Dixie Lee Jackson will wake up Washburn

Washburn University

TOPEKA — Journalist and historian Debra Goodrich of Topeka will present “Dixie Lee Jackson’s Guide to Cooking and Kissing” in a Wake Up With Washburn Breakfast Lecture set for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, Washburn University. Goodrich combines her Southern roots with a lifetime of researching cooking and kissing to create the character of Dixie Lee Jackson. As this character, Goodrich has performed at several venues, including the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Goodrich is a journalist and historian with a career in publishing and broadcasting. She hosts her own online talk show on RadioRichandFriends.com, hosted a Topeka talk show on KMAJ 1440, has twice been a guest on CSpan, narrated 20 historic documentaries on topics from Jesse James to Abraham Lincoln, has spoken to hundreds of groups across the country and been a guest on numerous national talk shows. She received a bachelor of arts degree in history from Washburn in 1996.

The Wake Up With Washburn program, sponsored by Washburn’s Alumni Association and the School of Business, has been providing opportunities for students, campus and community members to hear from successful alumni since its inception in 1993. Tickets to the event are $12 for dues-paid members of the Washburn Alumni Association and $14 for non members. Reservations may be made by calling (785) 670-1641 or sending e-mail to [email protected]