The Rev. Sean Smith offers spiritual guidance and engages with the faith community daily through two demanding jobs. The 2011 graduate of Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology has served as the pastor of New Horizon Baptist Church in...
As a child, Dr. Crystal Ricks played at Tattnall Square Park. Across the street, Mercer University’s academic buildings looked like a castle to her and represented what she thought was an unattainable future. But she became the first generation...
In the fall of 1950, a group of eager young men from Vero Beach, Florida, arrived at Mercer University. The five Vero Beach Boys, as they became known on campus, had a great deal in common, including the fact...
Seven Mercerians were recognized for their contributions to the University during the seventh annual Alumni Awards Dinner held Nov. 11 during Homecoming. The Mercer Alumni Association honored recipients of the Alumni by Choice Awards, Distinguished Alumna Award, Meritorious Service Award...
In the great outdoors, Dr. Jared Champion found a hobby for which he hungers, a community of support, and the love of his life.  An assistant professor of writing and interdisciplinary studies in Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement, he...
Editor’s note: Dr. David Hollar, associate professor in the Department of Community Medicine in Mercer University’s School of Medicine, shares below his recent experience as a lay chaplain helping with Hurricane Ian relief efforts in Florida. I recently had the...
The voice of a Mercer University alumnus is bringing the World Series to Philadelphia Phillies and MLB fans across the globe. Double Bear Oscar Budejen is in his second year as the team’s Spanish-language radio play-by-play announcer, talking fans through...
Dr. Rufus C. Harris left a lasting impact as a legal scholar, dedicated educator and committed leader. Here’s how he became a Mercer Legend. Dr. Rufus C. Harris Mercer connection: Mercer University graduate, dean of Mercer Law School and the University’s...
A Mercer University staff member has a passion for pottery and enjoys sharing her art with the world. Nancy Mehrpad, senior executive assistant in the president's office in Atlanta, creates wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery and has made thousands of pieces...
Mercer University alumnus Kennedy Howery followed his passion, and it led him to ESPN. Howery, a class of 2022 graduate who double-majored in finance and economics, is now a production assistant with ESPN Next, a content-based leadership program for early...

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