LeeAnne Kryder, a long-time faculty member in the UCSB Writing Program, has been awarded the Clean Business Investment Summit’s Legacy Award for 2011. The award honors educators who “actively educate, engage, and empower young entrepreneurs and future business leaders, helping them to realize their potential to affect change through ethical, clean businesses.”
Kryder’s innovations within the Writing Program and at UCSB were singled out for special praise in conjunction with the award. Her “courage, perseverance, and success” in mentoring students was given special attention. Kryder created several “Sustainability through Writing” awards that are given to UCSB undergraduates each year. The awards are given to students who produce outstanding business or marketing plans or other communication pieces that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability. At the event, Kryder was recognized for creating a “sustainability legacy within the UC system.”
The CBIS is an organization dedicated to aligning the power of capital and clean business principles to build viable, sustainable enterprises while promoting economic development based on ethics.