Bobbie Hicks received an honorary Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Lubbock Christian University. Bobbie has been a friend to the university and strong advocate for education and was presented with the degree on March 7.
“It is so appropriate for LCU to bestow on Bobbie Hicks this honorary degree. Bobbie is a lifelong learner, a wonderful champion for Christian education, and a great friend of LCU students. She embodies the very best of the university and I give thanks for her godly example,” said LCU President Tim Perrin.
Bobbie attended Texas Technological College in the early 1940’s, but was unable to finish her degree after she married her high-school sweetheart, Tommy. As the wife of a cotton farmer and new mother, Bobbie was not able to finish her education, despite her passion for it.
Bobbie still found ways to put her love of education to use as a Bible teacher. She taught children’s classes and women’s Bible studies at the Brownfield Church of Christ for decades.
In addition, both Bobbie and her late husband, Tommy, have made significant impacts at LCU. Tommy was a dedicated member of the LCU Board of Trustees from 1971 – 2007. Bobbie was involved with the trustees, LCU Associates, LCU Travels, LCU Impact, and much more.
Bobbie established the Hicks Family Endowed Honors Scholarship that supports students in the LCU Honors Program, the Hicks Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship for student in LCU nursing, and the Tommy and Bobbie Hicks Endowed Scholarship that supports students from Brownfield Church of Christ.
Several of Bobbie’s children and grandchildren attended LCU.
Raymond Richardson, vice president for university advancement, said, “Bobbie Hicks is an angel who has a servant's heart. I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with Bobbie since in my tenure at LCU, and every time I am with her, I see the hands and feet of Jesus. She has such a sweet spirit, and I am thankful that LCU is celebrating Bobbie, her family, and her living legacy with this honorary degree.”