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J. David Maxson '10 Completes Doctorate from Penn State

On Monday, February 26, after an hour and a half of rigorous dissertation defense, J. David Maxson successfully completed all requirements necessary to complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Culture degree at Penn State University. 

His dissertation, "Rhetorical Burials: Memorial Practices of New Orleans," was further given Penn State's Alumni Association Dissertation Award, "considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment."

Dr. Maxson II is among many Drury graduates who are making us proud by pursuing graduate studies and preparing themselves to equip others to participate responsibly in and contribute to our global society.