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Rebecca Leigh Cardwell Sibley

Rebecca Leigh Cardwell Sibley, American dietician. Named One of Outstanding Young Women of America, 1987, Agriculture and Home Economics scholar Mississippi State University, 1974-1977, Mississippi Home Economic Association scholar, 1974; recipient Gamma Sigma Delta Alumni award of Merit, 1996.


  • Sibley, Rebecca Leigh Cardwell was born on December 29, 1955 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Joe Thomas and Leota (Patterson) Cardwell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, 1977. Master of Science, Mississippi State University, 1978.


    • Dietary supervisor Oktibbeha County Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi, 1975-1976. Nutrition instructor Mississippi State Department Public Welfare, 1978-1980. University food service manager Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, 1978, instructor foods, nutrition, 1979.

      Dietary consultant Martha Coker Convalescent Home, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1981-1986, Yazoo Community Action, 1984-1990, King's Daughters Hospital, Yazoo City, 1981-1982, 88—, director dietary division, 1982-1988, Professional Nutrition Services, since 1988. Director nutrition Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina, 1992-1993. Dietitian Gambro Healthcare, 1993—2001.

      Dietitian cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, South Carolina, since 1992. Dietary consultant various civic organizations, lecturer in field.


    • Author: Through It All God Reigns My Battle with Cushing's Disease, 1988, 94.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Active Yazoo County Extension General Service Advisory Board, 1984-1990. President chairman Yazoo Extension Home Economics Advisory, 1984-1990. Food chairman Mississippi State University Alumni, Yazoo City, 1985-1986.

    Member Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School Athletic Booster Club, Chorus Booster Club. Member American Dietetic Association, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Tau Sigma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Kappa Omicron Phi, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Lambda Delta.



    Knitting, needlecrafts, cooking, reading, singing.


    • Married Daniel Paul Sibley, May 22, 1976. Children: John Paul, Jennifer Leigh.
    • father: Joe Thomas Cardwell
    • mother: Leota (Patterson) Cardwell
    • spouse: Daniel Paul Sibley
    • children: John Paul Sibley
    • Jennifer Leigh Sibley
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    Born December 29, 1955
    (age 61)