Graduate Spotlight: Maggie Shannon

A woman stands in front of the Mercer administration building wearing a white dress with an open black graduation gown and orange stole on the outside. she is wearing a mortar board as well
Maggie Shannon

Maggie Shannon, a 2021 graduate of Mercer University‘s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.

What are your plans after graduation?

Graduate school for mass communications then legal studies! I plan to work in public relations in Savannah.

Who was your favorite professor and why? 

Dr. Jay Black will forever have my heart. He’s more than just an adviser and professor; he’s a mentor and friend. I will always be thankful for his advice and life lessons.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

Experience everything! Go to athletic events, Bearstock, literally everything. I didn’t start going to things until spring of my sophomore year, and that is one of the biggest things I wish I could change.

How did Mercer prepare you for your future?

Mercer shaped me into the person I am today. My career path changed during my second year, and in my senior year I realized that what I always thought I wanted to do wasn’t my true goal anymore. I fully believe if I had gone to any other university I wouldn’t be the person I am today or have realized what I truly wanted for myself.

What makes Mercer special to you?

Mercer has given me some of the best memories and relationships I could have ever asked for. They say you meet your true friends in college, and I wholeheartedly believe that. The great times I’ve had with my friends here at Mercer will be memories I hold for a lifetime.

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