Dr. Fannie Hicklin: Happy 100th Birthday!

UW-Whitewater Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Fannie Hicklin (1964-1988), UW-W's beloved Theatre professor, is turning 100 years young on July 21, 2018. 

The College of Arts and Communication invites you to donate to her endowed scholarship to honor her Centennial year during the Sesquicentennial of UW-Whitewater.

Do you remember the acting class head-roll? Her fabulous laugh? Her mantra . . . DISCIPLINE.

As the first African-American faculty member on campus, Dr. Hicklin has left a legacy, indeed. She directed over fifty theatre productions and helped to establish Summer Theatre in the Park and the Touring Children's Theatre.  Hicklin was the Associate Dean of Faculties, Director of Affirmative Action, and Chair of the Theatre/Dance Department.  In 1970, she received the W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching award, as well as the Life Service Award for Meritorious Service and Outstanding Contributions to Theatre in Wisconsin, and the Woman of Distinction Award.

The Hicklin Studio Theatre was dedicated and renamed to honor Dr. Hicklin on April 21, 1996. She currently resides in Madison and is often seen attending performances at the Greenhill Center of the Arts.

There will be a reception honoring Hicklin in conjunction with "Love, Loss and What I Wore," with sponsorship thanks to Rick and Jeanine Fassl on Oct. 14 at the 2 p.m. matinee.