The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 7, 2013

Retired agent inducted into 4-H Wall of Fame

From staff reports

— Eunice Paige Tibbs, a retired Limestone County Extension agent and 4-H alumna, was recently inducted into the Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame  at the Alabama 4-H and Youth Development Center in Columbiana.

She was one of 24 inductees honored during special ceremonies at the Alabama 4-H Environmental Science Education Center. Tibbs was nominated by Regional Extension Agent Marian Beck.

Eunice Paige Tibbs was born and raised in Huntsville. She attended Indian Creek Elementary School and Council Senior High School. She graduated in 1973 from Alabama A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in home economics education and received her master’s in 1989.

Tibbs was employed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and served 26 years working with youth and adults in the areas of 4-H and Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences in Crenshaw, Marshall and Limestone counties. She reached more than 50,000 youth and adults through programs, events and activities, providing the opportunity for them to have a better quality of life.

She was a 4-H member in Madison County. She participated in several projects such as fashion revue and food demonstrations.

Tibbs served as a county Extension agent in Crenshaw County from 1973 to 1976, and worked in Marshall County from 1976 to 1990 reaching more youth and adults through Extension programs. She transferred to Limestone County in 1990 and remained there until her retirement in 1999.

She developed programs in the areas of 4-H and Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences to meet the challenging needs of youth and adults, regardless of their socio-economic status. She also was instrumental in helping youth and adults achieve their goals to become productive citizens who would give back to their communities through service projects.

Tibbs conducted educational and enrichment programs to youth ages 9 to 18 years old in the In-School 4-H Club programs on an annual basis. She dedicated her time, expertise and service working with youth getting them prepared to compete at the district and state level competitive events.

The Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame recognizes individuals and organizations that have had a significant effect on the 4-H Youth Development program, its members and leaders. The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., and Alabama 4-H honors, remembers and pays tribute to those who influenced the lives of Alabama youth by their commitment “To Make the Best Better.”