Twenty-nine Mercer students got up close and personal with the midterm election this fall. They learned what it means to get out the vote and why young voters matter during Dr. Chris Grant’s Campaigns and Elections course. Dr. Grant, professor...
One by one, the Rwandan people shared their personal experiences from the 1994 genocide, many for the first time. The stories were difficult to tell and difficult to hear, but it was an important step in learning how to manage past trauma and help others do the same. 
Mercer University’s mission to produce students majoring in changing the world is directly aligned with the personal ethos of senior biology major Krupa Patel, a mentor for the Village Book Builders. The Village Book Builders is a nonprofit organization that...
Sixteen Mercer students traded their vacation time for volunteer time this week. The fourth annual Spring Break for Service from MerServe, the student-led service leadership board for the Macon campus, kicked off Sunday afternoon and wrapped up at 2...
ATLANTA – Dr. Melanie Pavich, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies and history in Penfield College, has been awarded a grant of nearly $2,000 to support continuing research and service by Mercer students and faculty focused on preservation of African-American...
Rizza Bella Ibanez, 22, of Milledgeville, Ga., has been accepted into the Peace Corps.Ibanez departed for Mozambique on Sept. 30 to begin pre-service training as a community health development Peace Corps Volunteer. Upon graduating from Volunteer training in December, Ibanez will be assisting local organizations with training techniques to improve HIV/AIDS programs.Ibanez is the daughter of Lenon and Ester Ibanez, and a graduate of Baldwin County High School in Milledgeville, Ga. She then attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, graduating in 2008. Ibanez previously traveled as a volunteer to Nicaragua on mission trips with Burford-Based Amigos for Christ."I chose Peace Corps because of its reputation and mission," said Ibanez. "Peace Corps stresses adaptation to the host country's culture and helps empower locals to meet their needs."During the first three months of her service, Ibanez will live with a host family in Mozambique to...
MACON - Eight Mercer University graduates have been selected to participate in two highly selective national and international service programs upon graduation on May 10. Rizza Ibanez, of Milledgeville, Ga., will enter the Peace Corps, while seven other members of the class of 2008 will participate in Teach For America, the rigorous and nationally competitive program that places top college graduates in low-income schools across the nation.
Mercer University students in a service-learning course this spring created materials to help dismantle Islamophobia — the irrational fear and discrimination of people who practice Islam.
MACON - Mercer University is ranked in the top three in the Southeast for placement of Peace Corps volunteers among colleges and universities with fewer than 5,000 undergraduate students. In the most recent fiscal year, 11 Mercer graduates were serving in the Peace Corps around the world, putting Mercer in a third-place tie with Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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