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...
ATLANTA - Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta will get a visit this week from an expert to help make the campus's operations and buildings more sustainable. The consultant's services are paid for through a grant from Harvard Medical School's Center for Health and the Global Environment.
MACON/ATLANTA - Along with its regional and state accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Tift College of Education of Mercer University has received national accreditation for all of its programs from The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE, the national organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education, notified the College of its new status on May 1.
Macon--As Mercer gears up for 2004-2005, the University has many reasons for anticipating another exceptional academic year. The University's reputation for excellence has reached the far corners of the country, with an approximately 725 new undergraduate students joining the Macon campus representing 28 different states, including Maine, Iowa and California. The University's international population is also growing, with freshmen joining the University from Ghana, Bolivia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Mexico and Sweden. The new students bring to campus some impressive academic qualifications. The freshmen class has an estimated 1200 SAT average, including one student who achieved a perfect 1600, and an academic grade point average of 3.6. The School of Engineering touts the highest freshman SAT average, with its incoming students averaging a SAT score of 1214. Approximately 135, or 19 percent, of the new undergraduate students are transfer students.  Some of the...
ATLANTA/MACON - Mercer University will hold on Saturday, May 6, the first three of its 10 commencement ceremonies. The University's three health schools will graduate their students in separate ceremonies on their respective campuses in Macon and Atlanta. The remaining seven ceremonies will take place over the next two weeks.   The Southern School of Pharmacy will graduate 130 doctor of pharmacy and Ph.D. candidates at 9 a.m. at Mercer's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. Dr. Carmen A. Catizone, CEO and executive director/secretary of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, will be the keynote speaker. In this year's graduating Doctor of Pharmacy class, nine students have completed the exceptionally rigorous pharmacy program with a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout their four years of study.   At noon, the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing will graduate 97 bachelor's and master's nursing degree candidates on the Atlanta campus....
Two teams of Mercer students and faculty, funded by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, will travel to Haiti on Thursday to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake and lay the groundwork for future trips to help the country and its citizens recover from their wounds, both seen and unseen.
MACON, Ga.- For the second consecutive year, Mercer basketball forward Will Emerson has been named  to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-America first team, one day after being named to the Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference first team.
MACON/ATLANTA - Mercer University will hold 10 commencements in two cities over three weekends during the month of May as more than 1,500 graduates receive their degrees. This year's exercises will be the final ceremonies that Dr. R. Kirby Godsey will preside over as president and CEO of Mercer. Dr. Godsey, the longest serving president in the University's history, will step down as president on June 30 after more than 27 years and will become chancellor and university professor.   President Godsey will give the address on Saturday, May 13, at the Macon Commencement, which includes the School of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics and the Tift College of Education. During his address, President Godsey will also introduce special guest, highly respected jazz and rock and roll musician Mr. Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Rolling Stones, who will perform a special musical selection.   Two...
MACON - Have you ever wondered why two siblings raised in the same family and under the same conditions can turn out so very differently? Or how emotional issues can factor into physical illness? Renowned researcher and physician Michael E. Kerr, director of the Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown Family Center, will speak on these and other topics at the Sixth Annual Armour Family Therapy Lecture Series, to be held May 16 and 17 at the Mercer University School of Medicine auditorium. The series is free and open to the public.
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University joined former United States President Jimmy Carter in bringing together the leaders of Baptist conventions and organizations from throughout North America to explore opportunities for establishing a unified voice. The meeting was held earlier this month at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., with participants representing more than 20 million Baptists in the United States and Canada. 

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