More than 1,600 Mercer University Students to Graduate

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Macon and Atlanta— More than 1,600 students are expected to participate in graduation ceremonies on Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses over the next month. The University will hold nine commencement ceremonies and hear from an array of renowned speakers.
Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey will also present three honorary degrees. Larry Braden, president of Lacey Drug Company, will be presented an honorary doctor of sciences degree on May 1 at the Southern School of Pharmacy commencement.
Godsey will present two honorary degrees on May 9 at the Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Joseph Hillman Harvey, chairman and CEO of Harveys supermarket chain, will receive an honorary doctor of commerce degree. David Shi, president of Furman University, will be granted an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Below is a listing of commencement dates, times and speakers.
Cecil B. Day Campus, Atlanta
Southern School of Pharmacy
Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Larry Braden, President, Lacey Drug Company

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Saturday, May 1, 12:30 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: The Honorable Sharon Cooper, Georgia State Representative

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James & Carolyn McAfee School of Theology
Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director, The Association of Theological Schools

Tift College of Education
Saturday, May 15, 12 noon
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Dr. Floyd Toth, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission

Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
Saturday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Raymond Christman, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan
Bank of Atlanta

College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Dr. Randy Gregg, Founder, Corporate Performance Resources

Macon Campus

School of Medicine
Saturday, May 1, 5 p.m.
Macon City Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Soden, NBC Medical Correspondent, Today Show

Walter F. George School of Law
Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m.
Macon City Auditorium
Speaker: Col. James P. Terry, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs

College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education, College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Sunday, May 9, 3 p.m.
Macon Coliseum
Speaker: Dr. David Shi, President, Furman University

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