Year: 2022

With Faculty’s Help, Piedmont University Student Combines Theater, Accounting for a Major That Fits Just Right

The Piedmont University experience is defined by small class sizes, meaningful relationships between students and faculty, and an environment where students are free to be themselves — and discover who they want to be. Perhaps no one better embodies what it means to attend Piedmont University than Jonathan Furlow. “Piedmont is a place where you…

Piedmont College of Education Grad Uses Internship to Inspire Young Artists at Clarkesville Elementary

As part of her final internship, Piedmont University College of Education graduate Rebecca Murphy organized an art show for students at Clarkesville Elementary. The project was a chance to teach students the value of hard work, to start them dreaming of a college education of their own, and for Murphy, an affirmation of her decision…

Three-Time Piedmont Education Alumna Is Now Hall County Schools Content Specialist

Three-time Piedmont University College of Education graduate Courtney Peck will start a new position with Hall County Schools this fall, one that will allow her to help shape the educational experiences of middle school students throughout the district. “My goal is to make sure all students are able to see themselves in the curriculum. When…

Professors Receive Awards During Spring Commencement

Chris Kelly and Leslie Jones headshots

Piedmont University professors Chris Kelly and Leslie Jones received awards during the Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony on May 6. Piedmont President Dr. James F. Mellichamp announced the awards during his remarks. Kelly received the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award, which is presented each year to an academic advisor who has demonstrated in an exceptional manner the…

Piedmont Student News Organization Makes History with First Place Award from Georgia College Press Association

For the first time in Piedmont University history, The Roar, the student news organization, has received a first place General Excellence Award from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA). The Roar competes in the GCPA’s Division B, comprised of institutions with fewer than 8,000 students. Piedmont beat out Highlands College and Berry College for the…

Piedmont University’s Camerata to Perform Wide-Ranging Works by Female Composers During May 22 Event

Piedmont University’s artists-in-residence chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, will present a free concert at 4 p.m. on May 22 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus. “We are especially excited about this program as it celebrates the work of women composers from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries,” said Dr. Jeri-Mae Astolfi, pianist and artist-in-residence. “The…

Piedmont Nursing Students Land Summer Externships at Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown

Three Piedmont University Nursing students have secured summer externships at some of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. Externships are training programs that nursing students complete between their third and fourth years of study. Students apply and must be accepted to externship programs. This year’s summer externships include: Abigail Judge, Cleveland Clinic; Summer Plachinski, Johns Hopkins Hospital;…

Four-Time Piedmont College of Education Alumna Will ‘Advocate for Teachers, Kids’ as Long as She Can

Four-time Piedmont alumna Alexandria Jackson-Noggle is completing her first year as assistant principal of Baldwin Elementary. It’s a position she achieved by advancing her education and one that has afforded her new opportunities to do what she loves most: advocate for students and teachers. “I will stay here and work for these teachers and these…