ANNUAL REPORT

2013-14

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A Reputation of Substance

The Princeton Review included Mercer in its “Best Colleges Guide” for the 10th consecutive year.
Top 10
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mercer among the best 10 universities in the South and the overall score makes Mercer the highest-rated Georgia institution in any category and places it among the top 25 regional universities in the nation.

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President Jimmy Carter
President Jimmy Carter
President Jimmy Carter
President Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter and why he chose to serve as a trustee at Mercer University.

$250 MM

Operating in the black with a surplus of $3 million, the University’s endowment reached more than $250 million and more than $18.5 million in private contributions were received.

Edward R. Murrow Award

Adam Ragusea, Macon bureau chief for GPB Radio and a Center for Collaborative Journalism (CCJ) partner, was named a national 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award winner by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Kudos to three alumni (Yes, three!) — Drew Wildes ’13, Josh Coleman ’12, and Kyle Shook ’12 — awarded assistantships to teach English in Europe and South America under the Fulbright Scholars program.
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Goldwater Scholar

Sophomore Kirsten Brown was named a 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, an honor awarded to the nation’s top undergraduates in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Top 50
U.S. News listed Mercer’s School of Engineering in the nation’s top 50 undergraduate engineering programs. Only four undergraduate programs in the Southeast ranked among the top 50.
athletics

On July 1, 2014, Mercer became a member of the Southern Conference, the fifth-oldest athletics conference in the nation.

Mercer football averages 9000+ fans per game

Mercer men’s basketball team won the national 2014 ESPY “Best Upset” award for their stunning defeat of the No. 3 seeded Duke Blue Devils in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

In just three years the number of first-year students entering the University has jumped almost 30 percent, from 565 in 2011 to 728 in 2013.