Monroe F. Swilley Jr. served as vice president of Mercer University’s Atlanta campus for 17 years, but his impact has been felt for even longer. Here’s how he became a Mercer legend.  Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Mercer connection: He was president...
Mercer University journalism alumna Rylee Kirk has been recognized for her work investigating failures of child protective services leading up to multiple deaths.  Her reporting found that child protective services in Oswego County, New York, ignored or did not properly...
Music has been a source of therapy and comfort to Dr. Andrew Silver throughout his life. The Mercer University English professor’s songwriting has given him a way to access and manage painful experiences with death and illness.Right now, Dr....
As Dr. Gordon Johnston paddled down the Ocmulgee River, fictional characters began to take shape and evolve in his mind. Their stories, with twists and turns as varied as the 225-mile stretch of water, can now be found within...
Dr. Brittany Prioleau is passionate about helping others achieve wellness through holistic and multicultural approaches. With her ongoing research, the Mercer University faculty member is working to incorporate innovative and integrative practices into the field of mental health counseling,...
Meagan Davies and Jenay Hicks became fast friends as students in Mercer University’s clinical mental health counseling master’s degree program. They had seen firsthand how people in high-pressure jobs were neglecting their own needs and burning out, and they...
College of Education Dr. Rob Helfenbein, professor of curriculum studies, has been appointed to the National Advisory Team of Division B: Curriculum Studies of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Annemarie Kaczmarczyk and Dr. Karyn Allee, both assistant professors of elementary...
Iran Hernandez Imbert’s research experiences at Mercer University paved the way for her graduate studies and set into motion a path toward a career in automotive research and development. She’s now a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student at Duke University...
As a new secondary school English teacher, Dr. Matt Sroka wanted to improve his teaching. He asked others for advice but was frustrated with responses that weren’t backed by research.  As he began to pursue his Doctor of Education, he...
Mercer University student Ashton Mayo-Beavers spent the summer working with an entrepreneur to create a digital tool addressing wealth equity. The senior, a computer science major, was one of nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate students across Georgia chosen for...

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