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A financial donation is changing the name of a football stadium in the Kanawha Valley. West Virginia State University stadium, where the Yellow Jackets compete in football, will now be known as Dicker son Stadium in recognition of a donation made by Dr. Edward E. Dicker son IV, a 1988 graduate of WVSU.

"Dr. Dicker son is a fourth generation graduate of West Virginia State University, and many members of his immediate and extended family have attended the university," said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. in a news release from the school. "His generous commitment is a fitting tribute to the Dicker son family legacy at West Virginia State."

The Fayetteville, N.C. physician and his family have pledged a gift of current cash and future life insurance proceeds of $1 million to WVSU.

A new entrance to the football stadium will be built and feature a plaque describing the legacy of the Dicker son family and their history at WVSU. Through this gift, the Dickerson's will also establish the Dickerson Endowed Scholarship.

"I went to state on an academic scholarship," Dr. Dicker son said. "They took a chance on me by giving me a scholarship, and I wanted to do the same thing to be able to provide scholarships for students. That type of assistance can make a huge difference in whether someone can afford to attend college."