Mercer University Student Receives Mobile Atlanta Scholarship from Metro Atlanta Chamber


ATLANTA – Mercer University student Elizabeth Lai was recently announced as one of four recipients of the Metro Atlanta Chamber's Mobile Atlanta Scholarship.

The initiative awards scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to students who have expressed or demonstrated an interest in advancing mobility. Students are selected based on specific criteria related to wireless mobility, including a demonstrated interest in the field, an educational or workplace pursuit in the mobility space and creative insights and perspectives on the future of mobility.

Lai is pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy and her Master of Business Administration in the Stetson School of Business and Economics. She is currently interning with InpharmD™, a mobile application and website developed by Mercer pharmacy professor Dr. Ashish Advani that provides customized drug information on demand. Lai is assisting by strategizing ways to engage users and improve the mobile app as the service continues to grow.

Lai hopes to give back to metro Atlanta by furthering her education in app development to make an impact on the mobile health care industry.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber's Mobile Atlanta initiative was begun in 2012 to tie together the mobile and wireless ecosystems in Atlanta as the city works to become a global mobility hub.

BlueFletch, Cox Communications, InterContinental Hotels Group, Korn Ferry, The Weather Channel, WNA and ZTE Corporation are contributors to the scholarship fund.

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About the College of Pharmacy

Mercer University's College of Pharmacy is ranked No. 4 among pharmacy programs at private institutions in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The College offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.). Founded in 1903 as the independent Southern School of Pharmacy, the school merged with Mercer University in 1959 and in 1981 became the first school in the Southeast to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy degree as its sole professional degree. In 1988, the College launched its graduate program, offering the Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences. The College is one of four health sciences units within the Mercer Health Sciences Center. With an enrollment today of more than 650 students and a distinguished faculty of basic scientists and clinicians, the College of Pharmacy houses seven centers focusing on research, teaching and learning. The College's motto, “A Tradition of Excellence – A Legacy of Caring,” frames its philosophy of providing excellent academic programs in an environment where every student matters and every person counts. For more information about the College, call (678) 547-6244 or visit

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 leveraged the first major 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).