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Recent graduates faced with tough decisions surrounding commencement

Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place for both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. 

Mary Helene Hall, Managing Editor

August 6, 2020

Mercer University’s commencement ceremonies are set to take place on both the Macon and Atlanta campuses starting Aug. 7. According to Senior Vice President for Marketing Communications and Chief of Staff Larry Brumley, there will be about 1,500 total participants in the commencement ceremonies. There are 561 on the Macon campus, 826 in Atlanta and 88 from the law school. Typically, there are between 2,000 - 2,100 attendees out of around 2,600 graduates who are invited. 

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Mercer postpones 2020 commencement ceremonies

Samantha Homcy, Staff Writer

April 17, 2020

Students set to graduate from Mercer with bachelor’s, graduate or law degrees this May will have traditional commencement ceremonies in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Column: Why saying goodbye to Mercer feels just a little different

“Bear Crossing” graphic

Katie Atkinson, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

I would say I’ve been relatively good at saying goodbye my whole life. I moved frequently during my childhood, and on my last day of high school, I blasted music and tore out of the parking lot faster than I ever had that year. I had no regrets. I’m a big subscriber to the idea that the past ...

Five things to do before you graduate from Mercer

Sliding down the Coleman Hill slides is a must before you graduate and leave Macon.

Adelia Henderson, Copy Editor

April 11, 2019

Your cap and gown are ordered, degree audit signed and the days are ticking away until graduation. The end of spring semester is always a trying time for students and can be especially stressful for seniors. It’s bittersweet as you prepare to move on to a new chapter of life, but have to say go...

Opinion: Graduation 2019 – a step in the right direction

The Macon graduation ceremony has been moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019. Students will get eight to 10 tickets for their guests, but the ceremony is now scheduled for a Monday morning. Photo by Mercer University Marketing Communications.

Adelia Henderson, Copy editor

September 12, 2018

Graduation is the most important event in our time here at Mercer. It’s a pivotal point of transition, where we receive our degrees and march across the stage into the next phase of our lives. However, I’ve been hearing stories about graduation since I was a freshman. I’ve heard about how your f...

Mercer commencement moved to Five Star Stadium for 2019

Photo courtesy of Rick Cameron.

Rylee Kirk, Advertising Manager and Lead Writer

August 13, 2018

Mercer University will relocate undergraduate commencement ceremonies from Hawkins Arena to Five Star Stadium this year due to increased class size. Instead of the usual starting time of Saturday at 3:30 p.m., commencement will now take place at 8:15 a.m. Monday, May 13. “For several years n...

Mom, dad and daughter all graduating from Mercer this May

From left to right, Mrs. Kimberly Adams with her daughter Katherine and her husband Mr. Karl Adams. All three will be graduating from Mercer in May.

Summer Perritt, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

For many, college is the first time a student is away from their parents. A tumultuous time where you must figure things out on your own. But what happens when your parents aren’t just a phone call away or close by, but are right there in college with you? For the Adams, college is a family affair. ...

Two Mercer seniors accepted into Peace Corps

Two Mercer students have been accepted in the Peace Corps, with plans to serve in Africa following graduation.

Katie Atkinson, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Life is about to change for two seniors who were recently accepted into the Peace Corps. In May, Caleb Barefield and Heaven Woods will walk across the graduation stage and onto their next destination: Africa. For 27 months, Woods will be located in Cameroon while Barefield will be in Swaziland. Alth...

What to Wear for Graduation

Sarah Ugan

April 19, 2015

    Graduation is right around the corner (sorry for the reminder), and on top of the long to-do list that already stretches for miles, what to wear for the big day is a looming question. The Mercer website provides a concise (and vague) description: “Men should wear dark slacks, dark shoes, ...

Graduate School Fair gives students options

Graduate School Fair gives students options

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011

Mercer’s department of Career Services held another graduate school fair for Mercer students both young and old on Friday, Oct. 21 in the University Center Atrium. Over 80 institutions were in attendance for all Mercerians to receive information on what comes after their four years at Mercer. This...

Graduate fair school selections leave CLA students few options

Alaisha Key

November 2, 2011

For the past week I, like many of you, have had my inbox bombarded with emails from career services urging me to make time and go check out the graduate school fair. Well, last Friday I happened to stop by the U.C. at the ten o’clock hour with a few friends and found myself highly disappointed not...

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

Knight Foundation CEO to deliver Macon commencement speech

April 13, 2011

Media mogul Alberto Ibarguen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will deliver the keynote address at Mercer's annual Macon campus commencement ceremonies next month. Ibarguen, longtime newspaper publisher and journalism executive, will speak to the nearly 700 students gr...

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