Day: March 11, 2021

Culture changer

According to some statistics, the average working adult will shift careers between five and seven times during a working life. That number is about right for Dr. Ed Taylor, who is retiring June 30 as Dean of the Walker Walker College of Business. Taylor, a Kentucky native, has been a computer software engineer, military colonel,…

Legacy of Love

Alexandra Nicole Faerber ’15 was a kind soul with a free spirit who could be tough when she needed to be. She liked to help people in need and would not abide anyone being excluded. “She didn’t judge others,” said her father, Craig. “She accepted people and just assumed they were good.” Alexandra, who was…

Hatfield making her own history in the Nacoochee Valley

As a preteen, Madison Hatfield ’21 wanted to take a “fun family weekend trip” to Andersonville, a tiny Georgia town once home to a prisoner-of-war camp. Thousands of Union soldiers died of scurvy and dysentery in the 14 months the Confederacy operated the camp during the Civil War.            Dr. Beth Lovern, Associate Professor of anthropology…

With a little help from your friends

Last spring, Dr. Perry Rettig, Piedmont’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, had just wrapped up a Board presentation when a Trustee pulled him aside. During his two-hour team talk, Rettig, who has a gift for breaking down difficult concepts into simple, easy-to-understand terms, had discussed the complexities of higher education admission and…