Arnold Eddy Volunteer Service Award
In 1992, in honor of Arnold Eddy, who served as Permanent Master of
the Society from 1942 to 1955, the Skull and Dagger Society established the Arnold Eddy
Volunteer Service Award. The award is presented annually at the Initiation Breakfast to a
current member of the Society who has demonstrated exemplary volunteer service to the
University of Southern California.
The 2001 recipient is Robert Dockson.
Dr. Dockson received his Ph.D. in economics from the University in 1946. He
earned his masterís degree from the School of International Relations in 1940
after having received his bachelorís degree from the University of Illinois in
1939. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy in the Pacific.
After having moved east in 1946 to join the faculty of Rutgers University in New
Jersey, he also served as an economist for Prudential Insurance Company and the
Bank of America.
In 1953, he joined the USC business faculty as a professor and chairman of the
marketing department. He soon became the dean of the business school. In 1969,
he began a second career in industry by joining California Federal Savings and
Loan Association. In 1984 when CalFed Inc. was formed he became Chairman of the
Board and CEO of California Federal Savings and Loan. Dr. Dockson has served on
the boards of more than thirty corporations and charitable organizations. He has
received the Asa V. Call Achievement Award from the USC Alumni Association and
the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the Marshall School of Business.