Month: September 2021

Piedmont University Theatre Department Presents the Rock Musical Hair

Johnny Goodwyn "Hud" in the rock musical Hair.

Peace, love, and happiness will take the stage this October as the Piedmont University Theatre Department presents Hair, the rock musical that debuted more than 50 years ago. Hair explores themes related to the peace movement of the 1960s that emerged in opposition to the Vietnam War. Director of Theatrical Productions Bill Gabelhausen said today’s youth “have become…

Piedmont Grad Puts His Degree to Work in the Classroom and the Weight Room

Piedmont University alumnus Killian McClain is now a an assistant strength and conditioning coach and adjunct professor at Norfolk State University.

As a lifelong athlete, Killian McClain wanted a career that would keep him close to sports. After graduating with his master’s degree in Health & Human Performance from Piedmont University, McClain got exactly what he was looking for, landing a job as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Norfolk State University. “Athletics has always…

Piedmont Professor to Perform Wide-Ranging Recital on Sept. 28

Piedmont University Music Professor Andrea M. Price

Price is planning an evening of music ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century — plus an emotional finale. “I’ll be ending the program with an arrangement of ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand,’” said Price. “It’s been a rough couple of years, with COVID. We’ve all been missing things like…

Piedmont Grad Living Professional Dream Come True

Mackenzie Wilcox graduated with her master's degree in Health & Human Performance in July and is now designing a new fitness center. Here, she holds blueprints of the fitness center, which is currently under construction.

Just weeks after graduating from Piedmont University with her master’s degree in Health & Human Performance, Mackenzie Wilcox is living a professional dream come true: designing a fitness center from the ground up. “It’s crazy,” said Wilcox, who graduated in July 2021. “I’m amazed every day that I’ve gotten this opportunity.” Always athletically inclined, Wilcox…

Piedmont University’s Roar Receives First-Ever National Recognition

Piedmont University’s student newspaper, The Roar, is a finalist for the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award, the most prestigious national award for individual work in collegiate journalism. The Roar is one of five finalists for the CMA’s Best Editorial Award, vying against entries from Appalachian State, Baylor University, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.  The Roar was nominated…

National Suicide Prevention Week: Dr. Kathy Robinson Brings Expertise in Suicidology to Piedmont University

Dr. Kathy Robinson

For nearly a decade, Dr. Kathy Robinson has studied suicidology and worked as a suicidologist consultant. Now, she aims to pass her knowledge on to Piedmont University students, preparing them to identify suicide warning signs — and potentially save lives. “One of the myths about suicide is that we shouldn’t talk about it, that if…

Piedmont University President to Give Organ Recital on Sept. 19 in Athens

Piedmont University President Dr. James F. Mellichamp

Piedmont University President Dr. James. F. Mellichamp will perform a recital on the new pipe organ at Athens First United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19. In February 2018, First United Methodist commissioned Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., to build a new organ. With nearly 3,900 pipes, it is one of the largest organs…

An Experienced Midwife, New Nursing Professor Now Aims to Deliver High-Quality Education

In her career as a midwife, Anthonia Anukam estimates she has delivered more than 1,000 babies. As a member of Piedmont University’s nursing faculty, she now aims to deliver something else: high-quality education that will transform students into high-performing healthcare professionals. “Nursing is a sacred community,” Anukam said. “As nurses, we must recognize that so…