Mercer dedicates welcome center in honor of long-standing employee
Mercer University is naming an admission's center after a woman who spent nearly her entire life at the college.
The ribbon was cut Friday on the Emily Parker Myers Admissions and Welcome Center. Myers came to Mercer in 1965 and retired in 2008. The new building will serve as a welcome center for campus visitors, future students and is the new home to the office of university admissions.
The project involved remodeling 2,700 square feet of one of Macon's oldest homes, the Aultman House, and adding an additional 3,000 square feet.
"I told the group today that I was stunned when I was told that this building would be named for me. But it's a wonderful honor. Thank you," said Myers.
Myers served as Senior Vice President for University Advancement prior to her retirement. The new welcome center is located at the corner of Winship Street and Montpelier Drive.