ATLANTA-Gwinnett County resident Christy Perrin Karnbach, Pharm.D., received the prestigious Reuben C. Hood Award at the Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy commencement ceremony May 3. The Hood Award is the highest scholastic award given by the School of Pharmacy and recognized superior academic achievement.
MACON- Nationally acclaimed historical and political writer Buckner F. Melton, Jr. is returning home to serve as Mercer University's writer-in-residence for the next five years. He also will serve as a Mercer University Press fellow.   A 1984 Mercer graduate, Melton has published three major books as well as numerous scholarly publications. His first book, The First Impeachment: The Constitution's Framers and the Case of Senator William Blount (Mercer, 1998), won him national recognition, as its publication in 1998 coincided with the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton. During the Clinton impeachment, Melton was called upon to advise various members of Congress and to give expert commentary on MSNBC, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, National Public Radio's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and many other national and regional news agencies.   More recently, Melton, who has also written Aaron Burr: Conspiracy to Treason (Wiley, 2002), has occasionally been...
Macon- Diane Baca, associate vice president for Human Resources for Mercer University, was recently honored for her commitment to the human resources profession.   Baca was the recipient of the Southern Region Distinguished Service Award at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) regional conference in Clearwater, Fla. The award is given to one member in each of the four regions of the association who exemplifies distinguished service.   "I was shocked and humbled to share this award with people who I consider as my mentors from across the region," Baca, who has worked at Mercer for 25 years, said.   The Lizella resident has served on the CUPA-HR Regional Board of Directors for six years and the National CUPA-HR National Board of Directors for three years. She has also served on numerous CUPA-HR committees including the Relocation Task Force, the National Budget and Finance Committee and the National Professional...
When Alicia Kee applied to Mercer University, she had no idea she would be chosen to receive one of its highest scholarship honors, the Bessie Willingham Tift Fellowship.
While most other16-year-olds are taking their summer vacation from high school, Richard Davis is preparing to begin studies at Mercer University this fall.
After 29 years of teaching middle school students in Gwinnett, Elaine Crowell is now preparing to teach fellow teachers.
ATLANTA-Mercer University's chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Students in Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) recently received national honors for its community outreach efforts.
MACON - It began in January.   Mercer biomedical engineering student Danielle Drury was named Georgia Engineering Student of the Year by the Georgia Engineering Foundation.   "I was really excited and surprised by that," said Drury, who learned that Mercer Engineering Dean Dayne Aldridge had nominated her for the honor.   But for the 22-year-old this was just the beginning of a long list of recognitions she would receive her spring semester at Mercer.   While she was knee-deep in her senior design project, Drury's euphoria about her new state title was beginning to fade. That is when she received word that she was one of an estimated 30 students in the country to receive a biomedical engineering graduate fellowship from the Whitaker Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving human health through the support of biomedical engineering.   With an estimated value of $111,000, the fellowship pays for Drury's tuition in the biomedical engineering...
Mercer University faculty members H. Anne Hathaway, Ed.D.; Julie Hixson-Wallace, Pharm.D., and Gloria Reece, Ed.D., were among 12 educators from across the state selected to participate in the prestigious Governor's Teaching Fellows Program for the 2003-2004 academic year.