The family of the late Thomas E. Van Koevering has donated a sculpture for display on the Manitowoc lakeshore in his memory.
Van Koevering died last April at the age of 69. A UW-Green Bay professor of Education and chemistry, he retired in 2002 after a 33-year career that included not only distinguished service in the classroom but also a great deal of science-education outreach in the community. Van Koevering earned the 1988 Founders Association Award for Excellence in Community Outreach. He coordinated the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Science Forum for middle and high school teachers, which brought teachers to campus to gain up-to-date information in the sciences and to network with scientists and each other.
The eagle sculpture by Green Bay wildlife artist Carl Vanderheyden is one of several new pieces on public display along the lakeshore. The piece, titled “On Eagles Wings,” is situated along Mariners Trail just north of the Little Manitowoc River.