Month: January 2023

Northeast Georgian Features Piedmont’s Food Pantry for Student in Need

This article ran in the Jan. 27, 2023 edition of The Northeast Georgian. Piedmont Staff Lend a Hand to Students in Need by John Dills Helping students with financial hardship during the semester is a concern that has been on the minds of many Piedmont University staff members for a while. The Rev. Tim Garvin-Leighton, campus…

Soon-to-Be Piedmont University Athletic Training Grad Hired by One of Nation’s Most Recognized Medical Schools

She doesn’t graduate until May, but Madison Cassidy, a student in Piedmont University’s 3+2 Athletic Training program — the only program of its kind in the NCAA Division III Southeast — already has a job waiting for her. Earlier this month, Cassidy accepted a full-time athletic training position with the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine….

He Was an At-Risk Youth. Now He’s a Campus Leader. Get to Know Director of Student Life & Leadership Jason Croy.

Jason Croy’s life changed when he was 17, the night two detectives came to his home in West Virginia.   Croy had led a troubled youth to that point. His father was killed in a workplace accident when Croy was only 14. From that point, substance abuse, run-ins with law enforcement, near-failing grades in school,…

Two-Time Grad and Baseball Alum Noah Heatherly Accepted to Medical School

Two-time Piedmont University graduate and baseball alumnus Noah Heatherly is going to medical school.     Heatherly has been accepted to Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. It’s still early in the admissions cycle, and he expects he’ll have a few options to consider before he commits to an institution. “But next year, I’m going to medical…

Collaboration the Focus of College of Nursing and Health Sciences Seminar Day

The focus was on interprofessional collaboration during Piedmont University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences annual seminar day on Jan. 17. Seniors studying all majors within the college from both campuses gathered in Stewart Auditorium in Demorest for the day’s event. The seniors became teachers for the day by sharing skills from their respective disciplines…

Piedmont University Offering Four Free Concerts in February

Piedmont University’s February fine arts events include performances by a Northeast Georgia-based choir, celebrated flute-piano and trumpet-organ duos, and a Piedmont faculty member. “February can be cold and dreary. Come stay warm and enjoy the shining talents we are showcasing at Piedmont University this month,” said Dr. Wallace Hinson, associate dean of the School of…

Piedmont University’s Lillian E. Smith Center Hosting Free Lecture on Connections Between Jim Crow and the Holocaust

Piedmont University’s Lillian E. Smith Lecture Series continues with “Jim Crow, The Holocaust, & Today,” at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Student Commons on the Demorest campus. The discussion will feature Dr. Thomas Aiello, professor of history and Africana studies at Valdosta State University, Dr. Chad Gibbs, director of the Zucker/Goldberg Center for…

Piedmont University MAT Grad Now Leads Elachee Nature Science Center

After 29 years in public education, Sarah Bell MAT ’98 is now teaching what could be the most important lesson of her career: the importance of protecting the state’s natural resources. In 2021, Bell became president and CEO of the Elachee Nature Science Center, a 1,400-acre learning and conservation center located in Gainesville, Georgia. The…

Northeast Georgian Features Piedmont University President Marshall Criser

This article ran in the Jan. 6, 2023 edition of The Northeast Georgian. Criser looks to merge university, community by Emma Marti The backdrop of the Demorest community helped bring Piedmont University its newest president. Piedmont University named Marshall Criser its new president in December, but it was fate that brought his much-traveled journey here….