Month: May 2023

Dr. Joe Dennis Once Feared What Is Now His Favorite Part of the Job

Professor with four students after a graduation ceremony.

Piedmont University reminds Dr. Joe Dennis of the small, private, liberal arts school he attended, North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. “The second I stepped onto Piedmont’s campus, it reminded me of my alma mater. I remember the close relationships I was able to establish with faculty and staff, and the numerous opportunities presented to…

Piedmont Has Been the Right Fit for Psychology Professor Cynthia Vance

Professor and students at Commencement 2023.

Note: This series spotlights the people who educate Piedmont University students. We ask them about their childhood, their first jobs, and why they love what they do. Dr. Cynthia Vance, a psychology professor at Piedmont University, was born in Southern California and moved with her family to Oregon when she was 4 years old. The…

New Students May Apply for SAIL Mentorship Program Through June 15

Two students

A Piedmont University mentorship program called SAIL, an acronym for “Start. Achieve. Impact. Lead,” gives incoming first-year and transfer students an extra hand when navigating the transition to college. It benefits students by helping them build friendships before the academic year starts. They also move into campus housing earlier than other students. Incoming students are…

More than 300 Receive Degrees at Piedmont University Commencement Ceremonies

Student surrounded by family members on graduation day.

A total of 307 Piedmont University students received undergraduate and graduate degrees on Friday, May 5, during two commencement ceremonies. The graduate ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m., with the undergraduate service following at 1:30 p.m. Both were held in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center on the Demorest campus. Awards were also given during commencement….

Dr. Elaine Bailey’s Favorite Part of the Job? Students, Students, and Students!

Note: The Faculty Spotlight series features the people who educate Piedmont University students. We ask them about their childhood, first jobs, and why they love their work. Dr. Elaine Bailey wears three hats at Piedmont University, where she has taught since 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean for the School of Humanities…

Student Newspaper The Roar Brings Home Record Number of Awards

Student with their professor and awards for the student newspaper

Note: This story appeared, appropriately, in The Roar, Piedmont’s student newspaper. Roar staff writer Chloe Spradiin wrote it. The Roar earned a school record 16 awards from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) for work produced in the 2022 calendar year. The awards were announced April 7 at the annual GCPA Institute in Athens. “This is truly…