M-News Guy
News@Mercer   June 15, 2016

Record MCCC Graduating Class Celebrates at Commencement Ceremony

A Mercer record 1,188 students received their college degrees and certificates May 19 during the 49th annual commencement ceremony, and were sent to the next step in their careers with words of encouragement, praise, and inspiration.

Graduating Students

Students lining up prior to commencement.

Men's Tennis Team Brings Home Second Place Trophy at National Tournament

The MCCC men's tennis team earned a solid second place finish at nationals, with Andres Jacome capturing the championship at no. 1 singles, and with his partner Brandon Davis, are champs at no. 1 doubles.

Gala Awardees

Champs at no. 1 doubles, Brandon Davis, left, and Andres Jacome, with Coach Marc Vecchiolla. Jacome is also the champ at no. 1 singles.

Vikings Baseball Team Wins Region, District Titles, World Series Berth

The Vikings baseball team concluded its best season in Mercer history, closing out the year with a 51-10 record and making it to the semifinals of the World Series, and along the way, earning a no. 2 national ranking and capturing the Region 19 and Northeast District titles.

MCCC Baseball Team

The MCCC baseball team celebrates after winning the Northeast District Championship May 20.


MCCC's WWFM Named Among the Nation's Top College Stations

MCCC was named as home of one of the top college radio stations in the U.S. for the second straight year by BestColleges.com, a national website that serves as a resource for prospective college students.

WWFM Staff

In the studio with WWFM staff members.


Planning for Success

MCCC alumnus Marsha Stoltman '81 (A.A.S., Business), who heads a corporate event planning firm and has a long relationship with Mercer, served as the 2016 commencement speaker. But her path to success took many turns.

Marsha Stoltman

Marsha Stoltman, '81 (A.A.S., Business) was the 2016 Commencement speaker.


Honors Students Show What They Learned, Learn From What They Show

MCCC's American Honors students presented thought-provoking projects at the conclusion of their spring semester, melding the old with the new in an intellectually-stimulating setting.

Brittany Mudri

American Honors student Brittany Mudri discusses her research for an Honors Sociology course.


Professor Bob Pugh Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Professor Bob Pugh was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award at Mercer's 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Bob Pugh

Professor Bob Pugh, recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award durng MCCC's 2016 Commencement ceremonies.


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