News Releases

May 16, 2017
Mercer University’s Donnisha Lavigne, a student in Penfield College’s Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, was recently selected to participate in the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program for Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC).
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April 26, 2017
Mercer University’s Tift College of Education and Penfield College are organizing the second annual Mercer STEAM Day on May 2, in addition to supporting the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in its efforts to promote Georgia STEM Day on May 5.
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April 6, 2017
Mercer University’s Center for the Study of Narrative will host its third annual showcase of faculty and student research and community service on April 13, 5 p.m., in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center auditorium.
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April 3, 2017
Mercer University’s seventh annual Atlanta Research Conference will take place on April 8, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., to showcase work by students and faculty from the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus and Regional Academic Centers.
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March 8, 2017
Penfield College’s Informatics Club and User Experience (UX) Club collaborated to host Mercer Informatics Day on Feb. 23 on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta. 
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February 27, 2017
Mercer University’s Penfield College recently received a nearly $2,000 Georgia Humanities grant for a project titled “Telling Our Stories: African-American Life and Culture on St. Simons Island.”
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January 27, 2017
Mercer University’s Sarah Amuka Williams, a second-year student in Penfield College’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program, recently received one of three graduate scholarships from the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) in Atlanta.
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January 27, 2017
Mercer University’s Melissa Waller, a second-year student in Penfield College’s Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program, was recently selected as one of 10 members of the Outstanding Atlanta (OA) Class of 2016.
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December 8, 2016
Mercer University’s Center for the Study of Narrative has received a five-year, $500,000 commitment from the Georgia Compassion Project to further the work of the multidisciplinary service and research initiative housed within Penfield College’s Department of Counseling.
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October 28, 2016
Mercer University student Keith J. Myers, a Ph.D. candidate in Penfield College’s counselor education and supervision program, recently received the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award.
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October 20, 2016
Mercer University and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently signed a new transfer articulation agreement through 2020.
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October 12, 2016
Mercer University’s Penfield College recently received full eight-year accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for its Master of Science programs in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling.
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September 26, 2016
Penfield College of Mercer University will host a series of workshops Sept. 29-30 by Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Fellows on creating vertically integrated curricular pathways to promote student signature work.
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August 31, 2016
Students, faculty and staff on Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus are combining their efforts for the fourth consecutive year to encourage those across Metro Atlanta to “Reach Out, Speak Out” during National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 4-10.
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August 29, 2016
Penfield College of Mercer University and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) are partnering to address the shortage of individuals in state school systems equipped to assist students with disabilities to move forward with middle school, high school and college education and into the world of work.
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August 22, 2016
Dr. Caroline Brackette, associate professor of counseling in Mercer University’s Penfield College, will serve as president of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) newly reactivated Georgia branch.
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August 2, 2016
Mercer University student Vanessa Braswell, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership in Penfield College, was selected as this year’s recipient of a $1,000 scholarship provided by the local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
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June 30, 2016
Penfield College of Mercer University recently welcomed its inaugural class of Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Scholars, supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education aimed at addressing shortages in clinical rehabilitation counselors across Georgia.
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June 30, 2016
Penfield College Professor of English Dr. Margaret Eskew received the Joe and Jean Hendricks Excellence in Teaching Award at Mercer University’s Macon commencement in May.
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June 29, 2016
Penfield College student Felicia Tillman was recently selected by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) as one of 22 Digital Inclusion Fellows worldwide.
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June 28, 2016
Mercer University’s Penfield College and the Department of Counseling and Human Sciences, in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Narrative, recently completed a fifth annual study abroad experience in Leiden, Holland and Paris, France.
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May 3, 2016
Dr. Zipangani Vokhiwa, associate professor of science in Mercer University’s Penfield College, was recently elected president of the Fulbright Association’s Georgia Chapter.
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May 2, 2016
Mercer University’s Tift College of Education and Penfield College are organizing the first Mercer STEAM Day on May 3, in addition to supporting the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in its efforts to promote Georgia STEM Day on May 6.
