Commencement is held in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center located at 280 Laurel Avenue in Demorest. Parking is available in lots throughout the campus, and transportation will be provided to the Mize Center. (Map)

Piedmont to hold December graduation Saturday

Piedmont College will hold Commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Johnny Mize Athletic Center in Demorest.

Some 402 students will receive degrees, including the college’s first graduates to earn Doctor of Education degrees. The graduates include 88 students who will receive Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The School of Education will award diplomas to 33 graduates receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees in education, 148 graduates receiving Master of Arts and Master of Arts in teaching degrees, and 134 graduates receiving Education Specialist degrees.

The School of Business will award Master of Business Administration degrees to 20 graduates.

The Commencement speaker will be Piedmont Board of Trustees member Mylle Mangum of Eatonton. Mangum is the Chief Executive Officer and owner of IBT Holdings, a company leading in designing and building retail environments for bank branches, specialty retail, and mixed-use concepts. She earned her B.A. from Emory University and has held numerous management positions at companies such as MMS Incentives, Holiday Inn Worldwide, and General Electric.