Year: 2022

Piedmont Student Completing His Degree While Traveling the Country Making Monster Jam Videos

Photo of Tyler Goins using his camera.

Still months from graduation, Piedmont University student Tyler Goins is already traveling the country, creating professional videos to promote Monster Jam, the popular motorsports event. “This job seemed so far out of my hands, like a big jump for me,” said Goins. “I didn’t think someone my age could be doing this, but I am.”…

Piedmont to Host Philosophy ‘Star’ Gabriel Ferreira for Free Lecture on Feb. 17

Piedmont University will host Professor Gabriel Ferreira of Brazil’s Unisinos University for a thought-provoking event titled You Can’t Untie a Knot You Don’t Know About: Some Remarks on Philosophy and Its History at 11 a.m. on Feb. 17 at the Arrendale Library on Piedmont’s Demorest campus. Ferreira is a philosophy professor at Unisinos and a…

Piedmont Student Makes Advocating for Disabled Persons His Life’s Work

Piedmont University junior Caden Nelms calls himself “The Wheelchair Dude Who Fights for Accessibility,” because that’s exactly what he aspires to do — both as a student and long after he graduates. “Not everyone with a disability can or wants to advocate, which is fine,” he said. “I get that, but I make it my…

Piedmont University Students to Perform The Three Musketeers Feb. 17-20

Piedmont University will present The Three Musketeers beginning Feb. 17. Adapted by renowned playwright Ken Ludwig, The Three Musketeers is a hilarious take on a swashbuckling classic. Originally penned as a novel by Alexandre Dumas, who was also famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and other works of adventure and mischief, the play follows…

Meet the Social Team: Practicum Students to Provide Inside Look at Piedmont Experience

Piedmont University students will be sharing an inside look at their experiences during the spring semester. Students Noah Aaron, Maria Allocco, and John Dills are majoring in mass communications. Conner Jelley is majoring in sports communications. This semester, they are completing a practicum; a practicum is a one-credit-hour course that allows students to gain hands-on…

Piedmont Grad Aims to Make Her Own Students Feel Safe, Secure, Loved

Brooke Hollis’s third-grade teacher changed her life. Now, as a two-time Piedmont University graduate teaching third grade at Lula Elementary, Hollis is working to make a similar impact on her own students. “The reason I get out of bed every day is to make sure they know they’re loved, at least for seven or eight…

Mack Makes His Mark at Piedmont

Michael Mack

Everyone knows Michael Mack. He’s the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) following three years in the Senate at Piedmont University. He’s on the cycling team. He is treasurer of the National Society of Leadership and Success. He is making his mark at Piedmont, including working with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council….

Five Questions with Zac Moore: How Safe Zone Training is Creating a More Inclusive Piedmont

Three years ago, Piedmont University implemented Safe Zone training for faculty and staff members. Since then, the training — offered through the Safe Zone Project to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and create inclusive college environments— has been expanded, spurred campus events, and received positive feedback from current and prospective students alike. Director of Student…

Piedmont University to Host “Electrifying” Performance by Acclaimed Pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi will give a free performance at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Chapel on Piedmont University’s Demorest campus. Astolfi, a senior artist-in-residence at Piedmont, said the theme of her performance is “fire.” Each of the pieces she will play have been influenced in some way by the element….