2019 Mary Thomas Prappas Ethics Essay Winners Announced!

The Judith R. Frank Business Communication Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Mary Thomas Prappas Business Ethics Essay Competition. 

1st Place ($3000 Prize) – Xinwen Zhang 

2nd Place ($2000 Prize) – Maggie Norland

3rd Place ($1000 Prize) – Zahra Aalabdulrasul

Top three essays were chosen from a pool of finalists, and judged by members of the local business community. The essay prompt can be found here.


About Mary Thomas Prappas:
Mary Thomas Prappas was raised in the Cedar Rapids community. She was the first in her family to earn a college degree, graduating from Iowa in 1949. Mary was one of 35 women who earned a business degree that year. Mary met her husband Dempsey in 1948, settling in Iowa City in their later years. With Dempsey’s passing in 2015, Mary lost a lifetime partner and the university an avid champion of ethical legal and business practice.

Mark Petterson

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