Ann Tillotson Street Scholarship in Education
The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:
Ann Tillotson Street graduated from Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC Greensboro) in 1955 with a certificate in stenography from the School of Business. Returning to her native Winston-Salem, Ann quickly found employment with Wachovia Bank and Trust Company. It was in Winston-Salem that Ann met her husband, Bob, while he was a student at Wake Forest University, pursuing a degree in marketing on the GI Bill. They shared a love of family, their home state, and education. Ann and Bob married in 1960 – six days after his graduation – and after moving to Florida, returned to North Carolina in 1962.
Bob furthered his lifelong love of learning at UNCG, teaching at Curry High School and pursuing advanced degrees in education — a master of education in 1967 and a doctor of education in 1974. In 1969, Ann and Bob moved to Rockingham, NC, where Bob began his 24-year tenure as vice president of Richmond Community College while Ann put her Woman’s College certificate to use in the business office of the North Carolina/Rockingham Speedway. Together, they raised three children: Brad, Sheila, and Arthur.
Ann and Bob enjoyed their family, their six grandchildren, friends, and service to their community. They were both active in their church and worked to help community members in need. Ann particularly enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Christmas Shoes for Children, and Operation Smile. She also supported Bob’s passion for World War II, as he served in the Korean-era U.S. Navy from 1952 – 1956. Bob’s labor of love was a recorded history project of WWII veterans entitled “Heroes Among Us.” (Copies are available in the School of Education and Jackson Library.) Ann and Bob celebrated 54 happy years of marriage together before her passing on July 23, 2014.
In establishing the Ann Tillotson Street Scholarship in Education, Bob honors his own educational background, his beloved Ann, and his desire to inspire and assist motivated students dedicated to education to achieve their own goals.