Kennesaw State University Biology grad sets next course to become Navy doctor (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Jun 11, 2018) — Ask children what they want to be when they grow up, and they may say firefighter, policeman or NBA All-Star. However, few follow up on those dreams. David S. Axford is an exception.

"My life's passion has been to serve in the United States Navy," said Axford of Marietta. "Now that dream is coming true as I'm headed to medical school on scholarship, so that I can pursue a career as a physician in the Navy."

The biology major, who graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University, is headed for The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University this July on a full U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship.

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