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Dale W. Dickson Scholarship awards support to Jessica Miller

A first-year Muskingum College student has been awarded financial support from the Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Jessica Miller, a Cambridge High School graduate from Cambridge, will begin her studies at Muskingum this fall. The daughter of James and Betty Miller of Cambridge, Jessica was a member of the National Honor Society and was active in the school’s musical programs and in various church activities in the community.

The Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1998, following his death, by his family, friends and the Mace Club, a social club at Muskingum. Dickson, who graduated from Muskingum in 1965, was a member of the Mace Club and served on its advisory board after his graduation. The purpose of the fund is to make it financially possible for deserving and qualified students, preferably from Guernsey County, to attend Muskingum College.

Dickson was a teacher and coach at Meadowbrook High School, Cambridge High School, Cloverleaf High School near Cleveland, and Mt. Vernon High School. Beginning in 1986, he was employed by Cambridge Savings Bank, where he served as vice president and secretary and as a board member of Camco Mortgage. He also was the high school football coach of Cambridge native Dom Capers, who is defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins.  Capers also won coach of the year honors in the NFL as head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the Dom Capers Day golf outing at Salt Fork State Park helps support the Dickson Scholarship.

Dickson was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club, the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Board, the Guernsey County United Way campaign and the board of directors of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.

In tribute to his college athletic career, he was inducted into the Muskingum College Hall of Fame in 1993.