Atlanta — Perry resident Lacey Allen and Peachtree City resident Kristin Lamond, juniors at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University (GBCN), presented a poster depicting the College's honor system at the annual conference of the Center for Academic Integrity, Oct. 19-21, at Texas A&M University.
Both students are pursuing bachelor of science in nursing degrees at Mercer. Allen is the daughter of Wayne Allen of Sparta, and Debbie Stillwell and Randy Stillwell of Perry. Lamond is the daughter of Cindy Lamond of Peachtree City.
The Center for Academic Integrity was formed in 1992 to provide a forum to identify and affirm the values of academic integrity and to promote their achievement in practice. The Center has grown to a consortium of more than 250 institutions and aims to become the preeminent organization for promoting integrity in academic communities throughout the nation.
The Georgia Baptist College of Nursing has been sending students, faculty and staff to the Center's annual conference for the past five years. This was the first year GBCN students presented at the conference.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is among the largest Baptist-affiliated institutions in the world and is the only independent university of its size in the nation to offer degree programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For the past 12 years, U.S. News and World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.
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