Alexander’s Cafe gives back to community it calls home

first_imgThe award came with a $500 prize, but Nichols and the cafe donated the money to the reconstruction of the Our Space Playground in Rec Park. Nichols and the cafe also helped out with the “Hospital of Heroes” by donating lunches to workers on the front lines. “I just wanted to put it right back in the community, I’ve been doing it for so long that it just was right,” he said. The cafe donated 600 meals, earning them recognition from Visions Federal Credit Union with the Heart of Heroes award. He says, “The community stays together, they’re here for me and I’m here for them, and I am really want them to know that we’re here for the long haul and I want to help out as much as I can.” Nichols says he’s humbled to be recognized.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – Owner of Alexander’s Cafe, Alex Nichols, was born and raised in Binghamton. When the coronavirus came to the Southern Tier, Nichols told 12 News he found himself in a position to give meals to local students. Every Wednesday, he gave away bagged lunches to students in the Southern Tier. Nichols said the community is what keeps his cafe up running and in a time of need, he will always be there to return to the favor. “It was great to be a part of because with the community we wanted to give back because of everything they’ve done for us,” Nichols told 12 News.Tlast_img read more

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Grads to take ethics oath for first time

first_imgThe Marshall School of Business will hold a ceremony May 11 following commencement for a select group of students taking the Master of Business Administration Oath, a voluntary pledge through which graduates commit to “creating value responsibly and ethically.”The MBA Oath is a national movement that originated with Harvard Business School’s class of 2009. The MBA Oath at USC is being planned by the Marshall Honor Committee.Diane Badame, assistant dean for the Marshall MBA Program, said the oath demonstrates Marshall’s commitment to honesty and integrity.“We want to reinforce these values in our students and expose them to the kinds of values we think they should have as they leave our institution,” Badame said.Anne Ziemniak, the MBA program manager responsible for the Marshall Honor Committee, said students and faculty brought the oath to Marshall to reaffirm their commitment to conducting themselves and their businesses ethically.Ziemniak said the MBA Oath initiative was a response to the unethical practices of Wall Street executives.“With recent issues, MBAs have been blamed for past unethical proceedings,” Ziemniak said. “We’re taking a stand because students don’t want to be associated with that reputation.”Marshall’s adoption of the MBA Oath complements the goals of the Marshall Honor Committee, which requires students in the full-time MBA program to sign the Code of Professional and Academic Integrity upon enrolling, Ziemniak said. This honor code lays expectations for student behavior regarding the community, the curriculum and their careers.The Marshall Honor Committee hopes to encourage more than 50 students, approximately a quarter of the graduating class, to take the oath next year.Students will have to attend two lectures each semester to meet the requirements of the oath.Though the Marshall MBA program does not offer courses specifically pertaining to ethics, the voluntary pledge symbolizes Marshall’s effort to create a culture dedicated to the betterment of society, Ziemniak said.“We are trying to foster a culture that weaves ethics throughout all of our programs and initiatives,” Ziemniak said. “If students are armed with prior knowledge about ethics before getting in sticky situations, this program will make a huge impact.”last_img read more

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