More than 1,600 Mercer University Students to Graduate
April 23, 2004


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Macon and Atlanta— More than 1,600 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 three honorary degrees. Larry Braden, president of Lacey Drug Company, will be presented an honorary doctor of sciences degree on May 1 at the Southern School of Pharmacy commencement. Godsey will present two honorary degrees on May 9 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. Joseph Hillman Harvey, chairman and CEO of Harveys supermarket chain, will receive an honorary doctor of commerce degree. David Shi, president of Furman University, will be granted an honorary doctor of laws degree. Below is a listing of commencement dates, times and speakers. Cecil B. Day Campus, Atlanta Southern School of Pharmacy Saturday, May 1, 9 a.m. Sheffield Center Speaker: Larry Braden, President, Lacey Drug Company Georgia Baptist College of Nursing Saturday, May 1, 12:30 p.m. Sheffield Center Speaker: The Honorable Sharon Cooper, Georgia State Representative -MORE- More than 1,500 to Graduate Add One James & Carolyn McAfee School of Theology Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m. Sheffield Center Speaker: Dr. Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director, The Association of Theological Schools Tift College of Education Saturday, May 15, 12 noon Sheffield Center Speaker: Dr. Floyd Toth, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics Saturday, May 15, 3:30 p.m. Sheffield Center Speaker: Raymond Christman, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta College of Continuing and Professional Studies Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Sheffield Center Speaker: Dr. Randy Gregg, Founder, Corporate Performance Resources Macon Campus School of Medicine Saturday, May 1, 5 p.m. Macon City Auditorium Speaker: Dr. Kevin Soden, NBC Medical Correspondent, Today Show Walter F. George School of Law Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. Macon City Auditorium Speaker: Col. James P. Terry, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs 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 9, 3 p.m. Macon Coliseum Speaker: Dr. David Shi, President, Furman University ###
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