A Mercer University professor is gaining attention for her straightforward way of explaining Georgia’s COVID-19 data to the public.  Dr. Amber Schmidtke, assistant professor of microbiology in the School of Medicine, began posting on Facebook about data related to the novel coronavirus in March.  “The situation was evolving really fast, and there was a...
MACON – Mercer University’s School of Engineering earlier today continued a run of unprecedented success with the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. For the third consecutive year, three students were announced as recipients of the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for...
Dr. Kedrick Hartfield, a professor of mathematics, is the longest-serving Black professor at Mercer University.
Mercer University School of Law is proud to welcome two new tenured faculty to its ranks, Cathren Page and Pamela Wilkins. Their combined expertise and practice will reinforce Mercer Law’s nationally-recognized reputation of providing quality legal writing instruction and...
During medical school and residency, Dr. Allen Lee noticed a shortage of doctors and a need for more consistent, high-quality medical care in small-town hospitals. Now, the Mercer University alumnus carries out the School of Medicine’s mission of serving...
Married couple Dr. Gianina Best and Dr. William Emerson are examples of Mercer alums who are serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They earned their undergraduate degrees from Mercer — Dr. Best in 2005 and...
With distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine now underway, the novel coronavirus may be controlled in some parts of the world by this summer, a Mercer University College of Pharmacy vaccine researcher says. “Hopefully by this summer, at least, we would...
A Mercer University professor created a book out of disposal surgical masks to raise money for COVID-19 relief in Macon and inspire mask wearing in the community.   Tennille Shuster, associate professor and director of graphic design, combined her love of letterpress printing, paper...
A Mercer University alumna is showing us with flipbooks what flattening the curve and social distancing look like.  Amy Pirkle, who graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art, is a flipbook artist. In March, she posted on YouTube a video...
A company owned by a Mercer alumnus has altered its production line to fill a crucial need. Hand sanitizer has been in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pretoria Fields Collective is now making it to help with...

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