CCSD celebrates its namesakes: Liliam Lujan Hickey
Liliam Lujan Hickey was an outstanding member of the Hispanic community who always had the desire to serve her community and who promoted educational programs throughout Nevada.
Hickey was born in Havana, Cuba in 1932. In 1964 her husband had the opportunity to work in a casino in the fast-expanding City of Las Vegas, so they made the big move.
Hickey established Career Day for high school students, which over the years awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to Hispanic students. She was also one of the cofounders of the Classroom on Wheels which is a program that facilities educational, medical, and dental services to preschool children. Hickey was also the co-founder, past president, and board member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce.
She has been recognized with numerous awards such as the Outstanding Hispanic Award and Women of Achievement in Government and Politics by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
She is considered a champion in education for everything that she has contributed to Hispanic youth and for making it possible for them to receive an education.
Her legacy will always be remembered with the opening of Liliam Lujan Hickey Elementary School in 2006.