Senior Marketing Major Receives Delta Sigma Pi Award and Scholarship


MACON – Leslie Graham, a senior marketing major in Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics, recently received the 2016 Mr. and Mrs. Sidney A. Sparks Provincial Collegian of the Year Award. 

The award – presented annually to outstanding collegiate members of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity devoted to the study of business in universities – recognizes personal and academic achievement, leadership, service and fraternal commitment. In addition to the award, Graham received a $750 scholarship.

A marketing major with minors in anthropology and photography, Graham, from Lakeland, Florida, will work at GEICO as an emerging leader starting this summer. 

She has been an active member of Delta Sigma Pi since 2013, serving as chapter president and vice president for chapter operations and professional activities. Following graduation, she looks forward to starting an alumni chapter for Middle Georgia residents and remaining actively involved with the fraternity.

Graham has held multiple leadership roles as a student, including president and director of public relations of the Residence Hall Association and vice president of Omicron Delta Kappa. She has been a member of Mercer Friends of Tattnall Square Park, the Student Government Association and Relay for Life, and has worked as assistant video coordinator for the football team and as a member of Bear Force.

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who helped negotiate the first major leveraged buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted over 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which places it among the top five percent of all top business schools worldwide. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review for “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students” and “Greatest Opportunity for Women” as well as being one of its “Best Business Schools.” In addition, it has been recognized among the “Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting.”

The School offers the following programs: Atlanta (Evening BBA, Full-Time (One-Year) MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Master of Accountancy, M.S. in Business Analytics), Macon (Traditional BBA and Evening MBA), Douglas County and Henry County (Evening BBA).