Piedmont holds December graduation
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Piedmont College held Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Johnny Mize Athletic Center in Demorest.

Some 402 students received degrees. The graduates include 68 students who earned Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, including 29 new teachers receiving BA degrees in education. The School of Business presented 21 undergraduate degrees and 17 Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees.

astin-img_2223The School of Education awarded diplomas to 94 graduates receiving Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degrees. Some 215 graduates received Education Specialist degrees, and eight students received Doctor of Education (EdD) degrees.

Piedmont Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Polly Astin, winner of this year’s Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award, presented the Commencement address.