Billie Wickliffe ’49, ’59, ’63, ’67. Dr. Wickliffe earned a BS in Chemistry, BS and MS in Pharmacy, and PhD at the College of Pharmacy – the first woman to do so. She was one of the first female faculty members beginning in the late 1950’s and went on to teach at the College for over 30 years. Billie was beloved by the College and Athens communities, and was also known for her love of golf. She was a lifelong member of Athens Country Club where the Billie Wickliffe Invitational Golf Tournament is held annually in her honor. She was a member and past president of the Georgia Women’s Golf Association, won championship titles in 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970 and 1971, and was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Billie was a fervent mentor and advocate for students, and inspired decades worth of female pharmacists to pursue and excel in their careers. The Class of 1984 dedicated the Georgia Pharmacist Magazine in her honor.