Born to John R. Hicks and Inez Hicks in Pekin, IL.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in history from Illinois State University.
Serves in the U.S. Army as Second Lieutenant, Executive Officer, Training Officer and Acting Commander until 1972.
Conducts coursework at the U.S. Women’s Army Corp School in Fort McClellan, AL.
Earns a Master in Language Arts and a Master in Educational Administration from Fresno Pacific College.
Is a tutor at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, NC until 1976.
Co-authors a handbook for the instruction of remedial reading students.
Teaches at Fresno County Schools-West Park, Orange Center and Tranquility High School until 1982.
Receives a Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Teacher of Special Education Students in Fresno County.
Is a resource specialist teacher at Clovis Unified School District until 2014.
Receives the CANHC Award for Special Education Service from Clovis West.
Is a post and district historian for the American Legion Post 147 District 14 and continues in the role.
Wins the State Binder Competition.
Wins the Historian Book Contest at the American Legion Cecil Cox Post 147.
Is named Legionnaire of the Year by the American Legion Cecil Cox Post 147.
Maintains membership with the California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers.