Millicent Rowe grew up in Jamaica, West Indies, where she graduated from St. Catherine High School. She entered Alabama A&M University in January 1985 on a track scholarship. Ms. Rowe earned NCAA (National Championships) All-American status each of her four years of representing the university in the 400m dash, and as a member of the 1600m relay teams. She earned All-Conference in the 400m dash, 1600m relay, and Cross-Country each year from 1985 to 1988, and was also All-Conference in Academics. She received the AAMU Coaches Awards for excellence in academics, leadership, attitude and inspiration in 1985, ’86, ’87, and ’88.
Ms. Rowe was honored as Outstanding Senior Student in the School of Agriculture. She received the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Office of Student Affairs, and was named to academic lists, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, and a United States Achievement Academy National Collegiate Award winner. In recognition of her academic achievement and leadership, she was awarded membership in The Society of Presidential Scholars.
In May 1989, she graduated with honor, with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, and in 1992 with a Master of Education, Secondary Education – General Science. Ms. Hutchinson has since devoted her life as mother to her two children, and to teaching. She believes that it is easy to be average, so if you find life’s tasks easy, then you are living below your potential.
The Alabama A&M University’s Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee is entering her 25th year of teaching in Madison County School System, and her 14th year at Sparkman High. Ms. Hutchinson coached track and field for several years, and has taught Life Science, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science, Zoology and Chemistry.