WHO: Mercer University, Henry County Development Authority and Henry County Board of Commissioners    WHAT:  Ribbon cutting and open house for new Regional Academic Center of Mercer University in Henry County   WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 13   WHERE: New Center, 160 Henry Parkway in McDonough, adjacent to the Henry County Administration Building, off exit 218 of I-75   BACKGROUND: The 30,000-square-foot facility is the result of a public/private partnership between the Henry County Development Authority, the Henry County Board of Commissioners and Mercer University. The Center is designed specifically for adult learners and will offer evening and weekend baccalaureate degree and certificate programs. Classes start Aug. 18.   Media interested in covering the event should contact Jenny Butkus at (478) 301-4037 or Larry Stanford at (770) 898-4293.   -30-
Graduates of Mercer's Tift College of Education are now more prepared than ever to meet the needs of tomorrow's classrooms.
Mercer alumna Cheryl Horn of Chattanooga, Tenn., recently received a third place prize for a paper and poster she submitted at the national convention of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA).  Horn, who graduated from Mercer in December 2002 with a degree in environmental engineering, won the prize for a paper on air quality in Atlanta she submitted at the A&WMA convention in San Diego. The project was the result of an independent study course she took with Mercer's Dr. Andre Butler, an assistant professor in environmental engineering. With an estimated 50 entries from environmental engineering students across the country, the contest was extremely competitive, according to Butler, who accompanied Horn at the convention. "This says a lot about Horn as a student," he said. "She has excellent training in both laboratory work and research. She knew what she was talking about at the convention and impressed the judges."   Horn is the daughter of Donna...
MACON- Two Mercer University School of Engineering employees recently were recognized with Awards of Excellence in the Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) Competition.   This intense national competition drew more than 5,000 entries from corporate, nonprofit and independent communicators. Kelly Carter, an engineering instructional technology developer at Mercer, received an Award of Excellence in the "Newsletters/ E-Mail" category. Carter designs the quarterly electronic newsletter distributed by Mercer's Center for Excellence in Engineering Education.   Mercer School of Engineering is one of very few engineering schools in the country to distribute a personalized newsletter from the dean via e-mail. The newsletter goes to more than 700 engineering deans and professionals across the country.   "It is uniquely constructed in that it's actually personalized with the individual's name in the email, and it's very user-friendly," Carter said of the...
WHO:  650 Gwinnett County 1st through 5th grade students   WHAT:  Students are participating in creative writing workshops taught by Mercer University graduate students and alumni as a part of the University's College for Kids program.   WHEN:  Tuesday, July 22, through Friday, July 25. Daily, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.   WHERE:  Mercer University Cecil B. Day Campus 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta (Just off I-85, one exit inside of the perimeter)   BACKGROUND:  Students in the program were nominated by  their teachers based on the students' interest and talent in creative writing. One piece of  each student's writing will be published in a hardback book that will be given to the participants and their school libraries in the fall. This is the third and final week of the summer enrichment program.  Media interested in covering the...
McDonough- Mercer University opened the doors to its newest regional academic center Aug. 13, providing opportunities for adult learners in Henry County and surrounding areas to advance their education close to home.   Following a ribbon cutting, the public was invited to tour the new facility at 160 Henry Parkway, adjacent to the Henry County Administration Building. Conveniently located off exit 218 on I-75, the 30,000-square-foot facility is the result of a public/private partnership of the Henry County Development Authority, Henry County Board of Commissioners and Mercer University.   "This facility represents a unique partnership between Mercer University and Henry County," said Mercer President R. Kirby Godsey. "We are looking forward to providing men and women throughout this area with an educational program of quality and breadth that competently prepares them both personally and professionally." The new regional academic center is designed specifically...
EASTMAN-Mercer University's Tift College of Education will hold an information session on its new Holistic Educator graduate degree program at its Eastman Regional Academic Center on Wednesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A group of Mercer University students -- John Carroll, Melissa Crain, Ashley Devane, Jessica Hunnicutt, Amy Williams and Pam Willingham -- recently returned home from a summer trip they'll never forget.   They didn't vacation in a high-rise hotel on a sandy beach or ride a cruise ship with their best college pals. Their destination was Guatemala, where they worked with the youth of two impoverished cities, Xenacoj and Santa Marta.   The students spent two weeks doing mission work at churches and schools in the two Guatemalan cities. Crain and Hunnicutt planned the trip through the University's Baptist Student Union.   "Since Jessica and I went on our trip to Southeast Asia two years ago, we wanted to plan another international mission trip, giving other college students the same opportunity we had to explore the various missions opportunities outside of the U.S.," Crain, a senior biomedical engineering major from Clarksville, Tenn., said. "We hoped this would...
Two Mercer University School of Engineering faculty members are assisting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with research projects this summer.
MACON, Ga.-The following students were named to the dean's or president's list at Mercer University for the 2003 spring semester. Inclusion on the dean's and president's lists requires students to meet rigorous grade point average standards specific to their school within the University.   President's List:   ADAMS, OLIVIA RENEE' ALLENAGUILAR, JAMI FRAUNCESALBERDING, TODD WILLIAMALLEN, LACEY SUZANNAHALLY, SAALIHAANANDER, LISA MICHELLEANDERSON, AMY ELIZABETHAPPLIN, RONALDARIAS, PAULABAKER, DARYL WAYNEBAKER, MONIQUE KIMBERLYBALL, MARY JANEBAPTISTE, DERRICKBARCLAY, SUSAN RENEBARFOOT, LAURA I.BARR, MICHAEL COLLUMBAUER, KATHRYN GBELISARIO, DEBORAH A.BELL, SHARONDA WANTABENGTSSON, ANNABENNETT, SHEILLA YBERRY, ELAINEBERRYHILL, MARK ANDREWBIDDY, ANGIE FAITHBILLINGSLEY, KIMBERLY S.BISHOP, JEANENE MARIEBODIN, JOHN EUGENE, JRBOWDEN, BRANDONBOWEN, TASHEIKA LASHON BUCHANANBOWMAN, ROBBIE H.BOYD, TERESA GUYTONBRADDY, RITA SBRAMON, SARAHBRAY, CHRISTINE ANNBRAZIEL, CASEYBREWER, KELDA...

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