Lawrenceville Resident Receives Education Award


ATLANTA – Mercer University’s Tift College of Education awarded Walt W. Henry of Lawrenceville the Outstanding Student in Middle Grades Education Award at Mercer’s commencement ceremony May 9 on Mercer’s Atlanta campus.

            Henry, who was selected as the 2000 Teacher of the Year at the Gwinnett Intervention Education (GIVE) Center, earned a master of education degree in middle grades and is in the process of applying for National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics.

        He is married to Kim Anderson Henry and they have one daughter, Reese.

            Founded in 1833, Mercer is a 7,300-student, comprehensive, Baptist-affiliated university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the Tift College of Education, the School of Engineering, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Medicine, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the Southern School of Pharmacy and the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology.

            Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta, as well as four extended education centers located in Douglas County, Covington, Griffin and Eastman. The University also operates the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins and the Mercer University Press in Macon. For the past 12 years, Mercer has been ranked among the leading universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.