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Garfield Student Recognized at Southern Miss Graduate Symposium

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Marvin Tyler Sasser of Garfield, Ga., was recently recognized at the 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi.

Sasser, an English literature major and Ph.D. student, is the son of Franklin Sasser. He is the husband of Jessica Hardy Sasser. During his first two years at Southern Miss he served as treasurer for the English Graduate Organization and a graduate member of Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society. He has presented his research at universities in Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He recently received the Howard and Helen Bahr Graduate Research Fellowship award that will allow him to present his research at international conferences this summer.

Sasser’s work, “It’s by far the most confusing thing I’ve ever heard”: Dodgson, Alice, and the Darwinian Anxieties of Wonderland, was selected by the Graduate Senate and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies as the top paper in his department. Winners receive recognition and a monetary award.

The symposium took place on March 18, 2011 and provided graduate students an opportunity to present their research to faculty, staff, students and members of the broader university community. This symposium is designed to enhance the scholarly environment for graduate students and to highlight the quality, innovative, and diverse scholarship of Southern Miss graduate students.