An estimated 1,563 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 four honorary degrees. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree at the Walter F. George School of Law commencement May 10.   Wyche Fowler Jr., who served as a previous U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and Ambassador to Saudia Arabia, will be presented an honorary doctor of laws degree May 11 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.   Jimmy Allen, noted author, consultant and churchman, will be awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the James and...
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...
MACON-Mercer University student Emanuel Istudor is bringing a new meaning to the word missionary. The freshman engineering student has found a way to combine his computer savvy with his desire to help the less fortunate.   And thanks to his insight, a group of orphans in the tiny, economically depressed country of Moldova are soon going to have access to computers. It's the result of a club Istudor formed called the Engineering Missions Team.   The group of 9 Mercer engineering students have spent the past semester collecting old and used computers that they can revamp to make them suitable for a school of orphans in the country north of Romania. The students plan to ship about 20 computers to Moldova early this summer.   Some of the computers are as old as 10 years, but Istudor said while they may seem like junk to Americans, the orphans in Moldova will be thrilled to have them. "People have old computers sitting at home that would make these kids go,...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Business Chronicle presented Dr. Ha Van Vo, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Mercer University, with its 2010 Health-Care Heroes Award for Innovation during the paper's 13th annual awards program in Atlanta Thursday evening.
 MACON, Ga.- Mercer plays host to Stetson in the renewal of the oldest rivalry in school history on Homecoming weekend for the Bears Tip-off Friday night will be 7:30 p.m. in the University Center. Game Notes (pdf)   In a setting very similar to last season's meeting in Macon, the game has again been chosen as the A-Sun/CSS Game of the Week and, once again, both teams are battling for a spot in the Atlantic Sun Conference post-season tournament.     The Bears claimed an 82-81 overtime victory earlier this season in DeLand. Junior guard Ross Alacqua came off the bench to lead the Bears with 18 points, hitting four three-pointers and going a perfect six-of-six from the line. Forward Will Emerson notched his fourth double-double of the season as he poured in 14 points to go along with 14 boards.  Mercer (6-15, 5-10 A-Sun) has won four straight and six of the last seven contests with the Hatters and swept last season's regular-season...
MACON, Ga. - The Mercer Athletic Department's annual "Big Auction" is set for Thursday, May 19 at the University Center.   The "Big Auction" is a fund-raiser for Mercer athletics and has hundreds of items available, varying from several automobiles to a weekend of Atlanta Braves baseball to sports memorabilia. There is also a silent auction, which features some of the best deals in middle Georgia.   "Every year, this event gets better and better," said Mercer Director of Athletics Bobby Pope. "This year we have some great items available, especially in the sports memorabilia."   The "Big Auction" is set to begin at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, with the silent auction.  The silent auction closes out at 7 p.m. and the live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Arena.    To check out items available at the auction, click here.
MACON - Mercer University senior Hannah Vann will be awarded the Gulf-South Summit Award for Outstanding Student Contributions to Service-Learning in March at the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education in Athens. The Summit is the service-learning professional organization for the southeast region and includes schools such as Tulane University, Emory University and Mercer.
MACON, Ga. -- The Mercer School of Medicine, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, has been awarded the largest one-time grant in the history of the school. The National Institutes of Health will provide the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine with $3.1 million to conduct a five-year study of the Church-Based Diabetes Prevention and Translation program.
MACON-Valdosta resident Stephaine DeAnne Powell recently was awarded the George Waldo Woodruff Award of Excellence at 2003 commencement of the Mercer University Law School.
MACON, Ga. – Dr. Kathryn Kloepper, assistant professor of Chemistry, and six research students are currently investigating the role environmental conditions play in metal release from kaolin, a common mineral used in a wide variety of everyday products, including...

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