A visual tribute to the memory of Jean Hixon, who served as Executive Administrator and Associate Registrar for Tusculum College’s Graduate and Professional Studies program until her death in July, now adorns a wall on the ground floor of Virginia Hall, just across from Jean’s old office suite.
Featuring photos and other memorabilia of Jean, who had worked on campus since the mid-1980s, the display was put up by her friends and coworkers and will remain in place about a month.
Words and phrases that were either descriptive of Miss Hixon or were commonly said by her highlight the display. Among them are “gracious,” “Miss Tusculum College,” “the ‘go to’ person,” and one of her common expressions, “Oh, good glory!”
Another phrase, “Are you causing trouble again?” was described by GPS Coordinator of Enrollment Jamie Hamer as something Miss Hixon often asked him. Also on the display is a poetic acronym based on Jean Hixon’s name, in which each letter is linked to an aspect of her personality and life. It was written by Mary Sheffield.