Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards
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The honorees and their award categories are:
Service to the Community: Generosity and Vision: Mary Lou and the late Carroll J. “Mac” Heidrich of Fort Mitchell
Mary Lou and Mac Heidrich, Redwood Trustee Emeritus members, have dedicated decades to volunteer leadership at Redwood Rehabilitation Center. The Heidriches started volunteering in 1960, when their son, Gary, was only two years old. 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 andreach their highest potential.
Service to Learning: Academic Excellence and Innovation: Cathy Wolff, first-grade teacher at Beechwood Elementary School in Fort Mitchell
Cathy Wolff has been a first-grade teacher at Beechwood Elementary School for more than three decades. Recognized by parents and peers for her caring and innovative procedures, she has used 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 twice been a recipient of the Golden Apple Award from the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Service to History: Scholarship and Public Service: Author and historian Robert Webster
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 recipient 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, president of Southbank Partners
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.
The 2020 Two-Headed Calf award recipients will be honored at an awards dinner and gala at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9 at Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom. The event will include dinner, cocktails, live music, a silent auction, raffles and free parking, in addition to the fun awards celebration. All-inclusive tickets are $100 per person or $800 for a table of eight. For reservations, visit: https://e.givesmart.com/events/gdF/ or call 859-491-4003.
About the Awards
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.
Past Two-Headed Calf Award recipients are:
Community Service - for extraordinary stewardship and generosity.
2011 Alice Sparks
2012 Mary Middleton (posthumously – received by Clyde Middleton and family)
2013 Oakley Farris and Eva G. Farris
2014 Ralph Drees
2015 Daniel R. Groneck
2016 Normand Demarais and Lisa Demarais
2017 Michael J. Hammons
2018 Judith G. Clabes and Gene A. Clabes
2019 Judi Gerding
History - for contributing to the preservation and understanding of our regional and state history.
2011 Dr. James C. Claypool
2012 Dr. James A. Ramage
2013 John Boh
2014 Jim Reis
2015 Dr. Paul A. Tenkotte
2016 Theodore H.H. Harris
2017 Dave Schroeder
2018 Karl J. Lietzenmayer
2019 Victor J. Canfield
Education - for demonstrating academic excellence and innovative approaches in history, the arts or archaeology.
2011 Judy Sanders, Baker Hunt Foundation
2012 Debbie Brown, Kenton County Schools
2013 T. W. Loring, Ockerman Elementary School
2014 Rick Hulefeld, Children Inc.
2015 Jim R. Hicks, Dixie Heights High School
2016 Raymond G. Hebert, Thomas More College
2017 Terri Cox-Cruey, Kenton County School District
2018 M. Patricia Fox, Friends of Big Bone
2019 Jon Draud
2015 Glenn O. Swing Elementary School in Covington
2016 Joe Brennan
2017 Matt and Rebekah Gensler Butler and The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Club
2018 Kenneth F. Harper and Eileen Harper
2019 Dennis R. Williams
The regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley must be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations. Therefore, the Behringer-Crawford Museum is a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage.