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Piedmont Students Visit D.C. for Prestigious Scholars Research Program

Piedmont University students were selected to participate in the prestigious 2023-24 Scholars Transforming Through Research (STR) Program sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), which included a trip to Washington, D.C. Piedmont Biology Professor Dr. Julia Schmitz accompanied students Shay Bataille and Addie Bowen and alumna Imani Vincent on the Nov. 5-6 trip. (See…

Ford Brings FBI Background to Piedmont’s Criminal Justice Offerings

Dr. Kristin Ford

Dr. Kristin Ford’s reputation preceded her at Piedmont University. It was a badly kept and slightly incorrect secret that a former Federal Bureau of Investigation profiler was teaching classes at Piedmont this fall. Ford is hesitant to talk much about her background except to explain that she was a crime analyst who supported profilers, not…

Rogers Ready to Lead Piedmont’s ‘Middle Georgia Branch’

Dr. Ricky Rogers is deputy superintendent of the Houston County School District in Perry, Georgia. He first came to Piedmont University as an adjunct professor. Now, Rogers is an associate instructor and has taken on the Middle Georgia Site Manager role for Piedmont’s Houston County-based cohort program. A cohort is a group of students in…

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…

Students Should Register Early to Get the Classes They Want

Students start seeing messages about registering for spring classes about midway through the fall semester. Registration “opens” for different classes on separate dates. At Piedmont University’s residential campus in Demorest, staggering the opening dates gives seniors and graduate students a better chance of getting the courses they need to move toward graduation.  In Demorest, this…

Piedmont University Presents Faculty Guitar Recital

The community is invited to a faculty guitar recital by Dr. Corey Flowers Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the Conservatory of Music Concert Hall in Demorest. The recital will showcase works by Nikita Koshkin, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Tr. Andres Segovia, Greg Burgess, Corey Flowers, Rainer Brunn, and Jose Luis Merlin.  Admission is free.  Dr….

Piedmont University Receives $3,000 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Piedmont University a $3,000 grant to support its youth literacy efforts. The funding is part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s recent award of nearly $2.6 million across the country to support more than 300,000 students attending more than 600 schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations in the communities Dollar General…

Piedmont University Theatre Opens the Season with Rock Musical RENT, Sept. 28-Oct. 1

The Piedmont University Theatre Department opens the 2023-24 MainStage season with the award-winning musical RENT, performing Sept. 28–Oct.1. This ground-breaking production written by Jonathan Larson is about living as well as you can for as long as you can. RENT tells the story of several modern-day Bohemian characters living in the East Village in Manhattan…

The Lions Roar: Fall 2023 a Resounding Success at Piedmont University

campus photo, summer 2023

Piedmont University sustained last year’s strong enrollment, welcoming 1,246 undergraduate students back to class on August 16. Undergraduate enrollment is up 8 percent on our main campus, and the number of residential students grew by over 6 percent, increasing the number of students who now live, work, and play in Habersham County.  This year’s enrollment…

Piedmont University hosts Tapestry Artist Tommye Scanlin: ‘Because of Memory’ Exhibit Aug. 31-Sept. 28

Piedmont University is excited to announce the opening of Tommye Scanlin: Because of Memory at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art (MSMA). It will remain on view through September 28.  The community is invited to attend the kick-off reception on August 31 from 4:30–6:30 PM. Both the reception and the event are free to the public. Because of Memory will…