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Monday, April 4, 2005

An SCSU student was one of 175 young people who participated in an international business conference sponsored by Business Today, Princeton University. Johnathan Mercer was chosen from an applicant pool of more than 2,000 students from around the world.

During the conference Mercer discussed government and business issues with executives from 70 Fortune 500 companies and political leaders from around the world. Among them were the CEO of Continental Airlines, Inc.; a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and the CEO of UPS. Past attendees have included Ralph Nader, the COO of the New York Stock Exchange, the founder and CEO of Def Jam Records, and Thomas “Mac” McClarty, chief of staff under President Clinton.

Mercer, who is majoring in business economics and computer science, is founder and CEO of Xumbrus (www.xumbrus.com), an educational software company that provides academic writing software (www.scholarword.com) to more than 20,000 students worldwide.

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