DPT Class of 2024: Courtney Shockey DPT Class of 2025: Elizabeth “Drew” Boyett PA Class of 2025: Ryan Watkins, Summer Lindsey, and Roslyn Talbert MPH Class of 2024: Amy Chroeng PsyD Class of 2027: McKenzie Rowland and Tasia Blair MAT Class of 2024: Allie Shepard Advisor: Laura Ellison
The Student Leadership Group is an organization of selected College of Health Professions’ students representing each academic class and each discipline. The objectives of the Student Leadership Group shall be: to establish centralized communication between the students and faculty/administration; to promote and perpetuate professionalism in all endeavors pertaining to Mercer; and to communicate and promote student events within the College.
2023-2024 Student Ambassadors
Abigail Akpobiyeri, Clinical Psychology
Kelsey Cummins, Physical Therapy
Iyanuoluwa Daomi, Public Health
Ally Freeman, Physician Assistant
Alexandra Houser, Physical Therapy
Ava Jakel, Physical Therapy
Bridgette Jones, Physician Assistant
Mackenzie Koon, Physical Therapy
Chloe Leiby, Physical Therapy
Summer Lindsey, Physician Assistant
Micah Mesecher, Physical Therapy
Mili Patel, Public Health
Megan Pitts, Public Health
Cliff Rimpel, Public Health
Elesia Robinson, Clinical Psychology
Leo Swanger, Physical Therapy
Roslyn Talbert, Physician Assistant
Jordon Wales, Physical Therapy Advisor: Laura Ellison
Student Ambassadors are current students selected to represent Mercer University’s College of Health Professions in the public arena at a variety of different programs including Open House/Info Session events, new student orientations, White Coat Ceremony, and possibly college and/or career fairs.
Simons Society Association of Physical Therapy Students
President: Lucy Rodriguez Vice President: Najda Sahovic Secretary: Claudia Smith Treasurer: Kelsey Cummins Class Representatives: Lauren Keen, Mariat Thankachen, Jackie Coates, and Toyosi Adesinasi Advisors: Dr. Beth Collier and Dr. Dan Dale
The David G. Simons Society is the student organization for all DPT students enrolled in the program. In all aspects of its function, the Simons Society will pursue the core values of altruism, accountability, caring and compassion, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility for the student physical therapist as a future healthcare provider. The Simons Society Board of Directors includes the executive committee (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and two representatives per class.
Godsey-Matthews Student Society
President: Jordon King, PA Class of 2024; Ryan Watkins, PA Class of 2025 Advisor: Prof. Amanda Clark
The Godsey-Matthews Student Society of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) was established in 2008 as the official organization for the students of the Mercer University Physician Assistant (PA) Program. The purpose of the Society is to educate and orient all members of the Society to the AAPA; promote the PA as a member of the healthcare delivery team in the medical community and the community at large; provide academic and professional guidance for the incoming class; instill in the PA the importance of keeping abreast of current medical advancement; serve as the official liaison between the national and state levels of the AAPA, and the Mercer PA Program; serve as the liaison and promote communication between other PA student societies, medical societies, and other health care providers; promote camaraderie between members of the student society throughout their tenure at Mercer University; and encourage philanthropic activities among the members of the Godsey-Matthews Society, Mercer University, and the community. In all aspects of its function, the Society will pursue integrity, equality, dignity, and competence for the PA as a health practitioner.
Mercer Public Health Association
President: Amy Chroeng Advisor: Dr. Dawood Sultan
The mission of the Mercer Public Health Association (MPHA) is to create a forum for the exchange of ideas, the accumulation of experiences, the acquisition of information and skills and the performance of research related to public health issues in communities throughout the state of Georgia, the nation and the world.
Mercer Public Health Student Advisory Board
President: Amy Chroeng Vice President: Shonali Makadiya Treasurer: Faith Luke Secretary: Constantine Katsoudas Service and Workforce Committee: Kwedwuwa Appiah Curriculum Committee: Susana Carlos Evaluation and Research Committee: Mili Patel Admissions Committee: Megan Pitts Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Gaddis
The Student Advisory Board is composed of student representatives (one from each cohort, 1st and 2nd year) who serve on each of the 7 MPH program committees. Student representatives are nominated and elected by their peers annually.
President/Lead Representative: Tasia Blair PsyD Class of 2025 Representative: Hudson Farmer PsyD Class of 2024 Representative: Shaquenna Moore
PsyD Classes of 2027 and 2028 Representative: McKenzie Rowland Advisor: Dr. Davielle Lakind
The Clinical Psychology Student Association exists as an avenue for student self-governance and promotion of the mission of the Department, to prepare psychologists as integrated healthcare practitioners who contribute to and apply scientific knowledge of human behavior to benefit individuals, systems, and society. Class representatives consist of students representing each cohort, elected at the beginning of the spring semester each year. A Head Student Representative is also chosen and acts as a student-faculty liaison. In addition, one student serves as a Student Ambassador who works with Admissions and Student Affairs to represent Mercer University’s College of Health Professions and the Department of Clinical Psychology in the public arena.
Mercer Athletic Training Club
President: Allie Shepard
The Mercer Athletic Training Club aims to engage students who are interested in sports medicine. The Club includes educational, service, and fundraising events.