A Mercer University professor from Poland is raising money to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing to her native country as Russia attacks the former Soviet republic. Dr. Ania Rynarzewska, assistant professor of sports marketing and analytics in the Stetson-Hatcher School of...
Soon-to-be Double Bear Elizabeth Copelan is making a difference in the Macon community through her efforts in spreading positivity, one card at a time. Copelan, a Tift College of Education alumna and current master's degree student, began teaching 3K at...
The graves at Macedonia African Methodist Church Cemetery span centuries, but little is known about the people buried there. Located near one of the busiest intersections in Johns Creek, the small African American cemetery is home to over 100 graves,...
Dr. Mary Alice Morgan wanted her students to know more about the city that was their home away from home. So she created a learning experience to expose them to Macon’s history, features and progress. In October, 48 students in...
Since 2015, Mercer students and faculty have helped Rwandan entrepreneurs – many of them widows and orphans of the 1994 genocide – improve their businesses and increase their profits during Mercer On Mission trips. A group of women tailors...
For seven years, Mercer University students have raised awareness about sex trafficking and educated Macon-area ninth graders on its warning signs and dangers. When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the college students from going into high schools this spring, the Traffick...
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...
Mercer University junior Lara Edgeman has watched the Brookdale Resource Center transform from an elementary school to a resource center for the homeless. Edgeman taught third grade at Brookdale Elementary School as part of her major in education, and now...
An award-winning short film produced in Middle Georgia and involving three Mercer Law School alumni is providing young people with eye-opening facts to help protect their futures. “Armed with Knowledge,” which tells the story of a young man named...
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, Hoor Qureshi spent most of her days at a local school, helping teach life skills such as maintaining healthy relationships and decision-making while also providing career guidance. “The days would start and end...

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