Mercer Publication Earns First Place Award from Georgia Press Association

Jesse Mercer statue

Mercer University was among the first place winners in the 2009 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Georgia Press Association (GPA). An associate member of the GPA, The Mercerian magazine was awarded first place in the category of “In-House Publication.”

The Mercerian was redesigned into its current magazine format in the fall of 2008. The inaugural issue was the one nominated and ultimately judged as a winner by GPA. The 56-page magazine is currently published twice a year by Mercer’s Marketing Communications Office and is mailed to 65,000 alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University.

Judges said, “The Mercerian distinguished itself with clean, classic designs. Solid writing, combined with compelling photography and graphics, compels the reader through the magazine.”

Mercer has been an associate member of GPA for several years. According to outgoing GPA President Buff Leavy, publisher of The Brunswick News, “GPA’s associate members provide valued information and contacts for our newspapers and make us a better organization.”

Rick Cameron is senior assistant vice president for marketing communications. He is liaison for the Athletic Department and is known as the "Voice of the Bears" for his radio play-by-play of football and men's basketball games, as well as select women's basketball and baseball games.