Some 1,500 Mercer Students to Participate in Commencements
April 30, 2003

                            
Jenny Butkus
(478) 301-4037 or (800) 837-2911
 
 

An estimated 1,563 students are expected to participate in graduation ceremonies on Mercer's Macon and Atlanta campuses over the next month.  The University will hold nine commencement ceremonies and hear from an array of renowned speakers.
 
Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey will also present four honorary degrees. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree at the Walter F. George School of Law commencement May 10.
 
Wyche Fowler Jr., who served as a previous U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator and Ambassador to Saudia Arabia, will be presented an honorary doctor of laws degree May 11 at the Macon commencement for the College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies.
 
Jimmy Allen, noted author, consultant and churchman, will be awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology commencement May 17.
 
Nancy Dickey, president and vice chancellor for health affairs at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, will be given an honorary doctor of science degree at the School of Medicine commencement May 31.
 
Below is a listing of the commencement dates, times and speakers.
 
Cecil B. Day Campus, Atlanta
 
Southern School of Pharmacy
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Lucinda Maine, Executive Vice-President, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
 
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Saturday, May 3, 3 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Karen Jean Minyard, Executive Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University
 
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Friday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker:  Larry McSwain, Senior Fellow, Mercer University Commons
 
James & Carolyn McAfee School of Theology
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker:. Wayne E. Ward, Senior Professor of Christian Theology, Retired, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
 
Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Mike Starr, Executive Vice President, Wachovia Bank
 
Tift College of Education
Saturday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Sheffield Center
Speaker: Brooks Coleman, Jr., Georgia State Representative, 80th District
 
 
Macon Campus
 
Walter F. George School of Law
Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m.
Macon City Auditorium
Speaker: The Honorable Nathan Deal, United States Representative, 10th Congressional District of Georgia
 
College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, School of Engineering, Tift College of Education, College of Continuing and Professional Studies
Sunday, May 11, 3 p.m.
Macon Coliseum
Speaker: Wyche Fowler, Jr., Former United States Representative, United States Senator and Ambassador to Saudia Arabia
 
School of Medicine
Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.
Macon City Auditorium
Speaker: Nancy W. Dickey, President and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
 
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