Alice H. Hicks
Alice H. Hicks received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois State Teacher’s College in 1956. Even though she was married and out of high school ten years, she pursued her degree by moving to DeKalb during the week and returning home to Sterling, IL on weekends. She taught as a substitute and developed a desire to become a librarian. She returned to NIU and received her master’s degree in library science. She continued teaching and established libraries in six rural schools, and initiated the curriculum library for the Sterling Community School District. She established this endowment during her lifetime to support students wishing to pursue a career in library science.