Mercer vice provost finalist for national civic award

Mercer University Senior Vice Provost Peter C. Brown has been named a finalist for the Thomas Eherlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, the school announced Friday.

The award, presented by Campus Compact — a national coalition committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education — recognizes faculty members who integrate civic and community engagement in their teaching and research. Brown, who has been with the school for nearly 30 years, was recognized for his “exceptional service-learning, engaged scholarship and contributions to institutional and community change,” a news release said.

“It is entirely fitting that Dr. Brown has received this national recognition, as he has devoted most of his long tenure at Mercer to civic engagement,” Mercer President William Underwood said in a statement. “He not only practices it personally, he effectively transmits his passion and energy for community enrichment to students, who multiply the impact here in Macon and, after they graduate, into the communities where they live and serve. Both Mercer and Macon have greatly benefitted from his contributions in this arena.”