Brycen Higdon, a 2020 graduate of Mercer University‘s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics.

What are your plans after graduation?

Attending Mercer School of Law in the J.D./M.B.A. program.

Who was your favorite professor and why? 

Dr. Antonio Saravia. His ECN 450 class introduced me to one of my favorite books of all time, “Atlas Shrugged,” and the way that he structured his class was very helpful in learning the material.

What was your favorite class and why?

America’s Founding Principles. It allowed me to study the ideas behind the structure of the United States of America. Getting to read what the founders read really helped me to understand this country with a new perspective.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Yes, you’re signing up for classes in a variety of different subjects, but that is only half of what you’ll learn in college. The rest of what you’ll learn is about you, so remember to take time for yourself to reflect and grow.

What makes Mercer special to you?

Out of all of the universities that I was accepted to, I chose Mercer because of the community. The smaller size of the campus and student body really allows you to feel at home and get to know a diverse range of individuals. Also, Macon is wonderful city that has a lot to offer.

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