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Mercer’s Brogdon Honored as Georgia’s Counseling Student of the Year

June 3, 2011

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ATLANTA – Mercer University’s C. Jonathan Brogdon was recently honored as the outstanding counseling student within the state of Georgia by the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia. Brogdon was presented with the award at the 23rd Annual LPCA Convention last month in Savannah.

Brogdon has completed his second year of study in the Department of Counseling and Human Science in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

In 2010, Brogdon was elected president of Mercer’s student affiliate organization of the LPCA of Georgia. During his tenure as president, the organization sponsored numerous educational seminars, including workshops focusing on the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.  In April, 2011, he spearheaded the organization’s annual conference. Brogdon has been named president-elect of the Mu Upsilon Alpha chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international academic and professional counseling honor society. Brogdon has also maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time in the counseling program.

“Jonathan embodies all of the qualities that are necessary in a professional counselor: compassion, empathy and a natural curiosity about the world and how people function within it,” said Dr. Diane M. Clark, assistant professor and counseling program coordinator. “He demonstrates admirable leadership qualities on a daily basis and is deserving of this prestigious award.”

About the College of Continuing and Professional Studies
The College offers degree programs and lifelong learning opportunities for adults who seek leadership roles in their communities and beyond, professional transition and advancement, and lives that have meaning and purpose. The College offers undergraduate degree programs in organizational leadership, human resources administration and development, public safety, liberal studies (individualized), and human services, and graduate programs in counseling, school counseling and public safety leadership. Its programs are offered on Mercer’s Macon and Atlanta campuses, at the University’s regional academic centers in Henry County, Douglas County, Eastman and Newnan. In fall 2010, the College began an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision on the Atlanta campus. The College will offer the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership on the Atlanta campus in the fall of 2011 and at the Henry Regional Academic Center in January 2012. Pending approval of the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the College will offer a Bachelor of Science in Informatics in the fall of 2011 on the Atlanta campus and Henry Center and on the Macon campus in fall of 2012. 

About Mercer University
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University enrolls more than 8,200 students in 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies – on major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah and at four regional academic centers across the state. Mercer is affiliated with two teaching hospitals — Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah and the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, and has educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. The University operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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