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Northeast State scholarship honors Bobbye Webb

Contributed • Feb 10, 2019 at 6:13 PM

Washington County has established a scholarship at Northeast State Community College in memory of the county government’s long-serving budget director.

County commissioners also voted in December to proclaim this “Bobbye Ayers Webb Week” in Washington County. Webb, who died in October, had served the county for more than four decades in accounting and bookkeeping.

“Her excellence in academics and her professional career resulted in a legacy that continues to mentor students and professionals,” the proclamation said.

Washington County created the Bobbye Webb Endowment Accounting Scholarship through Northeast State Foundation to provide educational opportunities for students pursuing financial careers.

Mitch Meredith, Washington County’s director of finance and administration, said $5,200 has been contributed to the scholarship in its first two months. When the foundation receives another $5,000 in donations, the scholarship becomes permanently endowed.

Meredith said Webb “was a trailblazer who mastered the transition of bookkeeping from handwritten ledgers to modern-day enterprise resource planning systems, while showing such kindness to her co-workers and her community.”

He said tax dollars are not going to fund the scholarship, but “it is an honor to work on an effort that will create educational opportunity while sharing the story of an incredible woman.”

Donations to Bobbye Ayers Webb Memorial Accounting Scholarship can be made to Northeast State Community College, Attn: Paul Montgomery, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617.

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