TEA doctoral student Julie Williams wins Ricco Ethics Award

WilliamsThe College of Education is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Nicholas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award for the College of Education is Julie Williams, a teaching fellow in the department of Teacher Education and Administration and a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student. Williams' winning essay was titled Discriminatory Policies Concerning In-State Tuition Rates for High School Students in Texas. Download William's essay (PDF).

This monetary award, made possible by Nicholas and Anna Ricco and the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, promotes discussion and debate concerning ethics specific to a students' avocation. The goal of the award competition is to establish a basis for intellectual conversations across the institution with the intent of achieving higher levels of comprehension of ethics over time.

A $1,000 award will be given annually to the leading undergraduate or graduate student proponent of ethical behavior and concepts from the 13 colleges and schools on the UNT campus. This award recognizes students who have a deep understanding of ethical behavior required by their discipline both in school and in the realities of daily activities.

Williams was recognized at the 2014 Honors Day celebration on April 4.