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Dale W. Dickson Scholarship awards support to Traci Alt of Salesville

A first-year Muskingum College student has been awarded financial support from the Dale W. Dickson Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Traci Alt, a Buckeye Trail High School graduate from Salesville, will begin her studies at Muskingum this fall, where she plans to pursue the pre-medicine program. She is the daughter of Kevin and Debbie Alt of Salesville.

As a student at Buckeye Trail, Traci was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Students Helping Students and Students Against Drunk Driving.  She also participates in volleyball, basketball and softball, and was recently selected as a recipient of the John Wells Memorial Scholarship.

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.

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.

Two other Dickson Scholarship recipients, Jessica Miller and Alexe Monday, both of Cambridge, will continue their studies at Muskingum this year. Matthew Gilmore, another Dickson Scholar, recently completed his studies at Muskingum with a bachelor’s degree in History.