CSUB’s Kegley Institute of Ethics announces 2015 recipients of Wendy Wayne Awards for Exemplary Ethical Behavior

Janet Hefner and Joseph Constantine will be honored as the 2015 recipients of the Wendy Wayne Awards on Feb. 26.

The awards, sponsored by CSU Bakersfield’s Kegley Institute of Ethics, Kaiser Permanente and San Joaquin Community Hospital, are given annually to those who exemplify the late Wendy Wayne’s character traits of strength, courage and commitment to the most vulnerable in the community.

This year’s awards honor:

Janet Hefner – Adult Lifetime Achievement Award

Hefner established services for people living with HIV/AIDS and was a catalyst for important social change on behalf of Bakersfield’s LGBTQ population.

Joseph Constantine – Youth Award

Constantine was selected because of his compassion for those who are socially forgotten or left behind, both in school and in the community. He has already built a reputation for befriending isolated students, coming to their defense when needed and working against bullying in his school.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with this year’s recipients,” said Dr. Christopher Meyers, director of The Kegley Institute. “Jan and Joe embody exactly the qualities that Wendy cherished and displayed in her many years of extraordinary service to our community and to the world.”

The awards ceremony, an invite only event, will be Feb. 26 at Seven Oaks Country Club. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Kegley Institute at 661-654-6263.

The awards include a $5,000 donation on behalf of the adult recipient and a

$5,000 college scholarship for the youth. In addition to the partnership with Kaiser Permanente and San Joaquin Community hospital, The Kegley Institute of Ethics receives ongoing support from Kern Schools Federal Credit Union For more information, visit www.csub.edu/kie or contact Meyers directly at cmeyers@csub.edu.

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