The Success Story of Kathy Dalton Hackman '80
"As a student and member of Belles Lettres, I embraced the society’s motto: ‘Here I prepare for an active life.’ As a former Mac employee, I joke that 17 years experience with MacMurray’s correctional education program more than qualifies me to work with Fontbonne University faculty. Seriously, my unintentional career in higher education continues to be an honor."
Having grown up in the 300 block of East Beecher Avenue (southwest of Jane Hall), Kathy always felt the campus was like home. She graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English. As a journalism student, she had the opportunity to participate in Montage, the student literary magazine, and The Daily Other newspaper (the only daily small college newspaper east of the Mississippi River). Kathy was also active in Concert Band, German Club, and Belles Lettres.
Following her graduation, Kathy began her professional career at the Jacksonville Journal-Courier. She then returned to MacMurray serving for more than 17 years in the division of continuing education. Today, Kathy works in the Office of Academic Affairs at Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri. In 2009, she marked 25 years of service in higher education.
Kathy is currently serving on the MacMurray College Alumni Board as secretary/treasurer. She has been recognized as an exemplary graduate and employee through her many years of service to MacMurray.
Kathy is married to Burnell Hackman, who is a 1979 graduate of MacMurray.