For Immediate Release


March 2, 2007


RIC Athletic Hall of Famer
Donald Hickey '62 Passes Away at Age 68


Providence, RIóRhode Island College is saddened by the loss of Athletic Hall of Famer Donald Hickey '62, who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the age of 68.


Hickey was a three-sport standout during his years at RIC. He played four seasons of basketball and soccer, while playing three seasons of baseball. As a forward in basketball, Hickey was known as a fierce competitor, a brilliant passer and an excellent team player. He received the John E. Hetherman Award in 1962.


He earned his masters degree in education from RIC in 1969. Hickey was a teacher in Providence from 1962-73. He was the assistant principal at Bishop Hendricken High School from 1973-86. He was also a State Senator from 1977-86. Upon his retirement from teaching, Hickey worked for the State of Rhode Island as the Director of the Retirement Board from 1986-90.


He was inducted into Rhode Island College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Lynne '67.