INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University's football stadium has been named in honor of donor Edward E. Dickerson IV.
The university announced the new name, Dickerson Stadium, on Wednesday. Dickerson and his family have pledged $1 million to the university.
Dickerson is a Fayetteville, N.C., physician and a 1988 graduate of West Virginia State.
His gift also will endow a scholarship. Dickerson says the university took a chance on him by awarding him an academic scholarship, and wanted to be able to do the same thing for someone else.