MACON/ATLANTA - Mercer University is launching a new Ph.D. program in curriculum and instruction this fall that will help experienced teachers upgrade their own skills and become influential instructors and researchers within their schools, school systems and communities.
Mercer University is responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti this week through fundraising and prayer, and is developing a coordinated long-term response. The University is coordinating its efforts across all campuses and locations in order to maximize the impact of the Mercer community's response. The University Worship on Jan. 20 will be devoted to discussing ways to help and praying for the victims of this tragedy.
Mercer University's National Collegiate Wrestling Association team left Friday for the NCWA Southeastern Conference championship in Gainesville, Fla.   Mercer has three of six wrestlers ranked in their respected weight classes, with Richard Sexton ranked second in his weight class (197 lbs). Competing against 21 other colleges and universities in the southeast, Mercer wrestlers hope to qualify for the NCWA national competition in Grand Rapids, Mich.    The University of Central Florida and Pensacola Christian College are both two-time national champions and bring tough competition to the southeast conference. Among other teams competing include the University of Georgia, Auburn, University of Alabama and University of Florida.
MACON, Ga. - Stephanie L. Ard, of Richmond Hill, Ga., took home one of Mercer University's top honors when she graduated this month. She is the 2008 recipient of the Wallace Odell DuVall Excellence in Leadership Award.
Jordan J. Cohen, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, gave the commencement address for the the School of Medicine on May 7, at the Macon City Auditorium. Below is Cohen's address:   The class of 2005!  Wow!  Let me be among the first to congratulate you, not only for your marvelous academic achievement, which we're celebrating today, but also for the choice you made some time ago when your decided to spend your working life as a health care professional.   That choice, and the tangible symbol of academic success you will receive momentarily, have positioned you to contribute your talents to one of the most noble of human causes.  Whether as a doctor, or as a public health professional, or as a family therapist, you will be positioned as few others are to advance the cause of human health.    Indeed, you will be armed with more powerful tools for doing your noble work than any generation...
MACON, Ga. - Mercer University presented Nicole F. Nather of Fayetteville, Ga., with the Louie D. Newton Award for General Excellence during commencement on May 13 in the University Center. Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presented her with the Louie D. Newton General Excellence Medal - one of two top awards given to Mercer undergraduate students.
MACON - Christy A. Webb of Waynesboro, Ga., took home more than a bachelor of arts degree from the May 12 commencement at Mercer University. She received the top honor presented to an undergraduate of the university: the Louie D. Newton General Excellence Medal.
The Georgia House of Representatives honored Mercer President R. Kirby Godsey at the State Capitol on Feb. 28 with a resolution highlighting the many accomplishments during his 27-year presidency. House Resolution 1122 was sponsored by Reps. David Lucas (District...
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 is hosting a Fulbright Scholar over the coming weeks as part of its efforts to foster a greater understanding of the Muslim world, both inside and outside the University. The scholar will also help the University to infuse its curriculum with a greater emphasis on, and understanding of, the Muslim world.