Fall Civic Engagement Colloquium Kicks Off


MACON – The Civic Engagement Colloquium of Mercer University kicks off the first of three presentations on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Medical School Auditorium. The panel discussion, which is free and open to the public, will focus on Mercer Engaging Community and Health.

Presenters at the colloquium will include Dr. Ann Jobe, dean of the School of Medicine; Dr. JoEllen Datillo, associate dean of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing; Dr. Cynthia Coffey, Southern School of Pharmacy; Dr. Patrick Roche, Macon Volunteer Clinic; and Ms. Cheryl Robinson, M.P.H., Mercer Center for Service-Learning and Community Development.

“The theme for the colloquium series developed from the spring meeting of the President’s Task Force on civic engagement,” notes Jean Fallis, director of Mercer’s Office of Service-Learning. “This forum provides an opportunity for Mercer’s schools and colleges to discuss and explore civic engagement through the various Mercer service projects in the Macon and Atlanta communities.”

The colloquium, which is being sponsored by Mercer Commons and the Mercer Center for Service-Learning and Community Development, will offer a panel discussion with presentations and a question and answer session. An informal reception will follow.

For more information on the program, please contact Jean Fallis either by phone (478-301-5116) or by e-mail (fallis_j@mercer.edu).

About Mercer University:

Mercer University is a church-related institution of higher learning that seeks to achieve excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning and professional knowledge. The University is guided by the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, while affirming religious and moral values that arise from the Judeo-Christian understanding of the world.

Under the leadership of prominent Georgia Baptist leader Jesse Mercer, Mercer University was founded in Penfield, Ga., in 1833 and later moved to Macon in 1871. From its humble beginnings as a small liberal arts college, Mercer is now the only independent university of its size in the country that combines programs in nine diversified fields of study. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mercer among the leading universities in the South for 14 consecutive years.