HCA’s TriStar Division gift helps create Harry N. Hollis Student of Integrity Award
Belmont University’s College of Business Administration (COBA) has received a $10,000 gift from the Hospital Corporation of America’s TriStar Division in order to create the Harry N. Hollis Student of Integrity Award. TriStar Health System’s President Larry Kloess and Chief Financial Officer Chris Taylor presented COBA Dean J. Patrick Raines with the check earlier this month.
TriStar has given this gift in honor of long-time business ethics professor Dr. Harry Hollis, who plans to retire this spring. Annual proceeds from the gift will go toward providing a $500 award to a “Student of Integrity” who has demonstrated exemplary integrity and ethical behavior while pursuing his or her business degree at Belmont. Recipients will be announced at the College’s annual awards convocation, with plans in place for a TriStar representative to participate in the award presentation and accompanying luncheon.
“We are extremely pleased to present this gift in honor of Dr. Hollis, who so aptly exemplifies integrity and ethics in both his personal and professional life, and who has spent much of his career teaching future business leaders to emulate those values” Kloess said.
Dr. Hollis has served as the director of Belmont’s Center for Business Ethics since its creation in 1994. The Center provides a forum in which leaders of organizations can interact with one another to discuss key issues in the area of organizational integrity and also provides resources to facilitate the overall development of ethical standards of conduct within the marketplace.
Under Dr. Hollis’ leadership, the Center has achieved national prominence and has helped Belmont achieve a Top 10 national ranking for business ethics programs in BusinessWeek magazine.
“We are excited about the establishment of this award and about the meaningful message it will send to our students regarding the value of integrity and ethics in today’s business world,” Raines said.
The College of Business Administration offers undergraduate and graduate degree programming through its Undergraduate School of Business and The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business, as well as non-degree programming for practicing business professionals through its Scarlett Leadership Institute. Undergraduate students pursue the bachelor of business administration degrees, with study options in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, information systems management, international business, management and marketing. Graduate students choose between a master of business administration or master of accountancy degree. For more information on the College of Business Administration, contact: Dr. J. Patrick Raines at (615) 460-6175.