(The following article was published Friday, May 18, 2007 in the Macon Telegraph.)By Jennifer BurkThis summer Hali Thomas will spend three weeks camping in Kenya, providing mosquito nets to locals who need them to help prevent malaria."Malaria's ... a huge problem in Africa," said Thomas, a Mercer University junior. "I just hope we can reach as many people and as many tribes as we can."
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...
Milap C. Nahata, Pharm.D., M.S., professor and division chair of pharmacy practice and administration in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, is scheduled to deliver the 2013 G. Van Greene Distinguished Lecture at Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Nahata’s lecture is titled, “Advancing Healthcare Quality and Outcomes with Leadership in Pharmacy.” The 11 a.m. lecture, which is free and open to the public, is March 13 in Day Hall of Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will hold an information session on July 24 for all its programs on the Atlanta campus. The free information session will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, in the Trustees Dining room of Mercer's Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive. The programs to be featured include the School's new Master of Accountancy and joint Bachelor of Business Administration/ Master of Business Administration program, as well as the Executive MBA and Flexible MBA.
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,...
          MACON, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Community Health's State Office of Rural Health (SORH) announces that William F. Bina, M.D., M.P.H., chair of the Department of Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine, has been named to the Rural Health Advisory Board. Bina was selected because of his visible dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for the citizens of rural and underserved areas of Georgia.
Native son and internationally renowned violinist Robert McDuffie isn't satisfied with simply being a distinguished professor at Mercer University.
  WHO:  Mercer University freshman engineering students and engineering faculty members   WHAT:  Students are designing and constructing vehicles using K'Nex building toys to compete in the following categories: boat, amphibious, dragster, cable car, rampster and tug-o-war.   WHEN:  3- 5 p.m., Friday, April 16   WHERE:  Mercer University School of Engineering Building. Go to South Campus Entrance off Mercer University Drive.   WHY:  The students enrolled in EGR 107 - the freshman engineering course - have been designing and building vehicles using K'Nex building kits. These vehicles will compete in a variety of events at the School of Engineering. Each design category will have four to six design teams competing. This is a fun and challenging way for students to put their designs to the test and learn the skills necessary to succeed in the engineering field.   There will be many opportunities for video and photos....
Macon-Christy Crowe Childers received the George Waldo Woodruff Award of Excellence-- the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University's top honor at commencement May 6 in the Macon City Auditorium.   Childress followed in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, uncle, and brother, in completing her law studies at the Walter F. George School of Law. The recipient of the Jesse Mercer Scholarship, Childers, who is ranked first in a class of 150, is a member of the Mercer Law Review and competed in the National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition.   Childers earned CALI Excellence awards for the highest grade in 10 courses and was selected for the William Augustus Bootle Inn of Court. She was a law clerk in the Law Offices of Norman Jewel Crowe, Jr., an intern for the Honorable C. Ashley Royal in the United States District Court, and a law clerk for Sell & Melton, L.L.P.   A member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Childers received her bachelor's degree in...

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