different activities which will be observed by classmates, the course professor, and the MBA Coordinator.

OML 430 - Ethics Values and the Law  This Organizational Management Leadership course focuses upon changing organizations. As organizations change, organizations are impacted by numerous ethical and legal considerations. The course will provide an overview which involves attention to the broader context of the changing organizations, the various traditional modes of ethical reasoning, the relevant terminology, and appropriate responses to the selected issues in changing organizations.

Press Releases:

2013 Business Ethics Contest

2012 Business Ethics Seminar

2011 Business Ethics Seminar

2009 Business Ethics Contest

Useful Ethics Resources:

e-Business Ethics
Society for Business Ethics

For More Information Contact: 

Dr. Hyatt Dr. Katherine Hyatt