Mercy G. Montgomery


Academic Resource Center Coordinator
The University of Georgia, Division of Academic Enhancement

2013
Master of Public Administration (MPA)

As the Academic Resource Center Coordinator, Mercy manages the Peer Tutorial Program and other support services offered at the center, various residence halls and other campus locations. The Academic Resource Center offers tutoring by appointment, drop-in tutoring, test reviews, and online tutoring, and as part of the Division of Academic Enhancement, supports additional supplemental programming and support services.

Education
  • MPA, The University of Georgia 2013
  • BS, The University of Georgia 2011 Recreation Administration
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Mercy performed as a member of the University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band Flagline as an undergraduate and has been passionate about color guard since high school. In her spare time, Mercy teaches high school colorguards, choreographs routines for fun, and takes every opportunity to participate in dance activities. She also enjoys photography and has had the privilege of photographing community events and programs throughout her professional career. Mercy also loves kayaking, collaging, and traveling

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Take time to find balance in your life! It can be easy to get overwhelmed with school, work, and life in general. Make time for yourself.
  2. Network at every opportunity you get (and follow up afterwards)!
  3. Keep a running list of the projects you’re working on, awards earned, and other accomplishments in your current position. It makes updating your resume and summarizing your responsibilities much easier!
Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

I love relaxing at Terrapin Brewery or Copper Creek and then wrapping the night up with plenty of dancing at 9e’s!

Recent Honors / Awards
  • Named a finalist for the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s 2013 Social Media Leadership Awards for work on the City of Hamilton’s social media strategy
  • Selected as one of 15 top-scoring entries selected from over 150 applicants for the Next Generation of Government Training Summit speaking contest. Other finalists include applications from the Department of State, Food and Drug Administration, and General Services Administration
  • Recipient of the Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship, 2011
A QUOTABLE QUOTE ABOUT MY SPIA EXPERIENCE

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King Jr.