Volunteer of the Quarter
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Wendy loves her Florida roots. Wendy married Stan Dippel in 1980. They have five children. They retired to Edgewater Landing in 1993 and lived there for nine years before moving to The Villages, Florida for nine and a half years. Five years ago, another move brought them to Hidden Lakes in New Smyrna Beach. She and her husband Stan have been members of the St. Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church since 1993. She is a faithful volunteer at the Church library on Wednesdays and at The Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum on Thursdays. They also serve as greeters and ushers at the church. She enjoys volunteering, playing golf, cards and reading books. She is also an animal lover. She has two dash hounds and one cat. She is proud of her nine grandchildren and three great grandsons.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to recognize the dedication, time and resources that Wendy shares with the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum. We thank Wendy for all she does to help preserve the artifacts in the museum and assist with educating the visitors about the history of the museum and its collection. Congratulations!
Audrey Maise King was born in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in northern New Jersey and moved to Florida in 1994 with her husband, the late Rev. W. Alan King, a retired Episcopal priest. Audrey graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, with a major in Child Psychology. Her college thesis, “The Black Child’s Self Image in a White Society,” sparked her interest in Black history.
FEBRUARY 2017: Hyacinth P. Morgan was born in Kingston, Jamaica. After High School she immigrated to the United States and was a resident of New York for 37 years. During those years, Ms. Morgan attended New York University and received degrees in Business and International Studies.
July 2016 - As volunteer Executive Director, no one has volunteered more hours at the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum than Mr. Jimmy Harrell. Jimmy began his museum volunteer services long before the official opening of the museum in 1999.
September 2016 Dru became involved with the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum before it was a Museum. She became a member of the Board of the Day Care in 1987, soon after she moved to New Smyrna Beach. After the Day Care closed and the building was abandoned and rumored to be demolished