Mercer University alumnus Kristian Smith was about 12 years old when something happened that would deeply impact the development of his future ministry. Smith, a self-described “fat kid,” was at a church retreat when an older child decided to make...
Vaccines are one of the safest medicines a person can put into their body and are a key tool in preventing deaths from COVID-19, a Mercer University College of Pharmacy vaccine researcher says. “I would say to anyone and everyone:...
They met as students at Mercer University and reconnected a decade later. Now, they are physicians practicing in their home state of Georgia and set to be married in May. Dr. Stacy Arrington and Dr. Earl Stewart Jr., both College...
When Dr. Sean Chitwood was in eighth grade, one of his good friends was diagnosed with cancer and died. He struggled to understand his friend’s treatments and wanted to know exactly what the doctors did to try to help him. That...
When Cynthia Robertson isn’t teaching at Mercer University, she’s channeling her energy into another passion. The computer science lecturer has been a photographer for at least 20 years, and four of her photos are now on display at the...
MACON – Glenda Grant, who has served as interim executive director of the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (GRHIC) at Mercer University School of Medicine since April 6, 2021, has been selected as its executive director, Jean Sumner, M.D., FACP, dean of the School of...
“Now hiring” and “help wanted” signs are a common sight on store windows and doors these days. In November, 4.5 million Americans permanently quit or changed their jobs, and 10.6 million job openings were reported, according to the most recent...
Dr. Samantha Wilson Murfree, assistant vice president for student affairs, is committed not only to serving the Mercer community but also women in Macon. In September 2018, Dr. Murfree authored The Prevailing Woman: A Devotional to encourage women from all...
Shake up your listening habits in the new year by subscribing to a podcast by a Mercerian. Mercer University faculty, staff and students have produced and hosted podcasts on a myriad of topics including music, religion, politics and business....
From new cars to lumber to consumer goods — nearly every sector of the economy continues to be impacted by product shortages that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as restrictions lessen and the world heads toward a full reopening,...

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