Graduate Spotlight: Chiquita Sanders

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Chiquita Sanders

Chiquita Sanders, a 2021 graduate of Mercer University‘s College of Professional Advancement, earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in mental health services.

What are your plans after graduation?

Continue my education, getting my master’s degree.

Who was your favorite professor and why? 

Dr. Clinton Terry, I had him for several classes. His teaching style and passion for each subject was great. You left his class each day excited about what you learned and the impact that it had on you and others in class. If there was a difference of opinions, there was always a level of respect. He set the tone for a certain standard, and we followed.

What is one of your favorite Mercer memories?

One of my favorite memories will be my last campus walk. You feel proud and sad at the same time. You just take your time and take it all in. You think about how this great institution has helped shape you into the person you are today.

How do you plan on changing the world?

One way that I plan to change the world is to be selfless while I serve the families that God is putting me in the place to help. To continue to hold myself to the same standards that’s been expected of me at Mercer. Giving nothing but my best, offering help to others.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

To enjoy the experience, it goes by fast.

What makes Mercer special to you?

When I felt like I couldn’t do it, the advisers, teachers, personnel and all other staff members that I spoke with when things were difficult, never stopped encouraging me, pushing me and believing in me.

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