NACC pays tribute to Ann Everett, founder of theatre department | News

Ann Everett, founder of Northeast Alabama Community College Theater, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Mrs. Everett was 81 years old.

Ann Everett was the driving force behind the theater division of Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC), who founded the division and was the director of the successful program for 21 years. Your northeastern legacy has influenced countless people and will continue to affect the community for generations to come.

“Northeast lost a great friend and contributor in the death of Ms. Ann Everett,” recalls NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “Their vision, talent and hard work led to the creation of our renowned theater department. She used her magic to do wonderful plays in college – then on a budget. She found such talent in our area that we didn’t even know we had it. “

The theater’s current NACC Director, Kayleigh Smith, reflecting on her experience with Mrs. Everett, said, “Ann Everett has built a legacy here at the NACC theater. She started a program that has touched so many lives over the years, including mine. I auditioned for Ann over 20 years ago without a clue that I would eventually follow in her footsteps as a theater director. She cast me in my very first production at NACC – something that changed my life forever! I will forever be grateful for the amazing Ann Everett. “

Dr. Campbell continued, “Your efforts, supported by former President Charles Pendley, resulted in our wonderful theater building. Other NACC theater staff, such as former director Mark Webb and current director Kayleigh Smith, have taken us to new heights. I am personally very sad about her death. She was a warm and encouraging person who made a difference in our world. “

In addition to her contributions and involvement in the NACC theater department, Ms. Everett has served on Randall’s Chapel United Methodist Church and has been involved in many other community organizations. Instead of flowers, Ms. Everett’s family has asked for donations to the NACC Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.