John Krauss sent us word that he created a garden at the front entrance to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to honor his late wife Eleanor “Nonie” Krauss. You can see photos of Nonie’s Garden and its dedication at www.imamuseum.org/gardensgrounds; click on “Nonie’s Garden Celebration” on the right.
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Sam Taylor is the director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Sam was surprised and pleased to learn, while making preparations for a voyage to Antarctica last year where he was hosting patrons of the museum, that the ship also would be occupied by a group from Colorado College. (See story on page 9.) You can read an article about Sam at www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmag/article.php?id=90
Jay Engeln, former boys soccer coach at Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, was selected as the 68th recipient of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Honor Award. He was presented the award on Jan.15 at the association’s annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with the 2010 NSCAA convention in Philadelphia, Pa. As a biology teacher at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Engeln organized the first public high school soccer team in southern Colorado.
The recipient of the 2010 Citizens Project Divine Award is activist John Weiss, founder and publisher of the Colorado Springs Independent. The Divine Award is given annually to an individual in the Pikes Peak region who has worked tirelessly to create a vibrant democracy in which equal rights are protected and differences are respected. According to Citizen’s Project: “John Weiss is a visionary entrepreneur, collaborator, and community activist whose leadership has created a more diverse, progressive, and green Colorado Springs over the last 27 years.”