MACON - Mercer University awarded Kenneth A. Taft of Manor the Louie D. Newton General Excellence Medal at Mercer's commencement ceremony May 12 at the Macon Coliseum.
Macon - Dr. Harold Jones, assistant professor of management in Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, has just released his first book, "Personal Character and National Destiny," published by Paragon House of St. Paul, Minnesota.
MACON - The following Mercer University faculty members each received an award at Mercer's commencement May 13 at the Macon Coliseum.
Mercer University School of Medicine graduate John T. (Temp) Phillips IV was recognized at the national meeting of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, earning the top award for his presentation titled "Not All Salads are Good for Your Heart."
MACON - Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey announced May 22 the appointment of Dr. Horace W. Fleming Jr. as executive vice president, effective July 1.
  Mercer's 14th annual "Big" Auction to benefit the athletic program will be held at the Grand Opera House Tuesday, May 21.     Silent items will be up for bid from 12 noon until 7 p.m., with the live items going on the block at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Texas Cattle Company restaurant will provide refreshments this year for those in attendance.   Many great items will be up for bid including trips to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Disney World and Hilton Head, as well as sports items like a Georgia-Florida football weekend; art work featuring the last four baseball players to win the Triple Crown, autographed by all four; a Willie Mays signed jersey; and many more items.     For more information, go to the Big Auction web page. Make your plans now to attend this fun event.  For more information, contact the Athletic Department at (478) 301-2994.
WHO: Selected Mercer University faculty members with presentations by Mercer staff and leading experts such as Jason Lemon, manager of instructional design, Goizueta School of Business at Emory University; Steve Ehrmann, vice president for Teaching and Learning with Technology Group, American Association for Higher Education; Erick Lauber, academic specialist, Institute for Higher Education at the University of Georgia; Forrest Harrington, XanEdu; Cynthia Alby, chair of the Foundations and Secondary Education Department at Georgia College and State University; James Kelly, manager of strategic relations, Apple - Deep South Education Region; and Butch Kayse, Apple higher education account executive for Georgia and Florida.
(Dr. Clinton will be available for interviews with the media at 11:30 a.m.)
WHO: Graduating seniors of Mercer University and Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law.

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