Mercerian: Fall 2015

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A PUBLICATION OF MERCER UNIVERSITY

AS THE MERCERIAN

was in the final stages of design in September, once again the nation was reminded of the outstanding students enrolled at Mercer University as Warner Robins native Betty Cantrell was crowned 2016 Miss America. Coverage of her crowning is on page 15.

Mercerian

The

VOLUME 25, NUMBER 2

FALL 2015

PRESIDENT

William D. Underwood, J.D. CHANCELLOR

R. Kirby Godsey, Ph.D. PROVOST

D. Scott Davis, Ph.D. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

James S. Netherton, Ph.D. VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Kellie Raiford Appel SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS AND CHIEF OF STAFF

Larry D. Brumley SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Penny L. Elkins, Ph.D. SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT

John A. Patterson SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

William G. Solomon IV, J.D. EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR

Rick Cameron DESIGN EDITOR

Steve Mosley STAFF WRITER

Kyle Sears CLA ’09 EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Janet Crocker PC ’09 SPECIAL DESIGN

Robby Hamman, Ginger Harper PHOTOGRAPHY/ART

Mary Ann Bates, David Burghardt, John Carrington, AP/Mel Evans, Roger Idenden, Amy Maddox, AP/Noah K. Murray, David Neely, Bich Nguyen, Saldivia-Jones Photography, Maria Rabinky, Matthew Smith, Jessica Whitley CONTRIBUTORS

Drew Bloodworth, Laura Botts, Jordon Bruner, Mary Beth Kosowski EDITORIAL OFFICE

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