Two docents share museum's Volunteer of the Year honor
July 02, 2002
The Anchorage Museum of History and Art presented docents Jeanne Fiske and Judy Morris with the Norma Hoyt Volunteer of the Year Award at the Museum's annual spring volunteer appreciation luncheon in May. The Norma Hoyt Award honors a volunteer each year who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and achievement, often beyond the expected norm. The award is named after Norma Hoyt, Museum founder and volunteer, who is remembered for her efforts on behalf of the Museum from 1968 until her death in 1989.
Frequently working as a team, Fiske and Morris were selected to share the honor. Both former teachers, they excel at giving tours of the Alaska Gallery to thousands of young people. As a team, they planned and led the Tuesday evening Family Night activities for two consecutive summers in 2000 and 2001. They both assisted in soliciting participation from underserved elementary schools in the Renaissance Zone. They have also assumed leadership roles in assisting the Museum Education Staff over the past two years.
The Volunteer of the Year award represents not only their individual outstanding efforts for the past six years, but also the high quality of work provided by all of the docents in serving a broad spectrum of educational programming for the public.
The Anchorage Museum currenlty has a cadre of 43 docents who volunteer by giving tours and helping with programs and events.
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