Mercer Innovation Center to Welcome Faiz Aly for Open MIC Lecture Series


MACON – Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) will welcome junior Faiz Aly as part of the Open MIC Student Entrepreneurial Lecture Series Sept. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m.

The student-oriented lecture series is free and open to the public and will take place in the Mercer Innovation Center, located in the former Religious Life Center on Mercer's Macon campus.

Aly, who is a double-major in business and marketing in Mercer's Stetson School of Business and Economics, is an author, entrepreneur, marketer, student leader, scholar and heart disease survivor. 

He is set to publish his first e-book, Enhance Your Digital Marketing, for Apple iBooks on Sept. 30 and Amazon Kindle later this year.

MIC and SparkMacon, Macon's premier makerspace, aim to develop the already rich and brewing culture of entrepreneurism and innovative thinking in Macon and at Mercer. Through efforts such as the Open MIC Student Entrepreneurial Lecture Series, the organizations strive to foster relationships, network, and collaborate with entrepreneurs, local community, other universities and beyond.

For more information, to be added to the MIC listserv, or to be considered as a speaker for the series, contact Dr. Sam Lankford, director of the Mercer Innovation Center, at or Nadia Osman, director of SparkMacon, at