Tift College Alumnae Association
Mercer University and the Tift College Alumnae Association joined together in 1986 to form a historic partnership to preserve the legacy of Tift College, a Baptist women's college in Forsyth that had recently merged with Mercer. Mercer's Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the School of Education to the Tift College of Education, an action which represents the University's continuing commitment to carry on the educational legacy of Tift College.
Over the years, Mercer has honored its commitment to maintain the heritage, identity and ideals of Tift College, most notably through the Tift College Scholars Program. The program honors a select group of young women at Mercer with scholarships and inclusion in one of the University's most distinguished scholastic organizations.