(1918 – 1984)
Carolyn Hill Hicks was born in Montgomery, Alabama, on April 26, 1923. Her college years were spent at Tuskegee Institute, where she earned a B.S. degree in Home Economics in 1942. During the 1950s, Mrs. Hicks furthered her education by taking courses in Social Studies and English at Tuskegee. She received a Master’s of Education in 1981.
During these same years, Mrs. Hicks was widowed and left to rear three children. Her great strength and courage enabled her to survive and succeed both as a mother and in her profession.
In October 1967, Carolyn Hicks joined the Extension family as Home Agent in Dallas County. She served there for seven years and then transferred to Lowndes in 1974, where she remained until her retirement in 1982. Mrs. Hicks made outstanding contributions to the young people and adults of the two counties in which she worked. Her patient assistance enabled many program participants to carry through successful projects. She would never abandon anyone who was trying to achieve a goal. Her perseverance and devotion to the job won her the respect of those she served. Together, they reached great heights.
For her years of service and devotion, the name of Carolyn Hill Hicks is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 63