Posts Tagged ‘2009 Templeton Freedom Awards’

CEE’s 2010 fundraising appeal

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

From the Executive Director

In 2009 CEE won the Templeton Freedom Award. The award was for our creative course development, and it was the result of a competition with over 100 entries from centers, institutes, and think tanks around the world.

CEE has developed original courses in Entrepreneurship and Ethics and Capitalism and the Modern World , and we have reached a growing audience of college students, high school students, professors, and readers of our Kaizen newsletter both in print and online.

We are proud of what we have accomplished in our first four years, and I hope you will support us so that we can both continue and increase our efforts.

Please check out our Accomplishments List for our first four years — but there are two items I would like to highlight: Shawn Klein, having completed and defended his dissertation this year, is now Dr. Shawn Klein; and I won our college’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

CEE was launched in 2007 with a grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation. That grant expires this coming year; hence our current fundraising efforts to ensure our ongoing progress.

Please look over the links to samples of our work and consider making a donation. And if you have any questions about our plans for the future, please feel welcome to contact me.

All the very best for the holiday season,
Stephen R. C. Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy
Executive Director, Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship


December 2009 Issue of Kaizen

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

In our latest issue of Kaizen we feature an interview with Ray Stata, co-founder and chairman of the board of Analog Devices, Inc., which serves over 60,000 customers, has 9,000 employees and a market capitalization of over $6 billion.

In this issue we also feature our 2009 Templeton Freedom Award, our recent High School Career Day, and congratulate five student prize winners: Hannah Mueller, Jennifer LaSarre, Jake Maliszewski, Lisa Voss, and Kelly King.

A PDF version of Kaizen is available here. We will soon post separately the full interview with Mr. Stata.

If you would like to receive a complimentary issue of the print version of Kaizen, please email your name and postal address to CEE [at]

CEE wins Templeton Freedom Award

Monday, October 19th, 2009

tfalogoExcellent news: The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship has won a Templeton Freedom Award. The awards are decided and given by the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

From the AERF press release announcing the 2009 Templeton Freedom Awards:

“Award for Special Achievement by a University-based Center – The Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University in Illinois is awarded the University-based prize for launching six courses focusing on the ethical infrastructure of entrepreneurship and the preconditions of the free society in ethics.”

We are very proud of what we have accomplished in less than three years, and we are very happy to get the recognition and the $10,000 prize.

More information about the 2009 awards is at the AERF site.