Mercer Innovation Center to Welcome Consultant, Educator Dr. Ulrica Jones for Open MIC Night


MACON – Mercer Innovation Center (MIC) Open MIC Night this week will feature Dr. Ulrica Jones, president of Eventual Success LLC, April 20 at 5:30 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.

Dr. Jones is a professional trainer, facilitator, consultant and educator with over 20 years of experience creating positive learning environments. She has been involved in programs and processes to address gender issues in organizations, human resource strategy and employee well-being.

Eventual Success LLC is a global consulting company that assists professionals in reaching their desired success by offering training and professional development services to national and international clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Dr. Jones also serves as chair of SCORE Middle Georgia, a non-profit organization with branches in Macon and Warner Robins that is currently celebrating its 50th year of assisting entrepreneurs in starting and growing small businesses by providing educational resources, workshops, local events and face-to-face counseling. 

Dr. Jones earned her Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia, where her dissertation explored the various adult learning processes utilized in accessing information.

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 a weekly basis. To be added to the MIC listserv or to be considered as a speaker for the series, contact Dr. Riley at

Upcoming speakers will be announced on the calendar of events at

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

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