Resident receives award

Robson Ranch resident Ben Dickerson recently received a wonderful letter at his home. It began, “Congratulations! In recognition of your lifelong contributions and tireless efforts on behalf of older Oklahomans, you have been awarded the DHS Aging Services Lifetime Achievement award, the highest honor awarded by the division.”

Dr. Dickerson, a graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station and LSU in Baton Rouge, is a retired professor from three different universities and has lived at Robson Ranch for almost 10 years. He and his wife Florence moved here when he retired and was named Professor Emeritus and Director Emeritus by the University of Indianapolis Center on Aging and Community.

His award, presented at the 40th annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging, has the inscription, “In recognition of your significant and meaningful contributions to advancing the health and well-being of older Oklahomans.”

Dickerson continues to touch the lives of students in the local area by teaching a few courses at the North Central Texas College in Corinth and Weatherford College in Wise County. He is the author of four books and is a sought-after speaker for conventions and conferences around the southern United States.