Category: Campus News

Piedmont University #1 in Teacher Placements

Piedmont University places teachers at a higher rate than any other education preparation program in the State of Georgia, according to a new report from the Governor’s Office on Student Achievement. “Providing high-quality teacher preparation has been at the heart of Piedmont University since our founding nearly 125 years ago,” said President James F. Mellichamp….

Piedmont University to Offer Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling Beginning Spring 2022

Piedmont University will launch a master’s degree in Professional Counseling spring 2022, a program that responds to both student demand and the rise of technology within the field. Applications for the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Concentration, a fully online program, will be accepted through Nov. 15. Classes begin in…

Accounting Professor Savannah Brookshire Will Teach Students Valuable Interpersonal Skills

Successful accountants are able to relate to their clients, explain complex accounting concepts in everyday language, and work as members of a team. It’s those people skills that Savannah Brookshire, one of Piedmont University’s newest faculty members, aims to develop in her students. “More than anything, I want my students to succeed,” said Brookshire, assistant…

Student Organizations Fair Set for Aug. 12

Environmental science student with binoculars on bridge over wetlands

Student Life and Leadership will host a Student Organizations Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, in the Commons. More than 40 groups across a wide range of interests provide opportunities for social interaction, service to others, and exploration of subject matters beyond the classroom. Social clubs bring together like-minded students…

Piedmont University Launches New Degree in Special Education


Recognizing the critical need for teachers, Piedmont University is launching a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education program this fall.  “Nationwide, we are experiencing a critical shortage of teachers, but this is especially true in the field of special education,” said Associate Professor of Education Elias Clinton, who led creation of the program. “Piedmont has…

‘A Destination for the Arts’: Piedmont University releases 2021-22 fine arts schedule


UPDATE: Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Vienna Boys Choir has cancelled its February 2022 North American tour. The cancellation includes the choir’s performance at Piedmont University. Piedmont is working to refund those who had already purchased tickets. Any updates regarding rescheduling the performance will be posted to A world premiere, the Vienna…

Piedmont launches new degree program in communication sciences and disorders


Piedmont University’s degree offerings expanded yet again in Aug. 2021, with the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a master’s degree program in the field is planned for 2023. “Nationwide, there is a shortage of speech language pathologists,” said Julia Behr, dean of the College of Nursing and Health…

Piedmont Camerata to Perform Free Concert on Aug. 22


Piedmont University’s artists-in-residence chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, will present a free concert at 4 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus. The ensemble includes Heather Baird-Strachan, violin; Rachael Fischer, violin; Scott Garrett, viola; Ismail Akbar, cello; and Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi, piano. The performance will also include Dean of Libraries and College…

Piedmont University Chorale Reopens to Community Participation


Students, employees, and community members are once again invited to participate in the Piedmont University Chorale. “While the Chorale continued to rehearse and perform during the 2020-21 academic year, because of the pandemic we could not allow community members to participate. We have missed the community members who bring so much talent to this 100-plus…

Piedmont University to Celebrate Summer Commencement on July 30


More than 200 students will graduate from Piedmont University this summer. “On behalf of everyone at Piedmont University, I extend my sincerest congratulations to the graduates and their families,” said President James F. Mellichamp. “You are to be commended for your persistence and commitment to your education, even in the face of a global pandemic….