CSUB accepting nominations for Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards; recognizes Bakersfield’s ethical leaders

November 19, 2019 /

Cal State Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics is accepting nominations for the 2020 Wendy Wayne Ethics Awards.

The awards recognize one youth and one adult who have inspired their community through their ethical commitment and actions to improve the lives of others, according to CSUB’s website. The awards celebrate individuals who stand out by serving others.

“Wendy Wayne Ethics Awardees inspire us to take an ethical stand in our communities, in ways both large and small,” said KIE Director Michael D. Burroughs. “They are, in short, ethical leaders, and it is (a) privilege to recognize them each year.”

Many have experience leaders in their lives, Burroughs said in a article written for CSUB. There are teachers and counselors who go above and beyond, activists who stand up for what’s rights and friends who show courage in challenging situations, he said.

“There are diverse definitions for this form of leadership, but, at its core, servant leadership involves leading with the aim of helping one’s followers and community to flourish, to identify and meet their best possible goals,” Burroughs wrote in the article.

The awards honor CSUB alumna and Bakersfield community member Wendy Wayne, a dedicated volunteer and ethical leader in the Bakersfield community.

Given annually to one adult and one youth, the awards come with a $5,000 charitable donation or college scholarship.

The deadline for 2020 nominations is Nov. 29. Nominations can be submitted here.

Questions can be directed to Burroughs at mburroughs1@csub.edu or by calling KIE at (661) 654-6263. Winners will be celebrated at an invitation-only ceremony at the Seven Oaks Country Club.

Photo courtesy of KIE/Facebook.