(1946 – 2016)
Mrs. Alyce R. Elliott worked for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Madison County from 1972 until her retirement in March 1999.
Elliott provided leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating Madison County 4-H Club program. She networked with many local agencies in implementing and reporting in the area of Community Organization and Leadership Development. She supervised program assistants in the “Today’s Mom” and Nutritional Education Program (NEP). She provided training, a bi-weekly conference, and recruited program participants.
Special projects linked Elliott to the community…..Does Recycling Make Sense?; History of Madison County; 4-H visibility through communications and media; Southern Region 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum presenter; Christmas Charities Year Round volunteer; A Study of the Qualifications of Current Kindergarten Teachers in the City of Huntsville; and Human Teaching for Human Learning.
Elliott was an active member of the Alabama Association of Extension 4-H Agents (ALAE4-HA), the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Employees Organization (ACESEO), and the Alabama Association of Extension Home Economics (AAHE). She received the ACESEO Service Award and the NAE4-HA Point of Light. Monrovia 4-Hers presented her with an appreciation plaque for her contribution to their 4-H club. She also received the Community Leadership and Performance Merit Award, Outstanding Young Women of America, Young American Merit Award from the National Foundation, and Certificate of Merit from Madison County.
In the community, she participated in “Women Build” Habitat for Humanity House, Huntsville-Madison County Clean Community board of directors, American Red Cross (Five-Year Pin), Huntsville/Madison County Year-round Christmas Charities, and Oprah’s Angel Network. She received a Certificate of Environmental Achievement from Renew America, Certificate of Appreciation of Service from Huntsville/Madison County Clean Community Program, Colgate Youth of America Award, National Take Pride in America Award. She was recognized as Honorary Deputy Sheriff in Madison County.
Elliott was active in St. Mary’s United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Larry and daughter, Brooke, her parents, Jim and Mae Emma, five siblings, many nieces and nephews, and her pride and joy, Crimson Tide, her dog. She was involved her the life of her family and always cheered for the Crimson Tide.
The Alpha Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi honors and remembers Mrs. Alyce R. Elliott by placing her name on the dedicatory plaque of the Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Inscription Number: 614