Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics
Elevating Ethics in Upstate Business and Education

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Participate in the discussion that will include identification of:

  • Needs in business and education

  • Current successful initiatives

  • Opportunities to synergize and innovate through collaboration

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Clemson at the Falls
55 East Camperdown Way, Greenville SC

check in and coffee between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m.






Elevating Ethics in Upstate Business and Education

You will interact with other key leaders in the Upstate as we seek to:

Discuss and define workforce needs in the area of ethical decision-making

Share knowledge of existing programs and resources that are or can be used to meet those needs

Network to foster collaborations and create additional momentum

This event will give you a voice in a multi-sector dialogue to provide new perspectives. Its facilitated approach will help identify practical solutions to the many complex problems we face in working to foster ethical behavior and decision making in businesses, educational institutions, and the non-profit and public sectors of our Upstate community.

Your expertise and perspective are valuable, and your participation will surely contribute to the success of this endeavor.  

Seating is limited, register early:

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

8:30-10:30  am

Clemson at the Falls,
55 East Camperdown Way,
Greenville, SC



Debra Clements

Debra Clements

Debra Clements is currently serving as Vice President and General Counsel of Milliken & Company. Prior to this, she served in-house for 16 years in positions of increasing responsibility for Harris Corporation. Debra received both her undergraduate and Law degrees from the University of Florida, where she graduated cum laude, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Janice Murdoch

Dr. Janice Murdoch

Janice (Jan) W. Murdoch, became Clemson University’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 2004, an appointment following her service as Associate Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science from 1999 to 2004. Prior to joining Clemson’s faculty in 1986, Murdoch earned her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology degrees from Wake Forest University, where she was named to Phi Beta Kappa. Then she received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University.


The event will be facilitated by Dr. Daniel Wueste
Daniel E. Wueste

Dr. Daniel Wueste, Director
Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Daniel E. Wueste is director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University.  He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research interests are in legal philosophy and practical and professional ethics. His work has appeared in various journals including Cornell Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing. He is an ex officio member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Academic Integrity and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, the journal of the Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity. Wueste is president of the Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum.


Greenville Regional Education Center Sponsor Representative
Martha Wright

Martha Wright
Greenville Regional Education Center

Martha Wright is a financial advisor well known in North and South Carolina. With over twenty years of service to her clients, she has helped clients from all walks of life protect their families and enhance their retirement years.
A native “tar heel,” Wright earned her BS degree from East Carolina University and her MA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Professions, a Life Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, and a lifetime member of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs. In addition to her professional career, Wright is Chair of the Greenville Regional Education Advisory Board and serves on a number of other boards and advisory councils.


Greenville Regional Education Center Sponsor Representative
Jay Blankenship

Jay Blankenship
Greenville Regional Education Center

Jay Blankenship is coordinator of the Greenville Regional Education Center. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a MA in Human Resource Development from Webster University.  His BS in Marketing is from South Carolina State University. 
The recipient of many awards for excellence, Blankenship was also selected as a 'Real Father Real Man' by the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning show. In 1991, he founded Project Life Foundation, Inc. that has provided a voice for thousands of youths, serving as a catalyst for change in the community.
Blankenship is an author and seasoned lecturer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Greenville Works, Junior Achievement of the Upstate, and the Upstate Health Coalition.



Linda Gallicchio

Linda Gallicchio, Event Coordinator
Rutland Institute for Ethics, Clemson University

Linda M. Gallicchio is associate director-outreach for the Rutland Institute for Ethics at Clemson University. Gallicchio’s focus is to build relationships and collaborations with businesses, the professions, chambers of commerce, civic organizations, school districts and government. She works to coordinate partnerships on projects and programs to reach as many as possible with lessons/messages/discussions about ethics, critical thinking and effective decision-making.

Gallicchio received her MBA, with distinction, and a BS in Business, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She has more than 22 years of experience in managerial and executive roles across a variety of industries and at another land-grant university.