W.R. White Meritorious Service Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding service to Baylor and continued loyalty to the University.
The W.R. White Meritorious Service Award is presented in recognition of outstanding service to Baylor and continued loyalty to the University. This year’s recipient is Allison Dickson, J.D. ’07, of Temple.
Dickson has lived by the motto, “I don’t need easy. I just need possible,” and her journey has been anything but easy. Dickson was diagnosed with Werdnig-Hoffman Muscular Dystrophy when she was 15 months old and was given only a year to live. Today, she serves as a role model for all students to further their education despite their circumstances.
Dickson is of counsel with the Patterson Law Group and a legal research assistant with Baylor Law School, as well as an active community volunteer and philanthropist who champions a range of causes. She founded and organizes an annual Holiday Gift Drive for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and collects through community outreach necessary supplies for the homeless and at-risk students in Temple ISD. She also has established multiple scholarships to support college and law students and formed the Allison Dickson Just Need Possible Foundation in 2021 to further her philanthropic projects.