Dickey Continues Legacy of Teaching and Leadership
Posted Date: 5/18/23
In a remarkable display of commitment to education and student success, Dr. Hazel Dickey, a retired business professor at Arkansas State University-Beebe, with more than 50 years of service in higher education, continues her two-year term as chairman of the ASU System Foundation Board.
Dickey’s profound impact on the academic community extends beyond her tenure as a professor, as she continues to actively contribute to developing students and improving her alma mater.
For 32 years, Dickey served as a business professor at ASU-Beebe, where she not only imparted knowledge to countless students but also assumed leadership roles such as division chair. Even after her retirement in 2000, Dickey’s commitment to education persisted as she continued advising students transferring to the A-State programs held on the Beebe campus.
Dickey’s connection to ASU-Beebe remains strong. In addition to her service on the ASU System Foundation Board, she actively serves on the ASU-Beebe Board of Visitors and the ASU Beebe Development Council.
Dickey also established the Dr. Hazel Dickey Scholarship endowment. She was driven by her experiences witnessing students’ struggles and triumphs as she aimed to alleviate financial burdens and open doors to educational opportunities that might otherwise be inaccessible. Dickey also recognized the evolving landscape of higher education, with students having more options and fewer predetermined career paths.
“Scholarships and private donations play a pivotal role in helping students explore their interests, discover their strengths, and excel in their chosen fields,” said Dickey. “Supporting students’ educational pursuits is also an investment in the prosperity and growth of society.”
Moreover, Dickey has left an indelible mark through various leadership positions and accolades. She has consistently championed excellence and growth, from chairing the division of applied arts at ASU-Beebe to her involvement in professional associations, such as the Beebe Business and Professional Women’s Organization and Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Recognized as a distinguished educator, she twice was named in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” and was awarded the ASU-Beebe Positive Teacher Award, an accolade nominated by her students.
Dickey’s appointment as chairman of the ASU System Foundation Board is a testament to her remarkable educational contributions and dedication to empowering future leaders. Dickey’s lifelong commitment to teaching, leadership and philanthropy serves as an inspiration to both current and future generations.
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