builders of this web site would like to thank the Mercer
University Commons for its support in funding this project through
the Lilly Endowment. The Lilly Grant promotes student development and
learning, builds connections between fragmented disciplines and departments,
and encourages a focus on education as an exploration of and preparation
Parker J. Palmer explains vocation in this way, in his book Let Your Life Speak:
The First Year Seminar has supported these aims since its inception. The FYS web site strives to further the goals of student and faculty development, education, cooperation and an examination of vocation.