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Dale W. Dickson Scholarship awards support to Ashton Baker of Cambridge

A first-year Muskingum University student has been awarded financial support from the Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund. Ashton “Cody” Baker, a Cambridge High School graduate from Cambridge, will begin his studies at Muskingum this fall, where he plans to pursue a major in criminal justice. He is the son of Mark and Melinda Baker of Cambridge.

As a high school student, Cody played soccer and tennis, and plans to continue playing soccer at Muskingum. An Eagle Scout, Cody also has served as both internal and external vice chief of the Netawatwees Lodge, Order of the Arrow, serving lodges in both Ohio and West Virginia. He also is a member of Vigil Honor, Order of the Arrow.

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 Green Bay Packers. Capers also won coach of the year honors in the NFL as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

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 University Hall of Fame in 1993.