Category: Alumni News

Radio Station Named for Beloved ‘Semi-Retired’ Professor Known as ‘DVC’

On May 1, Piedmont University’s Mass Communications Department held its annual MCOM Awards. These awards include fun superlatives for students and faculty, the James M. Cox Jr. Alumni Award, and faculty-selected awards. This year, the alumni award was given to Cale Padgett, class of 2009.   This year was special for the Mass Communications department as…

Forum Communications Earns Top Honors in Hermes Creative Awards Competition for Piedmont University Marketing Campaign

For the third time for its Piedmont University marketing efforts, Forum Communications earned a top award in the Hermes Creative Awards Competition. A woman-owned full-service marketing agency, Forum Communications earned platinum honors for the “Be a Lion. Not a number.” campaign in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category on behalf of Piedmont University. Administered by the…

Piedmont University Presents A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show

Piedmont University is thrilled to announce a once-in-a-lifetime event that will bring the magic of the tropics right to our campus and community. On Saturday, April 6, A1A – The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show will take the stage at the Arrendale Amphitheater for an unforgettable concert experience.  Gates open at 5 p.m..,…

Piedmont Was a Lifesaver for UGA Administrator and ‘Pacesetter’ Winner Lawrence 

Roswell Lawrence Jr. is a true believer in the transformative power of education. He gained insight into the need for diverse forms of higher education through experiences as a student and an administrator.  Lawrence graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in general business and accounting and went to work in Alpharetta. When…

MacEwen Reminiscences About Piedmont Four Decades After Graduation

After years of searching, Wesley “Wes” Wansley finally found his old friend, Garry “Mac” MacEwen. They were Piedmont College roommates in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Wes graduated in 1983 with a degree in sociology. He was a baseball player. Mac played tennis for Piedmont and graduated in 1980 with a degree in Middle…

Lotter Comes ‘Home’ to Piedmont as Assistant Athletic Trainer

Gabriella "Gabby" Lotter

Gabriella “Gabby” Lotter joined the Piedmont University athletic training staff as an assistant athletic trainer in January. While a graduate student, Lotter was an athletic trainer with the softball program, which brought home the 2022 USA South tournament championship. Lotter’s role included evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation.  Lotter’s next step was interning with the Nicholls State…

New Education Dean Brings Decades of Real-World Experience to Piedmont

Piedmont University Dean of the College of Education Dr. Octavius Mulligan

Dr. Octavius Mulligan wants prospective and current students seeking degrees in education to do more than consider Piedmont.  “If you want an authentic experience with professors who will challenge you to be one of the best teachers possible, then Piedmont University is where you want to be,” Mulligan said. “We don’t want you to consider…

Piedmont Alumnae Chosen to Lead Three White County Schools

Three Piedmont alumnae have been selected to lead schools in the White County School System beginning with the next school year. According to a story on the front page of the White County News, Juliana Dean and Noel Cochran will serve as principals for Mt. Yonah Elementary and Tesnatee Gap Elementary, respectively. Marybeth Thomas is the…

Piedmont University Business Grad Starts Career as an Auditor — And Much More is to Come

Last month, Piedmont University Walker College of Business alumna Brittany Latham started a new job as an auditor with a public accounting firm — or as she puts it, she started the path toward realizing her full potential. “Graduating from Piedmont was just the beginning,” she said. “I’ll be continuing my education to get my…