By Lee Kananack, Psychologist, The Brevard Center
When we last spoke about Moultrie Woodall, a volunteer intern at the Rossetter House Museum, he told us about how much he enjoyed his position there.
Apparently, the museum staff enjoys him as well.
At an awards ceremony this January, Moultrie was voted “Student Volunteer of the Year” by his peers and museum personnel. He described himself as being “nearly speechless” when his name was announced at the ceremony. However, when interviewed at the Brevard Center for this article, he was more than willing to discuss his award.
“It really means a lot to me,” he explained. “The folks at the museum are very appreciative of their volunteers and that really sets them apart from the staff at other sites.”
An article in the CIP newsletter, “Brevard Internship: Historical Rossetter House Museum”, first introduced Moultrie to the other CIP centers. He has been a volunteer at the Melbourne, Florida historical landmark for just over a year and is very grateful for the wide range of responsibilities and experiences the opportunity has afforded him.
“What I like best,” Moultrie explained, “is the variability and spontaneity of the job. It can be laid back one day and absolutely frantic the next.”
Currently, Moultrie’s primary jobs include giving guided tours of the museum to both local and out-of-town visitors and assisting the museum staff in their preparations for special events – most recently a Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea. An enthusiastic and prolific baker, Moultrie provided some of his own delicacies for the event. Included among them were his infamously delicious “lemon-pepper cookies”.
Needless to say, all of us at the Brevard Center are extremely proud of Moultrie’s accomplishments and his contributions to both our program and the greater community. In addition to his recognition as an exemplary intern, Moultrie is also president of the CIP Student Senate, an “A” student at Brevard Community College (where he will be completing his AA degree in December 2010), a creative writer and lover of words, a good friend, a collector of endless streams of information, a dedicated studier of science, and lastly but certainly not at all the least important, our resident baker.