MACON – Mercer University senior Kayla Beasley was recently selected to serve in the Peace Corps in Uganda beginning in June. Beasley, from Peachtree City, is a global health studies major with minors in global development and history. As a community...
MACON – Campus Compact, a national nonprofit organization working to advance civic engagement and service-learning in higher education, recently selected Mercer University junior Johna Wright among the organization’s 2019 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for...
A new scholarship for Mercer University’s College of Nursing aims to increase racial and ethnic diversity among nursing students as well as in the nursing profession.  The Diversity in Nursing Scholarship was initiated by Jasmine Garrett, who graduated from Mercer...
A Guinea orphanage made such a positive impression on Sarah Harris and Carrie Bezanson last summer that they jumped at the chance to return for an internship.  They were among the participants for the 2018 Mercer On Mission (MOM) three-week trip to southern Guinea. The Mercer team worked...
The Atlanta Science Festival returns this year with two weeks of science-related activities for curious children and adults.  The festival, which Mercer University and the Mercer Health Sciences Center have sponsored each year since its inception in 2014, will take place March 13-27 and includes more than 80 virtual, self-guided and outdoor...
It’s 9 a.m., and there’s a lot of excitement in the Parish House of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Macon. Children are standing up in front of pews stomping their feet and chanting. A college student beats a...
As they prepare to become educators themselves, members of a Mercer University student organization regularly find ways to support teachers, students and the community. Mercer Educators in Action (MEIA) was founded nearly 15 years ago by former College of Education...
One of Macon’s most popular annual Christmas light shows is at Chick-fil-A on Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. The dazzling display of colors, synchronized to music, has been a holiday tradition at the restaurant for the past 11 years. In...
With the support of Mercer and several donors, free COVID-19 testing was offered at Daybreak Day Resource Center in Macon on Thursday. Mercer Medicine, the primary care practice and division of the faculty practice of Mercer School of Medicine,...
One year after graduating from Mercer University, Kayla Beasley is making an impact in Uganda as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her work mainly focuses on HIV prevention among youth, adolescent girls and young women, but it’s wide-ranging — also touching...

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