Year: 2020

Tavernier to lead Piedmont’s College of Education

Dr. Mark Tavernier, Interim Dean of Piedmont’s College of Education, can strike the word interim from his job title, the college announced today. A Michigan native, Tavernier joined Piedmont in 2017 as associate professor and took on the role of interim dean in July. Before joining Piedmont, he was an associate superintendent for the Clarke…

Persevering through a Pandemic

Piedmont athletic teams had no problem getting dressed up for the fall season. Finding somewhere to go proved to be a challenge. “Almost impossible,” says athletics director Jim Peeples when asked how difficult it was to schedule opponents in the fall, “and I think that has been a drain on our coaching staff. They were…

Remembering Anna

Last fall, the Piedmont community was shaken by news that one of its own—freshman Anna Mackenzie Whitlock—had died in an automobile accident while on the way to campus. In August, members of Anna’s family visited the Demorest campus to celebrate her life and dedicate a memorial bench in her name. The bench, flanked by three…

An authentic southern voice

In his Stewart Hall office at Piedmont, biology professor Dr. Carlos Camp has an eclectic collection. There is a framed front page of a London newspaper printed in 1814, a diorama with hand-painted toy soldiers depicting a pivotal moment in the Battle of Waterloo, and a “Jinx and Jasper” film cell from an animated short…

Bringing calm to chaos

Callahan serves with veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon Greyshirts are hard charging, take control and get-stuff-done types who bring a sense of calm after a catastrophe. They belong to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization led by veterans that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response…

Piedmont forensics students could help solve 15-year-old murder case

Haley Bolt ’20, Veronica Cappas ’20, and Breanna Kramer ’20 may have helped solve a murder that happened when they were in kindergarten. Their work is evidence of Piedmont’s powerful forensics program, one that takes students like them outside the laboratory and into real-world investigative work. Bolt, Cappas, and Kramer helped develop fresh leads in…