Angel Museum Honors Hometown Heroes

Six Hometown Heroes Honored

On February 25, the Angel Museum was host to over 55 community citizens gathered to honor the Hometown Heroes. This annual event began in 2003 and was initiated because the Angel Museum wanted to recognize local African-American leaders and their contributions to not only the Beloit Community, but to the entire country.

The 2011 Honorees

Hometown Heroes

Backrow left:

J. Wayne Hyler, President of The Hyleco Group Investment property, Tax and business consultant Serves on many corporate & community boards.

Accepting for Marcia Anderson who was on assignment in Africa, was her father. Marcia is a Brigadier General, U.S. Army Reserves Clerk of Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin Active in several community organizations.

Accepting for James Caldwellwas his father. Jim Caldwell is Head coach for the Indianapolis Colts Leading his team to Super Bowl XLIV. He was Fifth rookie head coach to reach the Super Bowl and has been assistant coach at five colleges.

Jim Gordon: Teacher and coach for 30 years, Jim was the recipient of the Wisconsin Coaches Basketball Hall of Fame and Teacher of the Year award for 1993.

 Front row left:

Dr. John Odom, President of  Odom & Associates. Educator, Author, Consultant, Actor & Speaker Community Service activist.

Accepting on behalf of the Rev. Floyd Prude, Jr. family was Barbara Hickman. Rev. Prude passed away a couple years ago.

He was one of Beloit’s greatest supporters and leader in the community. He was Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Beloit 36 years.

He was a Dr. of Divinity Degree, Beloit College and leader of numerous organizations.