Saturday, October 17 – Saturday October 31, 2020

We Run Together Virtual 5K

Virtual Event

Mercer University Employee Wellness and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion have joined forces for Mercer’s first virtual race that will take place between Oct. 17 and Oct. 31. All faculty, staff and students are eligible to join! Walk, jog or run your 5K race any time between Oct. 17 and 31. Once registered, we’ll provide you with a link to submit your official time. First 100 finishers will receive a t-shirt when race time is entered on our race site and will be eligible for prizes. Please register here! For more information, please contact Ansley Booker ( or Rachel Woodson (


Thursday, October 29 – Friday, October 30, 2020

Presentations and Conversations with CoPA Alumni

Virtual Event

Meet and learn from some of our most successful College of Professional Advancement alumni in their fields of expertise. All alumni, friends, and students are welcome. No fee or registration required. These webinars will be presented through Zoom. Check the schedule below and click here to join us!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

10:00-11:00 am
“Counseling Immigrants”
Dr. Shama Panjwani
PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, ’20

12:00-1:00 pm
“Believing in the Impossible: Lifelong Learning for Non-traditional Students”
Stephanie Quinn Jackson
B.A. in Liberal Studies (Ethics & Law/Women & Gender Studies), ’17
M.S. in Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leadership, ’20

2:00-3:00 pm
“How Much Should I Ask For: Knowing Your Worth and Negotiating with Confidence”
Ziza L. McMillan
B.S. in Organizational Leadership, ’09

Friday, October 20, 2020

10:00-11:00 am
“It’s Too Much to Handle: Coping with Stress and Anxiety During Uncertainty”
Dr. Nicole Ayers Thaxton, LPC, NCC
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, ’20

12:00-1:00 pm
“Identifying Challenges Physicians Face With a Partially Integrated EHR (Electronic Health Records System)”
Tina Varghese
M.S. in Health Informatics, ’17
M.Div, ’18
PhD, Pharmacy, expected ’23

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Football Game: Mercer Bears vs. Abilene Christian University

3 p.m. • Five Star Stadium