Mercer’s Crisp Earns Fellowship to Study for Ph.D. at Florida State


MACON – Recent Mercer University graduate Alice Crisp, of Tyrone, has earned a prestigious fellowship to study at Florida State University and earn a Ph.D. in economics. FSU has awarded Crisp the Charles G. Koch Fellowship to pay for her education. Last month, she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mercer’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. She was also named the winner of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, one of the University’s elite awards for undergraduates.

The Koch Fellowship is awarded to promising doctoral candidates in the FSU Economics Department and carries a $25,000 stipend for the academic year, along with a full-tuition waiver, for four years. Crisp will also have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant and research assistant.

Crisp held multiple leadership roles while at Mercer, including student body vice president. She was an integral member on the Student Government Association, holding several leadership positions within SGA. Crisp was also philanthropy chair and membership education vice president for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. She traveled to Liberia with Mercer On Mission as part of a service-learning study abroad program, worked with the Ronald McDonald House Charities and tutored fellow students in the Academic Resource Center.

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