Category: Alumni News

Hired Before Graduation: Piedmont University’s Spring 2022 Health Sciences Grads are Already Succeeding in the Workforce

This spring, three graduates earned master’s degrees in health sciences from Piedmont University, and all three were hired in their field before they crossed the commencement stage. “Our programs are designed to prepare and position graduates for success in the workforce. These are exactly the kind of outcomes we strive for and celebrate. We are…

Piedmont Business Alumnus Uses Lessons He Learned from His Professors on a Daily Basis

In his work as a consultant with Austin, Texas-based Abrigo, two-time Piedmont University Walker College of Business alumnus Zach Englert creates economic models that assist financial institutions in making complex, multimillion-dollar decisions. As he looks ahead to the next quarter or fiscal year, Englert is also always looking back, to the lessons he learned as…

Piedmont University President James F. Mellichamp Announces Retirement

At a special meeting of the Piedmont University Board of Trustees called earlier today, President James F. Mellichamp announced his decision to retire as soon as a permanent successor can be named.  During his 40 years at Piedmont, Mellichamp has served as a faculty member, dean, vice president for academic affairs, provost, and for the…

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…

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…

MBA Alumna Is First Director of Engagement & African American Heritage

Piedmont University Master of Business Administration alumna Hope Iglehart has been named Historic Athens’ first director of engagement and African American heritage, a position in which she’ll continue doing what she loves most: discovering and sharing stories from Athens’ rich past. Historic Athens announced Iglehart’s position in January. Historic Athens is a nonprofit organization that…

Salon Owner and Real Estate Broker: ‘My Piedmont MBA Opened a Lot of Doors for Me’

With her Master of Business Administration from Piedmont University, Barbara Sheats is managing a family business that’s long been a staple of the Athens community, while also forging her own path in the real estate industry. “My Piedmont education is helping me in both businesses,” Sheats said. “It’s opened my eyes to a lot of…

Live Entertainment, Food, Vendors: Piedmont University’s First LionFest Will Take Place April 23

Piedmont University’s first LionFest, a daylong event involving live music, arts and crafts, and food and drink vendors will take place April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Demorest campus. “LionFest is a celebration both of Piedmont University and the Habersham and Northeast Georgia community,” said Craig Rogers, vice president of university…