Talladega native wins Dr. Fannie Frazier Hicklin honored

Talladega native and second generation Talladega College graduate Dr. Fannie Frazier Hicklin was awarded the Loraine R. Green Service Award at a ceremony in Texas earlier this month.

TALLADEGA -- Talladega native and second generation Talladega College graduate Dr. Fannie Frazier Hicklin was awarded the Loraine R. Green Service Award at a ceremony in Texas earlier this month.

Dr. Hicklin, who celebrates her 100th birthday July 21, was honored by her sorority sisters during the 68th biennial International Boule of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

According to a press release, Hicklin’s father graduated from Talladega College in 1917, and she attended elementary, high school and undergraduate classes there.

She went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.She later became the first African-American faculty member and administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she also served as associate dean of faculties, director of affirmative action and professor emeritus.

Although she still lives in Wisconsin, she owns a home and still has friends and family in Talladega, the release says.