Ringling Museum of Art's Kevin Greene Wins Florida State University's 'Unsung Hero Award'
Sarasota, FL—June 21, 2010 – Kevin Greene, Landscape Superintendent for The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, won Florida State University’s 2010 Unsung Hero Award. He received the honor for his superior work performance, cooperation and positive attitude. John Carnaghi, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration for FSU, presented the award during a recent ceremony at the Tallahassee campus.
“We’re delighted that Florida State University chose to recognize Kevin for his contributions to the Ringling Museum of Art,” said T. Marshall Rousseau, Interim Director for the Ringling Museum. “Kevin and his team take meticulous care of the landscaping for our historic 66-acre estate, which is home to the Museum of Art, Ca d’Zan mansion, Circus Museum, Historic Asolo Theater and our nationally-accredited rose garden. The grounds and gardens are a distinguishing feature of The Ringling Museum of Art, making us unique among the world’s top attractions. They contribute greatly to the overall appeal and rich experience for our visitors.”
The Museum’s landscaping crew tends daily to a variety of grasses and shrubs, several ponds, as well as 1,200 roses and more than 1,000 trees such as our towering Banyan Trees. The team includes Loretta Bestpitch, Frank Cantrell, Dave DeBold, Rick Esterly, Buck Goggans, Scot Hughes, Martin Martinez and Paul Ohnstad.
The Rose Garden is accredited by the All-American Rose Selections, a non-profit association dedicated to the introduction and promotion of exceptional roses. It was also named the 2006 most outstanding All-America Rose Selections Public Rose Garden in the nation.
The Ringling Museum of Art
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, The Florida State University, is one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation. It preserves the legacy of John and Mable Ringling, educating and enabling a large and diverse audience to experience and take delight in a world-renowned collection of fine art; Cà d’Zan, the Ringling historic mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo Theater; and historic architecture, courtyard, gardens and grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay.