September 08, 2016

Vulcan® Park and Museum Announces the 2016 Honorees of the Third Annual The Vulcans Community Awards

VulcansNominations1080x600 Feature GalleryBirmingham, Ala. — Honorees for the third annual The Vulcans Community Awards, presented by Vulcan Materials Company, have been selected. The awards recognize citizens who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress within the seven-county metro area in five award categories: Lifetime Achievement, Servant Leadership, Hero, Game Changer, and Newcomer.

Recipients were chosen by an independent panel of diverse citizens and will be honored at an awards dinner on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at The Club led by master of ceremonies, Rick Journey. The 2016 honorees are:

The Vulcans

Lifetime Achievement: Odessa Woolfolk   

Servant Leadership: Carrie Leland

Hero: John Croyle          

Game Changer: Tom Cosby

Newcomer: Dr. Henna Budhwani

The Spears

Servant Leadership: Bill Heintz and Philip Morris

Hero: Tajuan McCarty and James Strong

Game Changer: Dr. Jarralynne Agee and Jim Wooten

Newcomer: Victoria Hollis and Daniel Branum

Reserve a table of eight or purchase individual tickets at Sponsorships for this year’s event are still available. To get involved, contact the Vulcan Park and Museum development department at 205.933.1409 x.111 or email

The Vulcans Community Awards are presented by Vulcan Materials Company with additional support from Regions, Alabama Power and media partners WBRC Fox 6 News and Alabama Media Group.