Mobile County Extension Agent
Inducted November 13, 2008
During a 30-year career with·the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Marjorie S. Day was the backbone and cornerstone for the 4-H program for Mobile County. Mrs. Day, as she was lovingly known to hundreds of students, parents, teachers, and grandparents, was the exclusive Extension agent in charge of youth development.
During her tenure, she developed and touched the lives of hundreds of youth due to her hard work, determination, outstanding leadership abilities, and personal commitment. She encouraged youth to participate in everything: from cooking contests to citizenship competitions. She made scholarships available to students, and helped them achieve sponsorships for camp, and even helped youth find college scholarships.
She maintained her own “Wall of Fame” in the Mobile County office by displaying all the many 4-H’ers chosen to attend the National 4-H Congress, the pinnacle of leadership and success at the time. Many of those whose photo was on display have become lawyers, nurses, teachers, farmers, business owners and other leaders of society. Today, many of those 4-H’ers volunteer their time to 4-H because of Day’s example.
Nominated by Maranda Marks