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DaNita Webster – Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero for February

DaNita E. Webster is February's Betty J. Lewis Unsung Hero!

African American woman in blue and pink outfit

The daughter of Coach Tyree J. Webster Sr. and Tommie W. Webster, DaNita E. Webster was raised in Ouachita County. Webster is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She is also a member of the Delta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporation.

She considers a few of her lifetime accomplishments to be her time as a teacher at Fort Worth Independent School District and Camden Fairview School District, as a SAU Tech Project Manager, her time at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and being a University of Arkansas Recruitment Specialist (Arkansas PROMISE).

She formed Webster Enterprise as a way to uplift the cultural district of the community. Several events were brought to the area as a result such as political awareness, university recruitment, award-winning stage plays, youth activities, and musical entertainment. These are some examples of the programs presented by the company.

Webster has been an active volunteer in Ouachita County. Because of her efforts, she received the President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award. She also achieved the African American Historical Commission of Camden Hall of Fame Inductee Community Service Award.

She believes your community should shine because that’s where you live. DaNita Webster is convinced: Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. The best is yet to come!

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