Former president Jimmy Carter participated in presenting Gregg Allman with an honorary degree from Mercer University on May 14th.
Allman was given an honorary doctorate of humanities at the Saturday afternoon ceremony at Hawkins Arena in Macon. He also performed the Allman Brothers classics “Midnight Rider” and “Sweet Melissa” for the graduating class.
The Allman Brothers Band actively campaigned for Carter in the mid ‘70s during his run for president, a point Carter stressed during his comments to the graduates. Carter, 91, is a member of Mercer’s Board of Trustees.