Larry ’87 and Victoria ’88 Hicks, P’14

Larry ’87 and Victoria ’88 Hicks, P’14

Fairfield provided both of us with the basic life and business skills to embark on our career and family journeys with confidence and purpose. Having met at Fairfield and married soon after graduation, we remain in close touch with many friends and family who have also benefited from the University and community. This is the main reason we have become reengaged with Fairfield and specifically wanted to support the College of Arts and Sciences from which we both graduated. We are honored to be a part of the CAS Advisory Board and support Dean Crabtree. It is exciting to be involved with Fairfield University, particularly at this time of its growth in national recognition and reputation — a growth that will serve all of us well.

Profession
With a lead generated through Fairfield’s Career Development Office, Larry began working in the medical device field in 1987. After many years of progressive responsibility in the industry, he is now the CEO of NeuroTherm, a leading device company in the interventional pain management industry, headquartered in Wilmington, Mass. “Each day in my business, I draw upon the reading, analytic, and communication skills that I learned as a history major at Fairfield.”

Victoria is the general partner of a real estate investment company focused on singlefamily residences and vacation properties. “Running a small business these past few years has presented several unique challenges that have provided for great personal growth and satisfaction.” Victoria’s work has allowed her the flexibility to enjoy her other passion — the raising of their three children — Ally, Sarah, and Bobby. Ally is a freshman at Fairfield this fall.

Both Larry and Victoria are members of the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board.

Most Influential Fairfield Faculty
The late Carmen F. Donnarumma, long-time professor of political science, was a favorite Fairfield teacher. “Professor Donnarumma made politics real and fun and exciting,” says Victoria, who majored in political science.

First Gift to Fairfield
$150 in 1989

Most Recent Gifts to Fairfield
Larry and Victoria have pledged $50,000 to Fairfield’s College of Arts and Sciences Science Institute to support an endowment for faculty and student research.

The Hicks’ have also made a $10,000 gift to the new Bellarmine Museum to assist the University in meeting a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Also Supports
• Women’s Service League
• Dana Farber Cancer Institute
• Lakes Region Conservation Trust