Jimmy Carter The Board of Trustees, at its November meeting, gives the green light for construction to begin on Cruz Plaza, to transform the appearance of the central part of the Macon c ampus from the University Center to the Historic Quad and from the Greek Village past Tarver Library.
On Oct. Construction is completed on a 26,square-foot academic facility for the Douglas County Regional Academic Center. Mercer is one of nine institutions in the Southeast selected to give aviation instruction in the Navy War Training Service.
From its humble beginnings in Penfield, Mercer today is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. Day Campus in Atlanta. Jackson, who later becomes Mrs. Joseph Seth Weekly, is awarded the LL. After a hour hearing held in Roberts Chapel on March 30, the Board of Trustees accepts the action of the special committee disposing of the charges. Milton L. Cruz, his wife Aileen, father Juan L.
Cruz Rosario and sister Zoraida Cruz Torres provide the lead gift for the project. During this period, trainees receive basic aviation instruction in the Mercer V program.
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The School of Engineering is established in Macon. Center for Collaborative Journalism. Following the war, Mercer discontinues systematic military training. In August, Mercer opens its new police station and seven new apartment buildings on the Macon campus and two new apartment buildings on the Cecil B. In September, Mercer dedicates the new building Greek Village.
Mercer purchases the Georgia Baptist Center, which was ly owned by the Georgia Baptist Convention and is adjacent to the Atlanta campus. Groundbreaking is held for a new 93,square-foot library building located on the main campus in Macon. An official groundbreaking is held Dec. Carter is believed to be the first former U. Mercer Duke.
In the University was reclassified as a doctoral university with high research activity R2 and is ranked in the top tier of n ational u niversities by U. Mercer has also earned a Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is one of only institutions in the country to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Willet Science Center is dedicated. The first classes are held in the courthouse and in law offices.
Louie D. Newton as speaker. Mercer breaks ground for a Greek Village in Macon and student apartment buildings in Macon and Atlanta. The rank Tracker instrument is one of the largest organs of its kind on the eastern seaboard, establishing Mercer as a center for organ performance and teaching.
It becomes the Atlanta Administration and Conference Center. Today, it is known as the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus. The school, under the leadership of Baptist minister and spiritual father Adiel Sherwood, was named for Jesse Mercer, a prominent Baptist leader and the first chair of the Mercer Board of Trustees.
Early s Mercer is one of the few colleges in the South and the only one in Georgia to remain open during the War Between the States. Five Star Stadium. Mercer University was founded in in Penfield by Georgia Baptists. The mission of the Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta is changed to focus on graduate and professional education.
Day Campus in northeast Atlanta. The game, scheduled for Thanksgiving Dayis postponed until January Georgia triumphed, Weaver to tender to the S ecretary of the Navy and the S ecretary of W ar the buildings and equipment of the University that they might be used effectively in service of the nation.
Connell Student Center. W hen the school opened, there were considerably fewer and others came over the first few weeks. MERC provides a broad range of customer-oriented services to commercial and government clients. The school opened under principal Billington Sanders.
The School of Medicine completes construction on a 10,square-foot expansion of its research wing. Female Academy, First college classes begin. Enrollment for the first term was 39 students. Mercer becomes just the third Georgia research university — ing Emory and the University of Georgia — to shelter a chapter. Godsey Science Center. Jackson is the first woman to receive a degree from Mercer.
The chapel is dedicated indebt-free. The former Stetson Library is rededicated in September as Stetson Hall and converted into office and classroom space for the School of Business and Economics and the School of Education. The remainder of the ature facility on the Macon campus opens March The official dedication of the University Center and the Griffin B. Kirby Godsey steps down from his leadership role to become chancellor, leaving office as the longest-serving president in University history.
Attorney General and Mercer alumnus Griffin B. Bell on the program and Chief Justice Warren Burger as guest speaker. The new School of Engineering building opens for classes in the fall and is dedicated in October. Female Seminary is approved by the Mercer Board of Trustees.
The University has more than 9, students; 12 schools and colleges — liberal arts and sciences, law, pharmacy, medicine, health professions, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and professional advancement ; campuses in Macon, Atlanta, Savannah and Columbus; two regional academic centers in the state; a university press; five teaching hospitals; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program.
In September, President David E. Butler tells Macon Mayor George S. Tucker reports that a six-acre site, ading Tattnall Square, has been selected. Mercer dedicates the A. Mercer dedicates the W. Lee Alumni House in Macon. Mercer dedicates the Monroe F. Swilley Jr. Library in Atlanta.
Administration Building. On Nov. The end of the year marks the closing of the school at Penfield and the University moved.
University Center Arena. The University completes a new gateway entrance to the Macon campus on Mercer University Drive, near Interstate 75, and a new Hilton Garden Inn opens on that side of the campus. Tarver Library. Female Academy, Early s.
Science and Engineering Building The Mercer Athletic Foundation is established to raise funds for intercollegiate athletics. On April 18, Mercer Trustees vote to admit qualified students without regard to race, and Mercer becomes one of the few private colleges in the South to do this before being required by the Civil Rights Act. Stetson Memorial Library.