University to Hold its Largest Commencement Saturday in Atlanta

May 6, 2013
ATLANTA —Mercer University will hold its annual campus-wide outdoor commencement in Atlanta on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on the upper field of the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus. More than 1,000 graduates are expected for the ceremony, which is the University's largest. Dr. John R. Seffrin, chief executive officer at American Cancer Society, will speak at the event. The University will also award Dr. Seffrin an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony.

More than 1,000 students are expected to attend this year's campus-wide commencement in Atlanta on Saturday. It is the University's largest.
In all, the University will have conferred more than 1,800 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during five commencements on three campuses since early May. The Atlanta ceremony includes graduates from the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, McAfee School of Theology, and the Atlanta-area graduates from the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics, Tift College of Education and College of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Though the University has taken steps to ensure that traffic will flow smoothly around the Atlanta campus, there will be the possibility of delays because of the increased traffic volume from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The impacted areas may include the Interstate 85 interchange at Chamblee-Tucker Road, as well as Chamblee-Tucker Road between I-85 and Interstate 285. In addition, traffic will increase along Mercer University Drive and Flowers Road South.

Below is the complete listing for the University's remaining commencements in Atlanta and Macon.

Atlanta - Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus

Atlanta Commencement - College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics (Atlanta, Henry and Douglas), McAfee School of Theology, Tift College of Education (Atlanta, Douglas, Henry and Newnan) and College of Continuing and Professional Studies (Atlanta, Henry and Douglas)

Speaker: Dr. John R. Seffrin, chief executive officer at American Cancer Society
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m.
Upper field – Atlanta campus
Candidates for degrees: 1,003

Macon

Walter F. George School of Law

Speaker: Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author and 1980 Mercer Law graduate
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
Hawkins Arena, University Center
Candidates for degrees: 165

Macon Commencement – College of Liberal Arts, Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics (Savannah and Macon), School of Engineering, Tift College of Education (Macon and Eastman), Townsend School of Music and College of Continuing and Professional Studies (Macon and Eastman)

Speaker: Claude M. Kicklighter, 1955 College of Liberal Arts graduate, former inspector general of the Department of Defense, Mercer trustee, and retired U.S. Army lieutenant general
Saturday, May 11, 3:30 p.m.
Hawkins Arena, University Center
Candidates for degrees: 536

 

Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037
vanderhoek_m@mercer.edu