This scholarship fund is dedicated to the memory of Mark D Baker. Mark graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1978, where he was active in sports, drama, student government, choir, newspaper and yearbook. Mark worked as a radio personality for many years at KDTH in Dubuque, KNEI in Waukon and WGUS in Augusta, GA. He worked as a journalist, a television producer, and a content creator, starting his work in television at FOX47 in Dubuque, WISC-TV in Madison, and eventually at WCCO in Minneapolis. During his 16 years of employment at WCCO, Mark won several Emmys and the respect, love, and admiration of his coworkers. Mark was an avid fan of baseball, forever pledging his heart to the Chicago Cubs and minor league baseball across the U.S. Mark passed away in 2016 after a fearless battle with cancer.