2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards

April 09, 2020 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Northern Kentucky University, Student Union, Kenton Drive, Highland Heights, KY, USA

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Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park is serious about its mission as "a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage" - and serious about its exhibits that capture Northern Kentucky's story.

But the museum has always had a good sense of fun, too. And perhaps nothing symbolizes that good humor more than the museum's taxidermic prize, the two-headed calf. So, in the spirit of both serious devotion to the mission of the museum and BCM's reputation as a fun place to visit, we present our tenth annual "Two-Headed Calf Community Service Awards."

Typically awards celebrate one exceptional achievement. The fastest runner wins the race. The most talented violinist is awarded the gold medallion. Behringer-Crawford Museum's Two-Headed Calf Awards recognize that very often, true excellence rests with those who demonstrate achievement beyond a single contribution. Just as two heads are better than one, so, too, is the service of the people these awards honor.

Behringer-Crawford Museum's 2020 Two-Headed Calf Award Recipients for outstanding service are:

 

Service to the Community: Generosity and Vision Award

     Mary Lou and the late Carroll J. "Mac" Heidrich have dedicated decades to volunteer leadership at Redwood Rehabilitation Center where both are Redwood Trustee Emeritus. The Heidrichs started volunteering in 1960, when their son, Gary, was only two years old, and Mac served as one of the first presidents of Redwood's Parent Group. The Gary Heidrich Fund at Redwood was created in honor of their son, and serves as a testimony to their commitment to helping children and adults with severe and multiple disabilities achieve independence and reach their highest potential. 

 

Service to Learning: Academic Excellence and Innovation Award

     Cathy Wolff has been a first grade teacher at Beechwood Elementary School for more than three decades. She has been recognized by parents and peers for her caring and innovative procedures, using songs, dance, poetry and plays to engage and educate thousands of elementary school students during her career. She was selected by her fellow teachers to represent her school in receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award in Washington, DC and has been twice been a recipient of the Golden
Apple Award by the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

 

Service to History: Scholarship and Public Service Award

     Robert Webster is president of the Kenton County Historical Society and author of several books on Northern Kentucky history, including "Beverly Hills Supper Club: The Untold Story Behind Kentucky's Worst Tragedy." He is a frequent contributor to both Northern Kentucky Heritage magazine and to the "Our Rich History" column of the NKy Tribune. He is a three-time winner of the Kentucky Historical Society's "Outstanding Publication" Award and is a frequent speaker for civic and community groups throughout the region.


Kenneth and Eileen Harper Special Recognition Award

     Jack Moreland is a distinguished educator and community leader. A former public school science teacher, principal and superintendent, he served as interim president of Northern Kentucky University and eight years as superintendent of the Covington Independent Schools. He was instrumental in helping to merge the state's community colleges into the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and served as its interim chancellor. Moreland currently is president of Southbank Partners, Inc., a community and economic development organization that coordinates activity with the cities that lie along Northern Kentucky's bank of the Ohio River, and the Newport Southbank Bridge Company, which operates the Purple People Bridge. He is a trustee emeritus of Behringer-Crawford Museum.

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Northern Kentucky University, Student Union, Kenton Drive, Highland Heights, KY, USA

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