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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….

Jasmine Sanchez Overcame Challenges to Earn Nursing Degree


Piedmont University promises students a personalized educational experience, marked by small class sizes and close relationships with their instructors. Jasmine Sanchez is proof of just how powerful that combination can be. “My life changed here at Piedmont. I learned to never give up, and I learned it’s OK to ask for help,” said Sanchez, who…

JAMES Magazine ranks Piedmont among top 3 colleges in state

JAMES Magazine has ranked Piedmont University as one of the top three colleges in Georgia. Every year, JAMES Magazine releases its list of Georgia’s top colleges and universities. According to JAMES, the rankings are based on statistics from outside rating services and detailed reports from the University System of Georgia.  Piedmont, which became a university…

Professor Monica Harn will lead Piedmont University’s innovative communication sciences and disorders program


Monica Bellon-Harn remembers the moment she decided to make speech language pathology her life’s work. Now, as Piedmont University’s newly hired director of Communication Sciences and Disorders, she aims to ignite that same spark in her students. “Speech language pathology offers a wide scope of practice, along with the fulfillment of making a difference for…