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  1. Stephanie (Gaston) Holman
    March 7, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Mr. Hicks is beloved in Bloomington Indiana by many, many students who remember him fondly, including this English Major, now Children’s Librarian. I hope there is a good library awaiting him.


  2. Steven Douglas
    March 8, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    A dear friend and mentor. I will always treasure Lane’s humor, his advice, and his support of a young teacher trying to fit in. Mickey Reeves now has his bridge partner in heaven. I will miss Lane very much.


  3. Jennifer (Schick) Abrams
    March 8, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    This English Major fondly remembers Mr. Hicks for his keen wit and passion for the English language. His legacy carries forward with so many of us who had the privilege of knowing him. He left a light shining in our minds and hearts, and I will miss him.


  4. Bill
    December 7, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    I had Mr. Hicks as my 10th and 11th grade English and social studies teacher and he was the source of my political awakening. I went on to become a civil liberties lawyer and then law professor teaching lawyers how to bring and manage civil rights cases, arguing three of them in the US Supreme Court. It was Lane Hicks’s classroom discussions, English composition assignments and vibrant personality that started me on this road. Above all, it was his demonstrating in his teaching and critiques of our classroom presentations the power of thinking through and making the right arguments that stayed with me long after high school.
    I also remember that he had said, I am sure, in a moment of youthful exuberance, that he did not plan on what he would do in old age, since he planned to just “burn out” before then. I see that he managed to “burn” through into his 70s, which I hope was not the disappointment he seemed to expect that it would be. I hope at some point along the way he managed to have some fun and that he maintained his sense of humor throughout.


  5. Lisa Belcher Hamilton
    February 3, 2016 @ 10:18 am

    Mr. Hicks lives in my love of the English language, English history and theatre. One of my happiest memories was introducing him to my first husband, and our baby, both of whom have Lane as their middle name.
    I am so sorry to know that Mr. Hicks has passed, but his legacy is strong.


  6. William Bocock
    December 11, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    Contrary to all rational expectation, I became a junior high school English teacher. Although I left teaching after only one year to pursue a different career, I will always remember the experience. And I will always remember impressions, lessons, and wit which Mr. Hicks conveyed to us as a part of senior composition at University High. And how I tried to share those qualities with my students. Thank you, Mr. Hicks.


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