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Mercer University, Gordon State College Sign New Transfer Articulation Agreement

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019


MACON – Mercer University and Gordon State College recently signed a new transfer articulation agreement through 2023.

 “Mercer University recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for students to achieve their educational and career goals,” said Dr. D. Scott Davis, Mercer’s provost. “We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Gordon State College and ensure a pathway for individuals to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree that will prepare them to make a positive impact in their professions and communities. Gordon State’s core values and dedication to student success align well with those of Mercer, and I am confident that our continued partnership and commitment will provide greater access for students to advance their education and fully prepare for career success.”

 Under the terms of the agreement, an undergraduate student may first attend Gordon State College in Barnesville to complete an associate degree and then transfer to Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts, School of Engineering or Penfield College to complete a bachelor’s degree on the Macon campus, online or at one of University’s two Metro Atlanta area regional academic centers.

 “This renewed partnership is one example of our commitment to ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” added Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, president of Gordon State, a unit of the University System of Georgia. “The Gordon-to-Mercer connection has always been in existence as we share some of our most notable alumni. We are thrilled to know that this partnership will be strengthened going forward.”

Eligible students may pursue bachelor’s degrees from Mercer in the areas of communication, computer science, criminal justice leadership, engineering, healthcare leadership, human resources administration and development, informatics, liberal studies, organizational leadership, psychology, theatre or visual arts.

 Representatives of Mercer and Gordon State College gathered on the University’s Macon campus on March 25 for a formal signing of the agreement.

 About Gordon State College

 Gordon State College (GSC), located in Barnesville, is a residential state college of the University System of Georgia that offers four-year degrees as well as associate degrees. Four-year degrees offered include English, history, interdisciplinary studies, biology, elementary education, health information management, human services, management and administration, mathematics, middle grades education, and nursing. GSC offers classes online, and students can now earn a bachelor’s degree completely online. With an enrollment of 3,663 students, GSC offers an intimate academic setting in state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories on a beautiful 235-acre campus. In this setting, students receive individualized attention that only a small college with dedicated faculty and staff can provide. GSC offers a vibrant campus life with on-campus, apartment-style living, NJCAA sports for male and female student-athletes, as well as club sports, clubs representing a variety of interests, an active theater, music, and art program and an inviting campus with plenty of greenspace. Founded in 1852, Gordon State College joined the University System of Georgia in 1972 and continues a distinctive legacy of excellent scholarship and service.

  About Mercer University

 Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. With more than 8,700 students enrolled in 12 schools and colleges, on major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; medical school sites in Macon, Savannah and Columbus; and at regional academic centers in Henry and Douglas counties, Mercer is classified as a Doctoral University with High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education and ranked among the top tier of national research universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Mercer Health Sciences Center includes the University’s School of Medicine and Colleges of Nursing, Health Professions and Pharmacy. Mercer is affiliated with five teaching hospitals – Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; The Medical Center, Navicent Health, and Coliseum Medical Centers in Macon; and Midtown Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The University also has an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex in Warner Robins. It operates an academic press and a performing arts center in Macon and an engineering research center in Warner Robins. Mercer is one of only 286 institutions nationwide to shelter a chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society; one of eight institutions to hold membership in the Georgia Research Alliance; and the only private university in Georgia to field an NCAA Division I athletic program.

                                                                             -- Kyle Sears, director of media relations, Mercer University