Piedmont holds July graduation
Aubrey Lee Tidwell of Lawrenceville was one of three readers at the Piedmont College summer Commencement ceremonies held July 27 at the Johnny Mize Athletic Center in Demorest. Tidwell, who graduated in 2012 with a bachelor of arts degree in education, earned a Master of Arts degree in Middle Grades Education at Saturday's graduation. About 175 students and their families were on hand as Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp and Board Chairman Thomas A. "Gus" Arrendale III presented diplomas to graduates earning Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees. The graduates included 19 students who were the first to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Piedmont's Athens campus.