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Baccalaureate Speaker

Dr. Maria Dixon Hall

Dr. Maria Dixon Hall, an associate professor of Communication Studies at Southern Methodist University and an ordained minister will give the Baccalaureate address.

Dr. Dixon holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a Th.M. in Homiletics from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, a M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a B.S. in Marketing from the Culverhouse School of Business at the University of Alabama.

Recognized throughout her SMU career by students and peers alike for her passion for teaching/research, Dr. Dixon has received the 2005-2006 Willis M. Tate award for service to Student Body; the 2009 Golden Mustang for outstanding teaching and research by junior faculty; the 2010 Rotunda Award for Outstanding Teaching; and the 2011 “M” Award, SMU’s highest award for outstanding service to the university.

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