Month: November 2021

Piedmont’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles to Perform Free Concert Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Haydn, Brahms, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Chapel located on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave.   The concert is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing…

Piedmont Athens Student Finds Her Way: ‘I’m Going to Be a Nurse … to Help People’

Some college students enroll knowing their major, their future career, exactly what they will do after graduation. Others need a little more time to make those big decisions. Such was the case for Katy Ogle, who transferred to Piedmont University’s Athens campus in August, and soon realized what she wants to do in life. “I’m…

Piedmont University to Host Georgia Music Teachers Association Annual Conference

Piedmont University will welcome educators from across the state for the Georgia Music Teachers Association’s annual conference Nov. 4-6. “We are thrilled to provide a venue for the state’s music educators to network, learn from one another, and exchange ideas that they will take home and implement with their students,” said President James F. Mellichamp….

Seven of 10 Jackson County Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists Have Piedmont Degrees

What do seven of the 10 semi-finalists for Jackson County Teacher of the Year have in common? They have degrees from Piedmont University. Jackson County announced their semi-finalists for Teacher of the Year in August. They include: Matthew Bolt, an English Teacher with Jackson County High Laura Diers, a teacher at West Jackson Middle Wendy…

Piedmont Will Celebrate First-Generation Students on Nov. 8


On Monday, Nov. 8, Piedmont University will celebrate first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To be First-Gen means a student’s parents did not complete a four-year college degree. The 2021 First-Gen Student Celebration will be held 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. upstairs in the Commons Conference Room in Demorest and in Room 312 on the Athens campus….

Piedmont Professor Co-Authors How-To Article for Faculty Aiming to Increase Diversity in Speech-Language Pathology

The speech-language pathology profession is seeking to diversify its ranks, and Piedmont University’s Dr. Monica Bellon-Harn is the co-author of a recently published article on how colleges and universities can lead the way. Bellon-Harn, professor and director of Piedmont’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, wrote “The Power of Faculty: Transformative Agents of Change for…