Alumni & Friends
Welcome to the Alumni Association
Mercer has more than 60,000 alumni who live throughout the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. The Alumni Association is governed by a National Board of Directors and an Alumni Board of Directors for each school or college.
Alumni Award Nominations
Nominate a deserving Alumnus for the Distinguished Alumnus, Meritorious Service or the Thomas Sewell Plunkett Young Alumnus Award to be honored at Homecoming. Nominations are accepted throughout the year. In any given calendar year, nominations received by August 1 are considered for that year’s awards. Those received after August 1 may be considered in subsequent years. Awards are typically presented during Homecoming Weekend activities in the fall of each year.
2012 Alumni Award Winners
This year’s Meritorious Service Award goes to Thomas B. Black of Columbus, a retired executive vice president of Tom’s Foods. The Meritorious Service Award is typically presented to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has demonstrated his/her support of the Alumni Association and the University through his/her contribution of time, talents and financial resources. A Meritorious Service Award may also be given to a non-alumnus/friend of the University who has displayed uncommon loyalty and support to Mercer.
The Distinguished Alumna Award goes to Nancy Grace, CLA ’81, LAW ’84, of Atlanta, a legal commentator, television journalist, and host of CNN’s Nancy Grace show. The Distinguished Alumna Award is given to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has served their profession in an outstanding manner, and in so doing, has brought honor to his/her person and the University. This award is presented for service to humanity and dedication, which have fostered the ideals of Mercer University.
The Thomas Sewell Plunkett Young Alumnus Award goes to Josh Rogers, CLA ’05, of Macon, executive director of the Historic Macon Foundation. This award is given to an alumnus/alumna of Mercer University who has graduated from the University within the last 10 years and has demonstrated continued support of the Alumni Association and the University through his/her contribution of time, talents and financial resources.