MACON – Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature Ronald G. Jones II, founder and CEO of Aunis Health, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in the MIC, located in the former Religious Life Center on the Macon campus.
Jones began his career working in forensic medicine for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation before transitioning into commercial health care. He drew from these experiences to found Aunis Health, a biomedical firm dedicated to combining science and art to innovate and develop patient-centric health solutions.
Jones earned bachelor's degrees in biology and family and consumer science from the University of Georgia and was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson for the Executive MBA program in the Terry College of Business. He has served as a visiting professor at Rutgers University and Strayer University, as well as on several local and national boards.
Earlier this year, the Mercer Innovation Center began hosting Open MIC Night as part of its programming intended to develop the already rich and thriving culture of entrepreneurism at Mercer, as well as to foster relationships, network and collaborate with entrepreneurs, the local community, other universities and beyond.
The Center plans to continue the speaker series on Tuesday evenings. To be added to the MIC listserv or to be considered as a speaker for the series, contact Dr. Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming speakers will be announced on the calendar of events at mic.mercer.edu.
About the Mercer Innovation Center
The Mercer Innovation Center is an effort by Mercer University, along with community partners such as the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Birch Communications and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to advance a culture of innovation and develop a thriving community of entrepreneurs, with a focus on utilizing technology to foster economic growth, create 21st century jobs and attract and retain talent. The Center is an institutional effort – led by the Stetson School of Business and Economics – that crosses academic disciplines and geographic boundaries to draw from all of the University's colleges, schools, departments and operating units. Community memberships are available, as the Center's activities and resources are intended to be available to Mercer students and non-students alike. For more information, visit mic.mercer.edu.