ATLANTA - Gregory Scott Newton of Mableton received the top student honor for Mercer University business students in Atlanta at commencement on Saturday, May 21.
Mercer University President R. Kirby Godsey presented Newton with the 2005 Aprile M. Holland Outstanding Student Award. Newton graduated summa cum laude from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Newton was on both the President’s List and the Dean’s List at Mercer for six consecutive semesters.
Currently a staff auditor with the Georgia State Department of Audits and Accounts, Newton was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
About the Aprile M. Holland Outstanding Student Award:
The Aprile M. Holland Outstanding Student Award is the highest scholastic honor offered by the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta and is given in honor of the founding dean of the school.
About the Stetson School of Business and Mercer University:
With programs in Macon, on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, and regional academic centers in Henry County and Douglas County, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics of Mercer University is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 418 of 1,500 schools of business across the nation are accredited by AACSB International. Stetson offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the Executive Master of Business Administration.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as four regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 15 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.