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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…

Artist Pamela Diaz Martinez Bringing Her Work to Piedmont University

"Observed and Recorded Permutations of The Holy Spirit" is among the works artist Pamela Diaz Martinez will exhibit at Piedmont University's Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.

Piedmont University will host artist Pamela Diaz Martinez, who previously worked in the fashion industry, for a panel discussion and month-long exhibit that opens Aug. 26.  “Pamela’s work is very colorful and abstract, said Rebecca Brantley, director of Piedmont’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art. “It presents a different way of thinking about art making that we…

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

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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

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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

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A world premiere, the Vienna Boys Choir, an all-female brass ensemble, student productions, and exhibits featuring artists from North Georgia and beyond are among many exciting fine arts events planned for Piedmont University this year. Piedmont has released its full 2021-22 Fine Arts schedule. “Every year, we position Piedmont more and more as a destination…

Piedmont launches new degree program in communication sciences and disorders

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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

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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

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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…