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Ebony selects APSU admissions counselor in national dating contest

An APSU alumna who works as an admissions counselor for the University is featured in the July 4 edition of Jet magazine, which went on sale June 27.

In a new spin on the hit television show, The Bachelorette, Makeba Webb was one of five young women nationwide chosen by Ebony magazine for its Win a Date with an Ebony Bachelor contest.

Ebony magazine partnered with radio stations in New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Chicago and Nashville to give readers and listeners an opportunity for romance.
An APSU alumna who works as an admissions counselor for the University is featured in the July 4 edition of Jet magazine, which went on sale June 27.

In a new spin on the hit television show, “The Bachelorette,” Makeba Webb was one of five young women nationwide chosen by Ebony magazine for its “Win a Date with an Ebony Bachelor” contest.

Ebony magazine partnered with radio stations in New York, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Chicago and Nashville to give readers and listeners an opportunity for romance.

Webb was among thousands of applicants who entered the contest via the Ebony Web site. She and the four other finalists were chosen based on their compatibility with five outstanding bachelors.

Pamela Aneise, radio host for WUBT-FM The Beat, Nashville, introduced Webb to Luther Adair II, a senior medical student at Meharry Medical School, Nashville, just before the couple embarked on their date, which included dinner at the elegant F. Scott's Restaurant. In the article, Jet published three photos of Webb and Adair.

According to Webb, the date was enjoyable. The two discovered they have many things in common, including a love for music and '80s movies.

“It was an experience I will always remember,” she said. “Just knowing I was chosen by a well-respected magazine for that opportunity was a feeling I can't describe.”

The other area winners are Soraya Liriano, New York City; Takia Quinn, Detroit; Janella King, Chicago; and Ericka Lynn Thompson, Washington, D.C.

Webb is a 2000 graduate of APSU with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. In her career as an APSU admissions counselor, she serves 19 Tennessee counties, including Montgomery, Davidson and Shelby.

Webb and her seven-month-old son, Tyler, live in Clarksville.
—Dennie Burke