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April 27, 2016
Nearly 2,000 students will graduate in five Mercer University commencements during May in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah. The University will confer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as honorary degrees to State Rep. Larry J. (Butch) Parrish and musician Gregg Allman.
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March 29, 2016
Mercer University’s Center for the Study of Narrative (CSN) will host its second annual showcase of student research and community service April 6, 5 p.m., in the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center Chapel.
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March 24, 2016
The sixth annual Mercer Atlanta Research Conference will be held April 16 on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus and will feature numerous student and faculty presentations from six of the University’s 12 schools and colleges.
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January 19, 2016
Mercer University will observe its third annual Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Week on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, Jan. 25-29, in Atlanta.
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November 18, 2015
Dr. Caroline Brackette, associate professor of counseling in Mercer University's Penfield College, was appointed to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Planning Board by a unanimous vote of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners at its Nov. 4 meeting.
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October 20, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Penfield College of Mercer University a $956,956 grant to support its Master of Science degree program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CLRC) on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta.
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September 1, 2015
All seven schools and colleges on Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta are combining their efforts for the third consecutive year to encourage the community to "Reach Out, Speak Out" during National Suicide Prevention Week on Sept. 6-12.
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February 24, 2015
Six students and two faculty members traveled through India over 11 days last November representing Penfield College's master's- and doctoral-level counseling programs.
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February 24, 2015
Six students and two faculty members traveled through India over 11 days in November representing Penfield College's master's- and doctoral-level counseling programs.
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December 16, 2014
Mercer University will observe Human Sex Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Week on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus Jan. 11-16.
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September 2, 2014
All seven schools and colleges on Mercer University's Atlanta campus are combining their efforts for the second consecutive year to encourage the community to "Reach Out, Speak Out" during National Suicide Prevention Week on Sept. 7-13.
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August 27, 2014
Penfield College of Mercer University will offer an executive leadership development program for employees of Atlanta-area member-owned electric cooperative GreyStone Power Corp. as part of the company's GreyStone University initiative.
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August 7, 2014
Professors from the Department of Liberal Studies of Mercer University's Penfield College are working with a group of 33 South Korean teachers as part of a cultural exchange program established by the Georgia Department of Education and the Republic of Korea.
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May 22, 2014
A prayer service for more than 200 Nigerian girls recently kidnapped by militant Islamist group Boko Haram will be held on Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus today from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
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April 29, 2014
Students from Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies will present digital stories intended to document and preserve accounts of the history of African American education in Coastal Georgia in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church on St. Simons Island this Saturday.
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April 17, 2014
The fourth annual Mercer Atlanta Research Conference was held on the Cecil B. Day Campus April 12, featuring 43 student and 31 faculty presentations from seven of the University's 12 schools and colleges.
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March 27, 2014
Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies, in partnership with the American Academy of Religion (AAR), will welcome noted religious history scholar Dr. Catherine L. Albanese to present an April 9 lecture, titled "When is God's Time Watching the Religious Clock in Antebellum America."
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February 13, 2014
Dr. Kenyon Knapp, assistant dean for graduate studies and associate professor of counseling in Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies, has been named a member of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Board of Directors. His five-year term will run July 1, 2014-June 30, 2019.
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January 31, 2014
Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies has received a $45,000 grant to launch its new Center for the Study of Narrative (CRN), a multidisciplinary service and research initiative.
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December 19, 2013
Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies will sponsor Human Sex Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Week, Jan. 10-17, on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta
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November 7, 2013
Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies will offer its Bachelor of Science in Informatics program at the Douglas County Regional Academic Center, beginning in January 2014.
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August 29, 2013
The collective voice of six different colleges on Mercer University's Atlanta campus is encouraging the community to "Reach Out, Speak Out" during National Suicide Prevention Week on Sept. 8-14.
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