Where Are They Now? Amy Abel-Kiker

Mercer University has produced quite a list of notable alumni throughout the years. Names such as Ferrol Sams, Griffin B. Bell and Nancy Grace have all graced the headlines in areas such as literature, politics and television.

Though these Mercer alumni have been making their way in the world for quite some time, recent graduates of the university have also made a significant impression and have held positions of high importance in our local community.

Amy Abel-Kiker, class of 2010, is proof that a Mercer education and a strong work ethic can land you a job of high importance.

Abel-Kiker is currently the Public Relations Director at Middle Georgia Ambulance in Macon, and works closely with the local community and the media on a daily basis. She is a young professional under the age of 25 and proof that there is hope for recent graduates in today’s job market.

Along with constructing informative press releases, communicating with the media and working closely with a dedicated team of dispatchers, Abel-Kiker has also planned CPR workshops and has taken the extra steps to keep the community informed about how to take action in emergency situations.

The latest event Abel-Kiker has planned for Middle Georgia Ambulance is a community health day that is not only free of charge for the public, but also a great opportunity to encourage individuals to stay active for life.

Heart disease, stroke and childhood obesity are all relevant issues that are frequently present in today’s society. Middle Georgia Ambulance has taken the extra step to provide a fun and interactive environment in Tattnall Square Park on April 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Abel-Kiker has even incorporated aspects of her alma mater into the workshop by inviting Mercer University’s men’s basketball team to make an appearance and conduct enjoyable basketball drills for children at the health day in order to encourage sports participation and active lifestyles.

Middle Georgia Ambulance will also have paramedics on site to offer free blood pressure and wellness checks to all adults who attend the event.

While studying at Mercer, Abel-Kiker served as the President of the Student Government Association, was an active member of Phi Mu and was one of the most recognized and respected students on campus. Her lasting impression and dazzling smile still grace the local Macon community.

Abel-Kiker is living proof that a Mercer education and a lot of hard work can help you succeed in designing a life you truly love.

“After spending four years at Mercer, I felt very prepared and incredibly excited to start my career. Macon is such an outstanding place to be a young professional and I am so thankful that I was able to stay here and start life,” Abel-Kiker said.

Abel-Kiker is married to Chris Kiker, a 2010 graduate of Mercer. She has a pet pig named Thomas and lives in the historic district.