Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame

Eunice Paige Tibbs

Limestone County Extension Agent (retired)
and 4-H Alumna

Inducted March 19, 2013

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 B.S. in home economics education and received an M.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. As a county Extension agent, she often reflected back on her youthful days in 4-H and would realize the importance of an impact that 4-H could have on an individual’s life. She spent her career making a difference in the lives of others.

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 for 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 to working with youth getting them prepared to compete at the district and state-level competitive events.

Tibbs has seen many of the youth whom she worked with and mentored developed into capable, caring adults who have made an impact on their communities by providing their expertise in educational programs to meet the needs of future generations.

Nominated by Marian Beck, Regional Extension Agent