Mercer University - Be the Bear


Meet Your Admission Counselor

Ray TatumC. Ray Tatum
Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions
(800) 840-8577  ||  (478) 301-2653

Ray discovered his passion for university admissions as an undergraduate student, when he worked as a campus tour guide for all four years (and three summers)! He has now served private liberal arts institutions for over 30 years, leaving for three years to work in the student loan industry. Currently in his 9th year at Mercer, Ray enjoys helping students make that very important life decision - where to spend their college years.

His work at Mercer as Assistant Vice President and Director of Admissions keeps him busy – from freshmen and transfers to international student admissions. However, the “tour guide” is still around! He will take time to give you a “nickel tour” of Macon, if you’ll let him! Make sure you also check out his Coca-Cola bottles and memorabilia collection. His office is full of items he's collected over decades! More about me.>>


Transfer Students
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U.S. Territories
Northwest Georgia
Florida Panhandle
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Advice for Freshmen

Live every moment! Make time to study along with making life long friends.  Treat others the way that you would like to be treated and  give everyone a second chance to make their first impression.


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