Dixie Culberson Turman received her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and English in 1979 and her master of education degree in 1982 in educational administration. After teaching for 8 years, she decided to start her own business. She has been providing insurance and financial services as a State Farm agent since 1987. Dixie received the Gold Blazer Award in 1995. She continues to be involved with the A&M-Commerce Alumni Association and is a member of the Chancellors’ Century Council. She is very active in the community receiving the Commerce Distinguished Community Service Award twice. Dixie and her husband, Bob Stachowiak, have three children, Sarah & Tim Stachowiak and Brent Turman. They also have one granddaughter, Stella. Dixie and Bob are members of the First United Methodist Church of Commerce.