More than 1,600 Mercer University Students to Graduate
April 23, 2004
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.
Speaker: Larry Braden, President, Lacey Drug Company
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Saturday, May 1, 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: The Honorable Sharon Cooper, Georgia State Representative
More than 1,500 to Graduate
James & Carolyn McAfee School of Theology
Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Aleshire, Executive Director, The Association of Theological Schools
Tift College of Education
Saturday, May 15, 12 noon
Speaker: Dr. Floyd Toth, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Eugene W. Stetson School of Business & Economics
Saturday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.
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.
Speaker: Dr. Randy Gregg, Founder, Corporate Performance Resources
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.
Speaker: Dr. David Shi, President, Furman University