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...
Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn still remembers the first poem that she wrote. She was about 6 years old when she penned it. “The mice they are scurrying / from the rain that is hurrying,” Rathburn recently recalled, taking care...
A Mercer student is getting firsthand experience in her field of study as an American Red Cross volunteer deployed to Central Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.  Samantha Cannon, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in homeland security and emergency...

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