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.
Mercer University School of Medicine is pouring its resources into the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia. Mercer recently donated a total of 300 disposable N95 masks to Navicent Health, Coliseum Medical Centers and Central Georgia Cancer Care. The School also notified...
Mercer University senior Ashlyn Sheppard and her mother have teamed up to make masks for essential workers in and around her hometown of Stapleton in Jefferson County.  Sheppard and her mother have been making masks since March. So far, they...
Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) students are organizing volunteer efforts during COVID-19, including a grocery delivery service for high-risk residents in the Savannah area. Local resident Margaret Miller was on the receiving end of what she referred to as...
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...
Earlier this week, faculty and staff in Mercer’s College of Nursing packed boxes of masks, gloves, goggles and gowns to donate to healthcare workers in Atlanta-area hospitals who are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. “We didn’t...
The quest for equal rights and justice sought by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continues as the country observes the holiday named in his honor.  Judge W. Louis Sands, the keynote speaker at Mercer University’s third annual Living the Dream event on Jan. 14, reminded students,...
https://youtu.be/zkBSOCq9vWY Two separate groups of Mercer University students and faculty traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, this summer. While their missions were different, both teams touched the lives of local residents … and found themselves changed in return. Economic development The first...
The latest book by Regeneration Writers Press spotlights Macon’s Daybreak Center and the issues surrounding homelessness. “Daybreak: Radical Hospitality in Action” is the 10th published work from the press since its founding on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in...

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