BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
CSUB's Kegley Institute of Ethics is proud to announce the renaming of the Community Ethics Award to the Wendy Wayne Award for Exemplary Ethical Behavior.
Wendy Wayne was a longtime friend to CSUB and the Kegley Institute of Ethics. As a founding member of KIE's Board of Governors, Wayne had a long and strong association with the center, including as a member of the Community Ethics Awards planning and selection committee.
She not only helped to establish the award, she was also an proponent for its first winner, Colleen McGauley, Director of Kern County CASA, who received the award last April.
Given this connection, it is without a second thought, that KIEs Director, Christopher Meyers, presented the idea to rename the award.
"Wayne personified the qualities we seek in potential awardees," explained Meyers.
"Although she passed on far too young, her accomplishments, profound commitment to improve the lives of others, and her commitment to ethics, represent exactly the right role model for the rest of us."
He also noted that the adult award for academic year 2012-13 will be posthumously presented in Wayne's honor and that the award committee is now seeking nominations for the youth award.