Middle Georgia Alumni Association
Bryan Whitfield, President
Carl E. Findley III, First Vice President
Lori Johnson, Vice President
Amy E. Gratz, Secretary/Treasurer
2016 Fall Meeting - October 18th
Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore
Associate Professor of Law
Walter F. George School of Law
Professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore’s research and teaching interests center around constitutional criminal law; appellate and post-conviction practice and procedure; and experiential public service learning. Since joining the Mercer faculty in 2006, Professor Gerwig-Moore created and now teaches The Habeas Project, which provides representation in pro se criminal and habeas cases pending before the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Appointed by the Mayor of Macon in 2007 (and reappointed by the Chair of the Bibb County Commission), she served on the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission for seven years, serving as chair for five years. She was also a founding Co-Chair of the College Hill Corridor Commission, a transformative effort that greatly impacted the historic residential neighborhoods adjacent to Mercer University and Downtown Macon. In recognition for these and other efforts, Sarah was named to Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40.
Professor Gerwig-Moore received her Bachelor of Arts in English, summa cum laude, from Mercer University, where she performed with a number of choral and orchestral ensembles and was named Outstanding Freshman (1995) and the Outstanding Senior in Great Books (1997). She received her Master of Theological Studies from Emory University's Candler School of Theology and her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. While at Emory, she was honored with the Herman Dooyeweerd Prize in Law and Religion and the Myki Mobley Award for Academic Excellence and Social Concern.
Mercer Granted Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts has recently been awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the official installation and induction ceremonies will be conducted on April 9th, where MGPBKAA will host a special reception. Information on this exciting event and a detailed schedule is forthcoming.
2015 Fall Meeting Hosted by Chancellor Godsey
For our fall meeting on October 14, 2015, MGPBKAA hosted Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, who spoke on the topic “The God Particle.” Dr. Godsey is currently the chancellor of Mercer University, where he served as president from 1979 to 2006. Before his presidency, he served as executive vice president and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. A graduate of Samford University, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the University of Alabama, he received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Tulane. Dr. Godsey is the author of When We Talk About God, Let's Be Honest; The Courage Factor; and Centering Our Souls.
At this meeting we also celebrated the then-recent chartering of a new PBK chapter, Zeta of Georgia, to be sheltered by Mercer University’s College of Liberal Arts. This announcement was made at the 44th PBK Triennial Council in early October 2015.