ATLANTA – Fayetteville resident Kathryn Grace Weinmeister Fincher received an early mother's day gift when she graduated from Mercer University with her daughter, Michelle Adamson Williams, also of Fayetteville, May 9, on Mercer's Atlanta campus.
Fincher graduated cum laude and both mother and daughter received a bachelor of science in education degree.
Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presided over the ceremony with Horace W. Fleming Jr., former educational consultant and Mercer's newly-named executive vice president, delivering the commencement address.
Founded in 1833, Mercer is a 7,300-student, comprehensive, Baptist-affiliated university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, the Tift College of Education, the School of Engineering, the Walter F. George School of Law, the School of Medicine, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, the Southern School of Pharmacy and the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology.
Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta, as well as four extended education centers located in Douglas County, Covington, Griffin and Eastman. The University also operates the Mercer Engineering Research Center in Warner Robins and the Mercer University Press in Macon. For the past 12 years, Mercer has been ranked among the leading universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.