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News Conference Set to Announce
Major Grant for College Hill Corridor

June 19, 2009

Media Contact:
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

Event Contact:
(478) 301-5700

What: Mercer University, the city of Macon and the College Hill Corridor Commission have scheduled a news conference to announce a major new grant for the College Hill Corridor.

When: Monday, June 22, at 10 a.m.

Where: In front of the Mercer Village fountain, across from Mercer University’s campus on Montpelier Avenue.

Who: Among those in attendance for this announcement will be Mercer University President William D. Underwood, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert, United States Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Macon, and Sarah Gerwig-Moore, co-chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission.

About the College Hill Corridor Commission:
The College Hill Corridor Commission is a diverse, 14-member organization appointed jointly by the City of Macon and Mercer University. Its goal is to restore the social and physical fabric between the Mercer campus and downtown Macon. Along the way, the Commission intends to add economic value to the city's tax base, beautify residential and commercial areas, attract and retain creative young professionals and program fun public events. For more information, visit

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has approximately 7,600 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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