In Memory of Dr. Kenneth D. Hickey

Posted: September 5, 2014

Dr. Ken Hickey, Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology at Penn State, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at age 81.

Ken received his B.S. in agronomy from Tennessee Tech in 1954 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1959. After beginning his career as an extension plant pathologist at Cornell University and directing Virginia Tech's Fruit Research Station at Winchester, Virginia, Dr. Hickey moved to Penn State as Director of the Biglerville Fruit Research and Extension Center and Professor of Plant Pathology in 1976, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2001. Dr. Hickey will be fondly remembered and missed by his colleagues and friends in the Department. obituary