Two-Headed Calf Community Service Awards
Community invited to nominate
Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park is inviting the community to apply for the museum’s ninth annual Two-Headed Calf Community Service Awards. The awards are meant to celebrate the nominees’ extraordinary achievement for service to the community, to history or to learning.
For service to the community: Generosity and vision
This award is a tribute to a citizen who has embraced community service not as a singular activity but with a deep commitment to doubling his or her contribution by combining the gift of service with a vision for how the quality of life in our community can be and is affirmatively improved by supporting the arts, education, culture and history that enrich each of us. The honoree’s service might take the form of a contribution of his or her time, talent or treasure – or better yet, the sum of all of those. By the example of his or her stewardship and generosity, the honoree is a role model, especially for young people.
For service to history: Scholarship and public service
This award honors a resident of our community who has contributed to the preservation and understanding of our regional or state history and whose scholarship, in the tradition of Herodotus, captures the past not solely as a matter of scholarship but equally as a matter of public good.
For service to learning: Academic excellence and innovation
This award is open to an individual (a student, a parent, a teacher, a principal, an administrator or a volunteer), a school or even a school district. An auxiliary group affiliated with education can be nominated (for example, a scout troop, single teacher, a teacher and his or her class, or whole school.) The award is meant to celebrate extraordinary teaching and learning, especially in disciplines dear to the Behringer-Crawford, such as history or archeology. The honoree or honorees who receive this award do not only demonstrate academic excellence, though we applaud that; the academic excellence is side by side with an innovative, energetic approach to teaching and learning.
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 ninth 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.
The awards will be presented at a banquet on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom. Reservations for the banquet can be made by contacting the museum at 859-491-4003.
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
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
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
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
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.