“Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do."

-Potter Stewart


September 12, 2020

7p.m. - 8p.m.


Ceremony will be televised on CBS47

and streamed on Facebook Live

Event Program Now Available!


The “Celebration of Ethical Leadership” is a combined effort that stems from BBB’s annual “Excellence in Ethics” and Fresno State’s “Ethical Leadership” which is a true representation and a grand celebration of ethics in our local community.


The alliance between The Ethics Center, the Lyles Center, and the BBB is an opportunity to not only recognize and celebrate ethical leadership, but also bring the message of ethics to the community on a much larger scale.

Event Hosted by

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Megan Rupe

Megan Rupe is a Central Valley native who’s made her home in Fresno, as the Morning News Anchor on CBS47, Eyewitness News This Morning.

Megan previously worked as the Weekend Anchor on KSEE24, and before that, a reporter and multimedia journalist for both KSEE24 and CBS47, starting her broadcast journalism career at the two stations.

In 2016, Megan was part of the team recognized with an Emmy Award, following a stabbing on the University of California, Merced campus.

Throughout the years, Megan has shared countless community stories, covering crime, city and state politics, and more. Megan has reported live on scene during many destructive California wildfires.

Megan reported live from Yosemite National Park during 2018’s Ferguson fire, which historically closed the park to visitors, burned more than one month and cost two firefighters their lives.

Megan has interviewed presidential candidates one-on-one, covering political races, visiting presidents and former presidents in their visits to the Central Valley.

Megan has flown across country, covering valley veterans on their Central Valley Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C.; she’s also reported from a Hollywood backlot, previewing the latest new shows on CBS.

She’s been in a cage with a lioness and up in an aerobatic plane. On her days off, Megan spends time with her family and friends, enjoying all the events the valley and beautiful state of California have to offer.

Join her each morning and noon on CBS47! 


Nikiko Masumoto

Nikiko Masumoto (she/her) is an organic farmer, memory keeper, and artist.

She is Yonsei, a fourth generation Japanese American, and gets to touch the same soil her great-grandparents worked in California where Masumoto Family Farm grows organic nectarines, apricots, peaches and grapes for raisins.

She activates her facilitation, leadership, and creative skills as a performer and leader in the following organizations: co-founder of Yonsei Memory Project, board of Trustees of Western States Arts Federation, board of directors of Art of the Rural, and perennial volunteer change-worker. Though she grew up on her family’s peach farm, she came to farming herself through a journey that included a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley and a MA in Performance as Public Practice at UT Austin. 

In an agricultural world where 86% of farmers are men, most landowners are white, and few are queer, she employs art and creativity to access her power as an organic farmer.

An emphasis on creating deeply engaging and transformative experiences has fueled her work on the farm and in her community. She’s co-authored two books: The Perfect Peach (a cookbook) and Changing Season.


You can catch a slice of her performance work in a TEDx talk from 2015.

She is the co-founder and co-director of Yonsei Memory Project, a movement to give power and life to Japanese American memory keeping. She has completed fellowships with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (Farmer Entrepreneurship Intensive), National Arts Strategies (Creative Community Fellows) and the Institute for the Future (Future For Good fellow).


Nikiko has served on the board of the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and Central California Asian Pacific Women.